Best Practices for an Effective Cleaning Validation Program

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Course Description

This course provides practical guidance on cleaning validation regulatory compliance, in conjunction with, risk-based, reasonable and informed decision making and activity planning. The program will describe the requirements for establishing an effective cleaning validation program, including the development of a general policy, a "Cleaning Validation Master Plan" and the appropriate documentation for each study to be performed. In addition, requirements for maintenance of the validated status will be reviewed. Regulatory requirements and the latest industry practices will also be included in the discussion.

Cleaning validation examples from pharmaceutical, biologic and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes will be included.

Additional benefits of this class include:

  • Learn not just from the director, but tap into the knowledge of your peers: Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their challenges and problems

This course has been pre-approved by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) as eligible for 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.

Who Should Attend

Attendance at this two-day course will be beneficial to personnel directly involved in the development of cleaning procedures, cleaning validation programs and plans. Additionally, those responsible for cleaning validation protocols and execution activities, including validation and laboratory personnel, as well as, beginning or seasoned operational personnel who will eventually participate in such efforts, will find this course particularly useful. This includes Analytical Method Development, Quality Control and Quality Assurance personnel. Individuals in management who interact with the above or communicate with regulatory agency inspectors to rationalize or defend cleaning validation programs will also benefit from attending this course. There are no prerequisites for attending, but a basic knowledge of general science and equipment cleaning processes is helpful.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course attendees will:

  • Understand the importance and underlying principles of cleaning validation and the requirements to have adequate cleaning procedures for manufacturing equipment in contact with the product
  • Understand the FDA perspectives on cleaning validation and areas of concern during regulatory inspections
  • Be able to set up cleaning validation procedures, protocols and reports that meet current FDA, WHO, PIC/S and EU regulations
  • Prepare and defend your own cleaning validation approach/program and avoid costly delays and/or rejections by regulatory agencies

Past Participants' Comments

"I found the course to be useful in establishing a general outline of what will be required when moving to a matrix approach to our cleaning validation program. I found course materials and the instructor to be very knowledgeable and helpful." Dean R., Senior Technician, Teva Pharmaceuticals
"Good amount of material and well presented. Excellent job engaging attendees and tailoring discussion." TJ W., Lead Investigator, Adhesives Research
"Good presentation. I now have a better understanding of Cleaning Validation and I can start applying what I learned immediately to ensure that my firm is in full compliance." Jaime S., Director – Regulatory Compliance, MeriCal, Inc.
"The Course Director was very good at encompassing all I wanted. There were good examples and sample problems. I enjoyed the small group setting that allowed easy interaction with the instructor. We had good group discussions/debates and worked out problems well together. An excellent course for beginner CV personnel." Kristen H., Process Validation Engineer, Shire HGT
"This was an excellent seminar - the best Cleaning Validation training I have ever attended! The Course Director was an engaging presenter. This seminar is applicable to both new and seasoned professionals that are interested in learning about cleaning validation." Samuel L., Site General Manager, ISP