New name highlights both NSF International’s public health and DBA’s pharmaceuticals expertise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – David Begg Associates (DBA), an NSF International Company with expertise in training, auditing & consultancy for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, has changed its name to NSF-DBA. NSF-DBA combines NSF International’s expertise in public health and the environment with DBA’s 25 years of health science expertise. A new logo is now in use at their three offices in the United Kingdom, United States and South Africa.

In 2007, NSF International acquired DBA to expand its range of health science services on a global scale and in 2010 more than 60 training sessions were delivered to the pharmaceutical, biotech and dietary supplement industries. NSF-DBA reflects the dual benefit for the expanded portfolio of NSF-DBA’s programs and services.

NSF-DBA trains health science professionals on regulatory compliance issues through Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Human Error and Qualified Person and Quality Professional classes. NSF-DBA provides these services in Italy and Scandinavia and will launch a new course targeting the dietary supplements industry in the USA in 2011: Dietary Supplements Quality Professional.

“We look forward to providing more training and expert services that address the increasing global demand for assistance in the areas of pharma, devices and dietary supplements,” said Lori Bestervelt, Ph.D., NSF International Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. “The NSF name helps position the company in the health science industry by leveraging NSF International’s 65 years of public health expertise together with DBA’s 25 years of expertise in pharmaceutical training.”

Bob Pietrowski, PhD., Managing Partner of NSF-DBA said, “We are proud to acknowledge the huge contribution of NSF International to the rapid growth and success of DBA.”

Additional training and consulting service information can be found on NSF-DBA’s website. Contact Heather Taylor at htaylor@nsf.org with any questions.

About NSF-DBA: As one of Europe's leading providers of pharmaceutical training, NSF-DBA has an outstanding international reputation not only for training but also in the fields of pharmaceutical quality management and regulatory compliance (www.nsf-dba.com). Since the company’s founding in 1986, DBA provide services with the highest standards and integrity.

In 2007, NSF International acquired DBA to expand its range of health science services on a global scale and in 2010 more than 60 training sessions were delivered to the pharmaceutical, biotech and dietary supplement industries. NSF-DBA provides training and expert services that address the increasing global demand for assistance in these areas.

CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
NSF International
Phone: 734-913-5723
Email: houlahan@nsf.org