SPECTRA Sterility Testing Conference makes first stop in Shanghai
Rieckermann and their partner, SKAN, jointly organized the SPECTRA Sterility Testing Conference in China to foster conversations and learning about the latest trends in sterility testing and related topics. The event, which took place from March 9 to 11, in the Rieckermann Dorian Seidel Building in Shanghai, featured the SKANFOG® SPECTRA, which is the latest version of SKAN’s isolator technology especially developed for aseptic and aseptic toxic applications. Its preferred areas of use are sterility testing, quality testing laboratories and industrial preparations.
During the event, SKAN experts and a representative from Roche who is already using SPECTRA provided practical insights into the working environment, troubleshooting workshops, and the future of training and maintenance of isolators. Meanwhile, a specialist from our partner Merck introduced environment monitoring, sterility test hardware, and consumables.
The event consisted of an onsite workshop and virtual reality (VR) demonstration, where customers were able to view the actual machine and experience the feeling of on-site operations. A Rieckermann engineer introduced the qualification and requalification of the SPECTRA isolator. While traveling is still restricted in many parts of the world due to the pandemic, Rieckermann has helped numerous suppliers to provide professional local qualification and requalification services for their customers in Asia.
The event attracted the participation of over 30 companies and 80 customers from various parts of China. It was the first event that Rieckermann had hosted since the start of the pandemic. Strict safety measures were implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including temperature checks and the provision of three-ply masks and antiseptic wipes for all participants.
This event in Shanghai was the first event of a series organized by SKAN known as the SPECTRA Sterility Testing Conference – Worldtour 2021. SKAN, founded in 1968, is one of the pioneer companies in the field of cleanroom equipment and isolator design for the global pharmaceutical industry. Innovative products, customer-specific solutions and an efficient service organization have led SKAN to become a global market leader and important partner for industry and research laboratories.