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Filtration and Filling Seminar - Italy

Aspects of process and contamination risk management – You are invited!

Mobius Merck

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We are pleased to invite you to the Merck filtration and filling seminar, to be held in Italy.

During this seminar our experts will focus on the qualitative standards of sterilizing grade filters, on the design of single-use filling solutions and on validation case studies.

You will have the opportunity to share scientific knowledge and network with peers to gain insights into latest industry trends and innovations in pharmaceutical filtration and filling. Space is limited, register now!

November 15, 2016

H2C Hotel Milano
Via Roggia Bartolomea, 5
20090 Assago (Milan), Italy

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November 16, 2016

Hotel Selene
Via Pontina km 30
00040 Pomezia (Rome), Italy

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The following topics will be discussed:

  • Contamination risk management in sterile filtration: key design features and release tests of sterilizing grade filters
  • Performing a filter integrity test: when, how and why
  • Sterility assurance, holes and leaks, product alteration: mitigate the risk when using single-use assemblies
  • Filter validation case studies
  • Poster session and product exhibition


9:30 – 9:45Welcome
9:45 – 10:15From membrane to end user – Key design features of sterilizing grade membrane manufacturing
10:15 – 10:45Sterilizing grade filters – Consistency and integrity assurance
10:45 – 11:15Panel discussion
11:15 – 11:30Coffee break and poster session
11:30 – 12:15Single-use in final filling – Process design and quality considerations
12:15 – 12:45Implication of filter integrity testing in aseptic processing
12:45 – 14:00Lunch and poster session
14:00 – 14:45Pre-use post-sterilization filter integrity testing (PUPSIT) - An update on the debate
14:45 – 15:15Panel discussion
15:15 – 16:00Patient safety evaluation – A case study
16:00 – 16:15Q&A and closing remarks

* Agenda subject to change. Attendance of the Filtration and filling seminar ("Aspects of process and contamination risk management") is limited and available to pharma/biopharma manufacturers and academics only. The offer does not extend to any company that provides products or services to the pharma/biopharma industries. Merck reserves the right to revoke or refuse participation at any time. Attendance is free, though registration is required. Lunch and coffee breaks are provided courtesy of Merck. Travel costs and hotel accommodation are at the expense of the attendees.