Adds Methods Validation Expert to August Mass Spectrometry Boot Camp

Dr. Shib Mookherjea to discuss LC-MS Methods Validation at 5-Day lecture and hands-on lab course

SAN RAMON, CA (PRWEB) — June 19, 2013 —, a leader in professional development and continuing education for analytical scientists, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Shib Mookherjea, Principal of ValQual International, as guest lecturer at their intensive, five-day Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry Principles and Practice training workshop August 5-9, 2013 in California.

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Dr. Shib Mookherjea will be guest lecturer at Mass Spec Boot Camp, to be held at the University of the Pacific near San Francisco, California August 5-9, 2013

A world-renowned expert on analytical methods validation, Dr. Mookherjea’s consulting and training services are in high demand by those who work in regulated industries that must develop methods which comply with government agency requirements. “We’re delighted to have Dr. Mookherjea join us for this course,” said Frederick Klink, founder of “His experience and knowledge about validation and regulation adds immense value for course attendees, even if they’re not currently working in regulated environments. Understanding what goes into making a method rugged, reliable, and reproducible is extremely important for analytical success.”

Dr. Mookherjea will attend the 5-day course and present a formal lecture on validation of LC-MS methods and qualification of systems. In addition, he will conduct a few lunchtime informal discussions. “My presentations will cover topics such as the Quality by Design (QbD ) approach to methods validation, validation parameters, developing acceptance criteria , system suitability tests, International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Guidelines, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance, and conformance to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs),” said Mookherjea.

Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry Principles and Practice is a comprehensive, five-day “boot camp” for mass spectrometry. The course is being held at the University of the Pacific Department of Chemistry in Stockton, California, east of the San Francisco Bay Area. Taught by partners Frederick Klink and Professor O. David Sparkman, participants will leave with an understanding of key mass spectrometry principles, practical lab experience, and reference materials, enabling them to put their newly-acquired knowledge into use immediately.

About is a leading provider of mass spectrometry and chromatography continuing education courses for analytical chemists. The company is managed by Frederick Klink and O. David Sparkman, each bringing decades of laboratory and teaching experience to each of their course offerings. offers Self-Paced and Live-on-the-Web distance learning courses as well as classroom and customized on-site courses in locations around the world. Their famous summer hands-on course in California has been presented for more than 25 consecutive years and is one of the most well-known and respected analytical training courses in the world.

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, has trained over 1,000 scientists world-wide in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and food industries, in addition to private contract laboratories, government, law enforcement, public health, and environmental sectors. For more information, visit

About ValQual International

ValQual International, Inc. (VQI), based in the Los Angeles area, provides comprehensive services to the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Founded by Shib Mookherjea, Ph.D., ValQual provides global training and consulting in the areas of Validation, Methods & Audits for GMP, GLP (FDA/OECD) ISO 17025, TQM, ISO9000, Laboratory QA and Accreditation. Dr. Mookherjea is part of the continuing education faculty of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS), Center for Professional Advancement (CFPA) and other international training organizations. For more information, visit


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