Head of Quality and Compliance
Reena Colacot joined Bellus Health in December 2021 and heads the Quality and Compliance functions. She has about 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, majority of which was in leadership roles. She has worked in a wide range of organizations including large multinational pharmaceutical companies, private venture funded biotechnology companies and not for profit organizations. She also has worked across different dosage forms, devices and combination products. She has provided leadership for GxP activities at multiple sites. She also has experience, designing and implementing Quality Systems across the GxPs for both drugs and combination products and providing quality oversight for the implementation of e-QMS platforms. She has a proven track record of keeping her organization always inspection ready and ensuring successful outcomes for regulatory inspections and the commercial launch of products across different therapeutic areas.
Reena is a Biomedical Engineer by education and training. For her graduate research, she worked under the guidance of Prof. Jack Lemons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also has a Master’s degree in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs from Temple University’s School of Pharmacy. She holds membership in various Professional Organizations and is actively involved in some of the local chapters.
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