search

CLEANROOM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2021

CLEANROOM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2021
30/09/2021

CLEANROOM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2021 was, for the first time, combined with their sister company Manufacturing Chemist to form a hybrid event, held both in-person and virtually, setting a new way forward for the foreseeable future.

This was the first conference attended in-person by Cherwell staff for over 18 months. So how did it go? The phrase of the event was ‘it’s good to be back.’ A considerable number of exhibitors attended, bringing a surprisingly relaxed and positive feeling to the conference and despite a few initial reservations, it generally was good to be back.

Considering the challenging times, we have been through and are progressively coming out of, we were cautious enough not to hold high expectations for turnout. However, delegates from across the pharmaceutical industry did attend and we had considerable conversations on how things are progressing.

Conversations ranged from discussing EM and sterility testing requirements with new customers, to catching up with current customers and obtaining feedback on the performance of our product, which was reported as doing well especially over the turbulent times of not only COVID, but also leaving the EU, which we are 9 months down the road.

There were also conversations with customers around their considerations for the implementation of Annex 1, where continuous monitoring rises as a theme. With Cherwell supplying the ImpactAir-90 and ISO-90 ranges, which are Annex 1 ready, to aid in this regulatory requirement, we were happy to offer advice.

The majority of those we discussed this with stated that they are performing a gap analysis to ensure they capture any change requirements once the new draft is implemented. It was interesting to hear how companies will transition from what they do currently to the definite future.

We attended a few seminars to keep abreast of any developments within the industry. I attended the ‘Regulatory compliance: Trends, qualifications and guidance for microbiological monitoring.’ The seminar provided additional information of the regulatory requirement BS EN 17141:2020 replacing BS EN ISO 14698-1:2003 and BS EN ISO 14698-2:2003. The emphasis was on continuing to understand the environment where you work and to apply appropriate risk assessment. The most interesting component was the questions at the end of the seminar. Delegates queried the monitoring required in supporting areas and found that good EM in these areas can lead to capturing levels of contamination that could lead to greater issues in the main facility. The advice provided for a Gene and Cell Therapy manufacturer, was to ensure a more robust approach to micro monitoring and essential monitoring at critical points, as there is a viable organism involved in the process. The use of outside perspectives from regulators or outsourced consultants would be an invaluable tool to protect your facility from potential contamination.

It was positive to know that the industry has in no means stood still, providing relevant and probing questions that allow for a great sharing of knowledge.

All in all, the event was a pleasant surprise, yes it may not have been attended to the level it was 2 years ago. However, attending a conference was a welcomed change of pace and what can be considered almost normal play has been resumed.

For more information on  CLEANROOM TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2021  talk to  Cherwell Laboratories Ltd

Enquiry Form



More News

Pharmig 25th Annual Conference Review:

Pharmig 25th Annual Conference Review:

For the third consecutive year I managed to find myself at the Pharmig Annual Conference. This year it was held at the Crown Plaza, Heythrop Park jus...

Read More
Researching Disinfectant Neutralisers

Researching Disinfectant Neutralisers

A history of disinfectant neutralisers Now and again I get some unusual requests as part of my job. One was a request made by Tim Sizer, Regional QA O...

Read More
PHSS Annual Challenges in Sterile Product Manufacturing Meeting 2018

PHSS Annual Challenges in Sterile Product Manufacturing Meeting 2018

It is always a pleasure to attend the PHSS steriles meeting as there are always many fascinating topics being presented and discussed. This year had a...

Read More

Read More

Read More

List your business

Would you like to register your company on one of the UK's largest and most effective Trade websites?

Are you looking for a reliable and consistent source of enquiries from your industry sector? Would you like to see why Find the Needle clients come back year after year to use our service? If so then feel free to register using the link 'here'.

Register
Office Address: