At BELGATECH, we consider it essential that our Consultants benefit from training in order to offer our Clients ever more specialized expertise.
Loïc E., our Consultant specialized in Virology, has recently completed a training seminar in Viral Safety which is of critical importance, particularly in the context of Covid-19 pandemic. He tells us a few word about it.
Viral safety is an essential element of product quality. The risk of viral contamination of biotechnological products needs to be evaluated and an appropriate virus testing program put in place. As a virologist, it is an exciting topic, requiring one to adapt his knowledge to different processes and biological products, but also to continuously monitor the state of the field, especially the discovery of new viruses and the development of new detection techniques.
The Symmetric’s training “Viral Safety for Biologics” was an important opportunity to benchmark and improve my knowledge of this area. Over three days, the topics discussed in the seminar included the design of viral clearance studies, recent changes in the authorities’ requirements and of course the impact of the current pandemic on quality control programs.
I found especially rewarding the discussion of various virus inactivation techniques implemented in downstream processes. It improved my global knowledge and will be useful to better apprehend the mitigation of risk of viral contamination.
Thanks to BELGATECH and the Symmetric’s training Team for these valuable days: I do recommend this event for any Virology Specialist!