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Michael DeHart 

 

Michael DeHart, PhD

Associate Director, Pharmaceutical Development

Dr. DeHart manages all aspects of personnel and operations related to formulating and manufacturing a client’s pharmaceutical materials for Phase I, II and III clinical trials. In his position, Dr. DeHart also is responsible for scale up and validation of clinical trial materials, and manufacturing and packaging clinical trial batches under Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) guidelines. He supervises technology transfers and serves as Metrics Contract Services’ experimental design expert in both formulation development and process optimization areas. Prior to joining Metrics Contract Services, Dr. DeHart worked for other contract manufacturing companies with experience in pre-formulation to commercial manufacturing for a wide range of products including sterile products, solutions and suspension, nasal formulations and solid oral dosage forms. Dr. DeHart earned his doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kentucky. He holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Asbury College.

Kristi Garrett

Kristi Garrett

Director, Analytical Services

Ms. Garrett manages team group leaders and lab supervisors responsible for conducting analytical laboratory services for clients. Among other duties, she reviews and approves specifications, methodology validation protocols and reports, stability testing, certificates of analysis and release reports for raw and in-process materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and finished products; reviews and approves regulatory submissions; and trains lab personnel on preparing documents for regulatory and cGMP review. Ms. Garrett joined Metrics Contract Services in 1999. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from East Carolina University.

Jerry Mizell

 

Jerry (Junior) Mizell

Director, Analytical Services

Mr. Mizell manages a team of group leaders responsible for conducting analytical laboratory services for clients. Among other duties, he reviews and approves regulatory submissions; reviews specifications, methodology validation, stability testing, analytical investigations and release reports for raw and in-process materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished products; and reviews and approves method validation protocols and reports. A member of the American Chemical Society and AAPS, Mr. Mizell joined Metrics Contract Services in 1995 after working at Burroughs Wellcome, now part of GSK. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from East Carolina University.