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Best Practices and Points to Consider in Aseptic Processing

Sep 05 - Sep 06, 2019
Munich, Germany

Aim of this training course is to facilitate a deeper understanding and provide insights into the Aseptic Processing environment, and to go beyond what is commonly covered in books on that subject.

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Aim of this training course is to facilitate a deeper understanding and provide insights into the Aseptic Processing environment, and to go beyond what is commonly covered in books on that subject. A practical and highly interactive approach will enable participants to get actively involved, discussing guidelines and Warning Letters in addition to sharing perspectives and solutions to issues found in everyday job situations.

A kaleidoscope of hot topics such as Best Practices and Case Studies from different areas of Aseptic Processing, Sterile Production facilities, QA/ QC Microbiology Control, Shop Floor Mentoring and Oversight will be addressed. Training and Motivation of staff, use of Risk Assessments and Quality Culture are further relevant aspects.

Lively interactions will make this a valuable learning experience for all.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 05 September 2019

    Welcome and Collection of Participant Expectations

    Introductional Test about Selected Hot Topics in Aseptic Processing

    • Discussion of answers

    Coffee Break

    Important Aspects of Sterilization, Cleaning and Disinfection, Gowning Procedures

    • Steam & Dry Heat Sterilization
      • Moist Heat sterilization (Fo- Concept)
      • Dry Heat Depyrogenation
      • What can go wrong and common Audit findings
      • Following PDA TRs are briefly addressed:
        • Technical Report 1 (TR 1) / TR 3 / TR 48 / TR 61
    • Key elements for Cleaning & Disinfection in cleanrooms
      • Procedures and Best Practices
      • Common mistakes and audit finding
        • TR 70 Fundamentals of Cleaning and Disinfection Programs for Aseptic Manufacturing
    • Gowning steps for entering grade A/B area
      • Teamwork
      • Important points to consider

    Lunch Break

    Important Aspects of Sterilization, Cleaning and Disinfection, Gowning Procedures (cont.)

    Team Excercise 1: How to Build Up a New Aseptic Filling Line

    Coffee Break

    Aspects of Clean Room Concepts and Good Aseptic Working Practices

    • Conventional filling lines
    • RABS and isolators
    • Understanding First Air and barrier concepts
      • TR 62 Recommended Practices for Manual Aseptic Processes
    • Points to Consider for Aseptic Processing: Part 1 & Part 2
    • Update on new PDA TR Points to Consider for Isolators

    End of Day 1
  • Friday, 06 September 2019

    Best Practices in Aseptic Processing Simulation

    • Basic Concepts and Regulatory Framework about Process Simulations
    • Best Practices in Media Fills for Finished Dosage Form and API
      • TR 22 Process Simulation for Aseptically Filled Products
    • (Re)Qualification of Operators
    • Categorization of Interventions

    Effective Oversight at the Shop Floor, Good Training Methods

    • Regulatory requirements and framework
    • Sharing my best practices and effectiveness
    • Examples from the shop floor worldwide

    Coffee Break

    Important Aspects in Environmental Monitoring

    • TR 13 Fundamentals of an Environmental Monitoring Program
    • Regulatory requirements and expectations
    • Rationale for sample locations and frequency

    Team Exercise 2: Set-up a EM Program for Cleanrooms/Isolators

    Lunch Break

    Team Exercise 3: Share your own case studies and problems, and find resolutions as a team

    Coffee Break

    Team Exercise 4: Benchmarking between team members

    End of Course


Guenther Gapp
Guenther Gapp
Gapp Quality GmbH

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    • Gain deeper knowledge and insights into specific topics like sterilization, training and motivation of shop-floor staff, correct aseptic working practices, media fill worst case criteria, effective environmental monitoring programs, good cleaning & disinfection practices, etc.
    • Understand key requirements and challenges in parenteral production
    • Understand the importance of a good quality culture within a company
    • Apply the executed and presented case studies and team exercises in her/his daily job
    • Get answers and interpretations about - potentially - unresolved questions and problems
    • Gain confidence for audits
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    Personnel involved in Aseptic Processing from sterile production departments such as:

    • Production Management and Shop Floor Supervisors
    • QA and QC Microbiologists
    • Qualified Persons
    • Personnel from technical department

    A basic understanding of Aseptic Processing is a prerequisite.

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    The elegant 4-star Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel offers a soundproof accommodation in a residential area of Munich. Featuring chic architecture, the hotel was renovated in 2007. The property is located in Bogenhausen district, 3.5 km from Marienplatz. The city center lies within 4 km from the venue.

    A spectacular view over the countryside welcomes guests to club superior king suite, junior king suite and executive flat with modern-style décor. The property boasts views of Alps from its rooms. Room facilities also include a microwave, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers for self-catering. The property is in a 5-minute walking distance from Richard-Strauss-Straße subway station. It will take 35 minutes to get to Franz Josef Strauss airport by car.

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