Books by Tim Sandle
Biocontamination Control for Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
Recalls of Pharmaceutical Products: Eliminating Contamination and Adulteration Causes
Audit and Control for Healthcare Manufacturers: A Systems-Based Approach
Risk Assessment and Management for Healthcare Manufacturing: Practical Tips and Case Studies
Avoidance of hazards and assessment of risk have long been part of the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. A high quality drug product must be free from contamination and reliably deliver the intended therapeutic dose as stated on the label and to achieve this manufactures must always be mindful of risk.
Tim Sandle's newest book incorporates regulatory perspectives, scientific methods and practical examples to describe approaches to problem solving when assessing, managing and reviewing risk. The book is divided into four sections that present a formal approach to risk. The first section provides a look at risk assessments and hazards, exploring the origins, looking at key concepts and philosophies and assessing the regulatory perspective. An overview of available tools for risk assessment and problem solving leads into specific 'soft skills' that can help to run an effective meeting, oversee a project and report root cause analysis and risk outcomes. The book concludes with an extensive set of case studies to show real-world applications of the tools and techniques presented. The wide range of topics presented throughout the four sections includes risk considerations for aging pharmaceutical facilities, application of quality risk management to cleanroom design and process incident investigation.
Sandle's Pharmaceutical Microbiology Dictionary
GMP in Practice: Regulatory Expectations for the Pharmaceutical Industry, Fifth Edition, Revised & Expanded
Have you ever asked yourself, "Where in the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) does it say I have to do _______?" If so, look no further than PDA's GMP in Practice: Regulatory Expectations for the Pharmaceutical Industry, fifth edition, Revised and Expanded.
As companies strive to harmonize global requirements for quality systems, the 5th edition of this text provides an overview of the 34 essential global cGMP requirements that are typically included in a modern pharmaceutical quality system, including data integrity and how they have evolved. Explore risk-related questions, delve into several expectations for each quality system element encompasses, and review real-world examples from cGMP regulations from the US FDA, Health Canada, the European Union, the World Health Organization, and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
If you're looking for an enhanced understanding of GMP in practice, this text is a must-have for your reference collection.
Microbiological Culture Media: A Complete Guide for Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Manufacturers
Sterility Testing of Pharmaceutical Products
The central argument of the book is that control of the process and environmental control are considerably more important guarantors of sterility than the questionable comfort gained from a 'pass' result at the end of the incubation of a sterility test.
This book balances theoretical, and sometimes philosophical, discourses about the nature of sterility and the conceptual problems of microbial viability with sound practical guidance on how to validate the sterility test, problematic products as well as solutions on how to control the environment and review manufacturing process parameters, while navigating the regulatory minefield.
The aim of the book is to present the sterility test as a final product release test as seen in the past, the present and with a view towards the future and is aimed at quality assurance personnel, production staff, microbiologists, students and those with an interest in medicinal products.
The reference is:
Sandle, T. (2013). Sterility Testing of Pharmaceutical Products, DHI /PDA: Bethesda, MD, USA (ISBN: 1933722746)
Theory and practice for diseases diagnosis
“Risk Management and Risk Assessment for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: A contamination control perspective”. The book has been written by Tim Sandle.
The book presents an overview of risk management and risk assessment for those working in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. An understanding of risk management and risk assessment is today becoming a prerequisite for those working in quality control and quality assurance, and for those active in pharmaceuticals and medical devices, Quality Risk Management it is a mandatory requirement. The book expands upon this subject through a series of case studies, utilizing tools like HACCP and FMEA.
The core chapters are:
- Risk management and risk assessment
- Risk tool methods
- Case study: environmental monitoring
- Case study: aseptic processing
- Case study: non-sterile product manufacturing
- Case study: sterility testing isolator
- The book balances regulatory guidance, theoretical concepts and practical examples.
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Cleanroom Management in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
Everything you need to know about the operation and management of cleanrooms. - Special offer for new book until 28 February 2013.
In 26 Chapters and over 600 pages this book provides a unique tool to help you achieve regulatory compliance. It first creates a foundation in history and established practice and then helps you understand how state of the art technology and engineering solutions can deliver the best practice and so provide reliable systems performance. View the contents here.
