Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast

Date: 7 June 2018 - 8 June 2018

2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA

United States

Website: www.pharma-microbiology-usa.com/epr

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 (0) 870 9090 711

Key challenges and developments within pharmaceutical microbiology industry.

SMi proudly presents the 2nd Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference, in San Diego, USA, on 7th and 8th June 2018.

The pharmaceutical microbiology field is an ever-present constant in almost all areas of pharmaceuticals. Therefore, professionals within the field need to be informed and updated on the revised regulations and newly emerging methods and practices.

Join us to discuss and address the evolving issues facing this industry, such as: the aseptic practice and contamination prevention, mycoplasma testing, water monitoring and biofilms.

This event is CPD accredited.

Benefits of attending:

  • Take part in informative and valuable discussions on best practices to circumvent common laboratory issues
  • Gain insight into successfully implemented new methods, through case study presentations
  • Interact with key industry experts and benefit from ample networking opportunities
  • Learn about the most cutting edge microbial methods and rapid detection methods and how to successfully implement them in your own laboratory
  • Receive up to 16 CPD points by attending the two-day conference

Key Industry Speakers include:

Chair: Ziva Abraham, CEO, Microrite


  • Jim Polarine, Senior Technical Service manager, STERIS
  • Dilip Ashtekar, Executive Director Sterility Assurance and Microbiology Quality, Intarcia Therapeutics
  • Lisa Yan, Principal Quality Lab Associate, Shire
  • Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute

Key Features and Highlights include:

  • Examine the underlying issues behind microbiological deviations and the impact on data integrity
  • Learn about ways to proactively limit bacterial and mold spore contamination from incoming items into cleanrooms, through case study examples
  • Discuss new thinking about facility cleaning and sanitisation and the effects that this will have on the common and best practices to implement
  • Explore how technologies in pharmaceutical microbiology could be applied, utilised and translated into other fields 

Who should attend?

Senior Microbiologist, Lead Scientist, Laboratory Manager, QA Specialist Drug Substance External Manufacturer, Business Development Manager – Testing, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Consultant, Higher Pharmacopoeial Scientist, Analytical Standards Specialist


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