Berit Foss, PhD

Quality Assurance Manager
University of South Dakota
(605) 275-7473

Dr. Foss is the Quality Assurance Manager for the cGMP Facility at USD's GEAR Center. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, a MS in Biomedical Engineering, and a BS in Biochemistry. Her experience includes developing and managing a Quality Management System (QMS), generating and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), continuous improvement through CAPAs and investigations, and carrying out the validation of HVAC, Environmental Monitoring, and Aseptic Processing systems.

Selected publications:
Ghimire N, Foss BL, Sun Y, Deng Y. Interactions among osteoblastic cells, Staphylococcus aureus and chitosan-immobilized titanium implants in a post-operative co-culture system: An in vitro study. Journal of biomedical materials research Part A 2016, doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.35597.

Foss BL, Ghimire N, Tang R, Sun Y, Deng Y. Bacteria and osteoblast adhesion to chitosan immobilized titanium surface: A race for the surface. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2015;134:370-6, doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2015.07.014.

Foss BL, Maxwell TW, Deng Y. Chondroprotective Supplementation Promotes the Mechanical Properties of Injectable Scaffold for Human Nucleus Pulposus Tissue Engineering. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2013, doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.08.020.


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