The objective of aseptic processing is to prevent the microbiological contamination of sterile product manufactured using the process. The verification of the ability of the process to produce sterile product is evaluated by aseptic process simulation studies or media fills.
This training course is based on PDA Technical Report No. 22: Process Simulations for Aseptically Filled Products, as well as relevant topics from PDA Points to Consider for Aseptic Processing: Part 2, and the EMA draft Annex 1 revision. The training course will address various elements required in the design and execution of aseptic process simulations to include personnel qualification, media selection and preparation, filling considerations, interventions, duration and number of units filled, pre and post incubation inspections, incubation conditions, acceptance criteria and investigations and corrective actions. The use of risk-based decision making will be considered.