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Agenda Released for the Highly Anticipated 6th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology Event: Join MHRA, Merial SAS, Pfizer, GSK, Sanofi and Many More

SMi proudly presents the return of the 6th annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology conference and exhibition to Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London on 18 - 19 January 2017.

London, United Kingdom, September 09, 2016 --( The microbiology market has significantly grown in recent years as the demand from end user industries increases.

The bacterial culture media segment accounted for the largest share of the global microbiology culture market in 2014. This segment is likely to continue its increased share until 2023 due to an expected rise in application in food microbiology, pharmaceutical microbiology, and disease research. (Source: PRNewswire)

SMi’s 6th annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology conference will include presentations from both regulatory and industry experts sharing recent case studies and developing trends in the field of pharmaceutical microbiology.

The 2017 agenda will focus on the complex challenge that the field is facing such as endotoxin testing, best practices in cleaning & disinfection, contamination control case studies and rapid microbial-detection methods.

To find out more about the event please visit:
Expert speaker line-up 2017:

· Oliver Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert, Merial SAS
· Michael Whaley, Senior Pharmacopoeial Scientist, MHRA
· Ingo Spreitzer, Deputy Head Section Microbial Safety, Paul Ehrlich Institut
· Chris Day, Manager, Microbiology, Bristol-Myers Squibb
· Brandye Michaels, Group Leader/Senior Principal Scientist Analytical R&D, Microbiology, Pfizer
· Pratixa Patel, Microbiology Director, GSK
· Randall Thompson, Principal Scientist, Shire

The event will feature two pre-conference workshops, addressing fungal and bacterial spore contamination in pharmaceutical and biotech operations and discussing rapid microbial methods (Led by STERIS Corporation, Battellle Memorial Institute and Sanofi).

Join the room full of industry experts to discuss: microbial contamination in aseptic manufacturing environments; risk assessments in fungal spore and bacterial spore excursions; optimising rapid microbial detection methods; tackling the current challenge of biofilms and much more.

2017 Sponsor: Lonza

For media enquiries please contact Anna Serazetdinova on +44 20 7827 6180 or

For delegate enquiries contact Matthew Apps +44 (0) 20 7827 6093 or email

For sponsorship opportunities contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or email:
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Shannon Cargan
+44 (0) 20 7827 6180

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