SMi proudly presents the 2nd Annual Next Generation Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Conference being held in London on 6 - 7 October 2021.

It is a critical time for cleanrooms as new regulations in GMP enter their final drafts after several months in review. This conference will explore the forecasted impacts of the new regulations across the pharmaceutical cleanroom industry, from designer to operator.

These significant updates will be influential in the regulatory procedure across the cleanroom industry and come at a time when the global cleanroom technologies market is set to surpass GBP 3 billion in value.

This rapidly growing industry sustains an identical rate of evolution; technological leaps in airflow visualisation and environmental monitoring provide deeper insight into cleanroom management and contribute to the increasing standards in sterility. Additionally, the development of entirely new medicines is forcing new regulatory measures into play.

The agenda will look deeply into the influence of the developments in Annex 1, ISO 14644 and GMP compliance, as well as insights into the novel technologies surfacing in this industry, from robotics and automation to isolator technology implementation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in October.

This workshop will give guidance on how to set limits in applying ISO and EN Standards to Non-Viable and Viable Environmental Monitoring in the context of GMP Cleanrooms and the new Annex 1 guidance and a Contamination Control Strategy.

The integrity of cleaning and disinfection programmes is essential in meeting the specified cleanroom contamination grades, to minimise both the cross contamination and microbial contamination of products. A product that is contaminated cannot enter the supply chain without having significant consequences for the manufacturer. Annex 1 was first added to the EU GMP in 1989 and outlined specific protocol for the production of sterile medicinal pharmaceuticals. Given the advances in the pharmaceutical industry, a full revision of the annex is overdue, yet a complete review of the document has not been conducted for over a decade. This workshop will review the significant updates in regulatory expectation at a critical time in the cleanroom industry.

Heads, Managers, Directors, Experts:

  • Microbe Monitoring
  • Contamination control
  • Aseptic Processing
  • Cleanroom Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Sterility Assurance
  • Environmental Monitoring

3dimension Cleanrooms Limited; ALK-Abello Nordic A/S; Allergan Biologics Ltd; Alpha RLH; ASCCA (Italian Cleanroom Society); AstraZeneca; Baxter Healthcare Ltd; Bio Products Laboratory Ltd; BIOMÉRIEUX AUSTRIA GMBH (PO6500579899); BioTekPro AB; Boehringer Ingelheim; Boehringer Ingelheim Animal health; Charles River EMD; Contec; Contec Inc; Contec Incorporated; DEERNS S.L; Dupont De Nemours (Luxembourg) S A; Ecolab; EECO2 Ltd; Fresenius Kabi; Fresenius Kabi Product Partnering ; Fresenius Kabi UK Ltd; GSK; Imperial College London; Kings College London; MeiraGTx; PHSS: Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society; Porton Biopharma Limited; Porton Biopharma Ltd; Royal Free London NHS Trust; STERIS Corporation; Takeda; Techniconsult Firenze SRL; VCCN;

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening remarks and introductions

Conor Murray

Conor Murray, Principal Consultant, 3dimension Cleanrooms Limited
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9:10 Part 1 - Theory. Annex 1 applied to the GMP environment: Interpretation and Impact

Conor Murray

Conor Murray, Principal Consultant, 3dimension Cleanrooms Limited
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• Annex 1 direction and the impact on the GMP Environment
• Annex 1 direction and more prescription
• Annex 1 direction and the need to provide the underlying science and justification
• Laser focus on QRM and a Contamination Control Strategy (CCS)
• Principles of establishing and demonstrating control, aligned to Annex 1

9:30 Part 2 - Theory. Applying ISO Standards to Non-Viable EM (Environmental Monitoring) in the context of Annex 1

Conor Murray

Conor Murray, Principal Consultant, 3dimension Cleanrooms Limited
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• Classification vs Monitoring re airborne particles
• Application of ISO 14644-2:2015, not just airborne particles
• Alignment to traditional Viable EM approaches
• Impact of facility changes

10:00 Part 3 - Theory. Application of the new EN 17141:2020 on microbiological (biocontamination) control to Viable EM in the context of Annex 1

Conor Murray

Conor Murray, Principal Consultant, 3dimension Cleanrooms Limited
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• Monitoring and NOT Classification
• Traditional Compendial Methods
• Active Airborne, Settle plates vs Contact vs Swab & Dab sampling
• Challenge of People and Gowning Qualification
• Role of RMM and IMM

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:45 Part 4 - Practice. Applying ISO and EN Standards to a Specific

Conor Murray

Conor Murray, Principal Consultant, 3dimension Cleanrooms Limited
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 • Agree specific EM subjects of interest to the group over the short break
(Virtual or Physical Break Out rooms or spaces will be available for smaller groups to work together)
• Applying QRM to integrate Non Viable and Viable EM for trending
• Applying QRM to integrate Non Viable and Viable EM for trending
• Applying QRM in choosing the most appropriate locations
• Applying QRM in choosing frequency of EM
• Applying QRM in choosing Alert vs Action levels
• Applying QRM to Trending, OOS and CAPA

12:15 Wrap Up and Closing remarks

Conor Murray

Conor Murray, Principal Consultant, 3dimension Cleanrooms Limited
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• Relevance of Standards and Science to integrated EM and Annex 1
• Intelligent decision making based on the EM data
• Progress on reconciling EN 17141 and ISO 14698 in ISO/TC209 WG2 Microbiological Control

12:30 End of workshop



Conor Murray

Conor Murray

Principal Consultant, 3dimension Cleanrooms Limited

Conor Murray

Principal Consultant, 3dimension Cleanrooms Limited
Conor Murray

Conor Murray has over 30 years’ experience in design and construction of cleanrooms andbiosafety labs, and since 2007 independently in an oversight and auditing role.Conor represents the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), as Head of Delegation and a SME at ISO/TC209 and the European mirror CEN/TC243 on cleanroom standardisation. Conor is a past Convenor of CEN/TC243 WG-05 on biocontamination control and the recently published EN 17141 standard. Conor is the Chair of the Healthcare Services Committee advising the Irish Health Service Executive on standards compliance. Conor is Chair of the Irish Cleanrooms Society (ICS) and a past Chair of the International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies, (ICCCS). Conor lectures internationally and gives cleanroom training and education courses on behalf of the ICS.


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