Dr. Michael Eakins is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Eakins & Associates with over 25 years experience in pharmaceutical research and development. At Eakins and Associates, Michael provides experience and advice on parenteral primary packaging, especially on glass delamination and glass defects, the selection and product development in glass and plastic pre-filled syringes, and on extractables and leachables for parenteral packaging components. He regularly lectures on these topics worldwide for the USP.
Michael was responsible for the pharmaceutical development of diagnostic radiology products at E. R. Squibb and Bristol-Myers Squibb and for global packaging initiatives for contrast media at Bracco SpA.
Michael was the Vice-Chair of the USP Packaging, Storage and Distribution Expert Committee in the 2005-2010 and 2010-2015 cycles and is currently a committee member for the 2015-2020 cycle. He is an active member of the Parenteral Drug Association, being the co-chair of the Glass Defects Task Force that revised Technical Report 43 and is a member of the Elastomers and Seals Defects Task Force. He obtained his Ph.D. from London University and has contributed to over 60 publications and 8 USA patents.