ISPE Thailand cohosted “Cleanroom Testing and Certification,” a joint meeting between the affiliate and the Thai Industrial Pharmacist Association on 2–3 May 2017 at the Ambassador Hotel Bangkok.
The meeting drew 250 attendees—including 30 from the Thai Food and Drug Administration—as well as 18 exhibitors. It was accredited by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), a feature that attracted many NEBB delegates from abroad. ISPE Singapore also sent its event director to help in ISPE Booth—a wonderful sign of collaboration among ISPE members in this region.
ISPE Thailand President Totsapon Santitewagun, Managing Director, Global Tech Co., Ltd., opened the meeting by introducing the course instructor, cleanroom expert Dan C Milholland, Managing Partner of Milholland and Associates and an ISPE member since 1991. Milholland presented the in-depth content over the next two days, with topics that covered:
Basic cleanroom design
Cleanroom standards, past and present
Primary and secondary cleanroom tests
Cleanroom testing and certification
“I am sure after this event,” said Santitewagun, “we will see a significant increase in membership.” To reciprocate the collaboration they enjoyed at their cleanroom event, 10 ISPE Thailand members traveled to Japan from 16–21 May to celebrate that affiliate’s fifteenth anniversary and network with ISPE colleagues. “It seems that we will have interactive activities throughout the whole year,” said Santitewagun.
Before traveling to the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo in Las Vegas, the ISPE Japan Affiliate held its annual phar-maceutical plant tour over five days (21–25 October), visiting two plants in Los Angeles, one in Boston, and one in In-dianapolis.
The 2019 ISPE Max Seales Yonker Member of the Year Award was presented to Charlie Wakeham, a data integrity and compliance specialist based in Sydney, Australia, who has played an instrumental role in the development of GAMP®.