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SMi proudly presents the return of the 6th annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology conference to London in 2017!


The microbiology market has significantly grown in recent years as the demand from end user industries increases. With this expansion and increased demand comes hurdles for the industry.

SMi’s 6th annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology conference will address the complex challenge that the field is facing such as endotoxin testing, best practices in cleaning & disinfection and contamination control case studies.
The bacterial culture media segment accounted for the largest share of the global microbiology culture market in 2014. This segment is likely to continue its increased share until 2023 due to an expected rise in application in food microbiology, pharmaceutical microbiology, and disease research.*


The comprehensive agenda will include presentations from both regulatory and industry experts sharing recent case studies and developing trends in the field of pharmaceutical microbiology.


*http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/microbiology-culture-market-to-exceed-us759-bn-by-2023-bacterial-culture-media-to-lead-growth-transparency-market-research-532402792.html

 

Abbott Biologicals; Abbott Biologicals B V; Abbott Biologicals B.V; Astrazeneca; Atheris Laboratories; BD Life Sciences; BPL; Clean Air and Containment Review; Confarma France S A R L; Debiopharm Research & manufacturing SA; Dyson Technology Ltd; GE Healthcare; GSK; GSK Manufacturing S.p.A.; GW Pharmaceuticals; Hyglos GmbH; iDev; IDEXX Technologies Limited; Innaxon; International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies ; London Research Institute; Lonza Biologics Plc; Lonza Incorporated; Martindale Pharmaceuticals; MedImmune; Merck; Merck Chemicals Ltd; Merial; Merial Sas; Merial Saude Animal Ltda; Mettler-Toledo Ltd; MSD Animal Health; Nestle Research Center; Nova Laboratories; Novartis Vaccines; Oxford BioMedica; Pharmig; PHSS; Public Health England; Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Sanofi Pharma; Sanofi-Aventis; Sigma Aldrich; STERIS Corporation; Teva UK Ltd; Trafalgar Scientific Ltd.; University of Southampton; Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG; Wickham Laboratories Ltd;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Olivier Chancel

Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas

9:10 Reflecting on the change in guideline for endotoxin testing

Michael Whaley

Michael Whaley, Senior Scientist, MHRA

• The impacts on industry from the change in guideline
• What are the obstacles faced?
• How to ensure strict compliance

9:50 Pyrogen testing

Ingo Spreitzer

Ingo Spreitzer, Deputy head Section Microbial safety, Paul Ehrlich Institut

• Pyrogen vs. Endotoxin testing
• Monocyte activation test today
• Intrinsic pyrogenicity
• Current issues occurring in the detection of
endotoxins

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 Tackling the current challenge of biofilms

Robert Neri

Robert Neri , Water for Pharmaceutical Use Referent , Sanofi Pharma

• How do biofilms appear?
• Process to target and eliminate biofi lms? Over coming
the challenges
• How to avoid the appearance?

11:30 Effective use of data from the bacterial endotoxins test

Alan Baines

Alan Baines, Regional Head of Sales, Asia-Pacific,, Lonza Bioscience Solutions

• Managing the flow of data
• Data Integrity
• How to simplify OOS and OOT investigations using trend
analysis
• Looking for opportunities for process improvements

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:30 Pseudomonas and water: A practical insight from PHE (Public Health England)

Bharat  Patel

Bharat Patel , Consultant Microbiologist , Public Health England

• Water sources and potential Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination
• Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical infections
• Protecting the patient
 

14:10 Risk assessments in fungal spore and bacterial spore excursions: Case studies

Jim Polarine

Jim Polarine, Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation

• Risk assessments conducted on fungal spore and
bacterial spore contamination in cleanrooms.
• Case studies: Current examples of excursion
investigations.
• Preventative measures put into place to prevent
excursions from occurring
• The latest methods in conducting risk based
investigations and risk maps

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Microbial risk assessment for non-sterile oral dosage forms

David Elder

David Elder, Consultant, David P Elder Consultancy

• Problem Statement
• Risk Assessment
• Control Strategy
• Conclusions

15:50 Ten NEW lessons learned in sterility assurance

Olivier Chancel

Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas

• Real life experiences observed on the shop floor over the last year to support various activities of the sterility assurance
• Series of case studies to focus on the practical knowledge, on the "know how" which can be directly applied on daily business by Production, Pharmaceutical Microbiologist and Quality
• Useful insights on various microbiological aspects to detect sources of contaminations for sterile drug products and to prevent them
• Forum for open and practical discussions
 

