Cleanrooms: Principles in Practice Training Course
The Cleanrooms: Principles in Practice Course provides a holistic view of the design, operation and management of cleanrooms and is suitable for all personnel who work in or manage a clean room environment. As leading consultants in sterile process manufacturing, terminal sterilisation and aseptic production, the Honeyman Group have a wealth of experience in the design, build, validation and ongoing monitoring of cleanrooms. Working with many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, the Honeyman Group are currently involved with a number of cleanroom design projects encompassing feasibility studies, design and build specifications and risk assessments. The Honeyman Group’s Analytical Services Laboratory works with a number of clients to evaluate, advise upon and develop ongoing environmental monitoring, cleaning validation and disinfectant efficacy programmes.
Successful cleanroom design and management requires an understanding of the regulatory expectations for the processes conducted, how the design is demonstrated to work as intended and continues to do so while accommodating the rigours of day to day use. This three day course delivers a comprehensive overview of the regulatory and design requirements of the cleanroom facility, highlights the interaction between materials and personnel within the cleanroom, examines the principles of HVAC design, filters and air filtration and provides guidelines for ongoing contamination control through environmental monitoring and cleaning.
The course has been developed by industry experts in cleanroom design, cleanroom validation, microbiology and quality assurance. The most effective way of understanding clean room operations is to be involved in hands on exercises, demonstrations and workshops, therefore this course will be reinforced by all three practical sessions.
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History of development towards cleanroom processing in the pharmaceutical industry.
Cleanrooms are confronted with challenges to maintaining suitable conditions from the external and its own internal environment.Weather, seasons, traffic ensures constantly changing challenges to the clean environment as well as the influence of the nature of the process and the technology used.The key aspects that differentiate a cleanroom from other processing areas will be discussed to ensure that once built a cleanroom will meet the needs of the process as will options available to meet current typical processes.
Air supply is the most crucial feature in any cleanroom. Its delivery will vary according to the configuration of the cleanrooms and the nature of the processes conducted within them. The provision of an "off the shelf" is likely to be exception in a cleanroom design. The typical components of HVAC systems will be discussed and their influence on the quality of the air supplied. In particular the principles of filtration will be discussed with an emphasis on the HEPA filters used in the higher grade cleanrooms.
Some basic microbiological knowledge for non microbiologists. This information will not only be of use in understanding what is happening in your own facilities but help prepare you for the planned practical sessions that are to follow.
·Microbiology Practical Sessions
These practical sessions will highlight the challenges personnel and the environment present in microbiologically contaminating your processes and reinforce the need for microbiological control in cleanrooms.
Design qualification (or review) of a cleanroom is an important step in ensuring right first time production. It not only provides a sanity check on your design to ensure operability and compliance needs are met but will help prepare your quality system for its introduction into use. This will be an example based session where all will be able to participate in a DQ process, helping you prepare for similar exercises within your own facilities.
This session will discuss the specific testing involved in determining that the cleanroom and to some extent the processes within work as intended. Many companies will use specialist contractors to conduct much of this testing who will supply the test equipment. Even in these circumstances it is important that an organisation understands the basis of the tests and what the results are telling them as the data will be regarded as their responsibility. The information provided will help prepare you for the practical sessions that are to follow.
- Non viable Particle Counting
Particle loading in a clean environment is its most key characteristic and indicator of its quality. Any cleanroom operator should therefore have the use of at least one particle counter. This session will discuss the principles of compliance and its relevance in maintaining compliance in the pharmaceutical industry. Information provided will help prepare for the practical session to follow.
·Non viable/Physical Practical Sessions
Demonstration of the key validation and monitoring tests conducted within a cleanroom environment.
·Monitoring and Maintenance
Routine physical, non viable and viable monitoring will be required to ensure the environment is in compliance. Typical monitoring techniques will be discussed together with devising sampling plans and conducting effective trend evaluation. An example based session will be conducted to evaluate the risks to the environment and devise an effective monitoring programme. This will give the knowledge for similar exercises in your own facilities. Ensuring consistency in operation is important in the validity of any validation and monitoring data gathered. The role of an effective maintenance and calibration programme will be discussed.
·Cleaning and Disinfection
However effectively designed and built, any cleanroom will require a routine cleaning programme with use. Cleaning methods and equipment will be discussed and their potential to compromise the facilities where they are used. Choice and use of disinfectants will influence the control of microbial contamination within the cleanroom. Types of disinfectants available and their appropriate application relative to the nature of cleanroom use will be discussed.
Manning levels and activity have a major influence on successful achievement cleanroom standards particularly in relation to microbiological compliance. Appropriate hygiene standard and behaviour for cleanroom staff will be discussed as well as getting the message over.
Meeting regulatory compliance is key to maintaining business confidence and ensuring patient safety. Regulatory expectations regarding cleanroom manufacture in the EU & USA will be discussed. Biotechnology has a growing importance pharmaceutical manufacture and many of its processes are conducted in cleanrooms. Cleanroom standards in use for the technologies will be discussed.
·Microbiological Assessment Practical Sessions
Microbiological cultures will be examined and the implication for the manufacturing environment discussed.
Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend?
This course is suitable for all personnel involved in the operation and management of cleanrooms including Engineers, QA, Validation and Operations Personnel.
Key learning objectives of the course are:-
- To increase knowledge of fundamental principles for all personnel involved in the management and operation of clean rooms.
- To enable delegates to apply knowledge gained to participate in risk assessments and investigations in their own facility.
- To provide the background on how GMP regulations and ISO Standards define Cleanroom Design, Operation and Validation
- To understand the sources of microbiological contamination and how to control and minimize them within the clean room.
- To understand current best practices for gowning, changing and operator qualification
- To understand the features of clean room facility design and how the type of product and operations influence the design.
- To understand the qualification of HVAC systems and how to interpret data
- Understand key tests involved in clean room qualification, smoke testing, particle counting
- Understand how to use impact assessment to define system boundaries and identify critical components
- Present a cost effective approach to validation of clean rooms
- Cleaning and maintaining control within the clean room
Dates & CostsDates and Costs
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Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Cancellations received and confirmed by Honeyman will incur a 50% fee up until 31 working days before the start date of the course. No refund will be made for cancellations within 30 working days of the course start date and the full course fee will be due for delegates who fail to attend, (even if the course fee has yet to be received).
Substitutions may be made at any time up to the start of the course, free of charge.
Delegates completing the optional Teesside University Accreditation will incur a 50% cancellation (received in writing and confirmed by Honeyman) fee up until 31 working days before the start date of the course, after which the full course fee will be due.
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