Judy Carmody

Judy Carmody, Ph.D., is the founder and Principal Consultant of Carmody Quality Solutions, LLC., a dynamic, innovative consulting agency that provides Quality services to the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device industries.

Dr. Carmody is the former president of Avatar Pharmaceutical Services, a GMP CRO which she founded and led for over 8 years, prior to selling it in 2010. Since then she has held senior level positions in small and large pharma and has strengthened her knowledge of robust quality systems. With each custom-crafted solution she fulfills her vision of connecting everyday quality processes and procedures with the strategic needs of her client’s business.

Prior to founding Avatar, Dr. Carmody spent 10 years in the (bio)pharmaceutical industry, developing methods for small molecules and oligonucleotides, managing QC, Analytical, and Validation groups. In addition to this solid grounding in pharmaceuticals, she worked at Waters Corporation’s Applied Technology and Marketing groups where she developed novel separations methods with colleagues and (bio)pharmaceutical customers. At Waters, Dr. Carmody brought numerous new technologies to market through published papers and technical presentations both at world-wide conferences and leading (bio)pharmaceutical companies.
Scientific understanding underscores Dr. Carmody’s unique approach to solving the most challenging Quality or Analytical issues. A resume that spans roles in applied technology, marketing, bench chemistry, validation, quality management and several leadership roles provides the basis of Dr. Carmody’s approach to solution building. Her experience leverages the creative integration of technologies from diverse fields and enables these elements to be transformed into client solutions.

Dr. Carmody holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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