James S. Damico
Mr. Damico is president and founder of SciReg, Inc. He has extensive experience and expertise in regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and scientific investigations pertaining to the regulation of crop protection products/pesticides and non-agricultural pesticides.
Mr. Damico is involved in all phases of SciReg’s consulting services, including product approval activities and development/presentation of training programs in GLPs and regulatory compliance. He is also responsible for designing, monitoring, and quality assuring various clinical and non-clinical studies to support product approvals (i.e., analytical chemistry, residue chemistry, efficacy, environmental fate, ecotoxicity, worker exposure, target animal safety, mammalian toxicity, and mutagenicity studies). Further, Mr. Damico is involved in our development of alternative strategies to satisfy product approval requirements in the absence of complete/new data sets.
Before establishing SciReg, Mr. Damico was Manager of Regulatory Affairs at SRA International, Inc., a consulting firm where he implemented and oversaw the company’s product registration, approval, and testing processes. Mr. Damico began his career at Hazleton Laboratories, Inc. (now Covance Laboratories, Inc.), a leading contract toxicology, chemistry, and environmental testing firm. At Hazleton, he conducted acute, subchronic, chronic, teratogenicity, and reproduction toxicology studies and then served as a quality assurance supervisor managing the GLP audit activities of a team of auditors reviewing data generated to support FDA, EPA, and international product approvals.
Mr. Damico earned his bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He is an active member of the Society of Quality Assurance (SQA) and the National Capital Area Regional Society of Quality Assurance (NCARSQA). He is certified as a Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Laboratory Practices (RQAP-GLP). Mr. Damico has served on SQA’s Regional Chapter Presidents Committee and as President, Vice President, Past President, Program Committee Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, and Corporate Relations Committee Chair for NCARSQA.