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Laboratory Design: Establishing the Facility and Management Structure (single user digital version)

Laboratory Design: Establishing the Facility and Management Structure (single user digital version)

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This book focuses on the design procedures that minimize the likelihood of error. It also explains how to design the laboratory facility to maximize the ability of staff to get their work done in an efficient and effective manner by describing the best practices available for design planning, technical proficiency and careful data analysis.

The goal of the book is to provide help to those who are interested in learning the perspectives of industry leaders, to better organize the microbiology lab, to meet the corporate needs as well as reflect the organization not only in the facility but in the laboratory procedures and training.

This book is unique in looking at the question of lab design from a purely microbiological perspective and offers concrete direction to setting up your systems and facilities to minimize errors and data variability.

Book written in July, 2010

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Table of Contents:

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1. The Role of Microbiology in a Pharmaceutical Quality Program by Anthony M. Cundell
2. Management Issues in the Microbiology Laboratory by Roger Dabbah
3. Quality Systems for the QC Microbiology Laboratory by Lucia Clontz
4. Laboratory Investigations of Microbiological Data Deviations (MDD) by Scott Sutton
5. Training Personnel in the Microbiology Laboratory by Michele M. Conway
6. Safety Considerations in the Quality Control Microbiology Laboratory by Scott Sutton
7. Microbiological Quality for the 21st Century by Linda Skowronsky
8. Design and Layout of the Microbiology Lab by William M. Bennett
9. Building and Equipping a Microbiology Laboratory: How to Budget Size and Cost by Bob Ferer and Scott Sutton
10. Laboratory Water by T. C. Soli
11. The Culture Facility — Procedures and Facility Design by Scott Sutton
12. The Media Kitchen: Preparation and Testing of Microbiological Culture Media by Tim Sandle
13. Environmental Monitoring of Microbiology Laboratories by Frank Settineri
14. The Laboratory Design and Layout for Microbial Identification by Anthony M. Cundell
15. Microbiology Manufacturing Support Laboratory by David A. Porter
16. Building or Remodeling a Laboratory for the Bacterial Endotoxin Test by Karen Zink McCullough

About the Author

Dr. Scott Sutton earned his B.S. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis, and his Masters and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY). After an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA), he went to work for Bausch and Lomb (Rochester, NY) until 1994 when he accepted a position at Alcon Laboratories (Fort Worth, TX). Dr. Sutton left Alcon Laboratories in 2004 as a Director in the R&D division to accept a position as Pharma Consultant (Microbiology) with Vectech Pharmaceutical Consultants, Inc which he left in 2009 as Sr. Director, Microbiology Services.

Scott Sutton is the Principal of Microbiology Network, Inc a company he started in 1996 as a means to encourage training and communications within the microbiological community. He is a recognized consultant and trainer with emphasis in GMP, investigations, Environmental Monitoring and contamination control (both Aseptic manufacturing and non-sterile production facilities) and microbiology laboratory audits and operations. The Microbiology Network supplies consulting, training, webinars and Email discussion groups (PMFList, PSDGList and C-CEList) Dr. Sutton is an active author and speaker for the industry, supports PDA and has served with the USP Analytical Microbiology Committee of Experts since 1993.

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