Bosch Crailsheim in Germany has organized a barrier systems seminar in cooperation with Concept Heidelberg. In the seminar, theory and practice were connected: several lectures in Schwäbisch Hall and one practical day with hands-on workshops at the factory.
On October 18 – 20, 2011, Bosch Crailsheim and Concept Heidelberg held the “Barrier Systems Practical Course” conference in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. When it comes to sterile filling of liquid pharmaceutical products, barrier systems play an increasingly important role. They ensure a safe and sterile filling process, which is crucial for all parenteral medicines.
The seminar addressed the following topics:
- Planning for RABS (restricted access barrier system) and isolators
- Case studies on pharmaceutical procedures (RABS operation, isolator operation, handling of highly toxic products in barrier systems)
- Practical training: glove testing, material studies, workshops on the decontamination of an isolator, leak detection, mechanical basics
The seminar started with a two day series of lectures at the Hotel Hohenlohe in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Talks on the latest technologies and trends were held by speakers from a variety of companies such as Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH, Oncotec Pharma Production and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH + Co. KG.
On the second night Bosch invited the participants to a guided tour around the historic “old town” of Schwäbisch Hall and a dinner at the traditional wine tavern, Weilertor. While enjoying a glass of regional wine and a gourmet meal, the participants had an enjoyable evening get-together.
On the morning of the last day, the participants were brought by bus to Bosch Crailsheim. Site manager Joachim Brenner welcomed the guests with a short speech and then guided them to the practical day workshops. Following the motto “from theory to practice”, Bosch had prepared three different hands-on workshops on the topics of “glove test and mock-up”, “barrier systems for high potency drugs”, and “assembly of a filling system in a closed barrier system“. In these workshops participants were encouraged to participate in tasks such as conducting glove tests and manual cleaning within an isolator. After lunch, the guests were given a guided tour of the site.
“We were happy to welcome all the participants to our site in Crailsheim and give them an overview of our products and processes”, said site manager Joachim Brenner.
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