16:30 Microbial contamination in aseptic manufacturing environments

Jane Wyatt

Jane Wyatt, Global Microbiology Leader, Alexion

•The importance of the control of microbial contamination in aseptic manufacturing environments
• An analysis of the recent PDA Technical Report
70, Fundamentals of Cleaning and Disinfection Programs
for Aseptic Manufacturing Facilities
• Regulatory expectations to provide assurances of
appropriate microbial contamination control

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Olivier Chancel

Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas

8:30 Registration & Coffee

Andrew Bartko

Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 Quality systems in microbiology

Amy McDaniel

Amy McDaniel, Associate Director, Production Operations, Pfizer

- Ensuring that appropriate microbiological resources (materials, methods, manpower and management) are strategically positioned at the various key stages of design, development and production
- The process of development of a microbial control strategy
- A summary of issues that occur when there are failures in the MQS, from both laboratory and manufacturing perspectives
 

9:50 The importance of environmental monitoring

Pratixa Patel

Pratixa Patel, Microbiological Sciences Director, GSK

• Environmental monitoring in today’s pharmaceutical
industry is imperative to avoid potential risks to
consumers and to save time and cost to manufacturers
• Rules governing dispersion of airborne microbial
contaminants and how contaminants can accumulate
in invisible vortices and airborne contamination
• How to evaluate representative sampling locations for
environmental monitoring during aseptic processes

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 Clean rooms/RABS/isolators: Microbial contamination

Francesco  Boschi

Francesco Boschi, Site Quality Assurance Manager, Doppel Farmaceutici

• Opportunities and limitations of isolators/barrier systems
• Points to consider in designing a new or revamped
facility
• Key points in contamination control: comparison
isolators vs. RABS vs. clean rooms
• Environmental monitoring in clean rooms and isolators:
data and trends management
• Evolution of isolators/barrier systems

11:30 Real time microbial detection for pharmaceutical water systems

James Cannon

James Cannon, Head of OEM and Markets, Mettler-Toledo Thornton

•      Presentation of the combined technologies of Light Induced Fluorescence and Mie Scattering to detect microbial contamination in Pharmaceutical Water
•      Current Pharmacopeia and Regulatory position on adoption and implementation of alternative microbial technology
•      Case study of Real Time Microbial detection system installed on WFI and PW systems
•      Validation guidance for utilization of alternative microbial detection technology
 

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:30 Development of a massively parallel sequencing method to enable rapid adventitious virus detection

Brandye Michaels

Brandye Michaels, Senior Principal Scientist/Group Leader, Pfizer


· Pfizer’s development of a virus detection method based on recent advances in massively parallel sequencing technology.

· Using the model biotherapeutic production cell line, CHO-K1, performance of single and mixed spiking studies to define specificity, limit of detection and robustness.

· Plans for implementation as a cGMP method of routine batch release testing including assessing ruggedness and equivalence to the compendial method by spiking bioreactor samples

· Practical method development, a discussion of regulatory challenges will be presented

 

14:10 An overview of rapid microbial-detection methods

Chris Day

Chris Day, Manager, MC, Bristol Myers Squibb

• The benefits, application, and challenges involved
• A faster time to result enables the release raw materials quickly, transfer in-process work to the next stage, and bring finished products to market
• Overcoming the hurdles
 

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Real-time waterborne microbial and fungal detection, identification and enumeration

Andrew Bartko

Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute

• Description of the technical, economical and risk
aversion advantages of real-time, on-line monitoring
• Harmonized capability of microbiological and fungal
monitoring
• Case study of systems installed in purifi ed water loop
• Barriers to implementation and validation

15:50 Microbial monitoring for biological drug substance manufacturing – An industry perspective

Randall Thompson

Randall Thompson, Principal Scientist, Shire Laboratories

 


• An industry perspective focused on microbial in-process monitoring during inoculum expansion and protein purification processes of bulk drug substances.
• Recommendations intended to assist biopharmaceutical manufacturers in developing microbial monitoring strategies and performing product safety assessments

 

16:30 Flow cytometry technology and its applications

Jean Reyes

Jean Reyes, Microbiology Lab Manager, Merial Sas

• Overview of the applications in Microbiology
• Counting bacteria: In line and fast tool
• Characterization of Ag

