Sterilization and Controlled Temperature Environment Validation

Sterilization and Controlled Temperature Environment Validation


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Starts: March 18, 2020
Register at Wake Technical Community College (Course #: 223304)
Class will be held at Capstone Center
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday, March 20, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Instructor: Russell Ciliento
Tuition: $272.00

This course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of steam sterilization as well as the current methods of validation for sterile processes in the pharma/biotech manufacturing environment, including Autoclaves and Steam in Place (SIP) Systems, by providing a thorough understanding of sterilization, sterile equipment design, the regulatory requirements associated with sterilization and the methods used to test and validate sterile processes.

In addition, this course provides participants with an in depth understanding of controlled temperature environments, as well as, the current methods used to validate them in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.  Equipment covered includes validation of incubators, cold rooms, warehouses and freezers.


This course is designed for entry level process technicians, autoclave specialists, process engineers and those with responsibilities pertaining to component preparation, autoclave and SIP operations.

Topics Include

This three day, 24 hour course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Steam Sterilization
  • Autoclave and SIP Design
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Autoclave and SIP Testing/Validation
  • Field  Autoclave and SIP Cycle Analysis
  • Controlled Temperature Environments
  • Field Validation Techniques

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this course are to provide a thorough understanding of:

  • Steam sterilization
  • Sterile equipment design
  • Regulatory requirements associated with steam sterilization
  • The methods used to test and validate sterile processes
  • Controlled temperature environments including design, regulatory requirements, testing, and validation


This course must be taught at a BioNetwork location.

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Sterilization and Controlled Temperature Environment Validation

Level: Intermediate

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Instructor Pool

Russell Ciliento
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