Water systems and microbiological control

1 Day/s

CPD Hours: 7

Online, in-house

This new course provides an invaluable overview of water systems and their microbiological control for the manufacture of medicinal products. Water is a major excipient and processing aid for medicines manufacture. Despite this, EU GMP has very limited coverage of water. This course is intended to provide an introduction to the types of water, systems for purifying drinking water and for systems and final water microbiological control.

All to often inadequate knowledge of water systems, design and their control can lead to unnecessary down time and in-effective root cause investigations. Successful completion of this course will equip individuals with an understanding of how water systems are designed and controlled to ensure that water quality does not adversely impact on the final product quality and therefore patient safety.

This course will provide valuable underpinning knowledge to all personnel that have responsibility for or are involved in the microbiological control of water systems used in the manufacture of medicinal products. (especially microbiology, quality and QA personnel, as well as operations supervisors and utility engineers).
The course includes the following topics and reinforced using group exercises:

  • Introduction to Water Systems
  • Components of water systems
  • Hygienic Design
  • Data analysis
  • Water system validation
  • Sampling and Testing
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting

    At the end of the course delegates will have an understanding of:

    • The grades of water systems
    • Good hygienic design for water systems
    • The range of water purification methods
    • How to Qualify and validate a water system
    • Considerations for sampling and testing of water
    • Trending and reporting of data from water systems
    • Maintenance and troubleshooting of water systems

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Meet the tutors

Andy Martin

Andy has over 35 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, beginning at Smith and Nephew in 1985 as a microbiologist, progressing to QA Microbiology Manager in 1996. During that time, he gained experience in QA and QC activities of the manufacture of sterile eye drops (terminally sterilized and aseptically filled), aseptically filled sterile creams and non-sterile syrups. In 2003 he became the RSSL Pharmaceutical Training Manager with responsibility for providing commercial pharmaceutical training courses. In 2007, Andy moved to Catalent pharma Solutions, in Swindon, as Microbiology Manager leading a team responsible for microbiological control of freeze-dried tablets and soft gel capsules. Andy gained valuable experience in regulatory inspections, failure investigation, risk assessment and operational excellence activities including Lean Six Sigma Kaizen events. In 2012 Andy set up ABM Consulting Ltd which offers services specializing in Microbiology, QA and Good Manufacturing Practice. Andy is also treasurer for the UKs foremost microbiology organisation, Pharmig.

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