Best practices for cleaning and disinfection

Dr Tim Sandle considers the sensitive nature of pharmaceutical cleanrooms and the best practices for cleaning and disinfection.



Due to the sensitive nature of pharmaceutical cleanrooms, cleaning and disinfection takes on a higher level of importance, and disinfectant validations are critical to ensure that regulatory standards are met. Here, Dr Tim Sandle takes us through the best practices for cleaning and disinfecton.



Topic areas we cover include:


  • Global guidelines for disinfection in cleanrooms: EU GMP (& draft Annex 1), USP <1072>, FDA aseptic processing guidance, PIC/S
  • Importance of cleaning and disinfecting
  • How to select and use disinfectants effectively
  • Points for success
  • Practical approach to disinfectant validation
  • Legal requirements for disinfectants

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About the speaker:



Dr. Tim Sandle has over twenty-five years’ experience of microbiological research and biopharmaceutical processing. He is a member of several editorial boards and he has written over six hundred book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology. Dr. Sandle works for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the UK, and is a visiting tutor at both the University of Manchester and UCL.

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