Validating Radiation Sterilization for Medical Device Industries
Gamma and E-Beam radiation has used for sterilization of medical devices for over 50 years. Both methods are validated following the same principles and standards. This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements to validate medical devices for both Gamma and E-Beam sterilization.
Validation is based on the international standard ISO 11137-1:2006 and ISO 11137-2:2006. In this one hour seminar you will obtain a basic understanding of the principles, core requirements of the ISO standard as well as related standards and guidance. We will define how radiation sterilization works, the equipment involved, major issues with product sterilization via radiation, and the validation requirements. Routine process control and monitoring will be reviewed along with requirements to maintain the process effectiveness.
Why should you attend:
Radiation sterilization validation is a topic that results in many audit observations from the FDA and international regulatory bodies. Proper understanding of the principles and requirements of the related standards is crucial to proper compliance. In addition, understanding the requirements and integrating them early in the product design can lead to quicker time to market. This seminar will help RA/QA staff understand the basic principles as well as the standards and regulations. This will be useful when reviewing validation plans, performing internal audits and dealing with regulators. It is also beneficial to R&D staff to understand the requirements so they may be incorporated into the design inputs correctly.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Terminology / Definitions
- Radiation characterization / effectiveness
- Process Equipment
- Product and Material Issues
- Process Definition
- Validation IQ/OQ/PQ
- Documentation, review and approval of validation
- Routine Monitoring
- Product Release
- Maintenance of process effectiveness
- RA Directors, Managers and Staff
- QA Directors, Managers and Staff
- Internal Audit Staff
- R&D Directors, Managers and Staff