Deva Puranam, MSc, MBA, Joins Baxter International as Vice President, Global Laboratory Operations

Former Senior Director, Global Quality Operations Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Life Science Partner recruited Deva Puranam, MSc, MBA, to serve as Vice President, Global Laboratory Operations at Baxter International to lead the company’s laboratory standardization practices and build out quality systems infrastructure across Baxter’s lab facilities worldwide.

Puranam joins Baxter after serving as Senior Director, Global Quality Operations for Mylan where he was responsible for implementing seamless harmonization for laboratory operational processes overseeing a team of 109 employees spanning across 33 manufacturing sites globally.

“With an enthusiastic communication style that underlies a highly competent individual who can win the respect of others, Puranam will be successful at building the next generation of quality managers at Baxter while improving quality assurance initiatives to exceed regulatory agency inspections worldwide,” states Tom Callaway, MD, Founder and President of Life Science Partner.

Puranam earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and his Master of Science Degree in Organic Chemistry from Andhra University in India in 1991 and 1995. He completed his MBA in Marketing and Management Information Systems (Operations Research Ancillary) from the University of Madras.

Scott Cohn Joins Surgical Specialties as Vice President, Global Quality Assurance

Former Senior Director, Global Quality Assurance Haemonetics Corporation

Scott Cohn was recruited by Life Science Partner to serve as Surgical Specialties’ Vice President, Global Quality Assurance where he will build a quality systems team and implement the harmonization of Surgical Specialties’ quality operations across its manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Cohn joins Surgical Specialties after serving as Senior Director, Global Quality Assurance for Haemonetics Corporation where he led the company’s initiative to improve and drive quality standards to the next level from their global contract manufacturers and suppliers.

As a hands-on leader, Cohn played a key role during Haemonetics acquisition of Pall Medical as he led the stabilization and integration activities to synchronize quality systems and operations for maximum efficiency and quality measures.

“As a results-driven quality management expert with a track record for bringing underperforming plants up to international standards, Cohn will be an essential change-agent leader for Surgical Specialties’ manufacturing operations,” states Tom Callaway, MD, Founder and President of Life Science Partner.

Scott Cohn earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management in 1991 from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.

Jing Xie, PhD, MS, Joins MDIC as Vice President, Clinical Affairs

Former Vice President, Global Clinical Affairs, Zimmer Biomet

Life Science Partner recruited Jing Xie, PhD, MS, former Vice President, Global Clinical Affairs for Zimmer Biomet to become the Medical Device Innovation Consortium’s (MDIC) first Vice President, Clinical Affairs.

MDIC is the first-ever public-private partnership (PPP) created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science to expedite development, assessment, and review of innovative medical technologies. The overall mission of the MDIC is to support the FDA’s vision to achieve first in the world patient access in the US and to assure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices through the Total Product Life Cycle.

Xie takes on her new role at the MDIC after having oversight of approximatively 300 clinical projects worldwide for Zimmer Biomet. She possesses a highly successful track record in the orthopedic industry for delivering on objectives, while maintaining effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

“With a global understanding around clinical trial management including data integration for regulatory agencies across the US, Europe and Asia, Xie is a well-seasoned leader to execute the clinical affairs initiatives at the MDIC,” states Tom Callaway, MD, Founder and President of Life Science Partner.

Jing Xie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Analytical Chemistry from Xiamen University in China and completed her PhD in Materials Science from the University of Alabama. She holds an MS in Computer Science from Purdue University and an MS in Chemistry from the University of Alabama.