Dr. Tony Cundell
Consulting Microbiologist, USA
Dr. Tony Cundell worked for Merck Research Laboratories in Summit, New Jersey, as the Senior Principal Scientist in early phase drug development. Earlier in his career, he worked at a director level in Quality Control and Product Development organizations at the New York Blood Center, Lederle Laboratories, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Schering-Plough. Since 2013 Tony consults with a number of pharmaceutical, consumer health and dietary supplement companies, microbiology instrument manufacturers, contract testing laboratories and sterile compounding pharmacies in the areas of microbial risk assessment, regulatory affairs, and microbiological testing.
Tony is a member of the 2020-2025 U.S.P. Microbiology Committee of Experts where he takes a leadership role in the area of modern microbiology methods.
Tony chaired the PDA task force responsible for the ground-breaking 2000 Technical Report No. 33 The Development, Validation, and Implementation of New (Rapid) Microbiological Methods. In June 2009, he co-edited with Anthony Fontana a book entitled Water Activity Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry and contributed two chapters to the book. He was co-chair of the PDA task force responsible for 2014 Technical Report No. 67 Exclusion of Objectionable Microorganisms from Non-Sterile Drug Products. He received the 2016 PDA Martin Van Trieste Pharmaceutical Science Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of pharmaceutical science.
More recently Tony co-authored a review article entitled Controls to Minimize Disruption of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain During the Covid-19 Pandemic that was published in the July-August 2020 issue of the PDA J. Pharm. Sci. & Technol.