Why Do All Key Personnel in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Require a Basic Understanding of Microbiology?

It's a question we hope your team can answer, but in case not we have just the course. 


At our Microbiology for Non-Microbiologists Training Course, delegates will:

  • Develop a sound understanding of basic pharmaceutical microbiology
  • Be able to identify microbial hazards
  • Learn how to reduce contamination

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Microbiology for non-Microbiologists


Why do all key personnel in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing require a basic understanding of Microbiology?

The proposed revision to Annex 1 for Manufacture of Sterile Products makes it clear that a comprehensive Contamination Control Strategy is required to be in place to minimise the risk of product contamination.

The first step in defining the Contamination Control Strategy is often to identify microbial hazards, assess current control measures and define actions to take when limits are exceeded or trends indicate a shift in normal microbial house flora.

These assessments are usually conducted by multidisciplinary teams, lead by Microbiologists, and incorporating non-Microbiologists from other departments including Engineers, Quality, QC, Operations, Technical and Validation.

For non-Microbiologists taking part in these assessments, it is always beneficial to have some basic understanding of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, methods of analysis and how data can impact manufacturing operations.

At the output of these assessments, people and procedures are the biggest variable to control in the process and so training is a key control measure.

For the non-Microbiologist, training in basic Microbiology can help to more quickly identify contamination risks in the process, to implement or reassess current control measures and have a greater input into microbial risk assessments within the facility.

The Microbiology for Non-Microbiologists course has been designed to provide our delegates with a sound understanding of basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology through the use of presentations and workshop sessions in our MHRA approved Microbiology Laboratories.

Delegates say that the workshop sessions always enhance the learning process as seeing is believing. Feedback from this course is consistently excellent:

"Lectures very engaging and informative" - Dr Reddys
"Highly Recommended" - Kimberley Clark
"Excellent practical experience" - Intertek
"Very informative, very well structured" - Fujifilm

Microbiology for Non-Microbiologists, Training Course 

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