PDA EU00107 Container Closure Integrity Testing - Basic Course

Copenhagen, Denmark
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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.

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.
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
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

Standard Registration

Member Price

€ 2.090


€ 2.090

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Day 1

Thursday, 25 April 2024

Welcome and Introduction

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


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

Coffee Break

CCI Test Methods: Fundamentals

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

CCI Test Methods: Overview

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

Lunch Break

CCI Testing Technologies

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

Special Topic: API Container Testing using Helium leak detection

Coffee Break

Application Case Studies (Part 1)

  • Tracer gas (Helium leak detection)
  • AMI Optical emission spectroscopy for CCI testing

Airborne Ultrasound

Hands-on Training

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

Day 1 Wrap-Up, Q&A

End of Training Course Day 1

Day 2

Friday, 26 April 2024


Application Case Studies (Part 2)

  • Vacuum and pressure decay
  • Mass Extraction

Hands-on Training

  • All instrument stations

Coffee Break

Application Case Studies (Part 3)

  • Headspace gas ingress
  • HVLD

Hands-on Training

  • All instrument stations

Lunch Break

Special Topic - Residual Seal Force: A Powerful Vial Quality Test

Special Topic: Case Study: Systemic Evaluation of Vial Container Closure System Suitability at Frozen Condition

Approaches to CCI testing method selection

Coffee Break

Development and Validation of Integrity Test Methods

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

Group exercise:
Product life cycle testing and method selections

Group Exercise - presentations & discussion

End of Training Course
Agenda is subject to change.

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