Annelies Vertommen holds a master’s degree in Biology and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. She started her career at Nelson Labs as a Study Director for extractables and leachables projects for the pharmaceutical industry. In recent years, her focus changed to chemical characterization studies for the medical device industry. She closely follows all changes in this field by actively participating in the ISO10993-18 committee and following the discussions in the ISO 10993-17 committee. Together with the Scientific and Operational team at Nelson labs, these changes are translated to state-to-the art analytical services.