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Understanding Sterilization Methods for Products and Devices

  January 24, 2018  
CfPIE - The Center for Professional Innovation & Education, Malvern, PA USA
November 15 & 16, 2018

Course Description - Course runs 9:00 to 5:00 both days (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

The course provides a basic but comprehensive presentation of sterilization procedures as they are used in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.  After you complete this course you will understand how and why specific sterilization methods are used in particular applications, how the methods are validated, and the strengths and weaknesses of different methods. You will understand what equipment is used in sterilizations, sterilization cycle development, sampling of products for sterility, and sterility assurance.  You will also be presented with the latest developments in the microbial monitoring techniques used in sterility estimations.

An extensive appendix providing detailed discussions of some sterilization topics and scientific literature references is included with the course notes. The purpose of the appendix is to provide supplementary material for attendees who wish to go deeper into specific aspects of sterilization after the course.

Who Should Attend

This basic course covers the commonly used methods for producing sterile products including terminal sterilization and aseptic processing. The course is designed for any person interested in understanding what the concept of sterility means and how it is achieved in practice. No previous knowledge of microbiology or any method of sterilization is assumed.

Organized by: Center for Professional Innovation & Education
Invited Speakers:

Jay A. Glasel, Ph.D.

Specialties: Biotechnology, Manufacturing

Dr. Jay A. Glasel is an internationally recognized scientist with extensive experience in molecular immunology, biochemistry and pharmacology. He is the founder and Managing Director of Global Scientific Consulting, LLC.

Prior to becoming a scientific consultant, he was a Professor in the Department of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology at the University of Connecticut Medical/Dental School. He has conducted extended scientific research and delivered presentations at leading science/technology organizations in North America, Europe and Asia.

As a scientific consultant, Dr. Glasel has had many diverse clients in the areas of pharmaceutical R&D, as well as, cleanroom and sterile environment facilities. He has published numerous articles dealing with the general subject of removal of microbial contamination from work areas.

He was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at the University of Chicago and holds a B.S., with honors, major in Chemistry, minor in Physics from the California Institute of Technology.

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He is the Senior author of 120 original research articles, invited chapters and invited reviews in scientific publications. He is also the editor of a widely used textbook, "Introduction to Biophysical Methods for Protein and Nucleic Acid Research."

Other Publications:

  • "Summary of the MRSA Problem", CIRIscience.org online, November, 2007
  • "Cleaning Methods for Ceramic Tile Floors: A Quantitative Comparison of Conventional and Fluid Extraction", Controlled Environments, April, 2008
  • "Development of an Optimal Cleaning Program Through ICM: What does measurement mean to you?", CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management online, February, 2009
  • "Bringing Home Something Other than Homework from School: Microbial Contamination from Highly Touched Objects", CIRIscience.org online, July, 2009
  • "The All-important Fine Details Underlying an Effective Cleaning and Disinfection Program", Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum Newsletter, 17(7) July, 2009
  • "Restroom Cleaning: Using Science in the Fight Against Design Flaws", CIRIscience.org online, August, 2009
  • "The Importance of Correct Sampling and Swabbing in ICM Programs", CIRIscience.org online , May, 2010
  • "Detergent Residues on Surfaces—Food for Microbes", CIRIscience.org online, January, 2011
  • "Hot Spot Cleaning For Safer Environments", CleanFax online, Fall 2011
  • "What The Cleaning Industry Can Learn From Cleanrooms: Standardized, consistent cleaning lends itself to various applications in the JanSan industry", CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management online, November, 2011
  • "Biowarfare in the Restroom", Clean India Journal, February, 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: N/A
Registration: https://www.cfpie.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=253
E-mail: info@cfpie.com
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