Title: Addressing Microbial Contamination of Process Equipment, Joseph McCall, Sr. Group Leader, Sterile Operations, DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Microbial contamination of process equipment is a concern for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, dietary ingredients and personal care industries. Microbial contamination issues can lead to delays in manufacturing and product release. This presentation will focus on three critical elements that have been effective in trouble-shooting and correcting microbial contamination issues at various sites. Joe McCall currently leads the Aseptic Operations Environmental Monitoring (EM) department for DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Greenville, NC). He has over 15 years experience in Quality Control microbiology and chemistry within the biotechnology, public health, and pharmaceutical industries; his areas of expertise and interest are microbial test methods supporting aseptic processes. Mr. McCall has managed the microbiology laboratories for Mass Biologics' vaccine production facilities (UMass Medical School), and contributed as a virologist at the Dept. of Public Health's State Lab Institute of MA, as well as the QC microbiology and chemistry departments at Genzyme and Repligen. Mr. McCall studied microbiology at the University of MA Amherst and is a long-standing member of PDA's New England and Southeast chapters.

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  •     McCall, Joseph  -  DSM Pharmaceuticals

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Company  Product  Process  Other  Subjects  Event  Event  Date  Location  Publication  Publication  Date Text  Descriptor
  • DSM Pharmaceuticals

  • Cleanroom

  • Containment

  • Contamination Control


  • INTERPHEX 2011


  • 3/29/2011


  • New York, NY USA




  • Presentation