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PDA Australia Chapter: QC Testing & Analytics Event

Mar 04, 2020
Bulleen, AU

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The PDA Australia Chapter is delighted to host a dinner event in Melbourne. Join us for an evening social beginning with networking drinks upon arrival. During dinner we will journey through the Evolution of Endotoxin Testing from rabbits to LAL and the future of recombinant technologies, the requirements of USP <232> and <233> and Analytics.

This event is proudly sponsored by Charles River and Metrohm Australia.

Our Speakers for the Evening

Alan Hoffmeister, Senior Global Technology and Market Development Manager for Charles River, Microbial Solutions Division.

Alan Hoffmeister is the Senior Global Technology and Market Development Manager for Charles River, Microbial Solutions Division, specialising in the Bacterial Endotoxins Test. Alan’s experience with the Bacterial Endotoxins Test (BET) dates to 1988, since when he has been actively involved in all aspects of the assay. Alan has directed workshops and training courses and lectured internationally on a variety of BET topics including, amongst others, LAL Methodologies, Product Validations, Interference Matrices, Data Integrity and BET Regulatory Affairs. He has also contributed to the development of BET protocols, technical guides and fact sheets for domestic and international organisations.

Jeremy Matthews, Product Manager Metrohm

Jeremy is a Product Manager with Metrohm who looks after several sample preparation technologies for trace elemental analyses.  Jeremy’s background is in analytical chemistry, completing his PhD at Queensland University of Technology in 2000 and he has more than 20 years’ experience as an analytical chemist working on three continents.  Jeremy has specialised in trace elemental analyses for the last two decades working with technologies such as ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AA as well various chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques.  Jeremy also has significant experience working with pharma companies especially regarding regulatory compliance for trace elemental analysis of e.g. impurities in pharma products.

Paul Hehir, Senior Statistician - Global QC and Analytical Services, Seqirus

Paul Hehir is a Statistician within the Global Analytical Science & Technology team at Seqirus (a CSL Company) where he provides this expertise for multiple manufacturing sites and markets across the globe including Australia. With a strong foundation in science and a love for data, Paul has over 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry including: quality control, quality systems and sterile manufacturing. Along with undergraduate qualifications in; Science (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and Bioinformatics (Statistics), Paul holds a postgraduate qualification in Biostatistics.

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Manningham Hotel

1 Thompsons Road
Bulleen, AU


Registration Fees

Regular Price
Registration Type Price By March 4th
PDA Member $90.00
Students & Young Professionals $60.00
Non-Members $130.00


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