ISPE Philippines Affiliate Past Events

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Managing the Risk of Cross Contamination
16–17 September 2013


ISPE Philippines Affiliate organised a two-day seminar on “Managing the Risk of Cross Contamination” from 16-17 September at F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City.

The Keynote Address was delivered by Ms Rhoda Laine D Manaloto, Officer-in-Charge in the Regulatory Enforcement Unit of the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She talked about the rejuvenated role of the FDA in seriously enforcing regulations in the food, drug, cosmetics and devices industry. Her message clearly emphasized the need to fully understand the importance of managing risk of cross contamination in the pharmaceutical industry.

Ms Stephanie Wilkins guided the eager attendees through a thorough discussion of pertinent topics on managing the risk of cross contamination. She started by reviewing the current global regulations before introducing ISPE’s Risk-MaPP. Issues on cleaning and risk management were also discussed. Ms Wilkins provided practical examples where the participants actively calculated limits of cleaning and cross contamination as well as FMEA scoring, and brainstormed the possible causes of cross contamination.

Overall, the dynamic exchange between Ms Wilkins and participants is an encouraging indication that members of the industry fully comprehend their responsibility and contribution as vital members of the healthcare team. And that they are driven to protect the industry and its personnel and provide quality products for patients and end users alike.

Packaging Materials Design and Control
11 June 2013


The ISPE Philippines Affiliate held a seminar on Packaging Materials Design and Control at Berjaya Hotel, Makati City last 11 June 2013. The seminar was well attended by 117 participants. The one-day event is a continuation of a series of ISPE Philippines seminars for 2013 on Raw Materials, Packaging Materials, In-Process and Finished Products Controls.

Industry experts were invited as speakers for the seminar. Ms. Remedios A. Rivera, President of Remed Pharmaceutical, Inc. and currently the Vice President of ISPE Philippines, talked about GMP and Quality Control of Packaging Materials. The discussion led by Ms Rivera was helpful and provided insightful information on storage, protection, compatibility, safety and functionality of packaging materials.

On the other hand, Ms. Daisy Tanafranca, Chief of Packaging Division from the Philippine Department of Science and Technology tackled the Role of the Packaging Division in National Development. Her session focused on the economic growth and industry competitiveness via appropriate packaging technology as well as the competitiveness of Philippine products in the export market.

Sponsors who participated in this event are Premier Creative Packaging Inc. and Flexo Inc. They shared insights on the technology of Rigid Plastic Packaging Materials and Flexible Aluminum Foils.

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ISPE Philippines Affiliate Holds Cleaning Validation Seminar - Workshop
27 November 2012

On 27 November 2012, ISPE Philippines Affiliate organised its year-end seminar-workshop, Cleaning Validation: Defining Acceptance Limits, at the Asian Institute of Management in Greenbelt, Makati City.

The 115 participants were composed of professionals from the regulatory agency, academic and corporate industries. Drawing from many years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Prof Ma Rosario B Barangan, the President of ISPE Philippines Affiliate facilitated an insightful discussion. Discussion topics include Acceptance Limits based on Dose Criteria, Establishing Health Base Limits, Risk-based Assessment in Cleaning Validation, and Microbial Acceptance Limits.

In the afternoon, participants actively took part in a workshop facilitated by Mr Josue Felipe of EL Laboratories Inc. on computing acceptance limits. The workshop was then followed by an interesting talk on Bioluminescence in Cleaning Validation presented by Brownstone Asia-Tech Inc.

The successful full day event ended on a light note as everyone enjoyed the games and prizes at the Masquerade Christmas Party.

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1st Focus Group Discussion - Product Quality Review
24 June 2010

The Affiliate held their first Focus Group Discussion at Valenzuela Hall, U.P College of Pharmacy, Taft Ave., Manila, on 24 June 2010. The discussion addressed issues in Product Quality Review.

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PIC/S GMP Standards Training Event
22nd23rd March 2010

The Philippines Affiliate organised a 2-day training event on "PIC/S GMP Standards" at Dusit Thani Hotel Makati City from 22nd till 23rd March 2010.

For inquiries, please e-mail ISPE Philippines Secretariat at: ispephils@yahoo.com.