Andrea Cedrola was born in 1967 in Oleggio, Italy. He graduated in Chemistry from “Università degli Studi di Milano” (Milan, Italy) with a Master Thesis in collaboration with the EU Joint Research Centre based in Ispra (VA).
His work experience in the pharmaceutical industry started in 1997 in the area of Plant and Equipment Qualification. He has since then developed remarkable experience in the qualification steps (FAT, SAT, Commissioning, IQ, OQ, PQ) both in the sterile area (lyophilized and PFS) and on solid dosage form and packaging equipment, with major focus on autoclaves, freezers, climatic chambers, ovens, tunnels, filling and capping machines.
In 2003 he joined the Equipment Validation department of Patheon, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. In this role, he focused on the the qualification of Cleanrooms Areas/Clean Air Device and on Visual Inspection Systems (AVI machine, OCV/OCR, linear and 2D barcode readers). Specifically, he has strong experience in the activities of defective units preparation, recipes fine tuning and qualification activities for lyophilized and liquid products (vials), syringes and cartridges.