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Aseptic Processing in the Manufacture of Biotech and Pharmaceutical Products

  April 15, 2010  
The Center for Professional Innovation & Education, King of Prussia, PA
July 12 & 13, 2010

Who Should Attend

This is a two-day course for people who need to understand the technical fundamentals of aseptic processing or who are responsible for aseptic operations in a lab, pilot or commercial setting. The course is ideally suited to industrial microbiologists, scientists and engineers either with technical or managerial responsibilities in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Learning Objectives

During and upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand fundamental aseptic facility design principles
  • Appreciate what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects of an aseptic filling operation including key differences in other regulated markets
  • Better understand aseptic container-closure systems and leak testing
  • Know how to properly check equipment and systems in preparation for processing via process simulations - media fills
  • Learn the difference between aseptic processing and terminal sterilization
  • Learn about the importance of an environmental monitoring program
  • Understand the technical fundamentals behind filter sterilization
  • Begin to apply risk management strategies to aseptic operations
  • Be in a better position to manage your clean room operations
  • Appreciate the difference between isolators and barriers
  • Know more about lesser-used techniques in aseptic processing
  • Understand autoclave cycles and microbiological lethality
  • Know about dry heat sterilization and depyrogenation
  • Understand gamma and beta radiation sterilization
  • Learn about ethylene oxide sterilization
  • Know the basics of lyophilization - freeze drying
  • Be introduced to radiopharmaceuticals
  • Learn where cleaning validation fits in
  • Learn about the various types of pharmaceutical water, including water for injection; pure steam generators
  • Understand how validation concepts are inter-woven
  • Receive practical tips on how to manage your aseptic operations

Course Description

Whether for biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical applications, this course presents the technical basics that govern aseptic processing and provides practical advice for attendees to troubleshoot and manage their aseptic operations. Although, the course emphasizes industrial microbiology, various types of sterilization, and facility design fundamentals, these subjects are presented in the context of regulatory compliance, Good Manufacturing Practice, and FDA/international current thinking.

Please be aware that this course is designed to address aseptic filling common to biotech and pharmaceutical products.  It does not address formulation development, cell culture, fermentation, preparative separations, or similar upstream or downstream processes.

Organized by: Center for Professional Innovation & Education
Invited Speakers: info@cfpie.com
Deadline for Abstracts: n/a
Registration: http://www.cfpie.com/showitem.aspx?productid=005&source=hummolgen
E-mail: info@cfpie.com
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