PDA EU00161 Single-Use-Systems – A New Age of Drug Making

Göttingen, Germany
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Program Highlights

Using single-use systems in GMP regulated biomanufacturing – a practical approach

This course will take place at the Sartorius Stedim facilities in Göttingen.

Note   In response to considerable demand, all participants will now be given access to electronic course notes, which may be printed once for use during the course approximately 1 – 2 weeks in advance. Hard copies of course notes will no longer be provided to participants.

In the biomanufacturing world, a huge product diversification occurs place with new therapeutic approaches rising. Novartis e.g., recently released a new gene therapy drug for two Million Euros per dose, while other companies are still in the development phase for drugs targeting the same disease. Wouldn’t it be great for them to have released these drugs faster to be the first one and to make two Million Euros per dose themselves? And what technologies might have helped to reach this goal?

One possibility to get drugs faster to the market is the use of single-use systems. But are they robust enough when the product contact layer is made from polymers? And what will the authorities say? If the equation SUS plus GMP results in SOS, then you should sign up for this two-day course. Here you will learn and discuss with technical trainers and specialists for data handling and GMP regulations how to implement and operate single-use technologies in a GMP-controlled environment.

During an optional third day, you can look into the manufacturing of single-use bioreactor bags and filters, followed by a visit to the Sartorius Application Center where you can see and test complete process solutions from molecule discovery to large-scale biomanufacturing.

Upon completion of the training course, the participants:

  • have understood the regulations and relevant guidelines for single-use system (SUS) handling
  • can explain basics in single-use processing, bag functionalities, connection-disconnection technologies
  • can operate bags, tubings, filters, and sensors
  • have understood Data Integrity and Data Analysis / Monitoring for SUS handling
  • have understood possible setups for filter and container closure integrity testing in single-use assemblies

Standard Pricing

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Day 1

Tuesday, 09 May 2023 - Optional Facility Tour

13:00 - 14:00 

Insight Into the Production of Bag Assemblies

  • Injection molding of components (e.g. connectors, filter housings, etc.)
  • Production of 50 and 200 L bags for SU bioreactors (STR)

Insight Into the Production of Filters

  • Membrane production
  • Cartridge, capsule and filter modules production

Coffee Break

Overview on Complete Single-use Bioprocesses From Molecule Development to Final Filling

  • Tour through the Application Center
  • With option for further hands-on tests

End of Facility Tour

Joint Dinner

Day 2

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Welcome & Introduction of Participants; Safety Briefing

Introduction to Single-use Bioprocessing

GMP Update on SUS (Part 1)

  • Current GMP regulation
  • FDA requirements
  • Technical guidelines
  • Regulatory expectations

Coffee Break

GMP Update on SUS (Part 2)

  • New Annex 1

Hands-on Exercise 1

  • Gowning
  • Experiment on advantages of SUS

Lunch Break

Basics in Single-use Bioprocessing Focus on Bags

  • Manufacturing of SU Consumables
  • Different bag functionalities

Coffee Break

Hand-on Exercise 2 (Cleanroom)

  • Connection/Disconnection

Wrap-up Day 1

End of Training Course Day 1

Joint Dinner

Day 3

Thursday, 11 May 2023

Sensors and Automation in Single-use Systems

  • Overview and demonstration

Hand-on Exercise 3

  • Overview bag types

Coffee Break

Data Integrity, Data Analysis and Monitoring

  • Regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • Data integrity for computer, paper and hybrid systems
  • Control of meta-data
  • Data integrity strategies for compliance
  • Checking for Data Integrity issues in practice
  • Experimental approach

Lunch Break

Filtration & CCT

  • Filter Integrity Testing in SUS
  • Bag Assembly Integrity Testing

Hand-on Exercise 4

  • Filter Integrity Testing

Coffee Break

Filter Integrity Testing Fault Handling – GMP View

  • GMP requirements
  • Pre- and Post-use integrity testing
  • Impact of new EU GMP Annex 1 requirements

GMP Practical Session

  • Failed filter IT - what to do under GMP?
  • What are the differnces between media preparation and final filtration of a drug product prior filling?
  • 'Bioburden Reduction' vs. 'Sterile Filtration'

Data Recording & Evaluation

  • Data logging
  • Batch monitoring

Wrap-up Day 2

End of Training Course

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Training Location

Sartorius Stedim Biotech
Otto-Brenner Str. 20
37079 Göttingen, Germany

Hotel Nearby

PDA Europe recommends the reservation at the following hotel.
The general terms of business are valid at the event hotel.

Best Western Hotel Am Papenberg
Hermann-Rein-Straße 2, 37075 Goettingen
Tel: +49 551 30550

How to Get Here
By Air Nearest Airport: Hannover Airport Airport Phone: +49 (0)511 977-0