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SMi's 9th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology UK Conference

Discovering optimised contamination control and the current regulatory landscape

Conference: 20 & 21 January 2020
Workshops: 22 January 2020

Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK


Associates of Cape Cod, bioMérieux, COPAN, METTLER TOLEDO, Microgenetics
, Reading Scientific Services Limited, Veltek Associates

James Drinkwater,
Chairman, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Science Society
Olivier Chancel,
Sterility and Aseptic Practices Expert, Boehringer Ingelheim

Pharmaceutical Microbiology as an industry is projected to see significant advancements in the next five years. This forecast is largely attributed to rapid microbiology testing, which has accounted for $ billion last year, while projected to reach nearly double at $6 billion by 2025, and an estimated CAGR of leading up to 2025.

At the very core of pharmaceutical microbiology is the accurate and reliable detection of microorganisms that would otherwise contaminate the pharmaceutical products manufactured. This demand for more rapid methods for detection and identification will be accompanied by equally important areas such as: contamination control strategies and environmental monitoring, process automation, and discussing updates to meet regulatory requirements.

Join us at SMi’s 9th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference to explore novel and developing technologies that tackle the most pressing challenges and push innovation in world of pharmaceutical microbiology.


At the 9th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference, you will gain insight into:


  • Luis Meirinhos-Soares, GMP Inspector, Infarmed IP
  • Jim Polarine, Senior Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation
  • Tim Eaton, Sterile Manufacturing Specialist, AstraZeneca
  • Pratixa Patel, Senior Director, Microbiology and Stability Sciences, GSK
  • Ian Symonds, Pharmaceutical Consultant, SDA Pharma
  • Michael Song, Senior Manager, MedImmune
  • Maria Jose Zafra-Domene, Microbiology QC Team Leader, MeiraGTx
  • Ingo Spreitzer, Deputy Head Section Microbial Safety, Paul Ehrlich Institut


  • Discuss the regulatory expectations and supportive guidance on bio-contamination control and monitoring in aseptic manufacturing of sterile products from PHSS
  • Gain valuable insight from key opinion leaders in a panel discussion on the impact of the Annex 1 revisions on pharmaceutical microbiology
  • Examine the common myths and urban legends in the pharmaceutical industry related to contamination control from STERIS
  • Explore container closure integrity and controls strategies ensuring product sterility from AstraZeneca
  • Revisit the role of the Official Medicines Control Laboratories as the GMP back up from Infarmed IP

View the full agenda:


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




20 Jan 2020 @ 09:00 am

21 Jan 2020 @ 05:30 pm

Duration: 1 days, 8 hours


Copthorne Tara Hotel, Central London, UK

1 Scarsdale Place


United Kingdom

Organised by

SMi Group Ltd.

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