Bio of Abdelkrim Smine, Ph.D.

By admin • September 3rd, 2009


Bio of Abdelkrim Smine, Ph.D.



v  BS Biologie General: Univ. Mohamed V – Casablanca – Morocco

v  1991: DEA Marine Biotechnology. Univ. Marseille – France

v  1995: Ph.D. Marine Biotechnology. Univ. Marseille & Collège de France– France

Purification and characterization of marine bio-active peptides. Identification of biological activities on skin cells regeneration.


v  1995-1997- Post doc in Case Western Reserve University Cleveland-OH (USA). The role of the matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors on Age Related Macular Denegation.


v  1997-2001 – Research associate; Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Molecular pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease and signaling of TGF beta.

v  Earned a National Research Award Fellowship from NIH (1998-2001)


v  2001- present: United States Pharmacopeia (senior scientist to Manager). Managed a drug quality and information program; in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. Earned over 10 awards for outstanding performance, expanded the program from 6 to over 34 countries and the budget from 3 to $ 28 Million. My areas of expertise; Drug regulations, Drug quality assurance, manufacturing, Good Lab Practices, training and certification, clinical studies, Quality systems and business strategies for private labs and drug manufacturers


v  2007-2008 : Head of drug Regulations in UAE.


In charge of drug regulations, Quality Control, Pharmacovigilance, drug information center and post-marketing surveillance


v  Present: Senior consultant and advisor with the United States Pharmacopeia.

  • Founder and president of Pharmaceutical Quality Solution International, LLC, (MD, USA) specialized in consulting and technical support of drug manufacturers, regulators and QC labs.
  • Founder and President of Laboratory Technologies SARL (Casa – Morocco); Specialized in lab technologies, equipment, training and consulting.


v  Private Consultant with various organizations and government institutions (USP, USAID, WHO, UNICEF, DUBIOTECH, private medicines Manufacturers, Saudi Lab Projects…).



- National Institute of Health Research Award Fellowship, 1998-2001

- Daniel Jouvance Marine Biotechnology Grant (France), 1991- 1994

- National merit scholarship from the government of Morocco, 1986-1990


v  Recent Publications:

  • A. Smine, J. Carpenter, C. Walker and O. Fontaine (2008) Guidelines for Pharmaceutical manufacturers for Zinc. WHO – Geneva. ISBN 978 92 4 259494 2
  • Deborah Armbruster, A. Smine (2007). The use of chlorhexidine to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in low-resource settings. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics Volume 97, Issue 2, 89-94.
  • Lon Chanthap, S. Phanouvong, A. Smine (2006) Counterfeit and Substandard Anti-Malarial Drugs in Cambodia. TRSTMH.
  • N. Morse, S. Brabdy. P. White, M. Sharaf, S. Wahab, B. Chaw and A. Smine (2006) Validation of the use of TLC to test the identity of antiretroviral drugs. Journal of Chromatography.
  • Assessment of drug quality assurance of five countries in South East Asia (2002). The world Health Organization resource publication.


Abdelkrim Smine, Ph.D.

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