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Andrew Bartko

Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brandye Michaels

Brandye Michaels

Senior Principal Scientist/Group Leader, Pfizer
Chris Day

Chris Day

Manager, MC, Bristol Myers Squibb
Ingo Spreitzer

Ingo Spreitzer

Deputy head Section Microbial safety, Paul Ehrlich Institut
Jim Polarine

Jim Polarine

Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation

Alan Baines

Regional Head of Sales, Asia-Pacific,, Lonza Bioscience Solutions
Alan Baines

Amy McDaniel

Associate Director, Production Operations, Pfizer
Amy McDaniel

Andrew Bartko

Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute
Andrew Bartko

Bharat Patel

Consultant Microbiologist , Public Health England
Bharat  Patel

Brandye Michaels

Senior Principal Scientist/Group Leader, Pfizer
Brandye Michaels

Chris Day

Manager, MC, Bristol Myers Squibb
Chris Day

David Elder

Consultant, David P Elder Consultancy
David Elder

Francesco Boschi

Site Quality Assurance Manager, Doppel Farmaceutici
Francesco  Boschi

Ingo Spreitzer

Deputy head Section Microbial safety, Paul Ehrlich Institut
Ingo Spreitzer

James Cannon

Head of OEM and Markets, Mettler-Toledo Thornton
James Cannon

Jane Wyatt

Global Microbiology Leader, Alexion
Jane Wyatt

Jean Reyes

Microbiology Lab Manager, Merial Sas
Jean Reyes

Jim Polarine

Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation
Jim Polarine

Michael Whaley

Senior Scientist, MHRA
Michael Whaley

Olivier Chancel

Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas
Olivier Chancel

Pratixa Patel

Microbiological Sciences Director, GSK
Pratixa Patel

Randall Thompson

Principal Scientist, Shire Laboratories
Randall Thompson

Robert Neri

Water for Pharmaceutical Use Referent , Sanofi Pharma
Robert Neri

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Workshops

Rapid Microbial Methods
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Rapid Microbial Methods

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17th January 2017
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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Lonza

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.lonza.com/

Lonza is the trusted QC testing solution provider for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Lonza transforms its practical knowledge and technical expertise to deliver a portfolio of endotoxin, mycoplasma and microbial detection products, and paperless QC microbiology, software and services that support the critical needs of regulated manufacturing environments.


Merck Millipore

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.merckmillipore.com/

Our products are used in the research, development and manufacture of biotechnological and pharmaceutical drug therapies as well as in research and application laboratories. In addition our products also reach adjacent markets such as the food and beverage industry. Beyond a complete range of high quality microbial testing solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, municipal water, beverages and food industries, we also provide regulatory expertise, substantial service, and trust.


METTLER TOLEDO

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.mt.com/pro/

METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics is a leading supplier of liquid and gas analytical measurement systems. Offering innovative solutions for pharmaceutical waters, the company has launched the unique 7000RMS Bioburden Analyser. This on-line microbial system is designed to deliver continuous measurement of microbes and inert particles in real time.


PMT (GB) Ltd

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.pmtgb.com/

PMT (GB) Ltd are a leading provider of micro-contamination control and environmental monitoring solutions. Dedicated to the supply and service of instrumentation and monitoring systems including particle counters, microbial air samplers and instantaneous microbial detection for both air and liquids.


TSI

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.tsi.com/

TSI offers the BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter, detecting total and viable particle counts in real time. Additionally, TSI provides a comprehensive line of advanced aerosol instrumentation including the AeroTrak® Handheld, Portable and Remote Particle Counters complete with facility monitoring systems.

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European Pharmaceutical Review

Official Media Partner
http://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com

European Pharmaceutical Review is the leading bi-monthly technical journal for the pharmaceutical industry, and essential reading for anyone involved in drug discovery or manufacturing. Every issue offers a high level of technical and business contributions from the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions, keeping readers up-to-date with new developments and projects within the dynamic European pharmaceutical environment and featuring articles on topics that impact the sector, including: – cellular imaging, drug discovery, microbiology, stem cells and toxicology. The strength of European Pharmaceutical Review is reflected by our circulation figures, with an estimated 30,000 readers across the globe.


