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Control of Pharmaceutical Water Systems

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: 16 May 2019

: Dublin, Ireland

Sector: Pharmaceutical

Type: Training

Delegates will receive Pharmig’s series of 8 Fact Sheets on Water Microorganisms


This one-day training is in the final stages of development.  A draft current outline of the programme and confirmed speakers can be found below:


  • Auditing of water systems  - Andrew Gravett, Associate Director, Global Quality Audit Group, AstraZeneca
  • Current hot topics and common audit citations in water - Edel Fitzmaurice – Quality Director, Fitzmaurice Scientific Ltd
  • Three case studies relating to endotoxin contamination in water systems - Dr. Tim Sandle Head of Microbiology and Sterility Assurance – BPL 
  • “Pharma Water Systems – Regulatory compliance, best practice and system qualification” - Gordon Farquharson – Managing Director, Critical Systems Ltd
    • Water system requirements from our GMPs and pharmacopoeias
    • Impact of Annex 1 revision on WFI systems.
    • Best practices to control and avoid contamination (GEP).
    • Industry trends and opportunities.
  • Biofilms in water systems: A practical perspective - Mark Thompson – Director, Mark Thompson Lifesciences Ltd​
    • What the risks are to water quality
    • How do you control it?
    • How do you remove it?
    • Microbiology testing
    • Can you actually measure it?
    • Impact of microbes
  • Purified water systems  - David Keen, Senior Global Microbiology Consultant &; Ecolab and Pharmig Chair
    • What can a purified water system consist of?
    • Microbial risks of a purified water system
  • Interactive case study on purified water system:You are running a manufacturing and oral dose facility and you purified water system falls over! As a group you will work out how you would:
    • Cope with bugs coming out of your purified water system
    • Deal with a loss of your site water supply?

Previous case studies have been extremely well received by delegates – encouraging networking and exchange of thoughts and ideas whilst being guided by experienced leaders. An informative, thoughtful and fun way to end the meeting!


Pharmig are offering a discount for sending 2 delegates or more.  This offer ends on Friday 12th April 2019

There is also a special offer discount if you attend both Master Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical Microbiology on 15th May and Control of Pharmaceutical Water Systems on 16th May


Download the booking form here:





Pharmig (Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group)
Phone: +[44] 1920 871 999

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