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PDA 616.1 GMPs for Sterile Manufacturing

Mar 01 - Mar 02, 2021
1:30 PM
4:30 PM
| Eastern Standard Time
  • Virtual
  • Education
  • Online


Manufacturing of drug products intended to be sterile presents a difficult challenge, especially when those products are produced using aseptic processing techniques. FDA has enacted several regulations and published guidance documents to assist industry and FDA investigators in evaluating manufacturing controls for drug products intended to be sterile. However, FDA inspections often find objectional conditions where firms producing products intended to be sterile are not in compliance with the regulations. Non-compliance with the GMP regulations is a concern for the industry. It also calls into question the quality and safety of drug products intended to be sterile and poses a risk to the patients who take those products. FDA inspections revealing non-compliance with the regulations are often just the first step in an increasing regulatory continuum which can lead to warning letters, consent decrees and other regulatory sanctions if the non-compliant conditions are not quickly and effectively resolved.

This live eLearning training course will provide an in-depth overview of FDA regulations and guidance pertaining to the manufacture of drug products intended to be sterile. It will also provide specific examples of cases where poor practices have resulted in adverse regulatory findings and discuss how these practices could have been avoided.

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PDA Quality and Compliance Training Courses


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
    • FDA and Their Role
    • Regulatory Criteria
    • FDA Expectations - Regulations and Guidance
    • FDA Inspections
    • FDA Regulatory Actions
    • Regulatory Findings - Warning Letters
    • Responding to Regulatory Citations
    • Case Study - Warning Letter Response
    • Assessing Attendee Operations and Preventing Regulatory Citations
    • Q/A and Recap


Robert Dana
Robert Dana
Elkhorn Associates, Inc.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the FDA’s GMP regulations and guidance pertaining to the manufacture of sterile drug products
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the consequences of non-compliance
  3. Evaluate actual regulatory findings to determine how they might have been prevented with better knowledge of regulatory requirements and expectations
  4. Assess operations at their companies to minimize the potential for non-compliance
  5. Implement processes and procedures to ensure compliance

Who Should Attend

This training course is intended for professionals who are involved in sterile drug manufacturing.

  • Quality Control (Microbiology)
  • Quality Systems
  • Quality Compliance
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance Operations
  • Technical Operations
  • Training
  • Validation

  • Operator/Technician
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Engineer
  • Auditor/Inspector

Registration Fees

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Registration Type Price
All Participants $599

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