SMi Group will return to London with their 6th annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology conference taking place on the 18-19 January 2017.

In its 6th successive year, Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2017 will bring together MHRA, Paul Ehrilch Institut, Sanofi, Lonza, Steris, Pfizer and many more to explore the topics of contamination and endotoxins, quality assurance and control, environmental monitoring, new mechanisms of detection and the newly added topic of pharmaceutical water systems.

With water being used within the manufacturing process of pharmaceutical products, it is a necessity to analyse the water to ensure there is no microbial contamination as this could lead to corruption of the end product. Mettler-Toledo Thornton and Public Health England have recently been added to the 2017 agenda to discuss this vital topic.

James Cannon, Head of OEM and Markets from Mettler-Toledo Thornton will be providing a session on 'Real Time Microbial Detection for Pharmaceutical Water Systems'. He will touch upon the current pharmacopeia and regulatory position on adoption and implementation of alternative microbial technology and discuss how the combined technologies of Light Induced Fluorescence and Mie Scattering detect microbial contamination in pharmaceutical water. He will also present a case study on real time microbial detection systems that are installed on WFI and PW systems as well as provide validation guidance for utilization of alternative microbial detection technology.

Also discussing pharmaceutical water systems is Bharat Patel, Consultant Microbiologist from Public Health England. Bharat will provide a presentation on 'Pseudomonas and water: A practical insight from PHE (Public Health England)'. This session will look at: water sources and potential pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination, pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical infections and how to protect the patient.

For the full two day programme with all speakers and their topics visit the event website on

Two CPD certified pre-conference workshops will also be hosted alongside the conference by Sanofi and STERIS Corporation and Battelle Memorial Institute.

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 30th of November to save £100 off the conference price. Register at

Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2017 is sponsored by: Lonza, Mettler-Toledo and PMT (GB)

For sponsorship packages: Contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6168 or email

For delegate enquiries: Contact Matthew Apps on +44 (0)20 7827 6093 or email

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or