Meet The Team: Quality Assurance Manager Linn Dynesius
December 2, 2022
How our QA Manager ensures quality at Immuneed
Q – What is your background, and how did you come to work at Immuneed?
A – I had just completed my studies in biomedicine in Uppsala when I saw an ad for a laboratory technician with Immuneed, so I applied for the job and got it! This is my fifth year with the company.
Q – You work as a Quality Assurance Manager; for those who may not know, what exactly is Quality Assurance?
A – Quality Assurance is a way of working; it is a system that includes personnel, laboratory equipment, and all of our processes, which are carefully and specifically designed to meet set quality standards. Immuneed is certified according to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Following these specific practices, we can assure the sponsor of the best possible quality outcome of their results and report.
“In addition to following the GLP standards, we have our controls in-house to verify and validate that everything performs as we know it should. We never compromise on quality! “
Q – What do you do in your role as Quality Assurance Manager?
A – In my role as Quality Assurance Manager, I ensure that we follow our Quality Assurance Program (QAP). This means I ensure all our work has been executed according to set plans, methods, SOPs, protocols, audits, and much more. I also ensure that our facility complies with the GLP principles.
Q – How has your role as a Quality Assurance Manager grown over your four years with Immuneed?
A – When I joined Immuneed, the company had just begun evolving from the university and had no quality certification back then. There was little documentation of a standardized setup on how to work. We wanted to work according to GLP standards, and roughly two years ago, we got our certification. This was a huge accomplishment for the team. Being a certified lab with a QMS system is beneficial internally and externally for our customers.
Q – What do you enjoy doing outside work on your time off?
A – I love to exercise. I also like to cook and have friends over for a meal. However, I don’t have a signature dish, as I never follow the recipe. One of my hobbies outside of work is chips, more specifically, eating them! I’m a huge chips fan and have most likely tasted every flavor and brand in the market. I have even tried to make my own, but it wasn’t quite the same.
Q – What is the most challenging part of your work as a Quality Assurance Manager?
A – I would say that even though I have been here for four years and working with quality for three of them, there is always more to learn in this area daily. No study is the same, and there are different ways of resolving various questions! And if there are any quality-related questions I want to discuss, I have a mentor to turn to, which is excellent.
As a company, we take great pride in delivering qualitative results that support the development of new medicines for patients.
Q – How has your previous work as a Laboratory Engineer helped/influenced your work as a Quality Assurance Manager?
A – It has greatly helped me envision the studies from both perspectives. There are always two sides of the same coin. By having previously worked as a laboratory engineer I know and really understand the complete processes in the laboratory. This has really helped me when looking through the magnifying glass with my QA eyes.
Are you curious to learn more about how we at Immuneed work with Good Laboratory Practice and quality assurance? Drop us a line here.
Sofia is responsible for the commercial operations at Immuneed, with a strong focus on strategic marketing & customer excellence. Previously, she worked as Customer Success Manager for a technical software startup and brought her strong knowledge in customer relations management and digitalization with her to Immuneed. She graduated from the University of Gothenburg with a Master's degree in Business Creation and Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine.
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