EN 17141, a new European standard for biocontamination control, has recently come into effect. In Europe, it will replace ISO 14698 Parts 1 and 2 from 2003, the previous standard for biocontamination control in cleanrooms and associated controlled environments.
In this pre-recorded short webinar, our expert Dr Anne-Grit Klees highlights the implications of the new standard for active air sampling as well as the selection and validation of culture-based active air sampling devices. She discusses the similarities and differences between the new EN 17141 and ISO 14698 and explains the requirements and methods to validate devices according to the new standard. Furthermore, there is a focus on the physical and biological efficiency tests and the effects that result from the new standard.
Dr. Anne-Grit Klees
Global Product Manager Environmental Monitoring
Dr. Anne-Grit Klees is a Global Product Manager Environmental Monitoring at Merck. She is a microbiologist who received her PhD from the University of Marburg in 1992. After working at Pall as a medical officer, she moved on to become a global product manager at Biotest AG, heipha Dr. Müller GmbH and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. She has gained considerable expertise in environmental monitoring in the pharmaceutical industry, in particular with ready-to-use culture media and microbial air samplers for air, surface, and personnel monitoring.
Session 1:presented April 6, 2021
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