Available Resource for You:
The Medical Device Group Librarian
Embellish Your Argument With Precise Scientific Data
Hi, everyone. My name is Jeanine Kittleson and thank you, Joe, very much for the opportunity. Medical Devices Group members can reach me directly at [email protected].
I call myself a high-tech librarian but I’m an R&D laboratory scientist turned librarian. As such, I specialize in medical device and related life-science work.
These days, many think their searches can be done on Google or the PubMed database. Often times, yes, but less so when you’re trying to support a PMA submission or you need specific precedent experience.
I provide literature searches using for-fee databases (Medline, Embase, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, PASCAL, Inspec, Compendex, MAUDE, and related) to retrieve information (the librarian part) – mostly for journal article abstracts, patents, government reports – and for scientists to address a scientific question or problem (the lab scientist part).
I also analyze the data from my literature searches and organize it into spreadsheets or reports per the deliverable.
Clients who use me once come to rely on me. I *actually enjoy* digging around! You probably don’t… or are too busy and successful to do it yourself. Plus, you likely don’t have immediate access to all the databases I do.
Since 1995, I’ve performed thousands of literature searches to support:
– IND/ NDA/ IDE/ ANDA/ 510(k) submissions
– DMF’s, EDMF’s, ASMF’s
– Briefing packets, CTA’s, Annual Reports
– REACH, GHS, SDS authoring
– Toxicology and safety assessments
– Drug and excipient characterization
– Medical Device characterization
– Chemical characterization
– Food product or ingredient characterization
– Cosmetic product or ingredient characterization
– GRAS position procurement, maintenance and defense
So that’s how you can use my services. That email again, [email protected] for a no-obligation quote.
A little more about me, if you’re interested!
Clients call me because I’m skilled and thorough at providing scientific data (relevant journal articles) that answers difficult technical questions. I excel at quickly understanding the search objective and/or working with the client to develop the objective.
Early on, I worked with ex-Nutrasweet guys, then I fell in with a group of toxicology consultants and my non-toxicologist clients were all referrals from these guys. This includes Pharmacologists, Safety Pharmacologists, Engineers, attorneys, R&D scientists, Medical Communications scientists (pharmacists and pharmacologists working on post-launch products). While I do mostly medical device, pharmaceutical, food science, I also do a fair bit of chemical and engineering applications.
I have done hundreds of lit searches where a client comes to me with none, or one, relevant article they found and they need to flesh out their theory, finding, whatever, and I retrieve 20-50 relevant articles by using a more sophisticated strategy and searching in multiple databases. Conversely I hear that their search query retrieved 3,000 articles on PubMed and they only wanted 10 relevant articles.
So, that’s a little about me.
What about you? What Scientific and Technical Literature Searches, Information and Research needs do you have?
I look forward to your email. [email protected]