Markus Obkircher, Merck - Qepler Summits And Conferences

Markus Obkircher

Director R&D, Head of Reference Materials and Proficiency Testing
Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
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Markus Obkircher is the head of Merck’s Reference Materials Research & Development division with teams in the US and Switzerland. He is responsible for the in-house development of new analytical standards and certified reference materials.

Prior to this position he was R&D Manager in Buchs, Switzerland, with a strong focus on synthesis, characterization and certification of reference materials.

He joined Merck / Sigma-Aldrich five years ago after heading the development unit for a custom API manufacturer. Before that he completed his post-doctoral studies at Harvard in Boston and his PhD thesis in Basel, Switzerland.

Related Sessions:

Extractables & Leachables
Summit 2019

Get the latest updates in regulation, analytical testing, risk & safety assessment, biocompatibility.
  • 15 Oct 2019
  • Berlin, DE
  • Pharma
Day 1: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
CASE STUDY: Neat and Ready-to-use Calibrants for Extractables & Leachables Testing Methods
  • New Certified Reference Materials for Extractables & Leachables Testing
  • Neat products and ready-to-use calibrants for accurate analysis
  • Characterization by quantitative NMR (qNMR) spectroscopy, HPLC and GC
  • Following ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034 accreditation workflow
  • Tested for homogeneity and long-term stability
  • Time and cost saving solution for customers
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3rd Annual Extractables &
Leachables Summit 2023

Get the latest updates in regulation, analytical testing, risk & safety assessment, biocompatibility.
  • 11 Oct 2023
  • Virtual,
  • Pharma
Day 2: Thursday, 12 October 2023
CASE STUDY: How to Improve the Accuracy of your E&L Testing
  • ISO/IEC 17025 requirements, traceability and uncertainty
  • Certification of relevant reference standards
  • Intended use of CRMs, applications, and use cases
  • Proficiency testing to improve your laboratory performance
  • Compound databases for screening
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