Tunnell Consulting has opened an office in San Diego, CA to serve the area's biologic, biotech, device and diagnostic industries. The PA-based company assists life sciences companies in the U.S. and Europe with technical and development services including manufacturing optimization, compliance support, risk mitigation and clinical and regulatory strategy.
The San Diego office will be headed by Carmen Medina, a Tunnell principal with extensive knowledge in biologics and biotechnology gained through 20 years of government, industry, and academic experience. Prior to joining the company in 2006, Ms. Medina was the president and founder of Precision Consultants where she actively supported major initiatives by FDA, Department of Defense, and FDA-regulated industries, which included the development and approval of an Anthrax vaccine and the commercialization of hundreds of pharmaceuticals and novel devices.
"Our new operations in San Diego enable us to more effectively assist our clients in implementing innovative therapeutic solutions and delivering extraordinary results," said Joseph S. Tempio, Ph.D., Tunnell's president and chief executive officer. "Carmen's strong FDA experience with team biologics and experience as a global Pre-Approval Inspection (PAI) investigator is precisely the type of expertise many of the areas' companies need to bring their products to market."
"Tunnell offers its clients experience and insight as well as highly specialized abilities integral to the optimization of any company's progress and operating performance," said Carmen Medina. "Having an office in San Diego will allow us to better serve our expanding West Coast client base. Our continued growth here, and across the country, is the result of superior services provided by a team of highly skilled people dedicated to the objectives of our clients."