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PDA Ireland Chapter Visual Inspection - Requirements, Practical Implementation and Future Technologies

Nov 22, 2019
Co. Kildare, Ireland

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Join the PDA Ireland Chapter to discuss the latest developments in relation to visual inspection.

Industry experts will share their perspectives and best practices including use of latest technology. Regulatory experts will discuss the latest pharmacopoeial requirements and regulatory expectations.

Panel discussions, case studies and networking opportunities will allow for full exploration of the topic.

Why not join us for a FREE NETWORKING EVENT on the previous night @7.30 pm. Spaces are limited and attendees must register to attend - email Elizabeth Hunt.


    • 8:00 a.m. Registration & complimentary breakfast
    • 8:30 a.m. Welcome & introduction
      Declan Quinlan, PDA Ireland Chapter President
    • 8:40 a.m. Considerations for design and use of container defect sets
      Eoghan Greene, Pfizer
    • 9:05 a.m. Case study: classification of defects for solution and lyophilized products, AQL and trending - Topic to be confirmed
      Ger Neeson, Astellas
    • 9:30 a.m. Case study: Manual inspection capabilities and best practices including Knapp Study
      Alan McDonagh, MSD
    • 9:55 a.m. Round table discussions
    • 10:20 a.m. Coffee break & visit exhibitor booths
    • 10:45 a.m. Regulatory (FDA) approaches for particulate matter evaluation in injectable drug products, analysis of recent warning letters and recalls due to particulate contamination, a holistic approach to particulate matter control
      Steven Langille, Valsource
    • 11:10 a.m. Regulatory (HRPA) trends, Annex 1, dealing with rejects and difficult to inspect products versus issues, challenges, and deficiencies inspectors observed regulatory
      Ann McGee, Pharmalex
    • 11:35 a.m. Q&A
    • 12:00 p.m. PDA AGM
      All attendees
    • 13:00 p.m.Lunch break & visit exhibitor booths
    • 14:00 p.m. Achieving zero defects for visible particles in injectables
      John Shabushnig, Insight Pharma Consulting, LLC
    • 14:25 p.m. Cast study: Qualification of an automatic inspection line for a parenteral product
      Jonny Parsons, Amgen
    • 14:50 p.m. Round table discussion
    • 15:15 p.m. Coffee break & visit exhibitor booths
    • 15:45 p.m. Latest technology - Deep learning solutions for visual inspection of parenterals
      Andrea Sardells, Stevanato Group
    • 16:10 p.m. Q&A
    • 16:30 p.m. Closing Comments
      Declan Quinlan, PDA Ireland Chapter President

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Co. Kildare, Ireland

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PDA Member £250 (plus booking fee)
PDA Non-member £300 (plus booking fee)


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