Wednesday 14 August 2013

Joe Ridge

It is with sadness that I learnt today of the passing of Joe Ridge. Joe was the publisher of the company Euromed.

Joe had been ill will pancreatic cancer. He was a kind and helpful man, and a publisher of an interesting range of books and journals.

Euromed produce a number of periodicals, including The GMP Review, Clean Air and Containment Review (which of great value to the cleanroom community), Industrial Pharmacy Journal and the vital European Journal of Parenteral & Pharmaceutical Sciences, which as covered a lot of pharmaceutical microbiology.

I worked with Joe in putting together a recent book, along with Madhu Rahu Saghee, about cleanooms called "Cleanroom Management in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare". Joe was a great help in putting this large volume together (which runs to 26 chapters across 600 pages).

Joe's vision in relation to pharmaceutical and healthcare publications will be greatly missed.

Posted by Tim Sandle

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