Jan-Jaap Scherpbier graduated as a pharmacist from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 1988. In 2009 he obtained an MSc Degree in Regulatory Affairs from the University of Wales (offered by TOPRA).

From 1989 to 1991 he worked for the Dutch medical relief organization Memisa Medicus Mundi in Accra in Ghana in a production facility for mission hospitals.

He continued his career in both analytical and formulation development of generic drugs at Pharmachemie in Haarlem, the Netherlands. From 1996 until 1999 he was Director Pharmaceutical Development and from 2001 until 2003 he was Director Regulatory Affairs at Pharmachemie (part of TEVA).

In the interim period he was Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Chiron in Amsterdam.

In 2003 Jan-Jaap joined Organon in Oss, the Netherlands, where he managed regulatory teams as Director Global CMC Regulatory Affairs. These teams had responsibility for development and maintenance activities of NCEs and Medical Devices.

In 2013 he joined Xendo (a consultancy and project management organization), as Division Director Regulatory Affairs. In 2014 Jan-Jaap became managing partner of Garden State Pharmatech and founded Sonsbeek Pharma Consultancy.

Throughout his career he has worked in close cooperation with development, production and quality functions through participation in activities such as Technology Transfer, Trouble Shooting, Fact Finding and GMP enhancement.

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