The life sciences industry is highly regulated by governmental agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Regulatory Affairs professionals ensure that companies are in compliance with these governing authorities. The Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) provides career information and resources at their website, along with information about RAC certification. In California regional groups such as Orange County Regulatory Affairs (OCRA) and San DIego Regulatory Affairs Network (SDRAN) provide training and education programs and networking to help professionals advance their careers. Science magazine's CTSciNet recently (April 2010) published an article by Nancy Volkers describing careers in regulatory science.
The amazing range and number of job openings for regulatory professionals in the life sciences industry can be discovered using web search tools.
Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs (Online)
The degree focuses on laws and regulations mandated by the Federal government, especially the Food and Drug Administration, related to discovery, development, testing, and manufacture of products for commercial distribution, and post-marketing surveillance. The degree program provides students with detailed knowledge and understanding of current regulations and their practical application to the development and commercialization of drugs, biologics, and medical device products.
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Master of Medical Products Development Management
The Master of Medical Product Development Management (MPDM) is a Master of Science (MS) degree program that prepares its graduates for career change, advancement or entry into the challenging and rewarding field of clinical research and clinical development in the biomedical industry.
The emphasis of the program is on the management of products undergoing clinical research and clinical development, i.e. clinical trial stages I, II, III and IV or other testing as required the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The MPDM provides rigorous courses covering the processes, regulated by the FDA, by which drugs, biologicals such as vaccines and biopharmaceuticals, in vitro medical diagnostics, and medical devices are developed for use in patients. The MPDM also includes advanced MBA-level courses in the administration, supervision and management of the development processes including FDA submissions of these medical products