“Tehseen Naqvi, Founder and President of Accugen Laboratories, will be speaking on the implementation and maintenance of microbial regulatory practices for cosmetics and personal care products. These regulatory practices include: testing methods to ensure the preservative’s antimicrobial efficacy, standardized safety testing associated with the manufacturing process, and the rise of Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) and how to prevent it.”


Tehseen Naqvi is a Certified Registered Microbiologist and Founder/President of Accugen Laboratories. She has more than 25 years of experience in the microbiology field. She received her Master’s in Microbiology from University of Kentucky, Lexington. Upon completion of her master’s degree, she obtained experience working with a Nobel laureate, Dr. Eugene Goldwasser at University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Goldwasser is known for his discovery of Erythropoietin genes. Ms. Naqvi then earned the opportunity to work at St. Bernard hospital Chicago, Illinois where she became the head of their microbiology laboratory for a decade. At St. Bernard Hospital, she managed all departments of microbiology including Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Chlamydia and Virology, and worked with physicians to solve different patient-related issues. She was also invited to be a member of Infection Control at this hospital. Ms. Naqvi demonstrated high responsibility, critical problem-solving skills and always displayed great respect and kindness while working in this fast-paced environment. Due to her tremendous interest and experience in microbiology, she decided to independently provide her services to a wide variety of industries. Therefore, in 1997, Accugen Laboratories, Inc was founded. Accugen is an FDA registered, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited full microbiology services laboratory. Accugen serves a wide variety of industries such as cosmetic, pharmaceutical, disinfectants, sanitizers, medical devices, personal care, household products, textiles, research centers, universities and many more. More information on the services provided by Accugen Laboratories can be found online at www.accugenlabs.com. Ms. Naqvi is highly respected in the industry and is affiliated with different professional societies like ASTM/ American Society of Test Methods, Society of Cosmetics Chemist, Personal Care Product Council, AAPS and American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Ms. Naqvi is a successful entrepreneur, whose purpose and passion is helping small businesses achieve their fullest potential. Her priority remains providing quality testing and research services to the clients of Accugen Labs.


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6:30pm: Speaker Presentation
7:30pm: Dinner

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