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PDA EU00107 Container Closure Integrity Testing - Basic Course

Oct 19 - Oct 20, 2023
Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Europe

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Program Highlights

Presentation on Technology, Instruments Demo, and Hands-on Training kindly supported by several suppliers of Container Closure Integrity testing systems and services.

Overview

This training course focuses on theoretical and practical fundamentals of various CCI testing technologies and provides a systematic approach to applying these testing methods for CCI verification throughout drug product lifecycle. The training course will enable the participants to implement CCI testing strategies to ensure adequate drug product protection and be compliant with relevant regulatory and compendia requirements. In this training course, participants gain critical problem solving skills through:

  • interactive discussions with a panel of cross-functional technical experts consisting of CCI testing laboratory experts, testing instrument suppliers/manufacturers, and pharmaceutical packaging development engineers
  • hands-on testing training on the newest innovations and state-of-the-art instruments
  • real-world case studies.

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 19 October 2023

    9:00
    Welcome and Introduction


    9:15
    Regulatory Requirements:
    CCI Introduction, Regulatory Requirements, and Industry Trends


    10:00
    Introduction

    • Testing requirement definition – risk based approach
    • CCI Profile & Testing strategy development
    • CCI Assurance throughout Product Lifecycle

    10:30
    Coffee Break

    11:00
    CCI Test Methods: Fundamentals

    • CCI defects and commonly used positive controls
    • Evolution of CCI testing technology: liquid flow, gas flow, electron flow (electric current)

    11:30
    Methodologies for Sizing CCI Defects Using Gas Flow Dynamics


    12:00
    Lunch Break

    13:00
    CCI Test Methods: Overview

    • Deterministic vs probabilistic definitions
    • Physicochemical methods vs microbiological methods: differences and correlations
    • Microbial and Dye Ingress Testing Basics

    13:30
    Advanced CCI Testing Technologies

    • Vacuum and pressure decay
    • Mass Extraction
    • Headspace analysis
    • HVLD
    • Tracer gas (helium leak detection)

    14:30
    Coffee Break


    15:00
    Special Topic: Preventative Studies Critical Dimensions and Capping


    15:30
    Application Case Studies (Part 1)

    • Tracer gas (Helium leak detection)
    • Vacuum and pressure decay

    16:10
    Hands-on Training

    • All instrument stations
      • HVLD station
      • Vacuum decay
      • Headspace
      • Helium leak detection
      • Mass extraction
      • AMI Optical Emission Spectroscopy

    16:50
    Day 1 Review, Q&A


    17:00
    End of Training Course Day 1

  • Friday, 20 October 2023

    8:30
    Welcome


    8:40
    Application Case Studies (Part 2)

    • AMI Optical emission spectroscopy for CCI testing
    • Mass Extraction

    9:20
    Hands-on Training

    • All instrument stations

    10:10
    Coffee Break


    10:40
    Application Case Studies (Part 3)

    • Headspace analysis
    • HVLD

    11:20
    Hands-on Training

    • All instrument stations

    12:00
    Lunch Break

    12:40
    Approaches to CCI Testing Method Selection

    Method Selection Case Studies


    13:00
    Development and Validation of Integrity Test Methods

    • Method development best practices
    • Method validation strategy
    • Pitfalls and solutions

    14:20
    Introduce group exercise:
    Product life cycle testing and method selections


    14:30
    Coffee Break


    15:00
    Group Exercise - Breakout


    15:30
    Group Exercise - Presentations & Discussion


    16:00
    End of Training Course

Trainers

Allison L. Dill
Allison L. Dill
Eli Lilly and Company
Coralie A. Richard
Coralie A. Richard
Eli Lilly and Company

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    This training course utilizes lectures, case studies, and interactive hands-on training on testing instruments to provide insight into the latest developments of Container Closure Integrity (CCI) Testing, with focus on achieving the following key objectives:

    • Understanding up-to-date regulatory and pharmacopeia requirements on CCI.
    • Defining CCI requirements for various container and drug product types using a risk-based approach.
    • Explaining working principles of various CCI testing techniques and their practical applications, with focus on deterministic methods such as tracer gas detection (e.g. helium leak detection), electrical conductivity and capacitance (HVLD), vacuum decay leak detection, laser-based gas headspace analysis, mass extraction leak test.
    • Selecting and applying appropriate testing methods for both laboratory and in-process testing to formulate comprehensive package integrity verification profiles.
    • Defining CCI testing method development and validation approach and best practices.
    • Avoiding common issues and pitfalls in CCI testing applications
  • Who Should Attend
    • Parenteral drug packaging engineers and formulation scientists
    • Laboratory scientific staff and managers
    • Parenteral manufacturing staff
    • Sterility Quality Assurance
    • Regulatory affair scientists
    • Pharmaceutical packaging component manufacturing staff

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Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Accommodations

    PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel

    Gothia Towers Hotel
    Mässans Gata 24
    41294 Gothenburg,
    Sweden

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 15th August 2023.

    Book your room at the PDA Group Rate via the above-mentioned reservation button.

  • Amenities

    Just a 20-minute walk from the hotel you will find The Garden Society of Gothenburg - one of Europe's best-preserved 19th-century parks. At the other end of town you will find the Botanical Garden, a world-class botanical garden with over 16,000 species to admire.

How to Get Here

By Air

Airport buses travel to and from Landvetter Airport (appox. 20 min. journey) stopping at Korsvägen/Svenska Mässan. They run directly between these stops.

By Car

E6 / E20 (from north) and road 45 (from Karlstad): On arrival at Gothenburg, turn off at the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Take the first exit on the left, turn right onto Örgrytevägen and then take the next exit right towards Svenska Mässan. E6 / E20 (from south) and road 40 (from Borås): On arrival at Gothenburg, turn off at the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Then take the second exit right towards the hotel.

Other Options

From the main railway station take the number 2 tram (towards Krokslätt) or the 4 (towards Mölndal). From Brunnsparken Square you can also take the number 5 tram (towards Torp). The trams stop at Korsvägen / Svenska Mässan. Tram timetables can be found on the Västtrafik website.

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