George Verghese is director of technical services in the Life Sciences Division of STERIS Corporation, a global provider of contamination and infection control products, systems and services. He directs the technical services group for formulated chemistries and oversees the Process and Cleaner Evaluation (PACE) Laboratory. Mr. Verghese has worked in the areas of manufacturing, product and applications development, and technical services for more than 25 years. Prior to STERIS, he held engineering positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Calgon Vestal, a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Mr. Verghese has written numerous articles on topics related to contamination control and validation. As a speaker at industry conferences, he has lectured to pharmaceutical industry audiences worldwide on various aspects of process equipment design, contamination control and validation. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering and is an active member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, the Parenteral Drug Association, and the American Society for Testing and Materials.