PDA Fundamentals of Aseptic Processing

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

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The training course aims to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of aseptic processing by going beyond traditional learning materials.

Through data-driven presentations, interactive discussions, and real-world problem-solving in Virtual Reality, attendees will gain insights into guidelines, Warning Letters, and practical solutions for everyday job challenges. The course will cover a variety of hot topics including best practices and aseptic techniques, cleaning and disinfection, gowning, microbiology, training, and motivation of staff.

The program emphasizes a risk-based approach, utilizing Frame-by-Frame Risk Profiling technology to analyze frequent and critical hazard scenarios within each topic area. This method provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of potential risks and equips them with mitigation strategies to reduce these risks effectively.

The training course promises a lively and engaging learning experience for all attendees, blending theoretical knowledge with practical skills through interactive sessions and innovative technology. By utilizing the Virtual Reality Cleanroom Simulator to illustrate key cleanroom principles and common misbehaviors, participants will be better equipped to excel in their roles and uphold high standards in aseptic processing. They can immerse themselves in a realistic cleanroom environment to practice aseptic techniques, deepening their knowledge and skills. This hands-on experience also helps them identify and prevent potential human errors and associated risks in aseptic production.

Who Should Attend

Personnel involved in Aseptic Processing from sterile production departments such as:

  • Production Management and Shop Floor Supervisors
  • Qualified Persons
  • QA and QC Microbiologists
  • Personnel from technical departments

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate current aseptic processing procedures
  • Assess potential risks of product contamination using airflow visualization techniques
  • Determine the necessary components of an effective environmental monitoring program
  • Examine cleanroom fill operations to ensure appropriate interventions and observations occur
  • Review basic microbiology concepts and techniques for multiple aspects of aseptic processing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sanitization techniques and disinfectant evaluation by properly operating different cleaning systems
  • Interpret regulatory requirements for manufacturing sterile products produced by aseptic processing
  • Understand potential hazard scenarios within different fields of aseptic procession
  • Raise awareness of individual human errors through simulator feedback
  • Gain authentic cleanroom experience by exploring immersive Simulator modules in VR

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Day 1

Tuesday, 30 July 2024

Welcome and Introduction, collecting Participant’s Expectations

Fundamentals of Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Key elements for cleaning & disinfection in cleanrooms
  • Regulatory requirements and expectations
  • Hazard scenarios in cleaning and disinfection
  • VR Simulator Session (hands-on): Avoiding risks during disinfection procedures

  • 11:15
    Coffee Break

    Fundamentals of Gowning in Cleanrooms

  • Key elements for gowning in different cleanroom grades
  • Demonstration of risks and possible errors during gowning

  • 12:30
    Lunch Break

    Fundamentals of Microbiology and Environmental Monitoring

  • Background on key concepts of microbiology
  • Regulatory requirements and expectations
  • Overview of environmental monitoring programs (air, surfaces, personnel)
  • VR Simulator Session (hands-on): Avoiding risks in environmental monitoring

  • 15:15
    Coffee Break

    Cleanroom Controls, Operations, and Behavior

  • Background on key concepts of cleanroom controls
  • Introduction to correct cleanroom behavior
  • Regulatory requirements and framework
  • VR Simulator Session (hands-on): Train how to move correctly in cleanrooms

  • 17:00

    End of Training Course Day 1

    Day 2

    Wednesday, 31 July 2024

    Wrap-Up Day 1 and Q&A

    Fundamentals of First Air

  • Key elements first air and how it protects critical surfaces
  • VR Simulator Session (hands-on): Understanding how to interact with the first air

  • 10:45
    Coffee Break

    Fundamentals of Aseptic Processing, Material Transfer, and Equipment Setup

  • Background on different cleanroom technologies (RABS; isolator, closed systems/robotics)
  • Principles of material transfer and equipment setup
  • Regulatory requirements and expectations
  • Most common hazard scenarios and errors during material transfer and equipment setup

  • 12:30
    Lunch Break

    Fundamentals of Aseptic Interventions

  • Background on common aseptic interventions
  • Regulatory requirements and expectations
  • Most common hazard scenarios and errors during aseptic interventions
  • VR Simulator Session (hands-on): Avoiding risks in aseptic interventions

  • 15:15
    Coffee Break

    How to Design Effective Training and Oversight

  • Background on knowledge management and training
  • Guidelines on how to design great training materials
  • Background on effective QA oversight
  • Regulatory requirements and framework

  • 17:00

    End of Training Course

    Agenda is subject to change.

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