WEBINAR: Sampling and microbial testing of water and data trending

Webinar Friday 11th October 2pm – 3pm (BST)


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Webinar Friday 11th October 2pm – 3pm (BST)

Water is a critical consumable used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products. Water can be a major component of a formulation, it can be a process aid, it’s use may be restricted to cleaning and disinfection, including being the source of steam for sterilizers.

In a series of 4 webinars, we will explore the importance of controlling water systems, hygienic design considerations, qualification and validation of water systems and finally sampling, testing and trending of water generated by water systems.

All webinars will be led by: Andy Martin – Director, ABM Consulting Ltd & Pharmig Committee Member

This fourth and final webinar looks at sampling considerations for water which includes sampling plans and sampling SOPs. We look at the methods of enumeration of microorganisms as well as validation and method suitability. Once results are generated, we need to know if they are acceptable, and this required acceptance levels to be set. Exceeding these levels should trigger an investigation to determine the cause and allow some rectification action to be implemented. We finish with a look at data trending and what can be done for annual review of data to support the overall Quality management System.

The webinar covers:

  • Sampling plans and SOPs
  • Testing according to Pharmacopoeias
  • Method validation including sample hold times
  • Media growth promotion
  • Alert and action levels
  • Investigation of atypical results
  • Documenting results
  • Trending and annual review

Click here for the series of wate webinar agendas and booking form

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