Aseptic Processing Overview and Validation

By: Kelly Thomas, Vice President, Americas Quality Operations at Stallergenes Greer.
Product code: SEM48
Location 1: San Diego CA Mar 18 - 19


Course “Aseptic Processing Overview and Validation" has been Pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.

"Each attendee will receive 2-Day workshop materials by the speaker. Seminar Also Includes Certificate, Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch & High Tea/Coffee provided by WCS"

This course will provide an overview of the requirements for aseptic and bulk manufacturing operations, including facility design, contamination controls and acceptable personnel behaviors. 
Cleanroom classifications and the techniques for proper cleaning and disinfection are presented; along with a high-level overview of microbiology in regards to cleanroom environmental monitoring and the associated impact to product and patient health and safety.  This course will also review the guidance provided in USP <1116> to ensure compliance with regulatory expectations are met.


Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

•         Explain the difference between Aseptic and Bulk processing
•         Understand facility and personnel requirements necessary to maintain microbial control
•         Explain basic principles of microbiology and microorganism recovery in relation to cleanroom environmental monitoring (EM) and impact to product
•         Understand the gowning requirements associated with different cleanroom classifications
•         Explain basic principles of aseptic processing, including:
          o     Cleanliness classifications
          o     Process differences between aseptically produced and terminally sterilized product
          o     Relation of manufacturing and handling procedures to sources of product contamination
          o     The differences between cleaning, disinfection and sanitization
          o     Proper cleaning / disinfectant technique
          o     Elements of a robust environmental program and why EM is important
          o     The role of isolator technology
•         The purpose of media fills, and elements critical to their success
•         Identify behaviors that are or are not appropriate when working in controlled areas, and why
•         Identify ways that they can impact/improve site-specific EM and aseptic behavior issues

Areas Covered

Topic 1:  Basic Micro Review
Topic 2:  Review Aseptic Processing Basics
Topic 3:  Review Clean Area Behaviors
Topic 4:  Aseptic Validation

Who will Benefit

This is a two-day course for people who need to understand the technical fundamentals of aseptic processing or who are responsible for aseptic operations in a lab, pilot or commercial setting. This aseptic training course is ideally suited to industrial microbiologists, scientists and engineers either with technical or managerial responsibilities in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Operations employees who are required to enter controlled environments as part of their job function – includes some or all of the employees in the following departments:

•       Production
•       QC Micro
•       Engineering & Validation
•       Facilities / Maintenance
•       Quality Assurance

Learning Objectives

•         Understand fundamental aseptic facility design principles
•         Appreciate what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects of an aseptic filling operation including key differences in other regulated markets
•         Better understand aseptic container-closure systems and leak testing
•         Know how to properly check equipment and systems in preparation for processing via process simulations - media fills
•         Learn the difference between aseptic processing and terminal sterilization
•         Learn about the importance of an environmental monitoring program
•         Understand the technical fundamentals behind filter sterilization
•         Begin to apply risk management strategies to aseptic operations
•         Be in a better position to manage your clean room operations
•         Appreciate the difference between isolators and barriers
•         Know more about lesser-used techniques in aseptic processing
•         Understand autoclave cycles and microbiological lethality
•         Know about dry heat sterilization and depyrogenation
•         Understand gamma and beta radiation sterilization
•         Learn about ethylene oxide sterilization
•         Know the basics of lyophilization - freeze drying
•         Learn where cleaning validation fits in
•         Learn about the various types of pharmaceutical water, including water for injection; pure steam generators
•         Understand how validation concepts are inter-woven
•         Receive practical tips on how to manage your aseptic operations

Course Outline:

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Topic 1:Basic Micro Review

  • The role of environmental monitoring
  • Types & sources of microorganisms
  • The impact of microorganisms on product and patient health and safety


Topic 2:  Review Aseptic Processing Basics      

  • Cleanliness classifications
  • Process differences between aseptically produced and terminally sterilized product
  • Relation of manufacturing and handling procedures to sources of product contamination
  • The differences between and the purposes of cleaning, disinfection and sanitization
  • Proper cleaning techniques
  • The role of isolator technology



DAY TWO (08:30 AM to 04:00 PM)

Topic 3:Review Clean Area Behaviors   

  • Personnel gowning requirements
  • Good clean area behaviors/practices
  • Practices to avoid – and why
  • Review site-specific EM/aseptic behavior observations/risks & ask attendees to brainstorm ways to change/improve/eliminate these behaviors & risks


Topic 4:  Aseptic Validation

  • The purpose of media fills, and elements critical to their success



Kelly ThomasVice President, Americas Quality Operations at Stallergenes Greer

Ms. Thomas has over two decades of cGMP hands-on industry experience in both pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing operations.  Her experience covers all Quality Systems; as well as, all areas of validation; including, process/product validation, facilities validation, CSV and 21 CFR Part 11, test method validation, equipment/automated processes and cleaning validation.  
Utilizing strategic thinking, risk based approaches, and Lean principles, she has demonstrated success in steering and managing complex projects within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

18-March-2019 To 19-March-2019 San Diego CA
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