Koen Van der PlasStudy Director at Nelson Labs
Koen Van der Plas graduated in 2004 as Industrial Engineer Chemistry (option Industrial Chemistry) at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Before joining Nelson Labs, he worked for
2 years in different analytical/environmental labs specialized in routine water and soil analyses gaining great practical experience with various analytical techniques such as GC/MS, LC/MS and ICP. He started his career at Nelson Labs (formerly Toxikon) in 2006 in the GC/MS department of the analytical lab. After a period of 7 years, where he witnessed the beginning of extractables and leachables (E&L) testing, he moved to the study director (SD) department where he worked for 5 years in different SD groups specialized and responsible for E&L testing of various pharmaceutical applications for the industry. The last 3 years, he is part of the SD group at Nelson Labs focussing on E&L testing of medical devices (chemical characterization).