Risk Based Environmental Monitoring
Danielle DeLucy, MS, is the owner of ASA Training and Consulting, LLC which provides Pharmaceutical and Biologics based companies with training and quality systems assistance in order to meet regulatory compliance. Prior to this role, Danielle has been in the industry for 15 years serving in numerous Quality Management Roles, such as the Director of Product Quality, the oversight of Sterility Assurance practices, and provided QA oversight of numerous filling and packaging operations. Danielle began her QA career as a Quality Control Pharmaceutical Microbiologist at a contract laboratory where she performed various tests for their clients. In the years after, she has held positions in the Quality management arena while increasing her responsibility. She has helped to lead many Regulatory Health Inspections and was instrumental in the coaching process of her peers prior to any inspection. Currently, Danielle assists companies who are faced with warning letters, consent decrees, and those wishing to improve compliance to establish more robust quality systems so that the company can succeed.
Environmental Monitoring (EM) programs for pharmaceutical manufacturing are evolving to a risk-based approach. The use of sampling data for the identification and mitigation of risk becomes a critical element in this process. No longer is it enough to utilize data for reactive excursion reporting.
This presentation will discuss how to establish a risk-based Environmental Monitoring Program. During this session, we will discuss how to set up a new Environmental Monitoring Program based on risk as well as how to perform a reassessment of your current Environmental Monitoring Program to re-establish sampling locations and frequencies based on results of your risk assessments coupled with the knowledge gained from your current EM Program historical data.
- Current regulatory requirements for environmental monitoring
- How to select sample locations based on risk
- How to perform a risk assessment to support your EM Program
- Differences in room classifications and impact on your EM Program
- Monitoring methods, equipment, and media types
- Data collection, microbial identifications, and data trending options
Who Should Attend
- Environmental Monitoring Samplers/Managers
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control professionals
- Sterility Assurance professionals