Brussels Training, 5-8 May 2014


Cleaning Validation Principles (T17)

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
ISPE CEUs: 1.3
Type: Classroom Training Course





17 - 18 Oct 2016 Boston, MA USA Ms. Rebecca A. Brewer
12 - 13 Dec 2016 Tampa, FL USA Ms. Rebecca A. Brewer


As cleaning technology and detection methodology advance, so do the challenges associated with establishing, managing, and maintaining a scientifically sound cleaning validation program. With the FDA's risk-based regulatory initiatives focusing new attention on the risks of cross-contamination understanding lifecycle management techniques for an effective cleaning validation program is paramount. This course covers the risk-based approach to cleaning development and verification; risk analysis; procedures and evaluation tools including  FMEA / FMECA, master planning, risk control, PAT, periodic assessment and monitoring, risk review and communication. Additional content includes elements of a cleaning validation program from start to finish, exploring such concepts as the determination of residues to be targeted, selection of analytical and sampling methods, determination of appropriate limits in various pharmaceutical and biotechnology processes and establishment of scientific rationales acceptable to regulatory inspectors. For mature cleaning validation programs, concepts such as understanding process control, capability, learning to effectively self-audit a cleaning validation program and documentation will be essential takeaways.

Course Modules

  • Regulatory Requirements for Cleaning Validation
  • Goals of Cleaning: Risk and Science
  • Risk Assessment: Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment: Risk Analysis
  • Risk Assessment: Risk Evaluation
  • Risk Control: Risk Reduction
  • Method Validation and Recovery Studies
  • Documentation for Cleaning Validation
  • Risk Review and Risk Communication

Additional Course Content

  • Risk-Based Approach to Cleaning Development and Verification
    • Risk and Hazard Identification
    • Science-Based and Risk-Based Limits
  • Risk Analysis
    • Cleaning Process Risk Analysis and Process Development
    • Cleaning Equipment Design and Qualification
    • Cleaning Control Strategy
    • Sampling
    • Analytical Methods for Assessment of Cleaning
  • Risk Analysis of Cleaning Procedures
  • Risk Evaluation
    • Tools for Risk Analysis in Cleaning
    • FMEA / FMECA
    • Risk-based Analysis of Cleaning Data
    • Risk Analysis Master Planning
    • Assessment and Monitoring
    • Risk Control
      • PAT approaches to Cleaning Validation
      • Periodic Assessment and Monitoring
    • Risk review
    • Risk Communication

Take Back to Your Job

  • Identify and characterize potential residues including product, processing aids, cleaning agents, and adventitious agents
  • Apply appropriate analytical methodology for selected residues
  • Determine suitable sampling techniques and the selection of sampling locations that present a challenge for the cleaning process
  • Calculate residue limits that meet all necessary regulatory requirements
  • Create scientifically sound rationales, validation protocols, and reports
  • Manage the challenges of multi-product facilities in the establishment of limits, determination of validation strategies, and maintaining the validated state
  • Understand campaign-based production strategies for effective and scientifically sound validation
  • Differentiate the requirements for cleaning validation when using manual, semi-automatic, and automatic cleaning technologies
  • Determine scientific grouping or bracketing approaches
  • Comprehend the pitfalls inherent in cleaning after the production of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical products
  • Accomplish analytical method validation and recovery study requirements in cost-effective studies that provide the necessary assurance of an analytical system
  • Evaluate cleaning practices, limit calculations, scientific rationales, and validation documents through internal self-audits to ensure compliance with ever-changing regulatory needs
  • Practice hands-on exercises designed to reinforce core competencies and job-focused skills

Attendance Suggested For

  • Professionals responsible for all aspects of cleaning validation programs, including development, deployment, and maintenance
  • Quality assurance specialists, quality control technicians, regulatory affairs professionals, pharmacologists and toxicologists, validation scientists, and validation service personnel
  • Manufacturing supervisors, technical support personnel, and engineers responsible for evaluating cleaning systems, reviewing equipment, and supporting the cleaning validation program on the plant floor
  • All levels of management who need to understand the science of cleaning and cleaning validation including the aspects of residue selection, sampling method and analytical detection method validation, limits determination, and strategies for managing multi-product facilities

Continuing Education Units

ISPE will provide continuing education units (ISPE CEUs) for all North American seminars and courses, including educational programming at the ISPE Annual Meeting. CEUs are nationally recognized units of achievement designed for those individuals continuing their education in their chosen field or profession.

Delegates attending European seminars and courses will receive a Certificate of Attendance, as ISPE CEUs are currently not offered at European events. Verification of CEUs is based on attendance as well as satisfactory completion of all evaluation materials. Statements of credit will be available for download in your ISPE account within four weeks of the completion of training. Instruction for download will be sent when the CEUs are available. One hour of education programming equals 0.1 ISPE CEU credits.

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