Spartanburg, SC – In the midst of a global pandemic, Contec® has proactively communicated with customers, distributors and partners through personal outreach, educational webinars and other knowledge-sharing activities. Now, in partnership with PDA, they are excited to extend their leadership position in contamination control by hosting the first Cleanovators Virtual Summit on Thursday, October 1 at 11:00 AM EST.

“Contec is an industry leader and supporter of best practices in contamination control across a broad range of life sciences industries through best-in-class education and training,” says Matt Schiering, Chief Marketing Officer with Contec, Inc. “We are excited to bring people together for this unprecedented three-hour event to support one of the critical industries we serve.

Keynote Speaker

Captain Scott Kelly, former NASA astronaut, will kick off Contec Inc.’s Cleanovators Virtual Summit with a talk entitled: Critical Cleaning Beyond the Bonds of Earth.

Captain Kelly will recount the challenges that he and his crew faced on his four missions to space, and what helped him overcome obstacles, especially as pertains to the importance of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the most critical of controlled environments.

With humor and an engineer’s eye for detail, Captain Kelly will divulge the extreme dangers in space: the isolation, physical impact on the body and hazards associated with living and working closely in a small cabin while orbiting the earth hundreds of miles above us in the International Space Station. No matter what kind of journey we are facing, Captain Kelly details how courage and preparation can mean the difference between life and death, or success and failure for a team in a critical, confined space.

Panel Discussion

There are a lot of unknowns in the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions like what should I be considering when disinfecting? Do I need to consider a different type of product? What kind of training can I be doing with my employees to ensure cleaning protocols are being met? Contec’s President, Avi Lawrence, will lead a panel of experts during the summit for a :30- minute discussion based on the article Life Science Industry to Face New World Post COVID-19

Educational sessions

Contec is a leader in contamination control for critical environments globally. Over the years, their leading experts have hosted webinars, written articles and whitepapers and participated in industry leading events around the world. For the first time in their 32-year history, they are bringing people together virtually, in one place, at one time, to share best practices for a wide range of topics including:

  • GMP Annex 1: Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products - Potential impact on cleaning and disinfection
  • Top 3 Reasons for Disinfectant Rotation and Rinsing
  • Maintaining Customer Trust Through a Pandemic
  • The Importance of Mastering Mechanical Removal
  • Revaluating Re-laundering
  • Being Green without Risking Clean: How to Responsibly Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Cleanroom Environments
  • Virtual Training in a COVID World
  • 5 Common Cleanroom Gowning Mistakes (And How To Fix Them!)

“In this time of uncertainty, through this event and countless other initiatives, Contec continues to pursue knowledge and insight so we can be here for our customers in their time of need,” says Avi Lawrence, President at Contec. “We are especially delighted to be partnering with PDA, the leading global provider of science, technology, and regulatory information, in this endeavor.”

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Articles: Life Science Industry to Face New World Post COVID-19

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