NSF International appoints Patricia Serpa to new medical devices certification role


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Patricia Serpa, director, lead auditor and expert trainer, Medical Device Regulatory Certification [Image from NSF International]

NSF International has appointed Patricia Serpa to the position of director, lead auditor and expert trainer for medical device regulatory certification.

Serpa will serve as an expert on medical devices and will perform quality management systems certifications. She joins NSF International with 10 years of experience in the international medical device and pharmaceutical regulatory field.

“The medical device industry is becoming increasingly complex and global, which makes Patricia’s regulatory background and industry experience extremely valuable to medical device manufacturers. With NSF Health Sciences Certification recently authorized as an auditing organization for MDSAP, Patricia will play a key role in our organization,” Brian Ludovico, executive director of MDSAP regulatory certification at NSF International, said in a press release.

Prior to joining NSF International, Serpa was a health regulation specialist at Brazil’s National health Surveillance Agency. She was responsible for good manufacturing practice inspections in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. She was also a liaison to the International Medical Devices Regulators Forum MDSAP Working Group. There, Serpa was responsible for creating the group’s documents. She was later appointed to MDSAP assessment program manager was was responsible for the assessment of six out of 14 auditing organizations that are authorized to perform MDSAP certification.

She also has experience as a quality management system management representative under the MDSAP subject matter expert working group, as well as experience with the Canadian Medical Device Conformity Assessment System.

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