Past event: Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast 2021 Virtual Conference

Novel Approaches and Best Practices for Tackling Current Industry Contaminaiton Control Challenges

The pharmaceutical microbiology industry has seen many changes during the progression into the 21st century. With advances in rapid microbiological methods, revised industry regulation, enhanced knowledge of innovative therapies, novel testing methods, this industry is ever expanding.

Join industry experts to discuss the latest topics and pressing challenges within the industry. Network with industry professionals, discuss revisions in regulatory and guidance documents, explore data integrity considerations and approaches for conventional and rapid microbiology methods, discuss optimised environmental monitoring to best control contamination and gain insight into an industry perspective on alternative endotoxin testing methods and process automation, all contributing to better management of contamination in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Post event on demand access to recorded presentations will be available to all attendees 5 working days from the end date of the event.

Benefits of Attending

  • LISTEN to the latest regulatory updates in the pharmaceutical microbiology industry from leading regulatory bodies
  • DISCUSS case studies from leading pharmaceutical companies revolutionizing the industry
  • EXPLORE advances in ATMP facility design and contamination control from emerging and established pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies
  • DISCOVER the future of contamination control through a look at the advent of automated systems, continuous manufacturing and monitoring and reduced intervention from leaders in industry

Our Virtual Conference Platform will deliver the following benefits:

  • Live and On Demand speaker content: Get access to the latest strategies and case studies from your market place online!
  • Network with all the event attendees: Connect, see who's attending, chat and share contact details with all online delegates, speakers and sponsors
  • Exhibit a Virtual Booth: You can pack your customized booth full of documents, videos and even show who is manning the booth during the event and hosting meetings
  • Host & Join Meetings & Socials: Join preferred speaking sessions, host you own meetings and even a virtual Networking social, with in built Zoom functionality

Who should attend

  • Senior Microbiologist
  • Lead Scientist
  • Laboratory Manager
  • QA Specialist
  • Drug Substance External Manufacturer
  • QC Scientists
  • Heads of Quality
  • Business Development Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology Consultant
  • Higher Pharmacopoeial Scientist
  • Analytical Standards Specialist

Plus An Interactive Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop | June 16th, 2021

Workshop A: Data Integrity in Environmental Monitoring: Causes and Solutions
Workshop Leaders: Ziva Abraham, President, MicroriteMorgan Polen, SME, Cleanroom Contamination Control Expert, Microrite
9.00 - 12.30


  • Alison Laughlin, Associate Director, Sterility Process Assurance - Aseptic, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
  • Arundhati Samanta, Global Product Manager, Mettler Toledo 
  • Brett Hoffmeister, LAL Production Manager, Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.
  • Christine Massaro, Director, Sterile and Microbiology Quality Assurance, Organon
  • Don Singer, Chair, General Chapters - Microbiology Expert Committee, US Pharmacopoeia
  • Edward Tidswell, Executive Director, Microbiology QA, Merck & Co, Inc.
  • Friedrich von Wintzingerode, Microbiology and QC Lead individualized therapies, Genentech, Inc
  • Geeta Singh, Technical Specialist III, Genentech
  • James Polarine Jr, Senior Technical Service Manager, Steris Corporation
  • Johannes Reich, Managing Director, Microcoat Biotechnologie GmbH
  • Lori Daane, Director of Scientific Affairs, bioMerieux, Inc
  • Lynn Johnson, Scientist, Takeda
  • Lynne Ensor, Vice President, Technical, Parexel International
  • Morgan Polen, Contamination Control and Cleanroom Expert, Microrite, Inc.
  • Patrick-Julian Mester, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Monitoring of Contaminants, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
  • Rachael Relph, Chief Sustainability Officer, My Green Lab
  • Ren-Yo Forng, Scientific Director, Amgen
  • Ruth NoĆ©, Senior Product Manager, Lonza 
  • Scott Nichols, Lead Microbiology Reviewer/Inspector, FDA
  • Scott Weiss, Director of Industrial Microbiology, Johnson & Johnson
  • Stephen Langille, Senior Microbiologist Consultant, ValSource, LLC
  • Timothy Wood, President and Principal Consultant, Cell Therapy Microbiology Consulting
  • Veronika Wills, Manager, Technical Services, Associates of Cape Cod
  • Ziva Abraham, CEO, Microrite, Inc.

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Event details
Organizer : SMi
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22106