Cigdem GUNDUZ – Biography

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Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency

Çiğdem GÜNDÜZ graduated from Middle East Technical University Department of Chemistry as an honor student. She completed her master’s degree at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology. After graduating from university, she started to work as R and D specialist at Drogsan İlaçları A.Ş. and İlko Argem. During her R & D expertise, she took an active role in the development of generic drug formulations, validation of analytical methods and bioequivalence studies. She is an advanced user in the use of chromatographic devices such as HPLC, MS, AAS, GC, and interpretation of   the data. She started to work as product inspector at Türkiye İlaç ve Tıbbi Cihaz Kurumu in 2013. Although her  field of activity includes market surveillance and control of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetic products,  she has become professional in the field of medical devices. Currently, she is in charge of the Market Surveillance Unit, Production Facilities Audit Unit and Consumer Complaints and Advertisement Promotion Units in the Medical Device Inspection Department. She represents Turkey as a full member of the European Commission working groups both on market surveillance and international events.