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PDA EU00172 Manage Your Isolator for Aseptic Processing

Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2022
4123 Allschwil , Switzerland

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This interactive training course takes place at the Skan Academy, in the newly built Skan Headquarters, in Basel.

On the first day, participants will get an overview of all aspects of the isolator. Theoretical units alternate with hands-on units, so that the participants can experience what they have heard live. On the second day, the focus is on glove handling. Here, too, both theory and hands-on units are offered.

During the training course there is enough time and space for exchange of experiences and discussions. For this reason, the training course is designed for a limited number of participants only.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Tuesday, 29 March 2022


    Welcome & Introduction of Participants


    Insulator Basics

    • Application of Isolators
    • Technical basics
    • Components
      • Annex 1 (review of Annex 1 Draft)
      • Containment/ Cleaning
      • Gloves
      • Ports
      • Process components


    Coffee Break


    HVAC System & Laminar Airflow

    • HEPA-Filter
    • Impact of process equipment and process steps on airflow
    • Smoke studies


    Lunch Break


    Get to Know the Isolator

    • Doors
    • Gloves
    • Ports/Locks
    • Isolator in operation


    Smoke Studies in Practice

    • Smoke generator
    • Visualisation of airflow
    • Documentation/Video taping


    Coffee Break



    • H2O2 as decontaminating agent
      • Properties
      • Concentration
      • Interaction with water
    • Cycle Development
    • Validation



    • Preparation for decontamination
    • Start cycle


    End of Day 1

  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022


    Recap Day 1


    Relevant Guidelines and Regulations for Gloves

    • PDA Paper


    Gloves on the Isolator

    • Requirements for gloves
      • Tightness (pressure, liquid)
      • Insensitivity to media
      • Handling by Operator
    • Positioning in the isolator through mock-up studies
    • How do different gloves and design look like
      • Manufacturer
      • Materials


      Coffee Break


      Gloves on the Isolator

      • Explanation of technical specification of the isolator
      • Material and design of gloves (different examples)
      • Positioning of gloves in the isolator (various examples)
      • Mock-up study (example)
      • Installation and removal of the gloves
      • Working with/in the gloves on practical examples
        • "easy" example
        • "difficult" example


      Microbiological Monitoring on Gloves (Theory)

      • Swab test


      Lunch Break



      • Tightness
      • Visual inspection
      • Microbiological testing


      Coffee Break


      Gloves (cont.)


      Recap and Quiz


      End of Course

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of the course, participants have understood:

    • the different components of an isolator
    • the interactions between the different components

    The participants have learned:

    • the relevant GMP regulations and other guidelines
    • the do's and don'ts in daily operations
    • the basic principles of maintenance, calibration, and validation

    The participants can perform:

    • glove testing
    • handling of settle plates
    • transfer of items in and out of isolator
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    • Operators
    • Manufacturing Supervisors
    • QA Managers

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Skan AG

Kreuzstrasse 5
4123 Allschwil , Switzerland

How to Get Here

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Other Options

Take bus no. 48 from main station "Basel SBB" to direction Basel Bachgraben and get off at station "Kreuzstrasse". From there, walk 3 minutes along Kreuzstrasse to the new Headquarter of Skan.


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