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PDA EU00184 Understanding Sterilization

Jul 02 - Jul 04, 2024
Albuzzano, Italy

  • Education
  • Europe

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Program Highlights

The course will be held at Fedegari’s Tech Center, where participants will be able to discuss real-life problems while using Fedegari equipment to apply their new knowledge and capabilities.

Overview

Three days fully dedicated to every sterilization aspect, from basic principles to validation activities. Starting from an overview of all sterilization methods, participants will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of moist-heat sterilization. Not only theoretical sessions, but also hands-on training with process machines for increasing your practical knowledge.

The course will be held at Fedegari’s Tech Center, where participants will be able to discuss real-life problems while using Fedegari equipment to apply their new knowledge and capabilities. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges with experts in sterilization and contamination control.

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Tuesday, 02 July 2024

    9:00
    Introduction to Current Sterilization Methods

    • Distinguish disinfection, sterilization
    • E- Beam
    • ɤ-Irradiation

    10:00
    Coffee Break

    10:30
    Introduction to Current Sterilization Methods (cont.)

    • EtO
    • Nitrogen Dioxide

    11:30
    Introduction to Current Sterilization Methods (cont.)

    • Hydrogen Peroxide: Principle and Application in Pharma, Equipment
    • Regulations

    13:00
    Lunch Break

    14:00
    Plant Tour


    15:00
    Coffee Break

    15:15
    Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination in Practice

    • Group session with practical examples of correct/wrong cycles
    • Correct placement of probes and indicators for various load types

    17:15
    End of Training Course Day 1

  • Wednesday, 03 July 2024

    8:30
    Wrap-up of Day 1 and Questions


    9:00
    Moist-heat Sterilization, Load Types and Process/ Autoclave Selection

    • Counterpressure cycles
    • Case studies

    10:30
    Coffee Break

    11:00
    Moist-heat Sterilization, Load Types and Process/ Autoclave Selection

    • Steam sterilization: general concepts
    • Case studies

    12:30
    Lunch Break

    13:30
    Routinely and Operational Tests: Description

    • Vacuum and pressure leak test
    • Steam quality test
    • Bowie & Dick test

    14:30
    From Annex 1: Air Detector and Functioning

    • Air removal failure - detection with air detector system

    15:30
    Coffee Break

    15:45
    From Annex 1: Air Detector and Functioning (cont.)

    • Air removal failure - detection with air detector system

    16:45
    Q&A Session


    17:00
    End of Training Course Day 2
  • Thursday, 04 July 2024

    8:30
    Wrap-up of Day 2 and Questions


    9:00
    Validation and Equipment Qualification Concepts

    • Temperature mapping and practical sessions common loads
    • Equilibration time

    10:30
    Coffee Break

    11:00
    Validation and Equipment Qualification Concepts

    • Biological indicators and validation

    12:30
    Lunch Break

    13:30
    New Annex 1 Revision - What Changes for Sterilization?


    14:30
    Parametric Release


    15:45
    Coffee Break

    16:00
    How does Fedegari answer to Annex 1 Requirements


    17:00
    Q&A Session


    17:30
    End of Training Course

Trainers

Annick Gillet
Annick Gillet
Sterigenics

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    The participants:

    • Have understood concepts of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization
    • Have understood the principles of moist heat/dry heat sterilization
    • Have an overview of other sterilization methods (gamma irradiation, E-Beam, EtO)
    • Can calculate F and D values
    • Have understood the different cycle requirements for various load types (solid, porous, liquid)
    • Have understood approaches for qualification of equipment
    • Have understood challenges and solutions for biological and chemical indicators
  • Why Attend

    Why Attend

    Attendees will learn how to:

    • Create the perfect cycle for liquid and porous loads
    • Run biological and thermal validation
  • Who Should Attend
    • Manufacturing Supervisors and Operators
    • QA Managers
    • QC Managers
    • Facility Managers/Technicians
    • Validation/Qualification Personnel
    • Equipment Manufacturers
    • Head of Production
    • Process Engineers
    • Process Developers

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Fedegari Autoclavi s.p.a.

SS 235 km 8
Albuzzano, Italy

Fedegari Autoclavi s.p.a.
  • Accommodations

    Training Location

    Fedegari Group
    Fedegari Autoclavi s.p.a.
    SS 235 km 8
    27010 Albuzzano (PV), Italy


    Hotel Nearby

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    The general terms of business are valid at the event hotels.

    HOTEL MODERNO
    Viale Vittorio Emanuele II, 41
    27100 Pavia - Italy
    Tel.: +39 0382 303401
    Fax: +39 0382 25225
    Email
    Hotel Website

    HOTEL AURORA
    Viale Vittorio Emanuele II, 25
    27100 Pavia - Italy
    Tel.: +39 0382 303401
    Fax: +39 0382 25225
    Email
    Hotel Website

  • Amenities

How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airport: Linate Airport

By Car

Transfer per Taxi to the Training Location Distance: 52 km Duration: 43 min Estimated Fee: 95 Euros

Other Options

Transfer per Trains and Bus to the Training Location Direction: 52 km Duration: 2h 40 min Estimated Fee: Check upon arrival at the airport

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