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Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas
9:10
Reflecting on the change in guideline for endotoxin testing
Michael Whaley, Senior Scientist, MHRA
9:50
Pyrogen testing
Ingo Spreitzer, Deputy head Section Microbial safety, Paul Ehrlich Institut
10:30
Morning Coffee
10:50
Tackling the current challenge of biofilms
Robert Neri , Water for Pharmaceutical Use Referent , Sanofi Pharma
11:30
Risk assessments in fungal spore and bacterial spore excursions: Case studies
Jim Polarine, Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:30
Effective use of data from the bacterial endotoxins test
Alan Baines, Regional Head of Sales, Asia-Pacific,, Lonza Bioscience Solutions
14:10
Microbial risk assessment for non-sterile oral dosage forms
David Elder, Consultant, David P Elder Consultancy
14:50
Afternoon Tea
15:10
Ten NEW lessons learned in sterility assurance
Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas
15:50
Microbial contamination in aseptic manufacturing environments
Jane Wyatt, Global Microbiology Leader, Alexion
16:30
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
9:10
Quality systems in microbiology
Amy McDaniel, Associate Director, Production Operations, Pfizer
9:50
The importance of environmental monitoring
Pratixa Patel, Microbiological Sciences Director, GSK
10:30
Morning Coffee
10:50
Clean rooms/RABS/isolators: Microbial contamination
Francesco Boschi, Site Quality Assurance Manager, Doppel Farmaceutici
11:30
Development of a massively parallel sequencing method to enable rapid adventitious virus detection
Brandye Michaels, Senior Principal Scientist/Group Leader, Pfizer
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:30
An overview of rapid microbial-detection methods
Chris Day, Manager, MC, Bristol Myers Squibb
14:10
Flow cytometry technology and its applications
Jean Reyes, Microbiology Lab Manager, Merial Sas
14:50
Afternoon Tea
15:10
Real-time waterborne microbial and fungal detection, identification and enumeration
Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute
15:50
Microbial monitoring for biological drug substance manufacturing – An industry perspective
Randall Thompson, Principal Scientist, Shire Laboratories
16:30
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute

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