The MGP Consulting Team

Marcel Goverde


Sabrina Kuoni


Marcel Goverde

Professional experience

- Release analyses for sterile and non-sterile drug products, excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients
- Development of methods, qualification, validation
- Microbiological monitoring and data trending
- Growth promotion testing of culture media
- Container-closure integrity testing
- Examination of disinfectants and their efficiency
- Antimicrobial effectiveness testing
- Bioindicators for the validation of aseptic processes or decontamination purposes
- Validation of rapid or alternative microbiological methods
- Risk assessment, deviations, microbiological support
- Training sessions
- GMP and microbiological audits
- Lean Labor and Six Sigma- Interdisciplinary projects

Professional background:

Since 2011 

Marcel Goverde has led his own company that specializes in training, consulting and project management in GMP-relevant areas with a focus on microbiology, hygiene and deviation management

2021 - 2022

Microbiological operations manager at a start-up company

2010 – 2011

QC Expert Microbiology, QA/QC Biological & Microbiological Services, ChemOps, Novartis Pharma AG, Basle, Switzerland Main tasks: drug substance release testing, antimicrobial effectiveness testing, risk assessments, deviation handling, LEAN lab, microbiological support

2002 - 2010

Team leader Non-Sterile Products, QC Microbiology, at F. Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd., Basle, Switzerland. Main tasks: product-release testing, microbiological support and monitoring, method development, qualification and validation, projects

Since 2004

Regular speaker for different institutions

Since 2003 

Swiss delegate for working group 1 at the EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Health Care), Strasbourg, France

1994 - 2000

Scientific collaborator at Hintermann & Weber AG, Switzerland, Post Doc and lecturer at the University of Basel. Practical training in the agro biological section of Novartis, Pro Natura and Longo Maï (Costa Rica). Teaching experience at the secondary school level, Switzerland



Mother tongue


Fluent, very good writing skills


Fluent, good writing skills (second mother tongue)


Working knowledge


Fluent (third mother tongue)

Sabrina Kuoni



Start of PhD position at University Hospital Zurich, Research of Obstetrics


Pharmaceutical State Examination

2016 - 2021

Bachelor and Master in Pharmacceutical Sciences, University Basel 


Cambridge Advanced English Certificate in Noosa, Australia

Since 2014 

Employee at MGP Consulting GmbH



Mother tongue 


Very good speaking and good writing skills


Good speaking and writing skills


Speaking skills