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Scientific Experts

Steven Z

Steve Zdravkovic

PPD Laboratories GMP Lab

Senior Research Scientist, Extractables and Leachables (E&L)

Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has been responsible for the design and execution of E/L studies, with a focus on the use of mass spectrometry for the qualitative analysis of E/L substances. Steve has more than a decade of industry experience and has been with PPD Laboratories since 2005.

Steve has performed extensive research in the E&L field, mainly in the areas of extractables and leachables associated with lyophilized drug products and those containing polysorbate 80, and the improvement of analytical methodologies employed in E&L studies. He has several industry publications and is a frequent speaker at several conferences and tradeshows.