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December 5th, 2012

“Processing Compounded Sterile Products,” Information Session Set for Dec. 12 in Springfield, Mass.

AGAWAM, MASS. — Dec. 5, 2012 — A free information session focusing on the challenges of meeting U.S. regulations mandating tighter control of sterile preparations in compounding pharmacies, has been scheduled for Dec. 12, 2012, in Springfield, Mass.

The session, “Processing Compounded Sterile Products,” will be presented by Microtest Laboratories, a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.

Designed for managers of controlled environments in the pharmaceutical industry, experts in the session will offer technical presentations, practical advice, and solutions on issues relating to General Chapter <USP 797>, including:

  • Environment contamination control and testing
  • FDA aseptic guidance
  • USP <797> and <1116>
  • Technician training and qualification requirements
  • Product testing that includes: sterility/endotoxin, potency/ID, beyond use dating
  • Assessing current practices and next steps

“Processing Compounded Sterile Products” is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, Mass., from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is at 9 a.m. The session is free — complimentary entry, parking, and refreshments will be provided — but space is limited and advance reservations are required. For more information or to reserve admission, visit the Microtest Laboratories website at, call 1-800-631-1680 extension 192, or email

Microtest Laboratories is a Massachusetts-based, FDA-audited company with a history of exceptional regulatory compliance. Microtest’s environmental sciences group helps its clients maintain control of their controlled environments and is a proven resource for contamination testing needs arising from the manufacturing of medical devices or pharmaceuticals, as well as sterile compounding in hospital pharmacies.

About Microtest Laboratories

Microtest Laboratories is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides expertise and flexible processes that enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680. Follow Microtest Laboratories on Twitter @MicrotestLabs at

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