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Iris Wüthrich

After having spent 15 years as Chief Laboratory Technician working in the field of Pharmaceutical-Chemical Development and Biochemical Research at Hoffmann-La Roche in Switzerland, Iris joined Harlan Laboratories (former RCC Ltd) in August 1988.
Initially she worked in a GLP laboratory conducting Environmental Fate- and Metabolism studies before she joined the GLP Quality Assurance Unit at RCC Ltd. in 1990.
The first QA activities were in the field of Environmental Chemistry followed by Toxicology. In 1999 she became Head of Corporate Quality Assurance of RCC Ltd Switzerland.In this position she was responsible for compliance with GLP, GMP, EN/ISO 17025 and ISO 9001. During this period Iris was also involved in establishing for RCC a GLP test facility from scratch to GLP compliance in Toronto (Canada) as well as in Hyderabad (India). The latter was successfully inspected by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health in September 2007.In the same year namely 2007, Iris was appointed as Director Global Quality Assurance of Harlan Laboratories Ltd, Contract Research Services. In this function Iris was responsible for global QA policies and procedures applicable to all Harlan sites which are located in Switzerland, Germany, Spain and England. She was also a member of the OECD Expert Groups (Lübeck 1994, Paris 1996) and of the OECD GLP Working group for Multi-site studies (Gatwick 2001).

She founded “QCW – Quality Consulting Wüthrich GmbH” in 2010.

Professional Affiliations
Swiss Professional Association of Quality Assurance 1991
(Vice-President 2005 - 2009 / President 2009 – today)            
British Association of Research Quality Assurance 1992
Society of Quality Assurance, USA 1993
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gute Forschungspraxis 1995
Société Française d’Assurance Qualité 2002