BIO-CAT, a nutritional and industrial biotechnology company, located in Troy, Virginia is pleased to announce the hiring of Elaine Cooling as regulatory affairs manager. Cooling comes to BIO-CAT with 20 years’ experience in quality, regulatory and manufacturing support roles in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently with Allergen Pharmaceuticals International. Cooling’s role will oversee the daily regulatory needs of BIO-CAT’s customers, play a vital role in defining regulatory requirements for BIO-CAT’s strategic plan and interface with key regulatory agencies. Cooling relocated from Ireland to Virginia in August 2017.


Cooling has a master’s degree in Industrial Pharmaceutical Science, an honors degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Coventry University, UK and a diploma in Pharmaceutical Science from Sligo IT, Ireland. In 2005, Cooling became a “Qualified Person” or QP certified by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland/Sligo IT. Prior to sale, the QP reviews each batch of medicinal product that has been manufactured and tested to certify it is in compliance with the laws of the European Union.