Modality Solutions Hires Consulting Engineer

Modality Solutions, a consultancy offering cold chain management support to biopharmaceutical and health products companies, has hired Shubhra Kochar as a consulting engineer. Kochar will join the existing lineup of subject-matter experts who launched Modality Solutions last year: Gary M. Hutchinson, Paul J. Harber, Daniel J. Littlefield, Brian Wallin, and Donald Wilson. The team offers quality engineering/logistics consulting, systems integration, and simulation laboratory services.

“Shubhra Kochar joining Modality Solutions underscores our goals for continued growth,” said Modality Solutions President, Gary Hutchinson, in a press release. “From discovery to distribution, we want to be the ‘go to’ firm to ensure regulatory compliance and to decrease development cycle times. Today’s challenges require a diverse mix of engineering, process knowledge and validation approaches. Shubhra will be instrumental in helping us achieve our objectives for our clients.”

Kochar received her degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University. There she served as the project lead for the Board of Regent’s Environmental Scan Project for the Centers of Excellence in Biomedicine and Healthcare. Kochar was recognized with 2011 and 2012 Women in Engineering Outstanding Academic Awards. Her senior design project, a Knee Ankle Foot Orthotic (KAFO), was awarded the Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Competition Award from the 2012 Multiple Perspectives Conference hosted by the American Disability Association at The Ohio State University. In addition the KAFO design project won first place in the socially disabled category of the OSU Annual Senior Engineers Capstone Showcase.

This past June, Hutchinson and Littlefield spoke in the PMP News Webcast, “Sustainability in Thermal Packaging and Controlled-Environment Logistics Design for the Biopharmaceutical Industry.” They discussed sustainability considerations when developing thermal packaging and logistics programs for the biopharmaceutical industry. Please visit to register to view the Webcast on-demand.

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