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2019 Environmental Monitoring

Mastering Environmental Monitoring

Oct 15 - Oct 16, 2019
Wattwil, Switzerland

This two-day course is set up as a highly interactive event with hands-on lab training sessions and workshop sessions on risk analysis and design of Environmental Monitoring. The lecture part will cover current regulations, methods and devices.

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Program Highlights

This Course will be held at the CAS Clean-Air-Service AG Facility in Wattwil.


Environmental Monitoring (EM) is one of the key pillars to ensure aseptic manufacturing. It covers particle measurement and hygiene monitoring (air and surface sampling). This two-day course is set up as a highly interactive event with hands-on lab training sessions and workshop sessions on risk analysis and design of Environmental Monitoring. The lecture part will cover current regulations, methods and devices. All participants are invited to bring their own case studies or audit findings and questions to be discussed in the group. The group has the unique opportunity to visit the calibration lab of CAS to see calibration of devices in action.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Tuesday, 15 October 2019

    Welcome and Theory 1

    • Monitoring particles in air
    • Cleanroom classes and classification
    • Principles of ISO 14644 1 and 2

    Coffee Break

    Theory 2

    • Microbiological classification & monitoring of air, surfaces & personnel
      • Theory
      • Methods
    • Examples of devices

    Lunch Break

    Theory 3

    • Regulations and guidelines
      • GMP & EP/USP

    Theory 4

    • Brief inside on EU GMP New Annex 1 with focus on EM

    Coffee Break

    Hands-on 1

    • Cleanroom 1: Realtime EM, Gowning exercise, contact plates surfaces / personnel
    • Cleanroom 2: Devices, software demonstration
    • Calibration lab: Calibration of devices, wind tunnel

    Workshop 1

    • Risk analysis
    • Design of EM
    • Discussion of workshop results

    End of Day 1

    Networking Dinner
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    Hands-on 2

    • Clean room 1: Realtime EM, Gowning exercise, contact plates surfaces/personnel
    • Cleanroom 2: Devices, software demonstration
    • Calibration lab: Calibration of devices, wind tunnel

    Coffee Break

    Theory 5

    • Deviations/Investigations
    • Data trending
    • Data integrity

    Lunch Break

    Theory 5

    • Case studies (Discussion of findings on aseptic handling, data integrity, data trending for EM)

    Wrap-up, Q&A

    End of Course


Gilberto Dalmaso
Gilberto Dalmaso
Particle Measuring Systems
Marcel Goverde
Marcel Goverde
MGP Consulting
Frank Panofen
Frank Panofen
Particle Measuring Systems

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course the participants

    • have understood the principles of EM
    • can explain different methods of EM (microbial, particles), standard and advanced methods
    • have understood basic designs of EM program in facility or clean room
    • are able to give input to / perform a risk analysis
    • have understood impact of operator behaviour in cleanroom on EM
    • can operate EM devices
    • have understood principles of data trending and integrity
    • have understood current guidelines and regulations (including Annex 1 revision)
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    This course is designed for

    • Lab Supervisors
    • Manufacturing Supervisors
    • QC Managers
    • QA Managers
    • Manufacturing Managers
    • Lab Staff
    • Auditors and Regulators
  • Accreditation


    Continuing Education for Pharmacists

    ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

    PDA # / ACPE # / CEUs:
    Type of Activity: Not Applicable

    ALERT   ACPE and NABP developed the CPE Monitor that allows pharmacists to electronically track their continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The CPE Monitor will reject any CPE credit requests submitted past 60 days from date of ACPE-accredited activity. Always submit CPE activity claims as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the ACPE or NABP website.
    Continuing Education for Professional Engineers
    New Jersey

    PDA is an approved provider by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer courses to New Jersey Professional Engineers for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit. Following the full participation in this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of CPC credits that may be awarded. This certificate can be submitted as verification of completion to the Board for license renewal.

    The credit value of this course is CPC credits.
    North Carolina

    PDA is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) activities for Professional Engineers licensed by North Carolina. To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of Professional Development Hours (PDH) that may be awarded, course participants must request the North Carolina Board of Examiners evaluation form from PDA staff. This form must be completed onsite at the conclusion of the course and returned to PDA staff.

    The credit value of this course is PDH credits.

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CAS Clean-Air-Service AG

Reinluftweg 1
Wattwil, Switzerland

CAS Clean-Air-Service AG
  • Accommodations

    CAS Clean-Air-Service AG
    Reinluftweg 1
    9630 Wattwill

    Hotel Nearby

    PDA Europe recommends the reservation at the following hotel.

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

    Hotel-Restaurant Sternen
    Hauptstrasse 28
    9650 Nesslau
    Tel: +41 71 994 19 13
    Hotel Website

    Located in the village of Nesslau, Hotel-Restaurant Sternen serves traditional Swiss cuisine and features a modern bowling alley and private fishing waters on the nearby Thur River.

    All rooms have a balcony with mountain and river views, a seating area with a flat-screen satellite TV, and a bathroom.


    • Free parking available on site.
  • Amenities

How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airport: Zurich Airport – ZRH
Airport Phone:
+41 43 816 22 11

By Car

76.1 km, 57 min by car. CAS Clean-Air-Service AG is located at Reinluftweg 1, 9630 Wattwill, Switzerland.

Other Options

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All Participants €1.695

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