Environmental Monitoring Investigations
  • CODE : PATT-0030
  • Duration : 60 Minutes
  • Level : Intermediate
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Carl Patterson is a seasoned Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Aseptic Processing, and Quality Assurance Professional who is based in San Diego, California. As soon as he discovered the importance of biotechnology in the area, he was inspired to enter the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. However, his avid interest in all things biology, microbiology, and biochemistry officially began when he served in the U.S. Army as a Preventative Medicine Specialist and a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

To date, Carl has now garnered over two decades’ worth of extensive hands-on expertise. Currently, he is the Chief Consultant of his very own consultant business called aseptic-process.net, where he specializes in the aseptic processing of pharmaceutical products in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector. Recently, he is in the process of creating webinars so he can share pertinent information about pharmaceutical manufacturing from a microbiological perspective.

Furthermore, Carl holds various degrees and certifications, including an M.S. in Biomedical Quality Systems from San Diego State University, a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Texas, and Specialized Certificates in QA/QC & Biotechnology from UCSD.

This seminar will provide an overview of environmental monitoring investigations and tools to complete an investigation. Environmental monitoring is the method by which clean rooms are known to maintain a certain level of cleanliness. The methods by which clean rooms are monitored are through viable and non-viable testing. Through this testing, a room may demonstrate that it is out of control. This seminar will provide aspects to investigate and determine a root cause, as well as, appropriate actions to complete the report.

Understanding how your cleanroom operates is key to getting through an inspection. An inspector with expect you to conduct a comprehensive report and put the proper actions into place. This webinar will provide the tools necessary to have that comprehensive report the inspector is looking for and provide appropriate corrective actions for the various excursion types.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide background information on regulatory guidance on environmental monitoring.
  • Provide background information on environmental monitoring methods for viable and non-viable testing.
  • Correlate non-viable and viable results with the appropriate environmental monitoring controls.
  • Provide possible sources of contamination and possible corrective actions. 
  • Provide possible preventative actions in order to prevent future contamination
  • Provide case studies on contamination events.

Who Should Attend

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing companies
  • Contract manufacturing companies (CMOs)
    Personnel involved with environmental monitoring operations
  • $179.00

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