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Cherwell to Advise on Reducing Risk with EM in Aseptic Processing

21 August 2023 -- Bicester, UK -- Cleanroom microbiology specialists to discuss and highlight the best EM solutions for differing needs at key industry events

Cherwell, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and related industries, will be available at a number of aseptic processing focused events in September to advise attendees on how they can reduce risk with environmental monitoring (EM). Cherwell’s microbial EM experts will be present at these events to discuss and highlight best practice and product solutions for differing EM needs to ensure the safety and quality of sterile medicinal products.

The Company will be exhibiting at three key events, these are the PHSS Annual Conference in association with UCL Q3P 2023 (14 September), the Aseptic Processing Conference (18-19 September) and the NHS QA - Quality Assurance and Technical Services Symposium (QATS) (28-29 September). In addition to offering advice, they will also be demonstrating a number of EM product solutions on Cherwell’s exhibition stand at each of these events and how they can support contamination risk reduction in critical areas and processes in line with GMP Annex 1 requirements.

Products available to view and discuss will include the new portable BAMS real-time, airborne microbial monitor for continuous air monitoring and instant alerts, particularly useful in GMP Grade A environments. Rapid identification enables prompt actions and reduces risk of potential contamination incidents. For active air sampling applications in lower grade cleanrooms, Cherwell will demonstrate the SAS hand held microbial air sampler range which offers reliable and cost-efficient sampling for trend analyses.
High quality prepared culture media is also key for environmental monitoring applications for regulatory compliance. Cherwell’s Redipor quality-assured prepared media range meets all needs for this traditional, reliable monitoring technique. Offering poured media plates, bottled media, broth bags, ampoules and tailored solutions, Cherwell will discuss how they can match the specific requirements of both organisation and facility.

Cherwell will also highlight its EM accessories. These include Settle Plate stands offering a defined sample point and reducing the risk of a spoilt sample; plus plate carriers to aid safe handling and transportation, as well as efficient use of incubator space. SAS Daily Heads remove the need for a validated, sterilisation process and substitute this with a certificated sterile product which provides a viable alternative in the quest to reduce risk of false positives.

“We find that attending events such as these is one of the best ways for us to keep up to speed with the very latest industry information on aseptic needs and best practices. We can learn from talks and presentations, plus discussions with delegates,” said Thomas Parkhill, Business Development Manager South, Cherwell. “It is also an ideal opportunity for us to be able to share and discuss our findings on good practice with our customers and demonstrate how we and our product solutions can best support them in their use of EM to reduce risk in aseptic processing in line with Annex 1 requirements.”

Alongside its microbial environmental product range, Cherwell also provides support in the area of risk reduction with EM through its Delivering Knowledge platform, specific Annex 1 resources and by adopting a consultative sales approach that focuses on individual applications and product needs.


About Cherwell Laboratories
Located in Bicester, central England, Cherwell Laboratories provides standard and bespoke cleanroom microbiology solutions that help customers effectively manage their controlled environments and processes. Established for 50 years, the company has built a strong reputation as a leading supplier of prepared microbiological media and environmental monitoring equipment, with considerable expertise within the pharmaceutical and related industries.
Cherwell manufactures its extensive range of Redipor prepared media products in its ISO9001 registered facility and has the flexibility to respond to varying customer requirements – from routine high volume down to low volume specialist applications. In-house engineering facilities support production and the development of bespoke solutions, as well as the supply, service and calibration of its environmental air monitoring equipment solutions.
Cherwell builds strong partnerships through professional, responsive, open communication and by delivering high quality products, plus a flexible and reliable service with expert support. Cherwell ultimately helps its customers to reduce risk.