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"The full year of training at university has made it easier for me to make the leap to business pharmaceuticals".
Gabriela Tenreiro has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela and is currently in the second year of the Master's Degree in design Galenic and Manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical Industry (MDGFI) of the School of Pharmacy and Nutrition. She is currently doing a year of paid internship, specifically at department of Technical Services Packaging (TS/MS Packaging) at Lilly Alcobendas (Madrid), where the production of tablets and the primary packaging of different oral forms and secondary packaging of injectables and devices, which are exported to more than 120 countries, is carried out.
"At this stage, I am being trained in the different packaging processes and the challenges that arise from marketing a high issue of different finished product formats," he explains. "The department where I am doing my internship is in charge of supporting the lines, and is also in charge of continuous improvement, process validation and research of incidents in the process."
In these first two months, Gabriela has attended different sessions of training, both practical and theoretical, which allow her, little by little, to get involved in the tasks of area, because in the industry. "You need lots and lots of training first! Luckily, despite the fact that in this world you don't stop, all the colleagues are helping me a lot in this learning stage and there is always someone who can give me a hand when I need it," she confesses gratefully.
"One of the things that caught my attention when I arrived, in addition to the large number of training, was the high Degree of organization and communication that exists in the business (both at departmental level, plant level, with other plants and with the customer), something basic to ensure the quality of the product that goes to market and its supply. This is enriching both my training and the learning of knowledge from subject more technical".
He says that having spent a full year at the University, combining theoretical classes, practical work in the pilot plant and the final project , has helped him to make the leap to business, as it has provided him with a basis on which to base all the new information he is acquiring. Thus, he says, he can have a global vision of the process to which the drug is subjected.