PDA 468 Validation of Moist Heat Sterilization Processes

Sellersville, PA
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Please note that this training course will take place in person at Fedegari's training facility in Sellersville, PA. Due to the proprietary nature of the equipment that will be used during this training course, some companies will not be able to attend. This training course has hands-on lab activities. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.

Based on PDA Technical Report No. 1: Validation of Moist Heat Sterilization Processes: Cycle Design, Development, Validation and Ongoing Control, this training course will provide a foundational understanding of sterilization science that can be applied in the selection of a cycle design approach, sterilization process development, process performance qualification and ongoing process control. Hands-on activities will include actual sterilization cycle operations and execution with data review. The class will then participate in brainstorming over possible solutions to challenges. If the attendee can bring an example of the load item, it will be integrated into the autoclave execution.

Participants will also receive a free copy of PDA Technical Report No. 1: Validation of Moist Heat Sterilization Processes: Cycle Design, Development, Qualification and Ongoing Control.

For more options and/or related training courses, please visit the page(s) below.

PDA Sterilization Training Courses

  1. Discuss microbiology and sterilization science and apply these concepts in the development of a scientifically sound and regulatory compliant sterilization program
  2. Develop a decision tree to select the most appropriate sterilization process based on the attributes of the load type
  3. Utilize the semi-log survivor curve equation in support of the development and ongoing control of the sterilization program
  4. Assess risk associated with the cycle phases and identification of key and critical process parameters in the development of the sterilization process for liquid and porous/hard goods load types
  5. List the critical elements of process performance qualification

Standard Pricing

Standard Member Price

$3,499

GovernmentMember Only

$2,449

Health AuthorityMember Only

$2,449

AcademicMember Only

$2,449

Non-Member

$4,199

See Qualifying Criteria for Member Types.

GROUP REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].

Day 1

Training courses generally run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day. Breakfast will not be provided, but lunch will be provided.

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

The following hotels are located near the training course location:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Quakertown
1918 PA-663
Quakertown, PA 18951

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Quakertown
1930 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951


Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.

How to Get Here
By Air The closest airport to the training course location is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
By Car There is a parking lot available at the training course location.