Remediating Pharmaceutical Water System Biofilm
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (PST)
This pharmaceutical water systems webinar training will discuss what you should do when your monitoring data tells you that you may have a significant biofilm problem. It covers how to verify that the data and your interpretation of the data are correct, as well as the location of the problem which gives you clues as to what caused the problem and its impact on manufacturing and product.
Why Should You Attend:
Unfortunately, the point when some personnel begin to think about the possibility of having biofilm is after it may have already gotten out of control. Any Gram negative microbial counts at all means you already have biofilm, but when counts approach your process control levels, it usually means that biofilm is rampant, thick and out of control. If it is not brought back under control quickly, it will get much worst.
This webinar will not only allow you to recognize when biofilm has gotten out of control, but also, very importantly, how to bring it back under control and assuring it has been effective. But these measures are generally very extreme and not something you would want to routinely execute. So finding and attacking the source of the problem will allow you to understand how to prevent it from recurring and having to go through these extreme mitigation efforts yet again.
This webinar also covers the extraordinary sanitization strategies you can use to kill and remove the biofilm, and importantly, verifying the success of your efforts. These efforts are far more involved than routine microbial controls, so effective prevention is far better and cheaper than mitigating it after it has gotten out of control.
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
- Are you sure there is a problem?
- What is the scope of the problem?
- What caused the problem?
- What can remediate the problem?
- What can prevent its recurrence?
- Are you sure it worked?
- Prevention is far easier than remediation!
Who will Benefit:
This webinar will be valuable for all companies that operate WFI or Purified Water systems, particularly for those in FDA and EMA regulated industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Biotech and Biologics fields, as well as consumer products and cosmetics companies. The employees who will benefit include:
- Validation managers and personnel
- Engineers involved in water system design and installation
- Utility operators and their managers involved in maintaining and sanitizing water systems
- QA managers and Regulatory Affairs personnel involved in defending water system operations and quality data to FDA and EMEA inspectors and outside auditors
- QA managers and personnel involved in investigations of excursions and preparing CAPAs
- QC laboratory managers and personnel involved in sampling, testing, and trending chem and micro data from water systems
- Consultants and Troubleshooters
Dr. Teri C. ("T.C.") Soli ,Ph.D. is President of Soli Pharma Solutions, Inc, serving the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device, Dialysis, Cosmetics and Personal Care Products and related equipment and instrument manufacturing industries with training, auditing, and troubleshooting expertise. He has over 32 years of combined pharmaceutical experience as a consultant as well as with operating companies such as DSM Pharmaceuticals, Glaxo Wellcome, Burroughs Wellcome, and Pfizer. Dr. Soli’s career-long experience with water systems and product and process contamination troubleshooting, coupled with USP, ISPE, PhRMA, and PDA committee involvements, afford him practical knowledge and troubleshooting skills with contamination control, cleaning, sterilization, sterile and non-sterile processes, validation, laboratory testing, excursion investigations and all aspects of high purity water systems.
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