Cleaning & Cleaning Validation (3-Day)

This course covers key design features of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing equipment/systems to enable effective, ‘easy’ cleaning and provides a detailed understanding of the approach to validating cleaning processes. This includes understanding the material carry-over (contamination) mechanisms involved, which are pivotal to setting meaningful limits for maximum allowable carry-over [MACO] limits. The course also covers applicable regulatory rules & guidelines; demonstration of spray device coverage; methods for calculating MACO (for a wide range of residue types), based on health based exposure limits (HBELs - latest Q & A's covered); methods for sampling/detecting/quantifying residues; and clean/dirty hold times. A matrix approach to cleaning validation for multi-product, non-dedicated equipment is also covered. Other areas covered are cleaning process monitoring/review, maintaining the validated state and dealing with common examples of cleaning issues that may arise during routine operation.


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