PEG holds seminar on cost-effective air management of non-sterile operations

PEG holds seminar on cost-effective air management of non-sterile operations

EPP News Bureau – Mumbai

The Pharmaceutical Engineers Group (PEG) recently organised a one day seminar on cost effective air management of non-sterile operations. More than 150 registered participants, representing the cross-section of different disciplines actively participated in this one day seminar.

J L S Sipahimalani, the chairman of the Quality Management Assurance Sub-committee, welcomed the participants and outlined the scope of the activities of Quality Management Assurance Sub-committee.

G R Asrani explained in a nutshell the activities of PEG and exhorted the participants to become more engineering conscious and become members of PEG. Suresh Kare, president of IDMA, explained, how it was with understanding of all concerned that difficulties of the future could be satisfactorily resolved.

Dr Venkateswarlu highlighted how the failure to control the environment could seriously jeopardise the quality of medicines produced and the

safety of society

Dr M Venkateswarlu Dy Drug Controller (West Zone) reiterated the importance of proper air management in pharma operations. He highlighted how the failure to control the environment could seriously jeopardise the quality of medicines produced and the safety of society.

Dr Venkateswarlu also clarified various issues concerning the need for air management.

Sasidharan of Teknopak defined the contaminants and identified the sources of contamination. Bharat Doshi of Doshi Consultants detailed the need of correct designing in the layout of pharma facilities for proper HVAC. K Ramu of Suvidha Engineers enlightened the participants and described the various methods by which energies could be conserved and operations cost of HVAC reduced.

Bharat Baggi of Pillani Envirotech explained the different means to control and collect dust in non-sterile pharma operations.

P K Kulkarni of Dalal Mott MacDonald emphasised the need for an active interaction of the pharmacist with the engineering personnel in evolving several elements of HVAC.

K Bhargava, drug inspector spelt out the different elements of GMP involved and associated with the correct management of air. He also outlined the requirements of air quality for API.