Consultant, CEO

Stephanie Blum, PhD

 Stephanie Blum, PhD

Stephanie Blum is the owner and CEO of the cirQum consultancy in Frankfurt which she founded in 2008. The molecular biologist had previously worked in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry at managerial level for 10 years. Stephanie Blum works as an auditor, consultant and speaker and is the author of various expert publications.

cirQum is a service provider in the area of pharmaceutical quality management (GMP, GCP, GLP, GCLP, GDP, GACP) with a focus on outsourced audits, quality management consulting, and training. The company's focus is primarily on the GMP audits of contract manufacturers and contract laboratories, including manufacturers of active ingredients, excipients and packaging materials.

Furthermore, cirQum carries out GACP audits of the growers and suppliers of vegetable raw materials for manufacturers of herbal medicinal products. The company also specialises in GDP audits of hauliers, warehouses and wholesalers, and GCP, GCLP and GLP audits of test centres, laboratories and testing facilities.

It offers training courses and seminars on GXP issues as well as pharmaceutical quality management consultancy.

She is author or co-author of the following chapters of GMP Compliance Adviser:

  • 1.A Pharmaceutical quality system (PQS)

  • 1.B The documentation of the pharmaceutical quality system (PQS)

  • 1.M Management review