An Introduction to QC Micro

Course Descriptor

This one-day course is designed to provide the trainee with a brief introduction to microbiology and its practical application in a GMP biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Classroom-based lectures and hands-on practical sessions will introduce the aseptic practices of environmental monitoring and water sampling as well as the use of common microbiology lab equipment such as BSCs, microscopes and gram staining equipment.

Course Attendee

“ I found the layout of the course excellent with great practical subjects. The areas of most interest to me was environmental monitoring and the water sampling system. A great deal of material was covered for a one day course. The course was really useful for someone like me who does not have a pure science background. This course would be excellent for anyone with a basic understanding of scientific terminology working in sales to biopharma companies or a person working in biopharma hoping to transfer in an area of quality”

 

An Introduction to QC Micro

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650.00

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Dates:
  • 01/10/2019

    2 Places Remaining

Fee:
€650
Suitable for:

New recruits to QC who are looking to familiarise themselves with the theory and practical elements of standard Micro testing.
Lab management personnel who want to refresh their knowledge on testing protocols and requirements.
QA, Manufacturing or Engineering personnel who have an interest in what happens in the laboratories.

Who should attend

New recruits to QC who are looking to familiarise themselves with the theory and practical elements of standard Micro testing.
Lab management personnel who want to refresh their knowledge on testing protocols and requirements.
QA, Manufacturing or Engineering personnel who have an interest in what happens in the laboratories.

Key topics covered

  • An introduction to microbiology and the importance of this area of study to the biopharmaceutical production process.
  • Environmental monitoring sampling techniques.
  • An overview of a WFI generation system and aseptic water sampling techniques.
  • Basic microbiology lab techniques including bioburden testing, endotoxin testing, microbial identifications and microscopy.

 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of microbiology in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility and list the main types of microorganisms that are tested for.
  • List the main roles and responsibilities of the QC Microbiology lab.
  • Describe the main environmental monitoring sampling techniques and operate particle counting and viable monitoring equipment.
  • List the main components of a WFI generation system and describe what each component does.
  • Aseptically take samples from a WFI generation system and submit these samples to the laboratory for testing.
  • Describe how water samples are tested for bioburden and endotoxin.
  • Perform basic colony morphology identifications, gram staining procedures and microscopic identifications.

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