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PDA 120.1 Foreign Particulate Examination, Isolation and Analysis

Dec 03 - Dec 04, 2020
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
| Eastern Standard Time
  • Virtual
  • Education
  • Online


This online training course will cover the analytical approach and methods used in foreign particulate examination, isolation and analysis. The training course will consist of both lecture and demonstrations with an emphasis on the practical laboratory exercises. Participants will understand what foreign particulate is and why it is important to identify its composition and potential sources. Three analytical techniques will be covered - polarized light microscopy, infrared spectroscopy/confocal Raman microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The advantages and disadvantages of each technique for particulate analysis will be demonstrated to understand why using multiple complementary techniques is often the best approach.

Attendees will observe sample preparation, sample analysis and sample interpretation. At the completion of the training course, participants will have observed particle isolation and handling, and be able to explain the analytical methods used in identifying particulate matter.


Richard S. Brown
Richard S. Brown
MVA Scientific Consultants, Inc.
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
MVA Scientific Consultants, Inc.

Learning Objectives

  1. Handle and manipulate small particles
  2. Prepare samples for PLM, FTIR and SEM
  3. Operate different analytical tools for particle analysis
  4. Evaluate different analytical methods for particle analysis
  5. List the tools and equipment needed to set up a particle analysis lab

Who Should Attend

This training course is intended for professionals who are involved in particulate related issues in sterile drug manufacturing.
  • Quality Control (Analytical)
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance Operations
  • Validation

  • Analyst
  • Specialist
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Registration Fees

Registration Type Price
Member $600
Non-member $600
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic $600

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