Irish Annual Conference

22nd May – Portmarnock, Dublin


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Irish Annual Conference 22nd May – Portmarnock, Dublin

Member Fee £595 (Join Now) / Non-Member Fee £695

Send 2 or more and additional discounts apply until Friday 29th March


We are in the process of inviting speakers and securing confirmed titles and bullet points.
Below is the current draft outline which will be updated over the next couple of weeks for you.


  1. Overview and future plans for USP microbiological standards
    Marsha Steed – Expert in Sterility Assurance, Founder and President – Steed MicroBio LLC & USP Microbiology Expert Committee Member
  2. Cytiva’s gloveless robotic isolator system: case study
    Aine Brennan, Technical & Regulatory Leader, Aseptic Filling & Microbiologist, Cytiva
  3. Rapid microbiology testing automated readout of culture media
    Microbiology in the pharmaceutical industry is used for more than 100 years, however, rapid methods are much more recent.
    Several fields are concerned: Research and development, Bioburden, Sterility testing and Environmental monitoring.
    Rapid methods represent a large variety of modifications regarding the traditional culture method: composition of the medium (chromogenic), format (liquid, solid, cartridge…), incubation conditions (automated, time, temperature), reading (use of automatic readers).
    This presentation will focus on the available methods and trends for automatic readout of culture media, their advantages, and limitations.
    Peter Penn – Director, NaughtonPenn Consultants

  4. Round table discussion sessions (topics TBC x 3)
    The aim of these sessions is to encourage discussion, share issues, solutions and experiences in a smaller, more informal environment helping you to benchmark against other delegates/companies
    Discussion Leaders TBC

Please click here for draft agenda and booking forms.

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