Nancy Sajjadi, Independent Quality Consultant, Sajjadi Consulting
Nancy Sajjadi, M.Sc. is Founder and Principal Consultant of Sajjadi Consulting. She has over 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical product development. She began her career as a bench scientist doing malaria vaccine research then joined a start-up company developing cell and gene using therapies for infectious disease, cancer and cell therapy applications. Her responsibilities included research, assay development, and quality control. In 2000, she left her position as Director of QC at Chiron Technologies Center for Gene Therapy to start her own consulting business.
For over 20 years, Ms. Sajjadi has provided services to biopharmaceutical companies, contract laboratories, non-profit organizations, universities and US government agencies. She has assisted clients in the development, implementation and improvement of quality programs for a range of cutting-edge products and provides technical expertise in assay development, qualification and validation. Ms. Sajjadi has authored several articles pertaining to bioassays and viral gene therapy and has served on 5 advisory panels for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). She enjoys teaching introductory courses in bioassay design, development and validation for non-statisticians. Her company has recently expanded services to include leadership development and executive coaching to guide organizations toward sustaining a culture of quality.