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PDA 481 Evaluation, Validation and Implementation of Alternative and Rapid Microbiological Testing Methods

Oct 07 - Oct 08, 2021
Washington, DC

  • Education
  • The Americas

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Overview

The control of microorganisms in our manufacturing processes and environments is one of the most important tasks in ensuring products are safe and effective. This is true for conventional pharmaceuticals, biotech products, compounding pharmacy drugs, gene and cell therapy products and radiopharmaceuticals. However, conventional microbiology methods are antiquated and do not support the need for faster, accurate and reproducible results. Therefore, the modern laboratory should develop innovative approaches for the detection, quantification and identification of microorganisms using alternative and rapid microbiological methods (RMM).

This comprehensive training course is designed to provide an intensive review of currently available RMM technologies, validation strategies, applications for use, global regulatory views and validation expectations, financial justification models, and technology identification and implementation plans.

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Agenda

  • Training courses generally run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Trainers

Michael J. Miller
Michael J. Miller
Microbiology Consultants, LLC

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. Discuss the benefits of alternative and RMM technologies as compared with classical microbiological methods
    2. Describe the scientific basis for a variety of technologies that may be qualified as alternative methods to classical microbiology procedures
    3. Explain current regulatory viewpoints, policies and expectations for RMM validation, submissions and implementation
    4. Apply industry best practices for validating new technologies in order to demonstrate that the methods are acceptable for their intended use via IQ, OQ and PQ strategies
    5. Utilize statistical methods to demonstrate equivalence between an alternative method and the compendia method
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    This training course is intended for professionals who are responsible for the conduct of microbiological testing and microbial control strategies in manufacturing and product/process development.

    Departments
    Quality Control, Quality Systems, Quality Compliance, Manufacturing, Technical Operations

    Roles
    Analyst, Specialist, Operator/Technician, Supervisor, Manager

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Early Registration
Registration Type Price By August 23, 2021
Member $1,799
Non-member $2,159
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $1,399
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Registration Type Price After August 23, 2021
Member $1,999
Non-member $2,399
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $1,399

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