Members of the Department
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Ali Bichara is a full time professor in Biopharmaceutical Production Technology department at John Abbott College. He is involved in teaching bioprocessing, production planning, solid and liquid dosage forms.
He has over 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry where he occupied different positions. He started his career as a research scientist in Biosyntech a biotech company, after that he worked for 10 years as a Senior Manager of Formulation development and was involved in the development of all globally approved products developed by Labopharm. Then he was employed by Garmen as a Director of R&D.
Prior to joining John Abbott College, he was employed by Altus Formulation as a Director of Formulation Development.
Ali holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from University of St-Etienne and an MBA from ESG Montreal/Paris Dauphine. He is the author and co-author for several publications and patent applications.
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Mike has been a Professor in the Biopharmaceutical Production Technology department at John Abbot College since 2012. In this role he teaches Good Manufacturing Practices, Validation and Production Best Practices and assists in quality control courses. Trained as an organic chemist, he has been involved in the pharmaceutical industry since 1969 in positions ranging from discovery to quality assurance. He most recently spent 16 years as a compliance and validation consultant for pharmaceutical companies in Canada, USA, India, Belgium, Taiwan and Korea. The majority of these assignments were focussed on equipment and system validation and facility design for aseptic manufacturing of injectables and vaccines.
Mike’s pedagogical interests are the application of active learning strategies in his courses including case studies, flipped classroom and online learning. These methods have been shown to increase student engagement and retention of material.
Areas of expertise:
- Facility design reviews
- Validation planning and project management
- Equipment qualification
- Clean utility validation
- Aseptic processing
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Rachid Jamal holds a BS in Chemistry as well as an M.Sc in Chemical Engineering obtained in 1989 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was a post graduate researcher at Toronto University in Chemical Engineering for two years (1992-1993). Then he started his industrial career as a supervisor in a personal and healthcare plant in Toronto where he worked for 5 years. Then he completed several Industrial Pharmaceutical courses at Seneca College in Toronto in 1999 which strengthened his pharmaceutical knowledge. After that he worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 16 years with various dosage forms mainly in scale-up, process development, optimization, validation and technology transfer, this was for different pharmaceutical companies located in Toronto and Montreal area. During that time he attended several intensive courses in a wide range of pharmaceutical disciplines.
Nabil Mohamed KhalidChair
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Nabil M. Khalid has been a Professor and Department Chair in the Biopharmaceutical Production Technology department at John Abbott College since 2012. Nabil holds a PhD in Pharmacy specialized in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Paris XI College of Pharmacy as well as an MBA from ESG University of Quebec in Montreal. After completing his PhD, he received the 1er Prix de these from the University of Paris XI and the National Academy of Pharmacy.
Since 1996, he was active in both academic and industrial sectors. He works in clinical affairs and pharmacovigilance at SmithKline Beecham in Paris. Then relocated in Montreal, he joined several Pharmaceutical companies and organizations in Canada like Labopharm as Scientist, Genome Quebec as Director Business Development for RNomic platform and BioEnvelope division Paladin labs as Director of Scientific Affairs. He was lecturing sterile products at the University of Montreal Faculty of Pharmacy 2005-2009 and he is regularly invited lecturer at the Polytechnic School of Montreal, Biomedical Engineering Institute. He was also involved in teaching activities at Dawson College in the Biotechnology and the Nano-Biotechnology AEC as well as the ContEd Chemistry courses. He was also Assistant Professor at Ajman University of Science and Technology (UAE) College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2010-2011 where he was teaching Pharmaceutical Technology for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Since 1994, he is involved in many pharmaceutical research and development projects mainly in the field of solid and liquid dosage forms formulation and controlled drug delivery. He is the author and co-author of many publications and patent applications.
At John Abbott College, Nabil is involved in teaching liquid manufacturing, oral solid dosage form, and bioprocessing.
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Adriana Petrulian has been a teacher of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance at John Abbott College since Fall 2014. She received her Chemical Engineering Diploma (B.Sc) from Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest (Romania) in 1985 and worked as research associate at Research Institute of Bucharest. From 1992 to 2014 Adriana deployed her industrial career in pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturing as Director of Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for private CROs or innovator and generic companies such as MDS Pharma, Valeant, Medicom and Medtronic where she enjoyed the challenge of rebuilding or upgrading Quality Systems in a highly regulated environment, governed by Good Manufacturing Practices. Devoted contributor to the enhancement of compliance with current regulations of every organization she worked for, Adriana has excellent capabilities in both understanding and implementing the regulations, promoting the manufacturing practices that allow organizations to protect the health and safety of the patients by successfully delivering safe, reliable and high quality products. In addition to her industrial career and prior to teaching at John Abbott, she taught Quality-related disciplines at Gerald Godin College in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance program (AEC) between 2004 and 2014. Today at John Abbott, Adriana is dedicating her energy and enthusiasm to teach QA, QC, Validation and Continuous Improvement disciplines and to support students in their transition from school to job-market. Adriana is currently enrolled in a Masters of Education at University of Sherbrooke through Performa MTP.
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Miloud Rahmouni is a full time professor in Biopharmaceutical Production Technology department at John Abbott College. He has been teaching sterile manufacturing, quality control and production planning since 2013. Miloud holds a Ph. D. in pharmaceutical technology from university of Montreal, and has more than twenty years industrial experience in pharmaceutical formulation, process development and tech-transfer of oral solid dosage forms. His areas of expertise in pharmaceutical processing includes: compression, granulation, pelletization, film coating, microencapsulation, spray drying, freeze drying, polymeric micelles and injectable formulation. Before joining John Abbott College, Miloud worked as senior-director of production at Garmen laboratory, and associate director of R&D at Labopharm. Besides presenting lectures to undergraduate student, Miloud is actively involved in research and development of new drug delivery systems. He is author and co-author of many scientific publications and inventor on several patent applications
For a complete list of courses taught by the Biopharma department, please visit the Biopharmaceutical Production section of the Course Calendar.
1. Solid Dosage Forms Processing
2. Liquid Dosage Forms Processing
3. Sterile / Aseptic Processing / Bioprocessing
4. Quality Control and Instrumental Analysis
Area of Expertise
Pharmaceutical Production Technology faculty members are fully dedicated in their respective teaching and training activities. With an impressive area of expertise, we are also open to offer through the College a diversity of services to medium and small companies with the goal of stimulating our local and regional economy!
The area of expertise includes:
- Feasibility study
- Preformulation and compatibility study
- Formulation development for Oral solid Dosage Forms
- Formulation development for Liquid Dosage Forms including creams, ointments, gels and sterile
- Prototype development (generic Products)
- Physicochemical characterization of active ingredients, excipients and finished products
- Characterization and bioperformances evaluation and full Quality Control testing of raw materials and finished products (dissolution, disintegration and many others)
- Manufacturing processes optimization and improvement
- Scale-up: Lab-Pilot and Pilot-Comercial
- A la carte pharmaceutical operations (granulation, coating, lyophilisation, spheronization, tableting, capsule filling and many other processing approaches
- Analytical method development, validation and method transfer for both Quality Control and research purposes
- Quality assurance procedures design and implementation
- Coaching preparation for regulatory institutions audits (Health Canada and FDA)
- Coaching for Lab / manufacturing area modification and expansion
- Coaching for DIN and NPN submission for Health Canada and equivalent for FDA
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