PRESS RELEASE: IEST Expert Rick Meyer Trains Community on Designing a USP-797 and USP-800 Compliant Compounding Pharmacy

IEST Provides Opportunity to Better Understand and Comply with the Quality Compound Preparation Standards

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (November 3, 2015) – In support of pharmacy stakeholders’ need to align with changing requirements of compounding sterile preparations for compliant cleanrooms, IEST is providing industry-leading training on February 10, 2016.

In this training course, IEST Instructor Rick Meyer will deliver key insights and hands-on training, within a cleanroom training facility. Course attendees will learn the new and updated criterion to design a USP-797 and -800 compliant compounding pharmacy. As a preeminent expert, Meyer serves as a member of the US Technical Advisory Group that performs reviews and comments on the ISO 14644 International Cleanroom Standards. At this course, he will provide essential guidelines to: determine, design, and maintain the proper controlled environment; develop standard procedures; implement environmental sampling to monitor air quality regularly for viable and nonviable particles; and develop standard procedures for personnel gowning and gloving.

As a result of the Drug Quality and Security Act, it is essential to become proactive with FDA inspections. According to the 2014 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) national survey, overall, only 65% of hospital pharmacy departments reported a cleanroom compliant with USP-797. With this course, attendees will be equipped with knowledge of design and environmental control methods, to help ensure fixtures, controls, the environment, and other variables are in compliance.

The February 10, 2016 training course will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Superior Laboratory Services Cleanroom Demonstration Facility, 1720 Preston Road, Suite A, Pasadena, TX 77503. For more information and to register visit www.iest.org/Education.

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