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Clean Room Environmental Monitoring and Contamination Control

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Clean Room Environmental Monitoring and Contamination Control

WEBINAR - September 24, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join us on September 24th as two industry professionals present the below topics and we round out the program with a Question & Answer session.

Session I: Comparing Manual Manometer Testing to Room Pressure Monitors

Presented by: Michael Soper, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Setra Systems Inc.

In Certified environments, HVAC systems are an important part of managing clean air to minimize airborne contaminants. Maintaining reliable and sufficient room differential pressure keeps people safe and processes clean. But can you trust the readings you see on room pressure monitors and building management systems? Are they accurate? When you test with a handheld manometer and it differs from wall-mounted units, which one do you believe? This session will get into detail about sensing technologies and calibration, and provide guidance to help you certify with confidence and report accurate room pressure numbers that are supported by published data.

Session II: Contamination Control Strategies: Case Studies

Presented by: Jim Polarine, Senior Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation

This webinar will cover a risk-based approach to a cleaning and disinfection program and case studies in contamination control.  Details will be provided on how to follow a risk-based approach for cleaning and disinfection using good science.  The most common causes of contamination will be conveyed in case studies with fungal spores, and bacterial spores.  Solutions will be discussed on how to proactively prevent contamination from reoccurring.


Michael Soper, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Setra Systems Inc.

Mr. Soper is one of the leading industry experts in room ventilation, differential pressure management, and mechanical systems for critical environments. His background includes innovation development, product management, and R&D at Schneider Electric, Phoenix Controls, and Setra Systems. Mr. Soper has more than 20 years’ experience providing global application engineering and consulting expertise to design engineers, building automation integrators, and end-users that operate regulated healthcare and laboratory spaces. He has a degree in mathematics from Boston College, and holds four US patents for hardware and software inventions.

Jim Polarine, Senior Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation

Mr. Polarine is a senior technical service manager at STERIS Corporation. He has been with STERIS Corporation for twenty years.  His current technical focus is microbial control in cleanrooms and other critical environments. Mr. Polarine is a 2019 PDA Michael S. Korczynski Award recipient.  He has lectured in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America on issues related to cleaning and disinfection, microbial control in cleanrooms and validation of disinfectants.   Mr. Polarine is a frequent industry speaker and published several PDA book chapters and articles related to cleaning and disinfection and contamination control.  He is active as co-chair on the PDA’s microbial investigations task force. He was a co-author on PDA’s Technical Report #70 on Cleaning and Disinfection. Mr. Polarine teaches industry regulators as well as the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries at the PDA and the University of Tennessee.  Mr. Polarine currently teaches the cleaning and disinfection course as part of the PDA Aseptic Processing Course and at the University of Tennessee Parenteral Medications Course.  Mr. Polarine is current President for the PDA Missouri Valley Chapter and Technical Coordinator for the IEST.  Mr. Polarine graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master of Arts in Biology.  He previously worked as a clinical research coordinator with the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis, MO and as a biology and microbiology instructor at the University of Illinois.  His main hobby is storm chasing and is very active in tornado research and tornado safety.

This program is geared towards professionals working in Validation, Quality Control or Quality Assurance, Operations, Cleanroom Management, Regulatory Affairs, or Production. Individuals who test and monitor cleanroom environmental conditions, airflow, and the accuracy of room pressure requirements. 

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Young Professional Member: FREE
Non-Member: $15

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:00 pm.

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