Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) consider cleaning validation as paramount.
Indeed, cleaning validation is a relevant activity to prevent contamination of biopharmaceutical products by ensuring that the processing equipment is suitable for subsequent manufacturing processes. Potential contaminants like API, degradation products, impurities, bioburden and endotoxins will be considered, as well as possible cleaning solvent residues.

This course will provide the meaning and the principles of possible cleaning validation strategies, also describing the most common sampling and detection techniques used for these activities.

The following topics will be part of the course:

  • Which cleaning methods can be used in a pharmaceutical production environment?
  • How do the cleaning methods work?
  • The 3 stages of Process Validation applied to Cleaning Validation
    • Stage 1: Process Design
      • Determination of worst-case location
      • What are the important cleaning steps and critical parameters?
      • Determination of cleaning effectiveness: sampling method, detection method and acceptance criteria
    • Stage 2: Process Qualification
      • Pre-requisites
      • What’s included in the protocol?
    • Stage 3: Continued Process Verification
      • How to keep the Cleaning Process in a validated state?


Junior process engineer, production and Quality Control personnel supporting the validation department, Validation and QA personnel.

Participant’s experience
It is recommended a basic experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing as personnel working in process development/engineering, production, Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Validation department.

The online workshop will be a mixture of theoretic presentations, case studies and practical examples.

Rik Seymus

Rik Seymus

Senior Validation and Qualification Engineer at QbD

Rik has more than 20 years of experience in the validation department, having worked in several pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis and Genzyme/Sanofi. As Process Validation Engineer and Manufacturing Support Engineer he has participated in several projects, focused on process and cleaning validation.
Rik has been working for 2 years at QbD group, as Senior Validation and Qualification Engineer and is the Review Team Lead for the CAR-T project Ghent.

Online Training – 2 modules

Module 1 | 29 October 2024 from 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm CET
Module 2 | 31 October 2024 from 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm CET

After the registration, you will receive all details about the connection.

The course will proceed with a minimum number of participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Early Bird: € 680,00* (until 08 October 2024)

Ordinary: € 810,00*

Freelance – Individual  – Academy – Public Administration**: € 440,00*

* for Italian companies: +22% VAT

** Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Individual – Academy – Public Administration fee

The fee includes: tuition, organizational office assistance, teaching materials and attendance certificate that will be sent after the training via e-mail.

Early bird
Acquistabile fino al 08/10/2024
Acquistabile fino al 28/10/2024
Freelance - Privato - Accademia - Pubblica Amministrazione
Acquistabile fino al 28/10/2024

Versione Stampabile
Cosa saprai fare dopo il corso
Risultato atteso
Know what cleaning validation is and why it is necessary
Risultato atteso
When CIP is applicable and how it works (basics)
Risultato atteso
When a parts washer is necessary and how it works (basics)
Risultato atteso
Know the basics of cleaning validation (validation lifetime cycle)
Risultato atteso
Gain knowledge of the standard sampling and detection techniques applied in the biopharma
Risultato atteso
Be aware of risk assessment and documentation requirements related to cleaning validation activities
Risultato atteso
Know where to find useful information: References and Guidelines

<p><span>Online interactive training on Zoom platform. </span></p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>

Online interactive training on Zoom platform. 

LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.

<p><span>Online interactive training on Zoom platform. </span></p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>