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Dr. Tim Sandle

Bio Products Laboratory
Head of Microbiology

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Dagger Lane
Elstree, WD6 3BX GB
Phone: 02082582200
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Tim Sandle, Ph.D, M.A., BSc (Hons), CBiol, MSBiol., MIScT – Dr. Sandle is the Head of Microbiology at the UK Bio Products Laboratory. Dr. Sandle is a chartered biologist and holds a first class honors degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and obtained his doctorate from Keele University. His role involves overseeing a range of microbiological tests, batch review, microbiological investigation and policy development. In addition, he is an honorary consultant with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester and is a tutor for the university’s pharmaceutical microbiology M.Sc course. Dr. Sandle serves on several national and international committees relating to pharmaceutical microbiology and cleanroom contamination control (including the ISO cleanroom standards). He is currently chairman of the PharMIG LAL action group and serves on the NBS cleaning and disinfection committee. He has written over eighty book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology. He is currently the editor of the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group Journal and runs an on-line microbiology forum ( Dr. Sandle is an experienced auditor and frequently acts as a consultant to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
Bacteriology, Immunology, Microbiology, Microscopy
Presented at Events Covering:
, Cell Biology, Microbiology
Areas of Interest:
Microbiology, cleanrooms, hygiene, contamination control, endotoxin, isolators, environmental monitoring, microbial testing, laboratory technqiues, GMP, QA, QC
Industrial history
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BSN Rank: 211 / 3065 (What's this?)
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Speaking/Presenting-Abstract/Poster at Mtg: 34 (443 / 0)
  • How to Justify Doing Less Monitoring, Sampling and Testing and Still Pass a Regulatory Inspection (2011)
  • Developments in Regulatory Requirements (2011)
  • Environmental Monitoring: sterile / non-sterile (2011)
Honors and Awards: 3 (30 / 0)
  • Excellence in Pharmaceutical Microbiology (2013)
  • George Sykes Memorial Award for science paper of the year (2012)
  • IVT Journal Article of the Year (2006)
Clinical Trial Activity: 0 (0 / 0)
Grant Support: 0 (0 / 0)
Patents Pending: 0 (0 / 0)
Journal - Editor/Reviewer: 2 (14 / 0)
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group News (2007)
  • PDA Journal (2006)
Peer Reviewed Papers, Books, Chapters: 45 (270 / 0)
  • Real-time counting of airborne particles and microorganisms: a new technological wave? (2012)
  • Application of Sterilization by Gamma Radiation for Single-Use Disposable Technologies in the Biopharmaceutical Sector (2012)
  • A review of fungal contamination in pharmaceutical products and phenotypic identification of contaminants by conventional methods (2012)
Pre/Non Reviewed Papers, Proceedings: 79 (316 / 0)
  • PIC/S Guide on Aseptic Processing, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum Newsletter, Vol.16, No.2, pp10-11 (2010)
  • Advances in cleanroom technologies, Express Pharma, 16th-30th September, On-line Paper: (accessed 30th September 2010) (2010)
  • Introduction to Antimicrobials, Pharmig News, Issue 39, 2010, pp5-7 (2010)
Membership in Professional Societies: 6 (18 / 0)
  • BUIRA (British Universities Industrial Relations Association) (2005)
  • Society of Biology (2001)
  • Society for General Microbiology (2000)
White Papers: 1 (2 / 0)
  • Update on Bacterial Taxonomy (2005)
Registered on BiotechScienceNews: 1

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