Cleanroom Technology Conference 2019: Speakers
HVAC – It’s Only an Air Filter!
Alan has worked in air-filtration for over 20 years. During this time, he has helped many Pharma clients from across the globe reduce their overall energy, maintenance and disposal costs, whilst increasing safety and filtration efficiencies on site through offering the optimum choices in filtration terms. In 2002 Alan assumed control of the heavy dust collection division of Camfil in Ireland, he drove many product advances and changes to help clients and the industry. In this position, he advances the process of efficient and contained filtration, dust collection, safety in dust handling and clean process applications. This role brings him into contact with a wide range of Pharma issues every day, which leads to a great industry cross over of information and solutions.
Maximising sterility assurance – protecting equipment pre and post sterilisation
Aaron Mertens is a Technical Service Manager at STERIS Life Sciences Contamination Control Solutions responsible for providing global technical support primarily for critical environments, sterility assurance products, application and validation.
Mertens holds a bachelor’s degree in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He specialises in cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and contamination control in parenteral drug manufacturing. He has also contributed to the industry by presenting posters and talks at meetings, as well as participating in local chapter functions.
Comparison of ISO 14644-3 Filter Testing Techniques – Photometers and Particle Counters
Andy Worsick is the Applications Manager at Air Techniques International (ATI – UK), responsibility for supporting customers and distributors in the UK and in the EMEA region. Andy has expertise is a wide range of cleanroom testing equipment. His particular specialities include HEPA filter leak testing equipment, filter test rigs and particle counters – both portable units and ones integrated into continuous environmental monitoring systems.
Worsick is a science graduate and has a history in application engineering, product management, and technical sales. He is a regular speaker at industry events, and also delivers ATI training courses at their UK head office in Letchworth as well as dedicated on-site courses for customers across a range of industries.
Aseptic manufacturing: The open flaw in using humans in your critical operations
David is a microbiologist working for Ecolab Lifesciences. David started working in at GSK Barnard Castle. Where he performed environmental monitoring and clean room qualification before moving on to sterile finished product testing.
He then moved on to Reckitt Benckiser where he discovered the magic and pain of working in an FMCG environment. His role was to improve microbiological awareness on the site and a large amount of time was spent investigating significant microbial contamination event with suppliers and products.
In 2012 David moved back to GSK at the Ulverston site in the Lake District. This was a large scale primary API manufacturing site makes bulk sterile antibiotics. He then joined Ecolab in 2018!
Chairman and Opening Day One
Gordon Farquharson, B.Sc.(Hons), C.Eng. is a Chartered Consulting Engineer with more than 30 years of experience of quality & safety critical processes and facilities. In recent years, he has been active in the development of regulatory guidance and standards. In particular, he is working on CEN/ISO Cleanroom & Contamination Control Standards, WHO GMP guidance and ISPE Baseline Guides.
Chairman of BSI’s LBI 30 Committee and of CEN Technical Committee 243, Gordon is also Convenor of WG1 and a UK expert working on the ISO TC209 and CEN TC243 family of contamination control standards that provide the platform for contamination control standardisation.
He also worked with the EMA in London to help update and improve the cleanroom classification and monitoring requirements in the 2008 version of Annex 1 of the EU and PIC/S GMPs and has contributed to WHO’s Pharmaceutical water GMP Guidance. He was a member of the WHO expert panel that revised the WHO GMP guidance on sterile products in alignment with the PIC/S GMP and is active in WHO regulatory work. He has recently been advising the joint EMA/PIC/S Annex 1 revision rapporteur on the application of EN ISO 14644-1&2:2015.
GMP and contamination control for the food industry
Geerd Jansen is an active board member within the international strategic alliance between Brecon Group and PP4CE formed with the aim to offer ISO 14644 and GMP classified cleanrooms for the various market segments like the food sector.