Perla Almazan, CLS, MT (ASCP)

CLS, MT(ASCP), Research Scientist
Director of Clinical Operations, Millennium Laboratories

As the Millennium Laboratories Director of Clinical Operations, Perla Almazan manages the operations of the Millennium clinical laboratory to ensure regulatory compliance and quality of services to its customers, resulting in accurate and timely reviews, evaluation, and release of test results. Through her strong quality assurance background, Almazan has implemented several Total Quality Management process improvements that enable the laboratory to thrive in high complexity testing. Almazan also serves as a Research Scientist with the Millennium Research Institute (MRI).

With more than 20 years experience in the laboratory/pharmaceutical/CRO industry, Almazan’s substantial expertise includes positions with Scripps Memorial Hospital as a Medical
Technologist, Bayer Corporation as QA Laboratory Services Manager, and Quintiles as Manager in Clinical Data Management.

Almazan is licensed through the State of California as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, and through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), is certified as a Medical Technologist. Almazan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from San Diego State University.