Vericel Corporation to explore rapid microbiology methods at Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast

Top Quote Presentation from Vericel Corporation's Senior Director for Research & Development John Duguid. John will explore "US approval of three rapid microbiological methods for MACI product release". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 26, 2017 - SMi's Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast taking place in San Diego on June 8th and 9th 2017, bringing together experts within the microbiology community as the two day programme focuses on the latest trends and opportunities within the field.

    SMi has announced that Vericel Corporation's Senior Director for Research & Development, John Duguid has joined the expert speaker line up at the conference. Speaking on day two of the event. John will be discussing "US approval of three rapid microbiological methods for MACI product release" of the evolution of regulatory requirements and automated rapid microbiological methods enabling results within hours.

    John joins a line-up of experts including: Donald Singer, GSK Fellow, Sterilies Microbiology, RD, GSK, Ren-Yo Forng, Scientific Director, Amgen, Lina Orjuela, Microbiologist, Merck, Paul Ricciatti, Sterility Assurance Manager, Bimeda, Jeanne Moldenhauer, Vice President, Excellent Pharma Consulting.

    The full list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on

    Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast will provide a platform to discuss challenges involved with microbial control and paths which will need to be taken to ensure efficient sterility assurance. The importance of environmental modelling will be highlighted as well as an insight into the latest developments in rapid microbial methods.

    Running alongside the event will be two pre-conference workshops held on June 7th.

    WORKSHOP A: Technologies for Monitoring Contamination Control and Case Studies on Contamination Control. Hosted by Jim Polarine Jr, Senior Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation and Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute.

    WORKSHOP B: Microbial Required Use for Terminal Sterilization. Hosted by Jerry Dalfors, Principal, JD Technologies
    For those wanting to attend registration is live at

    Pharmaceutical Microbiology USA
    8 - 9 June 2017
    San Diego, California, USA
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