Extractables and Leachables have been used interchangeablely for too long. Are we still confused?


06th February 2019 | 10.00 AM EST | Ken Wong, Deputy Director at Sanofi Pasteur and Diego Zurbriggen, Technical Account Manager at West Pharma |BOOK FREE SEAT

Presented by Ken Wong, Deputy Director at Sanofi Pasteur

Ken Wong is a Deputy Director of Process Technology Platform at Sanofi Pasteur. Serving as the Swiftwater site extractables and leachables (E&L) SME but also provide E&L supports to all global sites. His 19-year in biopharma professional career has ranged from R&D to development and commercialization to cGMP manufacturing support. For the last 17 years, he has specialized in E&L in wide range of packaging systems (including lyophilized powders, oral liquids, creams, ophthalmic solutions, transdermal, bio-surgical delivery systems, injectable devices, and inhalation devices for aerosol, solutions and powders). In the last 10 years, he has been heavily involved with Single-Use Technology and actively participating in Disposable workstreams of BioPhorum Operations Group (BPOG), the USP <665> Expert Panel and the ELSIE material working group.

 

 

Sponsored by West Pharmaceutical Services

And Presented by Diego Zurbriggen, Technical Account Manager at West Pharma

Mr. Zurbriggen has over 20 years of analytical lab experience, 10 of which focused on inorganic trace level analysis. As Technical Account Manager within the Technical Customer Support group of West, the focus of his role is to provide technical support relating to West’s packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. He serves as the West subject matter expert on Extractables & Leachables, including elemental impurities.

Prior to this role, he was Supervisor of the Leachables/Stability group in the Analytical Labs division of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., the focus of his role was to develop and validate leachables methods. Mr. Zurbriggen holds a Bachelor of Science/Chemistry degree from the Gewerbliche Berufsschule Visp – Visp, Valais, Switzerland.

 

 

 


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