Pharma Microbiology West Coast

SMi proudly presents the 2nd Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference, in San Diego, USA, on the 7th and 8th of June 2018.

The pharmaceutical microbiology field is an ever changing in almost all areas of pharmaceuticals. Therefore, professionals within the field need to be informed and updated on the revised regulations and newly emerging methods and practices.

Join us to discuss and address the evolving issues facing this industry, such as: the aseptic practice and contamination prevention, mycoplasma testing, water monitoring and biofilms.

Sponsored by:
Associates of Cape Cod Inc, Biomerieux, Charles River, Fujifilm Wako Chemicals US Corporation, Mettler Toledo, MilliporeSigma, Novatek International and Roche

This event is CPD accredited.


Take part in an informative and valuable discussions on best practices to circumvent common laboratory issues
Gain insight into successfully implemented new methods, through case study presentations
Interact with key industry experts and benefit from ample networking opportunities
Learn about the most cutting edge microbial methods and rapid detection methods and how to successfully implement them in your own laboratory
Receive up to 16 CPD points by attending two-day conference

CHAIR: Ziva Abraham, CEO, Microrite

Jim Polarine, Senior Technical Service manager, STERIS
Dilip Ashtekar, Executive Director Sterility Assurance and Microbiology Quality, Intarcia Therapeutics
Lisa Yan, Principal Quality Lab Associate, Shire
Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute


  • Examine the underlying issues behind microbiological deviations and the impact on data integrity
  • Learn about ways to proactively limit bacterial and mold spore contamination from incoming items into cleanrooms, through case study examples
  • Discuss new thinking about facility cleaning and sanitisation and the effects that this will have on the common and best practices to implement
  • Explore how technologies in pharmaceutical microbiology could be applied, utilised and translated into other fields 



Senior Microbiologist, Lead Scientist, Laboratory Manager, QA Specialist Drug Substance External Manufacturer, Business Development Manager – Testing, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Consultant, Higher Pharmacopoeial Scientist, Analytical Standards Specialist

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Pre-conference workshops: 6th June 2018

Workshop AA practical guide to “Risk Based Environment Monitoring” that addresses real world risk of contamination control – Ziva Abraham, CEO, Microrite, Inc and Morgon Polen, Contamination Control & Cleanroom Expert, Microrite, Inc

Workshop B: - Technologies for Microbial Contamination Control’ - Andrew Bartklo, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute

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