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Rockville, MD, USA —August 30, 2017 — The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has announced the establishment of a RAPS affiliate group in Utah. The RAPS Utah Local Networking Group will be a resource for regulatory professionals working in the healthcare products space throughout the state. It will have its own private online community, and will look to plan local events and networking opportunities in the future.
"With around 1,000 life science companies located in Utah, we know there is a growing community of regulatory professionals influencing innovation and success there," said RAPS Executive Director Paul Brooks. "RAPS strives to be the go-to network providing local opportunities for those in regulatory and biotech to engage and learn from one another. I'm so excited to see the RAPS Utah Local Networking Group get started and expect the development of a strong platform to benefit all stakeholders."
Local leaders are equally enthusiastic about the new RAPS group.
"Joining the RAPS Utah Local Networking Group gives regulatory professionals the ability to connect with peers at a local level while building relationships that can last careers and reach across the globe," said Dannette Crooms, director, supplier quality, Edwards Lifesciences, and chair of BioUtah's Regulatory, Compliance and Quality Working Group. "With support from BioUtah, and hundreds of regulatory professionals, we hope to build our Utah RAPS community through online exchanges and informal casual meet-ups."
"This is an important step for the state of Utah to continue to demonstrate on a national level the booming role it plays in the U.S. life science industry," added Patricia Santos-Serrao, RAC, MasterControl's director, pharmaceutical and biologics solutions. "I am looking forward to connecting with my regulatory peers in Utah."
Those interested in joining the Utah network should take the following steps:
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with chapters and affiliates worldwide. www.RAPS.org
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