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Milliflex® School and Advanced Operator Training


Understanding Good Practice in Microbial Enumeration
by Membrane Filtration

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One-Day Course

“Each person engaged in all phases of pharmaceutical manufacture should have the education, training, and experience to do his or her job… Training curricula should be established for each laboratory staff member specific for his or her job function. They should not independently conduct a microbial test until they are qualified to run the test. Training records should be current, documenting the microbiologist’s training in the proper revision to the particular SOP.” – USP


The course is based on the most recent editions of the international guidelines with special attention to the recent harmonization between the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the European Pharmacopoeia (EP).

It provides an in-depth review of technical and regulatory information on bioburden testing of raw materials, water for pharmaceutical use and in process and final products. In addition it offers valuable information on new rapid methods.

Interactive Workshop

The interactive workshop is a core part of the course, aiding the understanding of the lecture contents with practical applications. All critical handling steps in the Milliflex® testing procedure and its consequences for test results are discussed and solutions are explained and demonstrated.

Training Program

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Milliflex® Advanced Operator Training

This course will cover the technical and regulatory aspects of bioburden testing and the interactive workshop. In addition each attendee will go through a hands-on session and final examination.

  • Duration : one day minimum.
  • Location: in our Molsheim plant in France or at customer site.

What will be covered in the interactive workshop?
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  • Use of the Milliflex® range of products, including the Milliflex® Plus pump, Milliflex® funnels, Milliflex® prefilled agar cassettes and the MilliSnap® system
  • Demonstration of best procedures for use and maintenance of the Milliflex® system
  • Demonstration of the Milliflex® Quantum rapid detection system
  • Answers to specific user-related questions
  • Hands-on session for each attendee, with exam (only for Milliflex® Advanced Operator Training)
What are the benefits of attending this course?
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  • You will understand the current requirements from pharmacopoeias and other international guidelines and be familiar with the good bioburden testing procedure by membrane filtration from method development/validation to routine test result interpretation
  • You will learn how to take preventive actions to avoid false positive or false negative test results
  • You will understand and identify root causes for common handling issues
  • You will find out about novel rapid alternative methods that can optimize your work
Which of your challenges does this course address?
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  • Regulatory background
  • Handling issues
  • False positive test results
  • Validating products with inhibitory activities — false negative test results
  • Optimizing bioburden testing by filtration
What will you receive?
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  • A full set of course notes
  • A certificate of attendance
  • An examination form (only for Milliflex® Advanced Operator Training)
Who should attend?
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This course is dedicated to users of the Milliflex® system only. It is designed for operators, supervisors and managers of QC laboratories and it is also of interest for personnel from QA, Regulatory Affairs and Validation departments.
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