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Michelle Frisch MBA, Sr. Manager, Global Technical Systems, Powder Systems Limited


Michelle Frisch holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, and also maintains a Technical Education Teaching Certificate. She also has completed her Masters in Business Administration. She is a member of the prestigious “Golden Key National Honor Society”.

Michelle worked for Boise State University as a program manager, in conjunction with OHSA, establishing/developing OSHA compliance and writing operational/training manuals for external corporations. Along with this she developed risk assessment training for blood born pathogens and high risk environmental exposure.

Michelle has been working with the pharmaceutical industry for over 18 years, specializing in high containment technologies with Powder Systems Limited (PSL), establishing PSL USA in 1997. She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Industrial Hygiene Association, AAPS, SBE, ISPE, and is on the Standards Committee for the American Glovebox Society. Michelle has also served on the subcommittee for COP for ISPE.

1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?

Handling bio hazardous materials today poses more adverse complications to operators than in years past. Being able to handle these infectious materials is critical in the development for cures.

PSL believes that working with Business Review Webinars is the best way to approach the right people and share our knowledge in an effective manner. The webinar format supplies by Business Review allows drug manufacturers around the world to come together and gain key understandings for their process.

2. What will the audience gain from attending your webinar? 

There is a cross over in equipment with bio hazardous materials that provides more stringent operator protection and meets decontamination requirements. The audience will learn the differences between Class III Biosafety Cabinets and High Containment Glovebox, but more so how the latter can provide better control of their process.

3. What’s your favourite thing about presenting to a live audience?

When presenting to a live audience I like the interaction with the audience. The Q&A session at the end of a presentation is a good opportunity to discuss further some specifics following a generic subject. With Business Review Webinars, the Q&A allows for the audience to freely ask questions they may have difficulties to get answers to. And if we haven’t the time to address all questions during the live session, we have the opportunity to continue the discussion offline, which is a great advantage of such online platform.

4. Who or what inspired you to get into the industry? 

My background in Health and Safety when I worked for Boise State University as a program manager, in conjunction with OSHA. This experience really inspired me to get into the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Being able to protect operator’s lives has always been at the center of my inspiration.

5. What one item would you take with you to a desert island? 

My cell phone!! …. depending on cell coverage!

Michelle will be presenting Powder Systems Limited webinar ‘Cross over from Class III BCS to High Containment Isolators‘ on the 10th September. Register here.