SMi Group reports: the 6th annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology conference will be returning to Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK on 18 - 19 January 2017.

The event will gather leading microbiology experts to discuss hot industry topics such as contamination and endotoxins, quality assurance and control, environmental monitoring, new mechanisms of detection and much more.

SMi group is delighted to have Jim Polarine, Senior Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation giving an exclusive presentation on day 1 of the conference on: Risk assessments in fungal spore and bacterial spore excursions.

The bacterial culture media 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. With the industry updates it is now time to join both regulatory and industry experts to address the complex challenge that the field is facing. Jim Polarine will discuss risk assessments conducted on fungal spore and bacterial spore contamination in cleanrooms, current examples of excursion investigations, the latest methods in conducting risk based investigations and risk maps and much more.

Furthermore, Alan Baines, Regional Head of Sales, Asia-Pacific from Lonza Bioscience Solutions will be presenting his case study: effective use of data from the bacterial endotoxins test. Alan will focus on topics such as: managing the flow of data, data integrity and how to simplify OOS and OOT investigations using trend analysis.

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Expert speaker line-up in 2017 include 2 EU regulatory authority speakers:

  • Michael Whaley, Senior Pharmacopoeial Scientist, MHRA
  • Ingo Spreitzer, Deputy Head Section Microbial Safety, Paul Ehrlich Institut

New for 2017:

  • Chris Day, Manager, Microbiology, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Brandye Michaels, Group Leader/Senior Principal Scientist Analytical R&D, Microbiology, Pfizer
  • Pratixa Patel, Microbiology Director, GSK
  • Randall Thompson, Principal Scientist, Shire
  • Benoit Ramond, Senior Microbiology Expert, Sanofi

2017 Sponsor: Lonza

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