Industry expert to present update on ISO cleanroom standards


Gordon Farquharson will address Cleanroom Technology Conference delegates on Annex 1 changes and the relationship with BS EN ISO 14644-1&2:2015.

As technology evolves and cleanroom techniques advance, the BS/EN/ISO 14644 family of standards that affect cleanroom practices require updating or, in some instances, completely new standards are introduced. To keep the cleanroom sector up to date on these changes, Cleanroom Technology is organising a two-day conference on 12-13 September, at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.

The Cleanroom Technology Conference will highlight the latest changes to the ISO 14664 and other standards, new regulations and best practice affecting both cleanroom design and operation across various sectors.

Gordon Farquharson, Critical Systems, Chair of LBI/30, CEN TC243, and Convenor of ISO TC2019 WG1 will present a review of Annex 1 and the relationship with BS EN ISO 14644-1&2:2015.

Gordon Farquharson, B.Sc.(Hons), C.Eng. is a Chartered Consulting Engineer with more than 30 years experience of quality & safety critical processes and facilities. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in the development of the new regulatory guidance and standards. In particular, he is active working on CEN/ISO Cleanroom & Contamination Control Standards, WHO GMP guidance and ISPE Baseline Guides.

Chairman of BSI's LBI 30 Committee and of CEN Technical Committee 243, Farquharson is also Convenor of WG1 and a UK expert working on the ISO TC209 and CEN TC243 family of contamination control standards that provide the platform for contamination control standardisation and practice in this millennium.

He also worked with the EMA in London to help update and improve the cleanroom classification and monitoring requirements in the 2008 version of Annex 1 of the EU and PIC/S GMPs and has contributed writing WHO’s Pharmaceutical water GMP Guidance. He was a member of the WHO expert panel that revised the WHO GMP guidance on sterile products in alignment with the PIC/S GMP, and is active in WHO regulatory work. He has recently been advising the joint EMA/PIC/S Annex 1 revision rapporteur on the application of EN ISO 14644-1&2:2015.

The Cleanroom Technology Conference will take place on 12-13 September, at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.
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