HVAC and GMP Environmental Control - for Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 60 Minutes

Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , certificate ,Q/A and 60 mins Live Webinar

"Roger Cowan is the founder and owner of R Cowan Consulting Services LLC, a consulting company specializing primarily in the area of pharmaceutical contract manufacturing"

Cleanroom environment and its testing requirements according to international regulatory standards


Environmental control of pharmaceutical cleanrooms is essential to the manufacture of a quality product. Control of such conditions as airborne particulate, microorganisms, temperature, humidity, differential pressure, airflow, air velocity and personnel is crucial to protect the product from contamination. Therefore, the design, validation and ongoing monitoring of a cleanroom HVAC system are necessary to assure the quality and safety of the pharmaceutical product. This training program will offer attendees a proper understanding of the cleanroom environment and its testing requirements according to international regulatory standards from a compliance perspective.

Why Should You Attend

It is important that a cleanroom’s HVAC system is fully understood, properly designed and properly validated. If this is accomplished, it will provide the environmental control necessary to meet the regulatory particulate and microorganism levels necessary to manufacture quality pharmaceutical product. This webinar will:

•      Detail and explain the various US and international regulatory requirements for cleanroom classifications.
•     Provide a comprehensive overview of the mechanics of cleanroom HVAC including engineering diagrams and           schematics, and:
          •      HVAC equipment components will be detailed as well as the automated control systems that are                                 available.
          •      Cleanroom design considerations will be discussed.
          •      How proper building construction and layout is necessary to achieve both optimum efficiency of the                             system and optimum cleaning and sanitization of the cleanroom.
•      Describe the principles of HEPA filtration along with:
           •      Desired cleanroom airflow patterns and how to achieve them.
           •      Proper procedures for HEPA filter leak testing.
•      Provide valuable information on differential pressure, air velocity, flow rates, and air pressure balancing.                     Temperature and relative humidity controls and specifications will also be detailed.
•      Review all current air monitoring systems for non-viable particulate and microorganism measurement.
•      Present comprehensive procedures for cleaning and sanitization of the cleanroom environment along with a              review of the best disinfectants currently available along with their respective advantages and disadvantages.
•      Discuss the subject of cleanroom contamination due to personnel including both gowning technique and                    aseptic practices.
•      Detail a full set of requirements for HVAC system validation. Ongoing monitoring of the cleanroom environment          will be discussed with respect to schedule, specifications and OOS (out-of-spec) actions that may be required.

Areas Covered

•      GMP Compliance of Cleanroom Environment
•      Regulatory Cleanroom Classification and Requirements
•      HVAC System Components
•      Cleanroom Design and Layout
•      HEPA Filtration
•      Differential Pressure and Air Pressure Balancing Considerations
•      Temperature and Humidity Controls
•      Cleaning and Disinfection
•      Non-Viable Particulate Monitoring Systems
•      Microbial Monitoring Systems
•      Personnel Gowning and Aseptic Practices in Cleanroom
•      HVAC System Validation

Who will Benefit

•      Quality Assurance
•      Environmental Monitoring
•      Microbiology
•      Manufacturing
•      Validation
•      Engineering
•      Maintenance

Industries who can attend

This 60 minute online course is intended for professionals in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industry. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel.

Speaker Profile

Roger Cowan

Roger Cowan is the founder and owner of R Cowan Consulting Services LLC, a consulting company specializing primarily in the area of pharmaceutical contract manufacturing. He has 35 years’ experience in pharmaceutical quality assurance and manufacturing. In his career, Mr Cowan has held various manager / director positions in quality assurance, QC laboratory, technical services validation, manufacturing, and clinical supply manufacturing and distribution. He has taught courses in microbiology at Seneca College (pharmaceutical technology program) in Toronto, Canada.

His areas of expertise include: aseptic pharmaceutical manufacture, GMP facility audits, technical transfer, microbiology, environmental monitoring/contamination control, product sterilization, process development, process validation, clinical supply manufacturing, labeling and distribution, US/international regulatory requirements, regulatory submissions, and quality assurance/control.

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