Recording Webinar: Semi-Automated Visual Inspection

Recording Webinar: Semi-Automated Visual Inspection


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Dr Tobias Posset, Roche Diagnostics


Parenterals have to be 100% visually inspected. The semi-automated visual inspection is used for liquid and lyo vials and syringes since many years. Now, this type of inspection is getting more and more into the focus of GMP regulations and regulators. The requirements for manual or automated, camera-based inspections have become much clearer during the last 2-3 years with each relevant new chapter of the US and EU Pharmacopeias. But for the semi-automated visual inspection, being a hybrid of both methods mentioned above, this is not the case. Especially when it comes to inspection time per container, necessary computer validation and eye breaks etc.

With this Webinar we want to show, how a GMP-compliant concept of a semi-automated inspection system and its qualification could look like.

Target Group

The target group of this webinar are professionals in quality assurance, technology and production who are entrusted with the implementation or operation of a semi-automated inspection system or its defense during audits & inspections.

Technical Requirements

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Topics in this webinar cover conception, qualification and routine use of semi-automated visual inspection of parenterals.
  • Qualification concepts for semi-automated 100% visual inspection including particle detection
  • Dealing with particle detection and its probabilistic nature using semi-automated visual inspection
  • A particle-threshold-study vs. particle detection using fixed predefined limits
  • Qualification kits and defect libraries for the different qualification concepts
  • Semi-automated visual inspection in daily Business
    • eye breaks
    • inspection times
    • number of objects to be inspected
  • Semi-automated visual inspection in compliance with USP, Annex 1 and other cGMP regulations

Recording from 16.06.2020

Duration of recording: 1,5 h.

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