2019 ISPE North Bethesda July In-Depth Pharma Training Series

Gain solutions to your company's immediate goals to lower production costs, improve process efficiency, increase production quality and meet regulatory requirements.

  • Real World Practice:  Courses present exercises that use current problems and situations common to the industry.
  • Experienced Instructors:  Subject matter experts and top leaders in the pharmaceutical industry who have years of experience in their field of study.
  • Global Training to Fit Your Needs:  With classroom, eLearning and onsite training options available, ISPE training courses adapt to any schedule or location.   

Join us as we take a deep dive into critical areas of pharmaceutical manufacturing at the ISPE Bethesda Training Facility located at 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 600, North Bethesda, MD 20852.


Pharmaceutical Water Generation - Updated!

15-16 July 2019

Pharmaceutical water is perhaps the most important of all pharmaceutical utilities. It is used as an excipient in many pharmaceutical formulations, as a cleaning agent, and as a separately packaged product diluent. In addition to non-compendial systems, pharmaceutical facilities typically include systems for generating USP Purified Water (PW) and USP Water-For-Injection (WFI). This course has been substantially updated to feature the guiding principles of the ISPE Baseline Guide: Water and Steam Systems (Second Edition) with particular emphasis placed upon the new chapters for microbial control and laboratory water as well as key design philosophies. The course will include discussion of the upcoming European Pharmacopoeia regulatory change allowing alternative WFI production methods in addition to distillation. The change will align EP requirements closely with USP WFI production methods opening opportunities for membrane based systems. The course will also include material from the new ISPE Good Practice Guide: Sampling for Pharmaceutical Water, Steam and Process Gases and will review optimizing sampling plans to significantly reduce operational costs.

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Instructor

Andrew Collentro is Technical Director for Water Consulting Specialists, an engineering and consulting firm serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has more than 15 years of experience in the design, commissioning, and qualification of pharmaceutical water purification systems; specializing in process design and regulatory compliance of USP Purified Water and WFI Systems. Collentro is a member of the ISPE Training Faculty, and has taught courses for PDA and other industry organizations. He is also a Chapter Leader for the ISPE Baseline® Guide for Water and Steam Systems and past Chair of the ISPE Critical Utilities Community of Practice (CoP).


Storage Delivery and Qualification of Pharmaceutical Waters - Updated!

17-18 July 2019

This classroom course will explore the essential concepts and principles of specification, design, commissioning/qualification of equipment and systems used to store and distribute water in pharmaceutical manufacturing. The course has been substantially updated to feature the guiding principles of the ISPE Baseline® Guide: Water and Steam Systems (Second Edition) with particular emphasis placed upon the new chapters for microbial control, laboratory water and rouging. The course material will cover methods for determining the appropriate distribution and storage strategy, including sanitization method, for various operating circumstances including an overview of optional distribution approaches and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Microbial control characteristics of the various distribution systems will be presented and compared. Point-of-use service and sample point design, materials of construction for distribution and storage systems, and instrument components will also be covered.

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Instructor

Andrew Collentro is Technical Director for Water Consulting Specialists, an engineering and consulting firm serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has more than 15 years of experience in the design, commissioning, and qualification of pharmaceutical water purification systems; specializing in process design and regulatory compliance of USP Purified Water and WFI Systems. Collentro is a member of the ISPE Training Faculty, and has taught courses for PDA and other industry organizations. He is also a Chapter Leader for the ISPE Baseline® Guide for Water and Steam Systems and past Chair of the ISPE Critical Utilities Community of Practice (CoP).