Preventing Contamination in Hygienic Processes during pH Maintenance

Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Pharmaceutical, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain,
  • Friday, July 19, 2024 | 1pm EDT (12pm CDT / 10am PDT)
  • 60 min

Properly maintaining pH sensors in pharmaceutical manufacturing is critical for product quality and safety. However, the maintenance process poses significant contamination risks that can compromise sterility and lead to costly disruptions. In this webinar, the speakers will delve into best practices, strategies and technologies to ensure contamination-free maintenance operations.


Contamination prevention is crucial when product purity and regulatory compliance are non-negotiable. The speakers will explore the challenges and solutions associated with maintaining pH sensors in hygienic environments, equipping participants with the knowledge and tools to safeguard their processes. The attendees will gain insights into:

  • Understanding Cross-Contamination Risks: Identify common sources of cross-contamination during pH sensor maintenance, including improper handling, tool contamination and procedural lapses
  • Maintaining Sterility: Explore aseptic techniques and best practices to ensure sterility during maintenance, including equipment handling and environmental controls
  • Effective Cleaning and Sanitization Protocols: Learn about selecting and using effective cleaning agents, appropriate techniques and optimal cleaning frequency to maintain a contamination-free environment
  • Proper Sensor Handling and Storage: Correct sensor handling and storage practices to prevent contamination and maintain sensor integrity and sterility

The speakers will also focus on the advantages of implementing retractable holders on pH measurements:

  • Benefits of retractable assemblies over static holders
  • How these holders maintain a closed loop and significantly reduce contamination events
  • Recognize how retractable holder assemblies can effectively eliminate bioburden by maintaining sterility and reducing manual handling
  • Combining retractable holders with automated systems reduces process turnaround time and human error associated with manual probe handling

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This webinar is tailored for professionals involved in pH sensor maintenance in hygienic processes and will help attendees gain a deeper understanding of critical factors influencing contamination prevention and practical methods to enhance their maintenance protocols.

Register for this webinar today to learn the best practices for pH maintenance in pharmaceutical manufacturing, ensuring sterility and preventing contamination.


Ron Bridges, M4 Knick

Ron Bridges, Business Development Manager, M4 Knick

Ron Bridges has been in the industrial automation industry for over 35 years, working with customers to solve a wide range of process measurement challenges. As Business Development Manager for M4 Knick, he provides hygienic solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. He brings a unique perspective through his experience working in various process environments.

Ron’s expertise lies in applying smart digital and automated measurement solutions for his customers’ most critical liquid analytical applications. He is a current member of ISPE and frequents ISPE events nationwide. Ron’s extensive background and active industry involvement make him a valuable resource for advancing process measurement and automation in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to small to large pharma and biopharma manufacturers in Canada and the US having job titles such as:

  • Metrology Technician/Specialist/Engineer/Supervisor/Manager
  • Calibration Technician/Specialist/Engineer
  • Measurement and Calibration Technician/Engineer
  • Production Technician/Supervisor/Development Scientist
  • Process Engineer/Operator
  • Quality Control (QC) Analyst
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Validation Engineer
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Bioprocess Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • GMP Compliance Specialist
  • Environmental Monitoring Technician


What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn about: 

  • Understanding cross-contamination risks and how retractable assembly technology maintains sterility at pH measurement points
  • Effective cleaning and sanitation protocols for proper pH sensor maintenance and storage
  • Recognizing how retractable holder assemblies can effectively eliminate bioburden by maintaining sterility and reducing manual handling

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M4 Knick

Since 2013, M4 Knick has been dedicated to simplifying process analytics for manufacturers, OEMs, and municipalities. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, the company focuses on providing reliable and efficient solutions for liquid analytical measurements, including pH, ORP, conductivity, and oxygen sensors.

M4 Knick’s key technology includes Memosens smart sensors, which offer real-time sensor health data, reduce calibration times by up to 80%, and significantly extend sensor life. These innovations help customers eliminate measurement drift and interference, ensuring consistent and reliable results.


Through a partnership with Knick Elektronische Messgeräte in Berlin, Germany, M4 Knick is committed to delivering high-quality, dependable service. The team works closely with clients to understand their specific application needs and provide tailored solutions that maximize uptime and efficiency.

M4 Knick aims to lead the future of process analytics by continually evolving its product offerings and enhancing customer experiences. The company’s goal is to make liquid analysis as convenient and reliable as possible, ensuring customers can focus on their core operations.

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