Who We Are

Fenton Fong, MSc.

Founder & Principal at xCellarate

30 years of combined corporate and consulting experience in Pharma, Biotech and related industries.

Execution of GMP consulting projects in China, Malaysia, USA, France, Nigeria, Cuba, Peru

ISO9001:2015 certified Lead Auditor

PDA Journal Editorial Board member

More of my bio...

Hi there, my name is Fenton, thanks for visiting xCellarate's site!

I've been working in the regulated healthcare products industry for over 25 years. My career is focused on Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology and has evolved to include other related industries such as Medical Devices, Natural Health Products/Dietary Supplements, and more recently legal Cannabis. 

My passion and skills lie in  three broad areas of regulated healthcare products: Manufacturing, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. It seems that everything I do and the projects that I get involved in all these years somehow always fall within these three areas. 

I still remember the first time I came across the term "Biotechnology" way back in my undergraduate years, while conducting a scientific literature search in "the library stacks", for a term project. -ie. long before the internet age and digital downloads! Something stirred deep inside when I came across this term, it was a pivotal moment of discovery of career direction for me. 

I started out working in a fine chemical production plant, then in life science R&D laboratories, getting my work published, and eventually obtained my MSc. My career expanded into biopharmaceutical product development and commercial manufacturing, followed by Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs interaction with Health Canada & US FDA. My career naturally evolved into industry consulting, I've had an interesting and varied career journey that continues to take me down new avenues.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with clients and helping them with problem solving, execution of complex projects, and providing value-added solutions. We learn and grow together, the relationships that I've built and continue to build along the way are at the core of my purpose.

Feel free to contact me, we hope that xCellarate may be of service to you!

Fenton Fong, MSc

Corporate career highlights which I bring to xCellarate's clients:

John Simon, BSc., RAC, CQA, RQAP-GLP 

Senior Associate

30 years of experience in Pharma, Biotech, Med Device and related  industries in Alberta, 18 years as a consultant in Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs

Certified Quality Auditor through the American Society for Quality. RAC Certification through the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. RQAP-GLP Certification through the Society of Quality Assurance

BSc (Biological Sciences), University of Alberta, 1991

Marvin Cervantes 

Senior Associate

•Product development and commercialization professional with 25 years of experience. Led and managed implementation in design and development, Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs for Medical Device, Natural Health Products, and therapeutics.

Certified ISO13485 Lead Auditor, ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

Brian Tham, BSc., MBA 

Senior Associate





Bob Valdes, MSc., MBA 

Senior Associate

Ali Ardakani

Senior Associate