Fred Ohsiek

Senior Cleaning Validation Specialist, Novo Nordisk


Fred Ohsiek is the Sr Cleaning Validation Specialist for Novo Nordisk in Clayton, NC.  He earned his Bachelor in Chemistry from University of South Florida.  His professional work experience includes 7 years of R&D performing enzymatic digestion, ultrafiltration and fermentation on citrus peel while working for the USDA and over 20 years of cleaning validation while working for Catalent Pharma Solutions, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Ben Venue Laboratories, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Astellas Pharma Technologies Bayer (biotech division), and Novo Nordisk.

His cleaning validation experience includes risk assessments, cleaning development, validation, and monitoring cleaning processes for equipment used to manufacture small molecule [oral dose (solid and liquid) and parenteral], peptide hormone encased (parenteral), and large molecule (biotech) pharmaceutical, OTC, and nutritional products.  The scope of his work involved drug substance and drug product manufacturing start-up, remediation, legacy justification, and increasing manufacturing capability.  He has created lean CV strategies for document structure/flow and execution in every aspect of the cleaning validation process.

He was one of the authors on the new ISPE Guide: Cleaning Validation Lifecycle – Applications, Methods, and Controls and the cleaning validation acceptance criteria chapter lead.