Biosafety for Biopharmaceutical Manufacture

Online Training Id: GMP-010

Geographical Region: Global

Level: Advanced

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

The risk of viral contamination is a feature common to all biotechnology products derived from cell lines. Such contamination could have serious clinical consequences and can arise from the contamination of the source cell lines themselves (cell substrates) or from adventitious introduction of virus during production.  This lecture will review the principals of Biosafety in Biopharmaceutical products and will explain the measures taken to provide the assurances that if adventitious agents and known microbiological organisms accidentally or unintentionally contaminate he manufacturing process, then there will be measures in place to contain the contamination and control the level of contamination.

All Pharmaceutical Scientists wanting to know more about Developing or Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals.






Thomas G. (Gary) Bird, Ph.D. is co-founder of PharmaConsult Global, Ltd., an international cooperative supplying GXP quality consulting services and  President, PharmaConsult-US, LLC. He served as Director of Corporate Quality for GTx, Inc. (Memphis, TN, USA) from 2003 until 2013 and was responsible for confirming all non-clinical (GLP), manufacturing (GMP), and clinical trial (GCP) related activities were conducted in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations. 

He developed all Quality Systems to support the growth of the small pharmaceutical company and led an NDA submission team.  Prior to joining GTx, he was with Eli Lilly and Company from 1995 to 2003, serving as Senior Quality Advisor for Biotechnology in Corporate Quality Assurance and Senior Regulatory Consultant, CMC Regulator Affairs. 

He was with the FDA from 1990 to 1995 in both CDER and CBER where he was Assistant to the Deputy Director.  During his time with Lilly and FDA he represented both PhRMA and the FDA in the International Conference on Harmonization negotiations on four (4) different agreed guidances. 

He approved and signed documents on behalf of both organizations.   He was secretary for all ICH Working Committees for documents on which he worked including Biotech Stability (Q5C), Comparability of Biotechnological/Biological Products Subject to Changes in their Manufacturing Process (Q5E); Specifications:  Test Procedures and Acceptance Criteria for Biotechnological/Biological Products (Q6B) and  The Common Technical Document for CMC Submissions (M4).   Dr. Bird holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Entomology from Mississippi State University.

Dr. Gary Bird  PH.D.

GBP $75.00