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Who We Are

Alan Liss, Ph.D.

President and Principal Consultant

Alan has over 35 years of experience in the areas of vaccines, plasma products, and biologics product development and manufacturing. Alan has held a variety of industry and academic appointments, authored over 60 scientific publications. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969, and his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1974. Alan retired from FDA where he directed the Public Health and Security Action Team Program within the Office of the Commissioner.  Alan has lectured globally in the areas of using effective quality and compliance programs needed to enhance product development and manufacturing and on the fundamental principles needed for effective engagement with FDA throughout the product development process. Alan and the GXP farma team currently focus on the growing vaccine and biopharma industries located outside of the continental USA.

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Beth Carino, B.S.
Vice President
Business Development

Beth is an international business executive with over 30 years’ experience in Life Sciences. Her diverse and successful career spans technical, operational management, project management, marketing, and business development disciplines.  Beth has held leadership roles in the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans focused on initiating and enhancing corporate public image and client relationships and has guided companies to achieve revenue growth and increase client base.  With knowledge and experience in the United States government procurement process, Beth can assist clients in putting together successful business plans and funding applications and proposals. Or use Beth’s breadth of experience to create and develop a successful global sales effort for your products.  Ms. Carino holds a B.S. in Accounting from California State University in Los Angeles, and a B.S. in Biological Science from the University of Washington in Seattle.  She has lectured globally on a variety of business topics.

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Brenda Brooks, B.A., M. A.

Sr. Director,


Project Management

Business Practices Group 

Brenda brings an extensive career in Government Contracting and Project Management to GXP farma’s business tool-box.   Brenda is a recent retiree from the US federal government with 36 years of service.  She has over 26 years of experience in government contracts, 22 of which were at the Department of Health and Human Services as a Contracting Officer.  Most recently she was a Program Analyst at FDA within the Office of the Commissioner, under the Medical Countermeasures Initiative.  Brenda received a B.A. from the University of Maryland and a M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  She also completed the Medical Devices-Pharmaceutical Dual Certificate Program of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).  Brenda’s expertise in Government Contracts and Project Management adds depth to the consulting and mentoring practice at GXP farma that will enhance product development programs and business planning for start-ups as well as already established companies.


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