PANEL – Pan-Americas regulatory update
Michael works with the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) of Health Canada. He has been with Health Canada for the last 12 years and is currently the supervisor of pre-market assessment for probiotics. He also has multiple other areas of responsibility, including men’s and women’s health products, personal care products, and dental products. In his studies, he graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in biochemistry, earning a silver medal from the Faculty of Science for the second highest graduating average. He later completed his studies with a Masters in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Prior to his work with Health Canada, he worked for 10 years within Canada’s Healthcare system as well as within the probiotics industry.