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Director

 at R D McDowall Limited


Bob is an analytical chemist with over 50 years’ experience, including 15 years working in the pharmaceutical industry and over 30 years working for the industry as a consultant. Bob has been involved with process redesign, specifying and implementing laboratory informatics solutions for over 40 years and has nearly 35 years’ experience of computerized system validation in regulated GXP environments. Bob is also a trained auditor. He has run training courses on computerized system validation, digitalization, LIMS, instrument qualification, data integrity and auditing since 1988.


Education


London Hospital Medical College  


Awards & Certifications


1997 LIMS Award from the LIMS Institute (Pittsburgh, USA)


Accreditations


Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) recognised by Royal Society of Chemistry

Chartered Chemist (CChem)

Chartered Scientist (CSci)


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Published Content
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How To Guide

How To Implement a LIMS Successfully

Download this guide to learn about designing and building the LIMS IT platform, interfacing core analytical instruments, training the LIMS project team and LIMS implementation do's and don'ts.
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Listicle

Considerations When Selecting a LIMS

Download this listicle to explore key considerations for selecting a LIMS including use of the LIMS, supplier assistance, costing and software developments.
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Listicle

Steps To Consider When Selecting a Chromatography Data System

Modern chromatography data system software has been designed for more efficient analysis of chromatography data, to relieve workloads while providing high-quality data with high integrity. Read this listicle to hear from CDS expert Bob McDowall, who can help you through every step of the selection process.
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Article

The Route to Compliance: How To Ensure Regulatory Compliance in GxP Laboratories

Ensuring both data integrity and regulatory compliance are imperative when working in any GxP regulated environment. In this article, automation expert Bob McDowall explains how assessing your lab's workflows, identifying weaknesses and implementing digital solutions can streamline processes and make regulatory compliance an easier goal.
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How To Guide

How To Use a LIMS To Improve Compliance

Download this guide to discover the key features to consider when implementing a LIMS to improve compliance.
Article

Data Integrity: What Are Some of the Key Issues?

Data integrity is a major concern in the regulated pharmaceutical industry due to discovery of either poor record management practices or falsification of data. In this article, data integrity consultant Bob McDowall asks three fellow experts what their three top data integrity issues are. By examining their responses, Bob highlights challenges that every company should consider.
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