Quality Assurance Associate
Karen Petraitis has joined the MicroWorks team as a Quality
Assurance Associate. Her education includes a B.S. in
Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
She has over twelve years of experience in the Microbiology
field. Her experience started at Diebel Laboratories as the
Microbiology Laboratory Manager. Her experience at Diebel
included management of the testing of food samples for
foodborne pathogens, setting up environmental samples,
coordinating testing for clients and training laboratory
In 1995, she moved into the pharmaceutical industry, working
for American Pharmaceutical Partners where she held
positions of Scientist, Senior Scientist in New Product
Development and Supervisor. At APP, Karen performed test
method validations, antibiotic assays, USP sterility testing
and endotoxin testing. She also supervised the finished
product group, signed microbiological releases for finished
product, supported new product development and taught
Aseptic training to the manufacturing personnel at the
She joined MicroWorks, Inc. in 2003 for a short project and
has now rejoined the team as a Quality Assurance Associate.
She will be responsible for on-going support of the
laboratory, review of documentation and maintenance of the
Internal Audit program.