Although unfortunate; it is true that those who work in water systems design them keeping obsolete concepts in mind. Why this happens is that the water systems organization is reluctant to be open-minded enough to update its water systems from time to time. The result is that the water systems get built on a shaky foundation, making them fundamentally weak.
Myths are the backbone of water systems failures
An additional problem faced by most microbial monitoring systems is the number of myths that have emerged from this field, which is mainly due to the major misunderstanding that professionals have regarding the topic of microbial monitoring.
Addressing these myths is the main purpose of a webinar that Compliance4All, a highly reputable provider of professional trainings in a number of areas including regulatory compliance, is organizing.
This webinar, for which water systems professionals in a number of positions can enroll by just logging on to http://www.compliance4all.com/control/w_product/~product_id=500969LIVE, will be from none other than the world renowned expert on pharmaceutical water systems, Teri C. Soli.
An in-depth look at the fallacies and misconceptions of water systems implementation
Dr. Soli will discuss the reasons for which such fallacies happen, but greater attention will be paid to how these systems can be corrected. He will drive home the point that if this has to happen, a few established myths have to be shattered.
This session seeks to quash popular myths surrounding water systems, the most important reason for which water systems go awry. Most of these myths relate to microbial control approaches and microbial monitoring. For microbial monitoring to be effective, myths resulting out of misconceptions need to be removed from many areas.
Putting the myths and facts in perspective
During this webinar, Dr. Soli will take up and demolish each myth surrounding water systems and will explain the scientific, not the “rule of thumb” approach, to each of these.
He will take up the following areas for discussion and set many misconceptions surrounding them right:
o Why water myths develop:
· Impact of c-GMPs
· Well-meaning but misguided precedents
· Scientifically unchallenged traditions and benchmarking
· Rule-hungry culture
o Water System Microbial Control Myths:
· WFI from RO
· Turbulent Flow and Flow Rate
· Dead Leg Rules
· Smooth Surfaces
· In-Line Sterilizing Filters
o Microbial Enumeration Myths:
· Referee Methods
· Thermophiles in Hot Systems
· R2A, 35°C, 5 days
· Test Filter Membrane Rating
· Compendial Action Levels
· TOC and Endotoxin as Microbial Count Correlates