A Risk Based Approach to Contamination Control

July 31 0.5.00 PM- IST


Educational Session by Jim Polarine

About the Educational session

This Educational Session will cover a risk-based approach to a cleaning and disinfection program and new recent 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 spore, and bacterial endospores. New efficacy testing data will be covered on Chaetomium and Aspergillus. Recent case studies will be covered in detail as well as microbial identifications and how to utilize a risk-based approach. Solutions are going to be conveyed on how to proactively prevent contamination from reoccurring

About the Presenter

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 on the PDA’s COVID-19 Task Force and the PDA’s Microbial Excursions 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.