Key updates ahead of SMi’s 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Virtual Conference

SMi Group Reports: Key updates released ahead of SMi’s 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference, convening in just three weeks.

Online PR News – 29-May-2021 – San Diego, CA, USA – SMi Group are delighted to announce that the 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference, will take place on June 17th and 18th 2021. With only three weeks remaining, the pharmaceutical microbiology industry will be gathering to explore novel approaches and best practices for tackling current industry contamination control challenges.

SMi Group are also proud to announce that the two-day agenda will feature several highly anticipated presentations and that several key updates have been added to the ‘download centre’ of the conference website.

Interested parties can register now at US$499 for pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms and US$999 for vendors and commercial firms at

The 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference will include an esteemed agenda including several key spotlight sessions:

• ‘Objectionable Organisms in Non-Sterile Drug Products – Guidance, Regulations, and Case Studies’
Presented by Stephen Langille, Senior Microbiology Consultant, ValSource
• ‘Changing the Paradigm: Moving to In-Process Release Testing’
Presented by Scott Weiss, Director, Industrial Microbiology, Johnson & Johnson
• ‘Non-viable particle monitoring: Myths, mistakes and consequences’
Presented by Morgan Polen, SME, Cleanroom Contamination Control Expert, Microrite
• ‘Alternative endotoxin test methods for products exhibiting low endotoxin recovery’
Presented by Ren-Yo Forn, Scientific Director, Amgen
• ‘Paper Based Compliance versus Factual Contamination Control’
Presented by Ziva Abraham, President, Microrite

The updated brochure and the ‘preliminary attendee list.’ Can be found on the conference website ‘download centre’ visit

The conference is sponsored by: Associates of Cape Cod, bioMérieux, Lonza, Mettler Toledo, and Microcoat.

For sponsorship enquiries contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6164 or

For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal on +44 (0) 20 7827 6162 or

SMi’s 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference
Conference: June 17 - 18, 2021
Interactive Workshop: June 16, 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only

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