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Dr. Fritz ERNI Consultant; retired Head, Technology Liaison, Global Quality Operations, Novartis Pharma AG, Dornach


1969 Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Dr. sc.nat. ETH) in Zurich Started his career in Japan in research at Hitachi Ltd. 1974-1986 Several positions in the analytical research and development of new drug substances and products at Sandoz in Basel 1986-1995 Head of Analytical Research and Development at Sandoz in Basel 1995-2000 Several management positions in Quality Assurance/Control at Sandoz and after the merger within Novartis 2000-2002 Director of Novartis Pharmanalytica SA in Locarno, Switzerland 2002-2009 Head of Technical Liaison, Global Quality Operations of Novartis in Basel (responsible for the establishing of Novartis Global activities on Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) and Quality by Design) Since 2009 Consultant (retired from Novartis after 35 years in the pharmaceutical Industry)