Risk Management in Technology Transfer

Seville, Spain
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Nowadays technology transfer projects are a reality in the pharma markets. For several reasons, manufacturing process and related activities (i.e. analytical, development, quality, operation excellence) are moved intra companies and inter companies. Due to the high number of risks associated with the safe robust and in compliance manufacturing of a drug, an appropriate risk management approach and appropriate skills have to be in place in the transferring and receiving site. Following the main international guidance, such as technical report 65 and ICH, this workshop will guide the attendees through a technology transfer process and its risk management and provide insights and practical guidance for developing internal robust procedures, skills and approaches.

Who Should Attend

Subject matter experts coming from different areas such as

  • Production
  • QA
  • Validation
  • Engineering (involved in process/equipment design)
  • RA
  • QC (involved in analytical transfer)
  • Project Managers and Technology Transfer Managers are key

Learning Objectives

  • Understand principles, main documents and main steps of a technology transfer process (internal and external)
  • Identify risks in technology transfer processes
  • Evaluate risks and put in place appropriate mitigation plan
  • Understand main roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders of technology transfer process • Create high level internal procedures for handle technology transfer


Mirko Gabriele, Global Technology Transfer Senior Manager, Patheon
Mirko joined Patheon in 2008 and has held various positions, including Technology Transfer Project Manager, Technical Business Manager and Manager of Technology Transfer Responsibility for the Ferentino team. He also has experience in Quality Control and Research and Development, both in Finished Products and API companies. Mirko led the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Group issuing the Technical Report 65 on Risk Management during Technology Transfer and is currently leading the PDA Global Technology Transfer Interest Group. He is member of the PDA Regulatory Affairs and Quality Advisory Board since 2014. Mirko received a Master Degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technologies in 2004 at the University of Rome and in 2012 and Executive MBA in Pharma Administration at the Luiss Business School of Rome. Mirko is Qualified Person for the Italian Health Authority since July 2014.

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Day 1

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Welcome & Attendees Introduction

Technology Transfer – Definition and Main Principles

  • Opportunities along product lifecycle
  • Regulatory guidance on technology transfer
  • Planning and Social Intelligence
  • Tool for planning

Technology Transfer – Definition and Main Principles (continued)

  • Tool for Social Intelligence
  • Role and responsibility
  • General org chart in technology transfer

Coffee Break

Technology Transfer Project Management Tools

  • Timelines
  • Leadership
  • Communication

Lunch Break

Technology Transfer Documentation

  • Technology Transfer Plan
  • Technology Transfer Report
  • Feasibility batches Protocol and Report

Technology Transfer Procedures

Coffee Break

Analytical Transfer

  • General approach (transfer vs validation)
  • Analytical Master Plan

Recap of the Day

End of Day 1

Friday, 9 November 2018

Recap of the Main Concepts of Day 1

Introduction into Technical Report TR 65

  • Project staging
  • Risks in technology transfer
  • Risk Management in technology transfer

Introduction into Technical Report TR 65 (continued)

  • Severity/Occurrence/Detection in technology transfer
  • FMEA

Coffee Break

TR 65 – Case Study 1 'Analytical Method Transfer (AMT)'

  • Design of Comparative AMT Test Studies
  • Selecting AMT Performance Characteristics
  • AMT Documents

Step 7: Verify Corrective/Preventive Actions

  • Implement & measure corrective/preventive actions
  • Evaluate control plan
  • Determine additional preventive actions

Lunch Break

TR 65 – Case Study 2 'Manufacturing Process Transfer'

  • Overvew of Manufacturing Process Transfer
  • Development to Commercialization Technology Transfer Process
  • Intracompany Technology Transfer Process

End of Course

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Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro 1
41004 Sevilla
Tel: +34 912 76 47 47
Hotel Website

Located in the heart of Seville opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza España and very close to the University (Old Tobacco Factory), the Alcazar, the Barrio de Santa Cruz district, the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, the new Meliá Sevilla is the perfect choice for your business and leisure trips, thanks to its excellent location in the city centre, its fully equipped and comfortable facilities and the quality of its services.

Completely refurbished, the hotel offers a stunning outdoor pool with views of Plaza España and a spectacular Congress and Convention Centre. All the rooms at the new Meliá Sevilla are outward facing, comfortable and bright.

The hotel’s Mosaico restaurant serves an international breakfast buffet. There is also a poolside snack bar and a chic cocktail lounge, Elyxr.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 12th September 2018

Book Your Room for the PDA Group Rate

Single Room € 95 per night; 10% VAT, additional taxes and service charges will apply *
Double Room € 106 per night; 10% VAT, additional taxes and service charges will apply*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:

  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)

How to Get There

Seville Airport– SVQ
Airport Phone: +34 954 44 90 00
Hotel Direction: 11.8 km
The airport shuttle service is upon request for €25 per vehicle one way.


Parking available upon request at the registration desk.