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CMIC, Inc.


CMIC offers a unique blend of accomplished researchers, proprietary methodologies, and precision instrumentation.CMIC, Inc. (formerly JCL Bioassay USA) is a leading CRO and a provider specialized in bioanalytical services in support of TK/PK studies for pre-clinical and clinical developments. Located in Hoffman Estates, IL, the company provides cutting-edge capabilities and sophisticated expertise in bioanalytical method development, method validation/qualification and study sample analysis for small and large molecules. As a strategic drug development partner, CMIC helps sponsors to overcome challenges in bioanalysis with expertise, rapid turn-around-time and high quality services.


Our Mission is to contribute to high quality, efficient drug development and conduct science that contributes to the public welfare.

Our Vision is to become the most respected and trusted bioanalytical laboratories in the world.

Our Promise is to uphold a strict code of conduct, which is to:
• Conduct ourselves according to a strict business code of ethics
• Be professional scientists and continue to improve our expertise through extensive training and continuing education while performing as specialists in the industry
• Resolutely pursue our mission to contribute to high quality, efficient drug development

Our History - CMIC has over 30 years of experience in bioanalytical small molecule analysis and a reputation for excellence and a strong commitment to helping improve lives around the world. With dedication to the drug development market and continued success, CMIC has become a leading CRO in Japan and North America. Today, CMIC continues to grow and expand its facility and capabilities to meet the needs of our clients and the changing drug development environment.



Key Milestones


1984

Contract bioanalytical services begin while part of Nighon Igaku Rinsho

2005

Spun off from Nighon Igaku Rinsho and founded JCL Corp. with labs in Japan

2008

JCL begins construction of facility in Hoffman Estates

2010

Grand opening of JCL. First project agreement with major pharmaceutical


2011

Implementation of Master Control quality document management system

2011

Installation of Hamilton Microlab Star and Hamilton Nimbus Microlab

2013

Laboratories standardize on Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS

2014

Expansion of service offerings to include ligand-binding assays


2015

Name change from JCL Bioassay to CMIC, Inc.

2017

Lab Facility expansion and enhancement of service capabilities


Management Team


Kunio Momiyama - President and CEO

Mike Suga - President and CEO

Mike has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotech industry. He has led the company since March 2015 as President and CEO at the time JCL Bioassay USA, Inc. joined CMIC Group as a wholly owned subsidiary. Mike also serves as Corporate Officer, Presidents Office, CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. reporting to its CEO and Board of Directors advising on CMIC’s biotech and large molecule investments.
Mike previously held a number of governance, operational and leadership roles at the healthcare and life sciences divisions of General Electric and Japan Tobacco, Japan and United States. He has always been active in liaison roles among science/technology and business/commercial as well as driving cross-functional/cross-cultural teams to deliver innovation.
Mike earned bachelor and master degrees in agricultural biosciences from University of Tokyo. He also completed General Electric’s company internal training at its Crotonville, New York main campus.


Jenny Lin - VP Operations and CSO

Jenny Lin - Chief Operating Officer (Test Facility Manager)

Jenny has more than 20 years of experience in analytical and bioanalytical management in support of drug discovery and development programs. She joined CMIC, Inc. in 2009. Jenny brings extensive knowledge and know-how in building a quality system and is responsible for the overall operations and direction of Bioanalytical Laboratories & Quality Assurance. She also oversees general operations of Business development, IT, Safety and financial operations of the company. She was selected as a team member of Global Bioanalytical Consortium (GBC), in an effort to make recommendations to harmonize global bioanalysis practice. Previous to joining CMIC, she began her career in a contract research laboratory at MediChem Research, Inc. She subsequently worked in various managerial positions at MediChem in Chromatography groups and analytical chemistry team. She then spent the next 11 years at deCODE Chemistry as Director of Analytical Chemistry and then, subsequently, Vice President of Analytical Chemistry. Jenny directly participated in analytical and bioanalytical development for numerous pre-clinical and clinical trials in support of IND/NDA filings. Jenny has been the author and coauthor for more than 30 publications, white papers and presentations for international conferences. She is also the inventor of 7 issued US patents. Jenny earned her BS in Analytical Chemistry at Peking University and her MS in Medicinal Chemistry at University of Connecticut. She continues to grow her knowledge and is working toward a Master of Business Administration. Jenny is a member of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), American Chemical Society (ACS), National Association of Professional Woman (NAPW) and Global CRO Council (GCC).


Lucy Touma-Youakim - Quality Assurance Manager

Lucy Touma-Youakim - Quality Assurance Manager

Lucy has nearly 25 years of experience in GLP and GMP regulated contract pharmaceutical laboratories. Lucy is responsible for providing leadership in development and implementation of an independent quality system to support lab operations for CMIC, Inc.; for identifying areas of regulatory risk and bringing these to the attention of lab and senior management; for developing and executing training for all CMIC, Inc. employees on quality assurance policies, programs, initiatives and GLP regulatory requirements; for writing, reviewing, and approving (where applicable) procedures and quality documentation. She is also leading an effective Quality Assurance Team to ensure lab operations are in compliance with GLP requirements.
Prior to joining CMIC, Inc. in July of 2013, Lucy held positions in quality assurance at multiple contract research laboratories including the IIT Research Institute and Experimur, LLC. In addition to her college teaching experience, Lucy has experience in various related positions including as a laboratory biologist and a laboratory manager. She has monitored studies designed to comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards established under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). Additionally, she has extensive knowledge of international regulations including those set forth in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and guidelines for Japan's testing of drugs (MHW) and agrichemicals (MAFF).
Lucy earned her MS in Biology, Physical Education, and Social Sciences at Bremen University in Germany, and she continues to grow her knowledge by attending relevant meetings, seminars and classes. Lucy has been a Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Laboratory Practices (RQAP-GLP) since 2004, and she is an active member of the Society of Quality Assurance (SQA) and the Midwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Quality Assurance (MWSQA).


Denise Waschick - HR/ Admin. Manager

Denise Waschick - HR/ Admin. Manager

Denise serves as the Human Resource/Administrative Manager to guide and manage the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs as well as oversee the administration team. She is an accomplished business professional with over 11 years of leadership experience directing aspects of human resource management, payroll management, administrative management and financial oversight. She originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives to provide an employee-oriented; high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards; goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Major areas of responsibility include recruiting/staffing, indoctrination and training, programs for regulatory compliance, employee relations, compensation, benefits, safety and health, employee communications and expatriate relations.
Denise obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is certified as a Professional in Human Resource (PHR). She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


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