Cystal Booth is the Microbiology Laboratory Manager at Covidien in Raleigh, NC. She earned her Bachleor’s Degree in Biology from Old Dominion University and her Master’s of Microbiology Degree from North Carolina State University. She has 14 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Microbiology. Crystal has developed and performed numerous method validations. Some of the methods include Microbial Limits Testing, Bacterial Endotoxins Testing, Particulate Testing, Sterility Testing, Pharmaceutical Water System Validations, Environmental Monitoring Programs, Surface Recovery Validations, Disinfectant Efficacy Studies, Minimum Inhitory Concentration Testing, Anitmicrobial Effectivesness Testing, Hold Time Studies, and various Equipment Validations (Autoclaves, Isolators, Vitek, Biolog, EM equipment, Conductivity Meters, pH Meters, Pipettes, PTS Unit, Endoscan, TOC equipment, Incubators, etc.). Crystal has worked in both R&D and Quality Control Laboratories, including a Start-up Company. She has developed and validated methods for Antibiotics, Otics, Topical Creams, Topical Ointments, Oral Solid Dose Products, Oral Liquid Dose Products, Veternary Products, Human Parenterals, Asepticallly Filled Products, and Terminally Sterilized Products. She has experience working with global markets and regulatory bodies.