Steris Corp. presents Dec. 13 seminar on cleaning, microbial control, and maintenance

Steris Corporation will present a day-long seminar entitled “Cleaning, Microbial Control, and Stainless Steel Maintenance in Controlled Environments” at BTEC on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.  The program, which includes lunch, begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

This seminar is designed for professionals working in biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in the following areas: quality assurance, quality control, microbiology, regulatory, operations, facilities/maintenance, and engineering. Plant managers and compliance officers will also find the seminar useful.

Speakers include Brandon Dell’Aringa, Paul Lopolito, Jim Polarine, George Verghese, who will address the following topics:

  • Efficacy testing and validation of disinfectants
  • Addressing microbial contamination in process equipment
  • Gaining and re-establishing control of your cleanroom
  • Stainless steel maintenance: derouging & passivation

Dell’Aringa is a microbiologist in the research and development group at Steris Corporation, where his current technical focus is leading microbiological testing and driving product development. Lopolito is a technical services manager for Steris’ Life Sciences Division and provides global technical support related to critical environment and process research cleaners. Polarine is a technical service manager at Steris, where his current technical focus is microbial control in cleanrooms and other critical environments. Verghese is director of technical services in the Life Sciences Division of Steris Corp.

For more information, view the detailed program.

To offset costs, a nominal fee is charged for the seminar. For registration information, contact Linda Peterson at or by phone at 314-290-4743.