Contamination control professionals keen to learn more about swabbing protocols for cleaning validations can boost their knowledge by attending a tutorial on the subject next month.
Developed from the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), the Swabbing Protocols for Cleaning Validation tutorial aims to enhance working skills and expose professionals to real-world experiences.
The tutorial will feature hands-on demonstrations detailing proper swabbing techniques for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and total organic carbon (TOC) for cleaning validation. Topics to be covered include proper methodology of sampling, review of cleaning validation challenges, and current industry practices. Participants will also learn about sampling materials requirements, swab material selection, vial handling, instrument loading, and how to improve recovery rates.
The tutorial is scheduled for 6 May during the 54th Annual Technical Meeting and Exposition, ESTECH 2008 at the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale (Northwest Suburban Chicago), Illinois.