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Lara Sciaraffa

Lara Sciaraffa

Microscopy and Analytical Instrumentation Specialist

AbbVie

Greater Chicago Area, us

Analytical instrumentation experience: | SEM, Scanning Electron Microscopy | FT-IR, Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectroscopy | PLM, Polarized light microscopy | XRPD, X-ray Powder Diffraction |EDS, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy | Hot Stage microscopy | ATR, Attenuated Total Reflection | Optical microscopy Every day the la...

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AbbVie

Microscopy and Analytical Instrumentation Specialist

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AbbVie

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• Lead for method development of bulk density testing for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).
• Developed and delivered cross training of new users for SEM and FT-IR KBr pellet preparation.
• Appointed to laboratory safety inspection laboratory audit teams, and laboratory chemical and equipment cleanouts for GMP readiness.
• Structural elucidation of APIs using FT-IR. Utilization of Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM) for visualization of difficult pharmaceutical samples like aggregates and agglomerates.
• Diversified approach utilizing to identifying extraneous matter in manufacturing and product
complaints utilizing: optical microscopy, SEM/EDS and FT-IR.
• Developed a user friendly training manual for hot stage microscopy Linkham system.
• Use of GLIMS, SLIMS and NuGenesis data management systems.
• Delivered safety updates at all employee division meetings as a department Safety and ECF representative. Coordination with in house stockroom services for ordering laboratory supplies and for specialized sample disposal of various waste streams