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Spotlight on: Pharmaceutical Glass Flaws

American Glass Research (AGR) is proud to present our first E-seminar, “Spotlight on: Pharmaceutical Glass Flaws.” This new E-seminar consists of 12 video modules spanning 2.5 hours of instruction. It will cover the visual identification of flaws in pharmaceutical glass containers – specifically flaws in molded and tubing pharmaceutical packaging such as vials and syringes. For each flaw, attendees will learn its identifying characteristics, its source, and the effect that the flaw has on container performance.

The E-seminar will be conducted by Dr. Brandon Aldinger. Hundreds of photographs will familiarize attendees with representative examples of each flaw. The presentation also includes a discussion of flaw severity categories (critical, major, minor or cosmetic) and a brief overview of pharma glass manufacturing processes. Trainees will also be provided with crucial information for corrective actions.

The E-seminar is self-paced, available on-demand, and includes a final quiz to test what you have learned. A certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. The cost is $415 per person.

In order to complete the course and obtain your certificate, you will need 100% completion of all course material. That includes viewing at least 75% of each video module, pass (60%) the final quiz, and take the AGR survey. You will have 60 days to complete the course.

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E-Seminar Instructor

Senior Scientist

Brandon Aldinger

Brandon joined American Glass Research in 2015, where his areas of responsibility include fracture diagnosis, stone identification, pharmaceutical services, and internal research. He has published multiple technical papers on the optical and mechanical testing of laminated glass systems and on the surface chemistry of silicon. Brandon obtained his B.S. in Chemistry at Penn State University and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University. Previously, he spent five years as the Materials Scientist at Ibis Tek, LLC, where he designed bullet-resistant glass products and supervised an ISO 17025-certified testing laboratory.

Course curriculum

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