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Pharmaceutical Microbiology for Non-Microbiologists

Location Start Date End Date Price Purchase
Barnard Castle, U.K. 07/11/2017 08/11/2017 £995.00 / €1,165.00

Barnard Castle, U.K. 25/04/2018 26/04/2018 £995.00 / €1,165.00

Barnard Castle, U.K. 20/11/2018 21/11/2018 £995.00 / €1,165.00

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Controlling microbiology throughout the manufacturing process is a key success factor for production. Microbiology is unseen and data is history, effective control requires all disciplines to be involved in the control measures and any out of specification investigations. Therefore, all key personnel should have a thorough understanding of microbiology.

This course is designed to give non-microbiologists a comprehensive introduction to microbiology so that they can engage in the required control measures, investigations and corrective actions.

This two-day course combines classroom-based lectures with practical workshops in our approved MHRA laboratory, and aims to give delegates a solid introduction to microbiology in the context of pharmaceutical manufacture. Throughout the course, data interpretation will be practised and the consequences of misinterpretation discussed.

Who Should Attend This Course?

The course provides an introduction to pharmaceutical microbiology and is applicable to anyone who works in a sterile manufacturing operation who is not directly involved in microbiology or is new to this area. This includes persons who review data but are not qualified microbiologists.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of pharmaceutical microbiology
  • Participate in microbiological risk assessments
  • Reduce microbiological hazards and contamination within your facility
  • Review microbiological data and understand the methods of analysis

Course Content

Course content includes:

  • The importance of microbiological data and control in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacture
  • The microbiological spectrum
  • The microbiology of concern to manufacturing processes
  • Sources of microbiological contamination
  • Micro requirements for sterile and non-sterile product manufacture
  • Micro limit testing
  • Monitoring methods: sampling methods, isolation and counting
  • Interpretation of microbiological data
  • Gram positive and gram negative bacteria, and gram staining
  • Bacterial identification (bacteriology and mycology)
  • Spores and spore forming microorganisms
  • Reading plates
  • Out-of-specification investigations
  • Control measures
  • Regulatory expectations

Why Honeyman?

Over the last 20 years, the Honeyman Group have trained thousands of people within the pharmaceutical industry. Our courses continue to remain popular because they provide delegates with a sound understanding of scientific principles in each technical area, complemented by interactive workshops, discussions, practical demonstrations and case studies to put these principles into practice. 

All of our courses are delivered by experts who actively work within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, therefore, we will continue to share pragmatic current best practice advice to enable you to meet current GMP and regulatory expectations.

Course Dates / Costs Description

Please see the table above for the dates of next courses and the costs.

Please note: Our online booking system works in £GBP. The € Euro price is a guide price only. The final € Euro amount payable online will be the current exchange rate of the £GBP amount.

If you wish to raise a purchase order or pay via any other means than Credit Card for a booking then these € Euro guide prices will prevail as being the booking cost despite any fluctuation in exchange rates.

Honeyman reserves the right to amend any prices at any time. All advertised prices are exclusive of any applicable VAT or local taxes.

Course Terms & Conditions

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Location Start Date End Date Price Purchase
Barnard Castle, U.K. 07/11/2017 08/11/2017 £995.00 / €1,165.00

Barnard Castle, U.K. 25/04/2018 26/04/2018 £995.00 / €1,165.00

Barnard Castle, U.K. 20/11/2018 21/11/2018 £995.00 / €1,165.00


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