HVAC and GMP Environmental Control for Pharmaceutical Clean Rooms

Schedule Tuesday, July 12, 2022 || 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW22G0710

  • GMP Compliance of Clean Room Environment
  • Regulatory Clean Room Classification and Requirements
  • HVAC System Components
  • Clean Room Design and Layout
  • HEPA Filtration
  • Differential Pressure and Air Pressure Balancing Considerations
  • Temperature and Humidity Controls
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Personnel Gowning and Aseptic Practices in Clean Room
  • HVAC System Validation

Overview of the webinar

Environmental control of pharmaceutical clean rooms is essential to the manufacture of a quality product. The definition of Environmental Control vs. Environmental Monitoring is discussed. Control of such conditions as airborne particulate, microorganisms, temperature, humidity, differential pressure, airflow, air velocity and personnel is crucial to protect the product from contamination. 

Therefore, the design, validation and ongoing monitoring of a cleanroom HVAC system are necessary to assure the quality and safety of the pharmaceutical product. Also, a proper understanding and testing of the cleanroom environment according to international regulatory standards is important from a compliance perspective.

Who should attend?

  • Quality Assurance Officers
  • Environmental Monitoring Staff
  • Microbiologists
  • Manufacturing Supervisors
  • Validation Officers
  • Engineering Staff
  • Maintenance Officers
  • Audit Officers– both internal and external

Why should you attend?

It is important that a clean room's HVAC system is fully understood, properly designed and properly validated. If this is accomplished, it will provide the environmental control necessary to meet the regulatory particulate and microorganism levels necessary to manufacture a quality pharmaceutical product.

This webinar first details and explains the various US and international regulatory requirements for various cleanroom classifications. Next, the webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanics of cleanroom HVAC. This includes engineering diagrams and schematics. HVAC equipment components are detailed as well as the automated control systems that are available. Cleanroom design considerations are included. Proper building construction and layout is necessary to achieve both optimum efficiency of the system and optimum cleaning and sanitization of the cleanroom. 

The principles of HEPA filtration are described along with desired cleanroom airflow patterns and how to achieve them. Proper procedures for HEPA filter leak testing is included. The webinar then provides valuable information on differential pressure, air velocity, flow rates, and air pressure balancing. Temperature and relative humidity controls and specifications are also detailed.

Comprehensive procedures for cleaning and sanitization of the cleanroom environment is presented along with a review of the best disinfectants currently available along with their respective advantages and disadvantages. The subject of cleanroom contamination due to personnel is discussed. This includes both the gowning technique and aseptic practices. Finally, a full set of requirements for HVAC system validation is detailed.

Faculty - Mr.Roger Cowan

Roger Cowan is the founder and owner of R Cowan Consulting Services LLC, a consulting company specializing primarily in the area of pharmaceutical contract manufacturing.  He has 35 years experience in pharmaceutical quality assurance and manufacturing.  In his career, Roger has held various manager  director positions in Quality Assurance, QC Laboratory, Technical Services Validation, Manufacturing, and Clinical Supply manufacturing and distribution.  Roger has taught courses in microbiology at Seneca College (Pharmaceutical Technology Program) in Toronto, Canada.    
Roger's areas of expertise include  aseptic pharmaceutical manufacture, GMP facility audits, technical transfer, microbiology, environmental monitoringcontamination control, product sterilization, process development, process validation, clinical supply manufacturing, labeling and distribution, US  International regulatory requirements, regulatory submissions, and quality assurance control. 
 

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