Mr. Cherris has over 40 years of Quality Assurance experience. He is a founding member and Managing Partner of Bridge Associates International. He is also Chief Science Officer of InQuest Science. Mr. Cherris formerly served as the head of Microbiology Laboratories for Hoechst Marion Roussel and Aventis Pharmaceuticals. He is a well respected expert in the field of visual inspection systems and investigative microscopy for particle source identification and mitigation. His technical expertise includes visual Inspection, investigative microscopy, aseptic manufacturing, sterilization processes, environmental monitoring, microbiological testing, medical devices, laboratory and process development, as well as the qualification of equipment, facilities, and instrumentation. He has been certified by the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Quality Control Association in GxP, Good Manufacturing Practices. Mr. Cherris has worked internationally throughout the Americas, Australia, Europe and Asia. Mr. Cherris has a B.S.c. degree in Life Sciences with concentration in Microbiology and has studied forensic microscopy extensively at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago. His current publication is the technical book titled “Visual Inspection and Particulate Control” 2016, Davis Healthcare International Publishing. Mr. Cherris has served as a member of the PDA task force on Visual Inspection since 1998, and has been an active member of the USP Expert Panel for Visual Inspection of parenterals since 2009. His professional activities have included various technical committees in ASQ, ASTM, ISPE, PhRMA(PMA), PDA, American Society for Microbiology, Institute of Environmental Sciences, and the United States Pharmacopeia.

Chief Science Officer