What to identify? Why Screening Cleanroom Microbes Matters
Duration: 60 Minutes
This webinar will look at microbial identification for pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities, examining the common types of organisms isolated from pharmaceutical cleanrooms; the methods of identification; and the inferences that can be drawn from identification patterns; how often to identify and when to identify; ways to trend cleanroom microorganisms; the level of detail that can be assessed from genotypic and phenotypic identification; and the uses of isolates in terms of the testing of culture media, use in microbial validation; and for disinfectant efficacy testing.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Common types of microorganisms from pharmaceutical and healthcare cleanrooms
- Identification strategy
- What variances in trend signify, e.g. a shift in spore-forming organisms
- Actions to take for out-of-trend situations
- Methods for trending
- Differences between identification technologies
- Different types of culture media
To review baseline data relating to cleanroom isolates (there are very few referenced studies); to consider ways to trend data; and to consider the range of uses to which isolates can be put within the microbiological laboratory. This will include when to use environmental isolates and how often.
Who will Benefit
- Cleanroom microbial trends
- Phenotypic identification techniques
- Genotypic identification techniques
- How to trend data
- How to draw inferences from data
- How to select environmental isolates
- The pros and cons of using environmental isolates
- How often to rotate environmental isolates
- Medical devices
The typical microbiology laboratory is faced with hundreds of samples for identification. This creates a dilemma: how often to identify? What to identify? Which methods should be used? And how can the data be interpreted? This webinar addresses these questions and provides guidance. The webinar also considers the use to which representative isolates from cleanrooms can be put, in terms of culture media testing, microbial validation, and disinfectant efficacy testing.