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 News Release - March 1, 2010

Cook Pharmica Names Veda Walcott Vice President of Quality

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Veda Walcott has been named vice president of quality and corporate compliance officer of Cook Pharmica, the global biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing division of Cook Medical. She has been an employee of Cook Pharmica since 2005, and in her new role will be responsible for leading Cook Pharmica’s quality and compliance programs and will oversee regulatory and validation support activities.

Walcott’s diverse background in quality roles encompasses experience in both the clinical laboratory and biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing settings. Trained as a clinical laboratory scientist, Walcott’s biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing experience includes quality management roles at Baxter BioPharma Solutions (formerly Cook Pharmaceutical Solutions) and at Barnard Associates, a life sciences advisory firm. Since joining Cook Pharmica, Walcott has led the development of the quality organization and quality systems to support contract manufacturing of mammalian cell culture-based biopharmaceuticals and the recent additional service offering of parenteral formulation, filling and finishing of drug products.

“Veda’s unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, paired with her 10 years of experience establishing, maintaining and improving quality systems in a contract manufacturing environment, has contributed greatly to Cook Pharmica’s success,” said Tedd Green, president of Cook Pharmica. “Her leadership of the quality unit and her contribution to the senior management team are critical to the continued success of Cook Pharmica.”

About Cook Pharmica

Cook Pharmica is a biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) manufacturing biologics-based drug substances and offering parenteral formulation, filling and finishing of drug products for preclinical through commercial use. Cook Pharmica also offers cell line/strain development, clone selection, cell line adaptation, media optimization, process development, analytical development, cell banking/storage, stability testing/storage and regulatory submission support. Founded in 2004, Cook Pharmica is part of Cook Medical, the world’s largest privately held medical manufacturing company.

About Cook Medical

Founded in 1963, Cook Medical pioneered many of the medical devices now commonly used to perform minimally invasive medical procedures throughout the body. Today, the company integrates medical devices, drugs and biologics to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Since its inception, Cook has operated as a family-held private corporation. For more information, visit Follow Cook Medical on Twitter at

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