Steven RichterChief Science Officer of Avista Pharma Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Richter is CSO at Avista Pharma Solutions (formerly Microtest) Inc. With his expertise in Sterilization Sciences, Dr. Richter founded Microtest in 1984 after a 5-year career as a microbiologist at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Under his leadership, Microtest has provided the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries with premier testing and manufacturing support. Dr. Richter received a B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, an M.S. degree Biological Sciences from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and a Ph.D. in Sterilization Sciences from Columbia Pacific University using the University of Maryland Advisor.