Past event: Pharmaceutical Microbiology Europe Conference

Harnessing Alternative Rapid Microbial Methods for a Successful Contamination Control Strategy

We are proud to present the 11th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology UK Conference in January 2023.

Microbiology is an essential tool for the detection of microorganisms present in biopharmaceutical and drug product manufacture. The field of pharmaceutical microbiology has seen a rapid growth in recent years, this has been in part due to the introduction of alternative, rapid microbiological methods, and the application of automated approaches to microbiology. Together these have provided faster, clearer, and superior data, significantly improving the operational efficiency of laboratories. Alongside these new technologies ever changing regulations such as the impending release of Annex 1 and a globalised aseptic world have meant that the industry is having to re-think many of  the most basic principles.

This conference will explore the most pressing topics in this thriving field, from the movement toward process automation and reduction in operator-product interaction, to the latest technologies in rapid microbiological testing methods and data integrity. The agenda will highlight insightful case studies across these themes, uncovering key developments and the future of pharmaceutical microbiology.

This two-day agenda offers you peer-to-peer networking with industry experts and representatives from leading pharmaceutical companies and is the perfect opportunity to maximise the impact of your microbiology labs.

Benefits of Attending

  • Optimise your contamination control strategy with a look-back on the initial impact of Annex 1
  • Learn how to utilise the latest microbiological methods to modernise your contamination control strategy
  • Maximise the data output from your environmental and microbial monitoring with proven strategies and technologies
  • Increase the diversity of your testing methodologies through industry case studies including recombinant factor C and Raman Spectroscopy assays

Who should attend

  • Heads of Microbiology
  • Heads of Aseptic Processing
  • Global Quality Directors
  • Heads of GMP Compliance
  • Quality & Compliance Heads
  • Microbiology Senior Specialists
  • Directors of Quality Control Biology
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Lean Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Heads of Site Compliance
  • Heads of Sterile Technology
  • Global Microbiology Analytical Experts
  • Cleanroom Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Quality Systems Managers


  • Alexander Stoll, Vice President, Head of Competence Center Microbiology and Aseptic Techniques, Fresenius Kabi
  • Andrew Hopkins, Director, Audit Readiness, Abbvie
  • Callum Scott, Technical Transfer and Formulations Development Manager, Allergy Therapeutics UK
  • Carl-Helmut Coulon, Smart Automation, INVITE GmbH
  • Christoph Hansy, Associate Director, Takeda
  • Di Morris, Clinical Development Auditor, AstraZeneca
  • Ingo Spreitzer, Deputy Head, Paul Ehrlich Institut
  • James L Drinkwater, Head of GMP compliance and Aseptic Processing support, Franz Ziel GmbH
  • Jim Polarine Jr., Senior Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation
  • Johannes Oberdoerfer, Field Application Scientist, Rapid Micro Biosystems
  • Lindsey Silva, Director Microbiology, Genentech
  • Nigel Cryer, Deputy Director Quality Audits, Sanofi
  • Peter Annel, Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk
  • Session reserved for BioPhorum, , BioPhorum
  • Sophia Pfeiffer, Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
  • Sven Deutschmann, Head of Global ASAT Adventitious Agent Testing & Alternative Microbiological Methods, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
  • Vicky Stoyel, Senior QA Officer, Oxford BioMedica

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Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, W8 5SY
London, UK

Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23923