PDA EU00193 Electron Beam Sterilization for Inline Transfer Systems

Allschwil, Switzerland
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Program Highlights
An additional highlight is the joint dinner at the end of the first training course day, where participants and trainers can get to know each other better and expand their network. Don't miss this unique opportunity and reserve the evening for this get-together.

This interactive training course takes place at the Skan Academy in the newly built Skan Headquarters in Basel and E-Beam Competence Center Stein.

On the first day, the focus is on the E-Beam Systems Basics, Technology overview, and categories of Regulatory and Safety considerations followed by a Workshop Tour demonstrating on an electron beam the theory part. On the second day, participants will get to know the material effects of electron beams on various materials and how to validate an electron beam system. This is followed by case studies and hands-on demonstration of validation and electron beam effects.

During the training course, there is enough time and space for an exchange of experiences and discussions. For this reason, the training course is designed for a limited number of participants only.

Who Should Attend
  • Operators
  • Manufacturing Supervisors
  • QA Managers
  • Read-to-use packaging suppliers
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants have understood:

  • The different components of an E-Beam system
  • The interactions between the different components
  • The effects of Electron Beam in terms of material and sterilization

The participants have learned:

  • The relevant GMP and Safety regulations
  • The basic principles and effects of E-Beam systems
  • How to operate E-Beam in-house in terms of radiation safety and daily operations
  • Maintenance, calibration, and validation of a system
  • Basics and know equipment for dosimetry

The participants can perform:

  • Prepare a routine dosimetry check
  • Evaluate the dose of objects

Standard Pricing

Standard Member Price

€ 2.090


€ 2.090

See Qualifying Criteria for Member Types.


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Day 1

Wednesday, 18 September 2024

Welcome and Introduction of Trainers and Participants

Module 1: Introduction Electron Beam as Transfer Technology for Ready-to-Use in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Electron beam – a transfer technology
  • EU GMP Annex 1 requirements for transfer
  • Options for Transfer - H2O2 / electron beam / NTT
  • Electron beam process
  • Electron beam layout and components
  • History of electron beam for Ready-to-Use transfer

Coffee Break

Module 2: Technology Overview of Industrial Electron Beam Applications

  • What is it and what is it not?
  • Different Categories
  • The SKAN electron beam engine and lamp

Lunch Break

Module 3: Basics on Electron Beams

  • How do electrons behave in the atmosphere?
  • Basic concepts (voltage, dose, etc) and with speed
  • Radiation protection/shielding / self-shielding – why and how
  • Simulations
  • Initiated effects (ozone, NOx, nitric acid)
  • Evidence and measurement methodology

Module 4: Regulatory and Safety Considerations

  • Regulatory guidelines for pharmaceutical packaging sterilization
  • Safety measures and compliance – Safety features
  • Introducing electron beam in your company – what to look for (Safety officer)
  • Radiation test and documentation
  • Measurement devices

Coffee Break

Module 5: Workshop Tour at SKAN AG

  • Isolator and electron beam
  • Walk through the SKAN Assembly Hall showing examples

Q&A and Questionnaire

End of Training Course Day 1 & Networking Event

Day 2

Thursday, 19 September 2024

Transfer to SKAN Stein AG– Electron Beam Competence Centre

Welcome at Skan Stein AG

Module 6: Materials Effects of Electron Beam on Various Materials

  • Metal
  • Ceramics
  • Polymers and other organic materials

Coffee Break

Module 7: Process Validation

  • Case studies on process validation
  • Challenges and solutions
  • Dosimetry Demonstration
  • Side effects – Residual measurement
  • Step by step Dosimetry and Residual validation at customer

Lunch Break

Module 8: Case Studies

  • Real-world examples of successful sterilization in aseptic pharmaceutical processing – Ready-to-Use transfer
  • Different case studies
  • Q&A with industry expert

Module 9: Tour at SKAN Stein Electron Beam Competence Centre

  • Development of new concepts in lab space
  • Electrons "Live" with camera
  • Two different hands-on sessions
  • Project dependent: Manufacturing example lead/steel

Coffee Break

Wrap-up Training Course

  • Time for evaluation of the course
  • Q&A and Questionnaire

End of Training Course

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Holiday Inn Express
179 Allschwil / Basel

The hotel is located five minutes walk from the training course venue.

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