Available from Euromed.
Cleaning and Disinfection Handbook
The Cleaning and Disinfection handbook is aimed at those working within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, as well as providing valuable information for students and for the general reader. The book provides comprehensive detail on different types of disinfectants and their modes of action; explains the problems of microbial destruction and resistance; introduces cleaning techniques and the latest safety regulations; expounds upon the application of cleaning within healthcare and pharmaceutical environments, noting current national and international standards. Assembled by expert practitioners, the book balances theoretical concepts with sound practical advice, and is likely to become the definitive text on keeping contamination in control within clean areas and controlled environments.
The book is available as a paperback or as an e-book.
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Sterility, Sterilisation and Sterility Assurance for Pharmaceuticals: Technology, Validation and Current Regulations
The book is available as a hardback edition.
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Histology Systems: Short Atlas
Microbiology and Sterility Assurance in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
The results of 45 years of scientific and technological development are laid down in these 33 chapters. These chapters, all written by international experts, give a vivid picture of today s pharmaceutical microbiology. The high standard of the chapters makes it an essential reference guide that should be on the shelf of everyone who is involved or interested in this field. Experts from top pharmaceutical companies like Baxter, Johnson and Johnson, Amgen, Pfizer, Patheon, Sartorious, Gador, Catalent, British NHS, GE Healthcare and many more top experts from industry and academics have come together to create this collection of knowledge of Microbiology as related to Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Biotechnology. The list of authors includes chair and members of USP expert committee on Microbiology and Sterility Assurance, president and senior experts in Parenteral Drug Association, ISPE and ASTM.
The book is available as a hardback edition.
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Guide to Cleanrooms
The book is available as a paperback and as an e-book.
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Data Review and Analysis for Pharmaceutical Microbiology
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Sterilization: Practical Approaches
Sterilization: Establishing the Process
Cleaning and Cleanrooms
In the past 15 years, PDA/DHI has published more than 1,000 practical scientific and regulatory chapters, written by global subject matter experts, which have been designed to help pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers stay abreast, streamline processes and comply with regulators.
We have now collected bestsellers and added materials that have not published before in electronic book form covering three vital topics:
- Environmental Monitoring
- Cleaning and Cleanrooms
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Glossary
A glossary of common terms used in pharmaceutical microbiology, cleanrooms and healthcare. The book contains over 300 definitions. The book is aimed at new and experienced microbiologists, students, quality personnel and general readers.
This book is available as an e-book.
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LABORATORY TECHNIQUES WITH APPLICABILITY IN ROUTINE PRACTICE: DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASES
Current Perspectives on Environmental Monitoring
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Best Practices for the bacterial Endotoxin Test: A Guide to the LAL Assay
Edited by Tim Sandle, the Pharmig guide to the Bacterial Endotoxin Test (BET) has been written by industry experts, including Anna Upton, and it provides the reader with an overview of the history, regulation and practical use of the different BET assays. Information on the method development, validation and routine testing are discussed as well as more advanced subjects such as depyrogenation, medical devices, trouble shooting and problem samples. This guide should provide a useful reference document for LAL users and laboratory management.
The guide is available from Pharmig.
LAL Fact Sheets
- What is LAL/BET?
- Calculation of Endotoxon Limits
- Medical Devices
- Gel Clot Methods
- Photometric Methods
- Product Validations Quantitative Methods The fact sheets are only available from Pharmig.
Guide to Microbiology Laboratories in the Pharmaceutical Industry
The guide is only available from Pharmig.
Electronic Training Pack 1: Setting up & managing an effective training programme in the Micro Lab and Electronic Training Pack 2: Best practices in Microbiological Documentation
The second, presents an overview of the most efficient, as described by quality and microbiology personnel, practices in maintenance of the QC aspect of the microbiology laboratory and its associated documentation with reference to current regulatory expectations.
Example documents are also included to assist companies in improving their documentation practices. The pack is available from Pharmig.
E-guide to cleanrooms
The E-Guide to Cleanrooms (an Amazon e-book)
Written by Tim Sandle, this e-book provides an overview of how cleanrooms work, how they should be certified, and what is required for on-going compliance in relation to contamination control.