Technical Service Manager,
Jim Polarine is a technical service manager at STERIS Corporation. He has been with STERIS Corporation for over fourteen years. His current technical focus is microbial control in cleanrooms and other critical environments. He has lectured in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America on issues related to cleaning and disinfection in cleanrooms. 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 currently co-authoring articles. He is active on the PDA task force on cleaning and disinfection and the PDA task force on Microbial Deviations and a co-author on the technical reports. He is a member of the PDA’s Environmental Monitoring Group, Contamination Control Group, and Biotech Interest Group. He is a volunteer with the PDA Missouri Valley Chapter. He is part of the faculty at the University of Tennessee Parenteral Medication course. He is also active with the IEST Special Topics Committee on Cleaning and Disinfection. He has presented at key industry events for PDA, ISPE, GBPR, IPA, AALAS, IVT, University of Tennessee, SWE, Isomedix, and Barnett International on cleaning and disinfection and contamination control.
Mr. Polarine frequently presents global industry webinars on Cleaning and Disinfection for several industry seminar circuits including Compliance Online, Global Compliance Panel, and Executive Conferences. Mr. Polarine graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master of Arts in Biology, and is a member of the PDA, ISPE, IEST, ASM, ASTM, AAAS, AOAC, and ACS. 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.