RSSL appoints pharmaceutical microbiology manager

RSSL has appointed Reginald Fernandes as Pharmaceutical Microbiology Manager

He joins from global life sciences company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he gained extensive experience managing a global network of microbiology labs.

“This is an exceptional opportunity to join RSSL at a very exciting time. After many years of sustained growth, the microbiological analysis capability is moving to a new, much-larger, open-plan laboratory which will provide much needed space to expand the scale and scope of activities - and start to grow the team. I am delighted to be managing these important developments and part of a forward-thinking drive to strengthen RSSL’s leading position in microbiological analysis and safety,” said Fernandes.

An experienced Microbiologist and biomedical science graduate, Fernandes will be responsible for providing technical direction to the analytical team; ensuring complex projects are performed effectively, within agreed timescales and according to stringent quality standards. He is also tasked with delivering outstanding levels of customer service and raising the profile of RSSL’s specialist expertise at targeted industry events and conferences.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Reginald to the RSSL team. We are focused on ensuring our microbiological capabilities continue to meet the complex needs of the pharmaceutical market and Reginald’s appointment is a key part of this strategy. Bringing a wealth of management and hands-on technical expertise, he will be instrumental in shaping the future direction and growth of our service offering in this field,” comments Jacinta George, Managing Director at RSSL.

RSSL’s dedicated scientists analyse the microbiological quality of raw materials, finished products and medical devices used in the pharmaceutical sector; helping to demonstrate regulatory compliance and good hygienic production procedures. Testing, consultancy and troubleshooting are part of the integrated service offering, which also includes disinfectant validation.

To find out more about RSSL's pharmaceutical microbiological testing services please click here, or contact our customer services team to discuss your requirements on +44 (0)118 918 4076 or email