Inside Out Quality explores product failures that effected lives and companies, which all could have been avoided. Aaron and Diane aim to both educate and share how a well-designed quality system can save your company and the lives of those you care about.
Intermission: Jeni = 4 Letters for Laughter
In this intermission, we interview Jenifer Fjelstad. Jeni is an undergraduate at Augustana University in Sioux Falls and supports the podcast through her internship. Learn more about her on this intermission!
Primodos: Zebrafish, GLP, and Unanswered Questions
Primodos, a hormone-based pregnancy test, was given to women between 1959 and 1978. Its development occurred before GLP and before standardized testing for teratogenesis (causing birth defects). There are data and suspicions that it caused birth defects, but more questions remain.
This episode of Inside Out Quality explores the story of this in vivo diagnostic with Dr. Neil Vargesson, from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Learn another reason for the importance of Good Laboratory Practices and why pre-clinical studies are key to keeping people safe.
To learn more about Dr. Vargesson's research, visit his site here: Link
Dr. Vargesson's research publication discussed on this show: Link
Intermission: Hailey Nold our first intern and future therapist
Hailey Nold joined Inside Out Quality for season two to help with planning, research, and locating guests. Learn more about Hailey and how she made our work so much fun on this intermission!
Elixir Sulfanilamide and the FD&C Act
How did a formulation change, turn a life saving drug into a poison? How did tragedy push US lawmakers into passing a new act to regulate Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics? Historian Vanessa Burrows with the FDA joins us to share the story of Elixir Sulfanilamide and the FD&C Act of 1938. This is a story of what can go wrong when morality, science, and businesses are done wrong.
To learn more about the FDA's history check out these sites:
Frances Kelsey’s oral history
Elixir sulfanilamide sample bottle
A synopsis of the Elixir Sulfanilamide tragedy
Intermission: Diane and Nate Vegans in Midwest
In season 2 we are bringing you intermissions: short interviews with local professionals and those that help make this podcast happen. We hope you enjoy!
In this intermission, I interview Diane Cox and Nate Poeppel about one of things they have in common: a vegan diet. Join us as we discuss how they chose this diet, why they stick with it, and strategies they employ living in the Midwest.
Boeing 737 MAX: Human Factors with Dr. Mica Endsley
In this episode we explore the tragic failure in human factors engineering on the Boeing 737 MAX and why early incorporation of the user’s needs and limitations is key to developing better, safer products. Dr. Mica Endsley, former Chief Scientist of the Air Force and founder of SA Technologies, joins us to discuss Human Factors Engineering and what we can learn from the 737 MAX tragedies.
Human Factors & Ergonomics Society: www.hfes.org