Cleaning Validation AND Pre-Course Workshop: Impact of Annex 1 Revision on Cleaning Validation - Live Online Training

Cleaning Validation AND Pre-Course Workshop: Impact of Annex 1 Revision on Cleaning Validation - Live Online Training

Course No 21014

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

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Book the Main Course in combination with the Pre-Course Workshop Impact of Annex 1 Revision on Cleaning Validation and save € 200!


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Robert G. Schwarz, FH Campus Vienna, Austria


Pre-Course Workshop
With the revised version of Annex 1 coming into force in August, this workshop aims at giving you an overview of important changes that impact cleaning and Cleaning Validation which may not be seen at the first glance. As integral topic of the new Contamination Control Strategy (CCS), it will also be in the main focus of authorities during inspections of sterile medicinal products. Some of the strategies in Annex 1 may even become “state of the art” for non-steriles in the upcoming years. This is already explicitly mentioned in scope of the new Annex 1. It will be elaborated how to align your Cleaning Validation strategy with this, highlighting points to consider when implementing those changes in requirements into your daily Cleaning Validation Business.
Main Course
Many questions relative to cleaning validation are still open and have to be answered within the companies:
  • What should the cleaning validation concept 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 residue value is scientifically acceptable?
  • 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 verification the solution for infrequently  manufactured products?
  • Which microbiological maximum residue values are valid in the areas of non-sterile dosage forms and APIs?
  • What are special aspects of cleaning validation in biotech API plants?
These questions will also be discussed with the help of practical examples.


Pre-Course Workshop
The Annex 1 Revision of the EU GMP Guide was finalised in 2022. Previously there were two drafts (2017 & 2020), now the final version will come into force at 25th August 2023. The new Contamination Control Strategy (CCS) hugely affects Cleaning Validation.
Main Course
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.
The Annex 1 revision and it’s Contamination Control Strategy (CCS) also has an impact, especially on Cleaning Validation for sterile dosage forms.

Target Group

The Pre-Course Workshop and the Main Course both are directed at staff of R&D, production and quality assurance involved in cleaning validation. They also address engineering companies and manufacturers of cleaning devices/equipment interested in learning more about the pharmaceutical industry’s viewpoint and in exchanging experiences.

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Pre-Course Workshop
With the Pre-Course Workshop we cover:
  • Regulatory requirements of Annex 1 regarding Cleaning Validation & Cleaning (incl. potential topics stated “between the lines”)
  • Annex 1, Annex 15 and EMA “Shared facilities Guideline” – harmonized, extended requirements or even contradictions!?
  • Annex 1 & Cleaning Validation – practical approaches
Main Course
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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