A day in the life of an expert in the Registrations Department at Tchaikapharma High Quality Medicines Inc.

My name is Pavlina Antova and my professional path has been connected with the pharmaceutical industry for years.

To work in this sector means to help people to get better, to feel better, to improve the quality of their lives, and this is the most important thing for me.

I am working at Tchaikapharma for almost 10 years, and for the last 5 years I am involved in the process of registrations of medicinal products for human use. My work is related to obtaining, maintaining and making changes to the authorizations for medicinal products use.

The changes that have taken place in Bulgaria since the country joined the European Union and the harmonization of the Bulgarian legislation with the European legislation have made the regulatory work quite dynamic and interesting.

How does a typical day go for a registrar? This is a difficult question…

What I have planned for the day can easily change. There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day – every day is different and that is one of the things I enjoy the most about my job. In general, however, the work day consists of phone calls and correspondence with business partners and regulatory officials, writing and reviewing documentation, and organizing and attending meetings.

Much of the work in regulatory involves long-term projects and this enables me to plan my time very well.

The work of a drug registration expert depends heavily on the personal qualities and qualifications but is by no means entirely self-sufficient. Excellent teamwork and constant collaboration with my colleagues in Quality Control, Strategic Development, Procurement and Logistics are also an integral part of our department’s daily routine.