Available Resource for You:
The Medical Device Group Librarian
Embellish Your Argument With Precise Scientific Data
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]