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Decontamination Process and the new Draft of the EU GMP Annex 1

The course reviews the new requirements and main differences to decontaminate Isolators, RABS and General Surfaces in Cleanrooms described in the new Draft of Annex 1 published in February 2020.

Online webinar - 16 June 2020

Course description:

This course begins by a short description of the content of this new draft GMPs Annex 1 and main hot topics. Following, the course focuses on a specific hot topic : Decontamination Process.

This Process is always difficult to manage and a clear vision of the new requirements described in this draft is particularly important. Indeed, although the general approach is always the same “to disinfect efficiency a surface, it’s essential to clean it before!”, the methods and the requirements to attain a low level of contaminants are different, depending the surfaces concerned!

The scope of this course is to focus about the Decontamination Process for the 4 chapters concerned :
- Chapter 4 Premises
- Chapter 5 Equipment,
- Chapter 6 Utilities
- Chapter 8 Production and specific technologies.

Some keywords are difficult to define and they must be clearified :
Washing/Cleaning/Detergent, Disinfection/Disinfecting Agent, Fumigation/Sporicidal Agent, Sterilization and Decontamination.
We will also explain the following Keypoints :
Decontamination of surfaces of equipment in contact with product versus General Surfaces in Cleanrooms, Decontmination of RABS and Isolator : Major Differences, Utilities : Decontamination of a storage system and a loop distribution of a purified or a WFI Water.

To finish, we’ll come back about the comparison between a Fumigation Process (e.g. vapour-phased Hydrogen Peroxide) and a sterilization process to manage the decontamination process of surfaces in contact direct with products and especially vibrating bowls of closure systems in an isolator.

Course program

  1. Introduction New Draft Annex 1 February 2020
  2. Decontamination Process : General Presentation of Chapters concerned in the Draft
    • Chapter 4 : Premises
    • Chapter 5 : Equipment
    • Chapter 6 : Utilities
    • Chapter 8 : Production and specific technologies
  3. Glossary : Definition of key words often misunderstood
    • Washing/Cleaning/Detergent
    • Disinfection/Disinfecting Agent
    • Fumigation/Sporicidal Agent
    • Sterilization
    • Decontamination
  4. Focus on the different Decontamination Processes and the new requirements of the Draft
    • Equipment in contact with product versus General Surfaces in Cleanrooms
    • RABS versus Isolator : Major Differences
    • Primary Container : Example of Glass Vials
    • Utilities : Storage System and Loop Distribution of a purified or a WFI Water
    • Fumigation (e.g. Vapour-phased Hydrogen Peroxide) versus Sterilization
  5. Questions and Answers

Who should attend:

  • Qualified Persons
  • Sterility Assurance Managers
  • Quality Directors
  • Qualification and validation Managers
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Teams responsible for Batch Release



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Course facts

Course no:
Medical Devices

CS region:

Peter Knepell
Pierre Devaux

16 June 2020

14.00 - 15.30 CET (Central European Time)

Price (excl. local VAT):
250 Euro for the first participant.
115 Euro for the following participants on the same registration and invoice.
Course handouts (PDF) and certificate of attendance is included.
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