Cleaning Validation - Live Online Training

Cleaning Validation - Live Online Training

Course No 21012

This course is part of the GMP Certification Programme "ECA Certified Validation Manager". Learn more.

Have a brief look at the training here (link to YouTube).
All times mentioned are CET.
Book this Course in combination with the Pre-Course Workshop Impact of Annex 1 Revision on Cleaning Validation and save € 200!


ECA-Member*: EUR 1690,--
Non ECA Member*: EUR 1890,--
EU/GMP Inspectorates*: EUR 945,--
APIC Member Discount*: EUR 1790,--

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Robert G. Schwarz, FH Campus Vienna, Austria


Many questions relative to cleaning validation are still open and have to be answered within the companies:
  • What does the cleaning validation concept have to look like to be GMP-compliant and cost-effective?
  • Which risk analyses are applicable to cleaning validation?
  • How helpful can a riboflavin test be?
  • Which maximum value is scientifically acceptable, especially in the field of APIs?
  • Which sampling procedure is appropriate for which process and facility?
  • How can you cut costs by means of bracketing?
  • How are critical areas defined?
  • Is cleaning evaluation the solution for seldom manufactured products?
  • Which microbiological maximum values are valid in the areas of non-sterile dosage forms and APIs?
  • Special aspects of cleaning validation in biotech API plants
These questions will also be discussed with the help of practical examples.


In the manufacture of medicinal products and APIs, the cleaning of facilities and equipment is an important measure to avoid contamination and cross contamination. In compliance with the GMP regulations, cleaning is performed and documented according to the described procedures. In the past, cleaning effectiveness was often monitored only visually. However, residuals of APIs and excipients as well as of detergents are increasingly an issue in inspections and audits. The success of cleaning procedures has to be validated. In addition to the FDA “Guide to Inspection – Validation of Cleaning Validation Processes”, the PIC/S document PI 006 and Annex 15 address cleaning validation in a separate chapter. Moreover, the ICH Guideline Q7 “GMP for APIs” also requires cleaning validation – as well as two guidelines by APIC, the association of European API manufacturers.
A Guideline from EMA on Dedicated Facilities and Exposure Limits for Cleaning Validation and the revised Annex 15 deal now with a PDE (Permitted Daily Exposure) Approach.

Target Group

This course is directed at staff of R&D, production and quality assurance involved in cleaning validation. It also addresses engineering companies and manufacturer of cleaning devices/equipment interested in learning more about the pharmaceutical industry’s viewpoint and in exchanging experiences.

Technical Requirements

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Regulatory Requirements
  • ƒEU GMP Guideline Part I, II and III
  • ƒEU GMP Guideline Annex 15
  • ƒEMA “Shared Facilities Guideline” (incl. PDE concept)
  • ƒPIC/S PI 006
  • ƒAPIC Cleaning Validation Guideance for APIs
  • ƒPDA TR 29 – “Points to Consider for Cleaning Validation
  • ƒFDA 21 CFR 211.67
  • ƒFDA Guide to Inspection – Validation of Cleaning Processes
Practical Pre-Requisites I – Hygenic Equipment Design
  • ƒWhat is hygenic design?
  • ƒMaterial aspects
  • ƒWIP/CIP aspects
  • ƒRiboflavin test
Practical Pre-Requisites II – Cleaning Process Cevelopment
  • Developing a cleaning process – which steps are necessary?
  • ƒTACT
  • ƒWhich residues are common
  • ƒType and selection of cleaners
  • ƒCIP vs WIP vs manual cleaning
  • ƒCleaning Documentation
Q & A
Sampling during Cleaning Validation
  • Sampling during Cleaning Validation
  • ƒHow to define sampling points?
  • ƒSampling techniques
    • Swab
    • Rinse
    • Coupons
  • ƒAnalytical requirements
Live Workshop – Setting Sampling Points
  • Setting sampling points on a risk-based approach – what to consider
  • Sampling point selection based on sampling technique and analytical method
  • Different sampling points for different purposes
Q & A
Cleaning Validation – incl. Practical Approaches
  • Cleaning Validation Concepts
    • Bracketing
    • Hold time studies (DHT, CHT)
  • ƒCleaning Validation Risk Management
  • Cleaning Validation Plan
  • ƒCleaning Validation Report
  • ƒCleaning Validation life cycle (Revalidation, Ongoing
  • Cleaning Verification)
  • ƒCleaning Evaluation
Handling Deviations and OOS during Cleaning Validation and Ongoing Cleaning Verification
  • ƒWhat is an OOS, what a deviation regarding Cleaning Validation?
  • ƒGMP-compliant documentation of OOS and deviations
  • ƒCAPA
Q & A
Live Workshop –  Case studies of Non-Conformities during Cleaning Validation and Ongoing Cleaning Verification
  • Is always the cleaning process to blame?
  • Which actions are adequate based in the investigation and root cause?
  • Actions dfepending on the time-point of detecting the Non-Conformity
  • Does a Non-Conformity mean revalidation?
  • Does a Non-Conformity always lead to batch rejection?
Special Topics of Cleaning Validation
  • Segregation & shared facility guideline
  • ƒCleaning Validation in Biologics & Biotech production
    • Differences between chemical and biotech APIs
    • Acceptance criteria for biotech APIs
    • Analytical methods to detect biotech APIs in Cleaning
Q & A

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