NSF International, an independent global public health and safety organization, has acquired Becker & Associates Consulting, Inc., a clinical, regulatory and scientific consulting firm that specializes in FDA-regulated industries, specifically medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics.
Becker will become part of NSF’s Health Sciences Division, which offers training and education, consulting, GMP and GLP testing, certification, R&D and auditing services for the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and medical device industries.
"The partnership between NSF International and Becker comes at a time when the FDA is actively warning manufacturers and patients about the need for enhanced systems to ensure the safety of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. With NSF’s role at the forefront of public health for 68 years and its global capabilities, we will be able to enhance and expand the scope and range of services we can offer to our customers," said Ron Ginor, M.D., chief executive officer of Becker & Associates Consulting. Dr. Ginor will continue to lead the organization.
Ron Johnson, president of Becker Consulting, said, "The medical device and pharmaceutical sectors are in a period of flux following a number of significant regulatory changes. As part of NSF’s Health Sciences Division, we are able to help our clients not only meet FDA compliance but to educate their professionals to stay in compliance by leveraging the vast experience and Resources of NSF International." Mr. Johnson will continue his leadership of quality systems and compliance activities for the firm.