Rapid Microbiology.com

Official Media Partner
http://www.rapidmicrobiology.com

rapidmicrobiology.com - keep up-to-date with all the latest products for your pharmaceutical microbiology laboratory, subscribe to the rapidmicrobiology.com newsletter http://www.rapidmicrobiology.com/Newsletter.php

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European Biopharmaceutical Review

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European Biopharmaceutical Review (EBR) is a magazine dedicated to the biopharmaceutical and biotech industries. Each quarterly edition features articles from key opinion leaders on research, drug discovery and development, biomanufacturing, outsourcing and more on the science and business of the sectors. EBR also features insightful interviews, reviews and event information to form a strong B2B platform. Read EBR in print, online, or via the Samedan app.


Copybook - Pharmaceutical

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Copybook is a global business network with many pharmaceutical events, exhibitions and seminars. We encourage business-to-business transactions and work tirelessly to gain our customers new business contracts worldwide. You can add events, companies and associations for free. When you are a member, you can add your company to the events listed in order to encourage other visitors to arrange meetings and appointments at those events to facilitate new business contracts. Want to see how we can increase your business network and transactions? SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


Absave

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Absave.com is the leading savings website for Antibodies and Immunological Products. Search our extensive database of Antibodies, Kits, Proteins & Peptides, Reagents, etc. to find the best savings!


Drug Target Review

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Drug Target Review’s quarterly magazine, website and annual events program provides high quality content with peer-written articles that are submitted exclusively by the world’s most respected scientists in their field. This attracts a committed base of readers, users and delegates made up of senior decision-makers from the life science and drug discovery industries at the top pharmaceutical companies, as well as academics and scientists from the top research institutes across the globe.


Pharmavision

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http://www.pharmavision.co.uk

PharmaVision offers a consultancy service providing independent pharmaceutical thematic research to the healthcare industry, the investment community and competitive intelligence specialists. We perform due diligence research and provide expert commentary in healthcare. Our reports combine scientific analysis in drug delivery, R&D technologies and pharmaceutical products including patient modelling, product/technology forecasts and market trends evaluation.


Drug Development Technology

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http://www.drugdevelopment-technology.com

Drugdevelopment-technology.com covers every aspect of the drug development and research process, from conception to pre-FDA approval. Our global network of journalists updates the site with the latest and most significant industry developments. This coverage allows us to provide everyone - from senior management through to research and QA staff – with in-depth reviews of the latest projects, advance notice of new product releases and analysis of the latest procedural and legislative developments.


Biosave

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Biosave.com brings together the best Life Science promotions, product releases, featured products, publications, videos and events from 100’s of leading Life Science suppliers. Updated 24 hours a day, Biosave is constantly uploading special promotions and exciting product news that you won’t find anywhere else. Our goal is to provide our users with the most exclusive product information to help reach that all important purchasing decision.


Biocompare

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http://www.biocompare.com

Biocompare.com is the leading resource for up-to-date product information, product reviews, and new technologies for life scientists. Biocompare combines an in-depth knowledge of life science products and new technologies with the power of the Internet to offer scientists the most dynamic, relevant, and innovative media-based marketplace for life science information.


Labsave

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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http://www.pharmamanufacturing.com/

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, the only publication devoted exclusively to drug manufacturing and scaleup, is dedicated to sharing best practices that will help drug industry professionals. Unlike broader publications that cover the entire pharmaceutical life cycle, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing‘s print and digital products focus on the manufacturing, quality and scaleup functions so critical to the industry’s future. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’s editors search for examples of best practices from all over the world, so that readers can learn from their peers and the experts who are actively applying the principles of quality by design and scientific manufacturing, each and every day, at their facilities.


Technology Networks

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http://www.technologynetworks.com

Founded in 2000, Technology Networks is established as the leading news provider for life science and drug discovery professionals. In addition, we provide unique content including webcasts, videos, application notes and posters from recent conferences. Our portfolio now includes around 30 focussed scientific communities, all of which are accessible free of charge within TechnologyNetworks.com


Swiss Biotech Association

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http://www.swissbiotech.org/

The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) is the national industry association for biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, cosmetics, environmental biotechnology, and specialty chemicals. Members are companies active in modern biotechnology, such as R&D, Production, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Services and Consulting. SBA provides a networking platform for Life Science clusters, academic and federal institutions the like. Founded in March 1998, the Association grows steadily.


Pharmaceutical Technology

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http://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com

Pharmaceutical-technology.com is the only website focusing specifically on issues relevant to pharmaceutical professionals working with technology, be it development, engineering, IT or production. Pharmaceutical-technology.com brings you the latest in industry projects and updates, along with the news, views and trends that leading professionals – from senior executives to manufacturing managers and heads of procurement – require to stay on top of their field.


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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

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This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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