Responding directly to key areas of concern and interest relating to cleaning validation identified by attendees at their 2014 cleaning workshop PMTC commissioned The Compliance Group to deliver a ‘good cleaning validation practice (GCVP)’ document. Based on a review of current guidelines and input from HPRA, PharmaChemical Ireland, cleaning validation sub-teams and other Industry members t is now available to download on www.pmtc.ie (link is external). A companion app is in preparation and will be available in the near future. The document was launched at the very successful inaugural PMTC Knowledge Day event held in the Kemmy Business School on 28th August 2015. The event showcased the state funded, industry informed research programs in the centre. It also provided a unique forum for networking with industrial and academic colleagues working at the cutting edge of pharmaceutical innovation in Ireland. Presentations, by PMTC researchers and industrialists covered areas including powder modelling for tablet processing and 3D printing and advanced manufacturing technologies. We were pleased to host key note speakers including John Lynch (Director of Compliance HPRA), Martin Wallace (GSK), Stan O’Neill (The Compliance Group) and Charles Gordon (Britest). Poster sessions, highlighting recent research developments, also took place alongside vendor and partner companies exhibits. Companies and technology centres represented included Zenith Ireland, STERIS, InnopharmaLabs, Britest, BARD (UCC), Antech, Topchem Pharma, ALMAC, SSPC and DPTC.
PMTC continues to strategically focus on developing advanced technology solutions for challenges facing all stages of pharmaceutical manufacturing.