PDA 514 Filtration Processes in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industry

Bethesda, MD
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Please note that this training course has hands-on lab activities. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Filtration processes are manifold and often critical within biopharmaceutical processes. Knowing different filter types, use, and criticalities will help to make appropriate choices of which filter should be used where, what is required to size a filter system appropriately, what to look out for and, if needed, how to troubleshoot filtration problems. Moreover, filter integrity testing is as much a key success factor of sterilizing grade filtration as the filter itself. Again, the right choice of test, when to test and what to do when a test fails are critical knowledge points within the filtration processes.

This interactive training course addresses the following topics:

  • Design, construction and manufacturing of pre-, depth, and membrane filters
  • Contaminant retention mechanisms for liquid and gas filtration including sieve retention and adsorptive sequestration
  • Pre-/Post-use integrity testing using diffusional airflow, bubble point, pressure-hold, and water intrusion test
  • Process validation requirements for membrane filters, including microorganism challenges, extractables, and other testing parameters
  • Troubleshooting integrity test and filtration process design issues
  • Filter material, size, and combination choices

Upon completion of this training course, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of filter properties to select the appropriate filter for a specific process
  2. Design and select different integrity test methods
  3. Differentiate and optimize pre-filter and final filter arrangements
  4. Identify filterability and scalability requirements for filtration optimization
  5. Describe validation and process performance qualification requirements
  6. Resolve integrity test failures and troubleshoot filtration process issues

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$4,049

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$3,149

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$4,859

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$4,499

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$3,149

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$5,399

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GROUP REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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The following hotels are located near the training course location:

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

Residence Inn Marriott Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

How to Get Here
By Air The following airports are near the training course location: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
By Car There is a parking garage located at the training course location. The fee is $13/day. Please take your car with you once the training course has ended. After 18:00 hours, you will not be able to access the building or parking garage from the outside.
By Other Options Metro: Ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location. Amtrak: Ride Amtrak and depart at Union Station. From Union Station, ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location.