Free Webinar

Antimicrobial Preservative Efficacy Testing (PET)
​​​​​​​George Lagiopoulous, QACS Lab
Wednesday 8 February

West Coast USA 8h = Mexico City / Chicago 10h = Bogota / East Coast USA 11h = Sao Paolo 13h = UK 16h = Central Europe 17h = J'burg / Tel Aviv 18h = New Delhi 21h30 = Sing / HK / China / Taipei 0h = Japan / Korea 1h Thursday = Melbourne 3h Thursday = Wellington 5h​​​​​​​

About the Webinar

We welcome our first webinar presenter from our Greek Society, the Hellenic Society of Cosmetology. Mr. Lagiopoulos' presention will cover:

  • ​​​​​​​the basic principles of PET
  • demonstration of compendial protocols (Eur. Pharmacopoeia, USP, ISO 11930)
  • technical description of the procedure,
  • validation of neutralizer efficacy during PET
  • consideration of the impact of the intrinsic attributes of the formulation which may influence preservative's efficacy
  • low risk products and presentation of tests to access both preservation efficacy and microbiome friendliness of a formula.

About the Presenter

​​​​​​​Georgios Lagiopoulous is a Pharmaceutical Microbiologist MSc with postgraduate studies from University of Manchester.  A Microbiology Manager with more than 15 years of experience in QA and QC field specialized in Pharmaceutical, Food and Personal Care industries and thorough knowledge of Quality Systems and regulations applicable to cGMP and FDA. He has played leading part in several demanding Projects, such as the setup of a new microbiological laboratory abroad - having as a result its successful accreditation under ISO 17025-, the upgrade of micro laboratory to be conformed to the FDA requirements, the validation of a new water system (PQ) in a new pharmaceutical site, Project Manager for the design and implementation of efficacy testing regime for the successful registration of a preservative-free, multi-dose OTC eye product. 

Since, 2015 George has been involved as Study Director in the GLP Quality System. Key Skills: quality systems (GMP, ISO 9001, ISO 17025, FDA requirements) deviation investigation, CAPA, risk analysis, technical support, auditing & inspection, KPI monitoring, method validation, disinfectants efficacy tests specialist.

About the Webinar Host

Perry Romanowski has a degree from DePaul University (Chicago) in chemistry and has spent his entire professional career in cosmetic chemistry. He runs the popular on-line educational platform with its robust user forum. Perry has been involved with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (USA & Canada) for over 20 years and has held nearly every available Officer position, including President. He joined the IFSCC Praesidium in 2019 as Chair of Education. When not sharing his knowledge of cosmetic chemistry with the world Perry continues on with his 11,000+ day joggling running streak .

  • Mary Lynn Halland, IFSCC Secretary General

    Webinar Host

  • George Lagiopoulos, QACS (Greece)

    Webinar Host

  • Perry Romanowski, IFSCC Chair of Education

    Webinar Host

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