James Polarine MA STERIS Corporation

James Polarine MA

James Polarine MA STERIS Corporation Senior Technical Service Manager

Mr. Polarine is a senior technical service manager at STERIS Corporation. He has been with STERIS Corporation for twenty-four years. His current technical focus is microbial control in cleanrooms and other critical environments. Mr. Polarine is a 2019 PDA Michael S. Korczynski Award recipient and the 2024 PDA Service Appreciation Award recipient. He is active on the prestigious PDA’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). He was a co-author on PDA’s Technical Report #70 on Cleaning and Disinfection, Technical Report #88 on Microbial Deviations, and the COVID Points to Consider. Mr. Polarine teaches industry regulators as well as the pharmaceutical, biotech, ATMP, and medical device industries at the PDA and the University of Tennessee. Mr. Polarine currently teaches the cleaning and disinfection course as part of the PDA Aseptic Processing Course, IEST, and at the University of Tennessee Parenteral Medications Course. Mr. Polarine is the current past President for the PDA Missouri Valley Chapter and Vice President of Membership for the IEST. He is the PDA Chapter Council Vice Chairperson. Mr. Polarine graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master of Arts in Biology.