Cleaning and Cleaning Validation
This course provides attendees with an in-depth appreciation of key design features of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing equipment/systems to enable ‘easy’, effective cleaning (usually a far greater challenge than the validation). It also provides a detailed understanding of the approach to validating cleaning processes. This includes the fundamental understanding of material carryover (contamination) mechanisms and how this is pivotal to setting appropriate limits for acceptable levels of carryover (maximum allowable carryover [MACO] limits) from one product to another. The course also covers areas such as applicable regulatory rules & guidelines; demonstration of spray device coverage; methods for calculating MACO for large/small molecule compounds & cleaning agents); methods for sampling/detecting/quantifying residues (key considerations); inclusion of clean/dirty hold times in the validation study; the use of a matrix approach to multi-product non-dedicated equipment; cleaning process monitoring/review and maintaining the validated state. To help consolidate your learning, presentations will be supplemented by case studies and workshops. Attendees will receive PDF file versions of all the presentations by email. Presentations for each day will be sent out the day before the start of the respective day of the course.