USFilter expert to present on water for injection at AIChE Spring Meeting

Gary Zoccolante, pharmaceutical technical director at USFilter, to discuss the pros and cons of common WFI processes on April 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. The presentation, "Methods of Producing USP Water for Injection," is part of the pharmaceutical water technology session...

WARRENDALE, PA, March 15, 2005 -- Gary Zoccolante, pharmaceutical technical director at USFilter, will discuss the pros and cons of common water for injection (WFI) processes at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) spring meeting on April 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. The presentation, "Methods of Producing USP Water for Injection," is part of the pharmaceutical water technology session.

Zoccolante's presentation will review the common processes that are viable for Water for Injection (WFI) production with discussion of the advantages and disadvantages. He will present several case studies with data for alternative methods of WFI production incorporating membrane processes. The presentation will also include a discussion of endotoxin and microbial reduction, as well as regulatory compliance, reliability and maintenance.

Gary Zoccolante has more than 25 years of experience in the development and operation of high-purity water systems for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics and semiconductor industries. He has been involved in the development and application of filtration, deionization, reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration equipment for pharmaceutical applications, and holds patents in water purification processes. He has written several articles on pharmaceutical water system design, regulatory compliance and operation. Zoccolante earned his BSME from Northeastern University.

For more information, or to register for the AIChE spring meeting, please visit the institute website at www.aiche.org.

USFilter Corp. (www.usfilter.com), a Siemens company, delivers cost-effective, reliable water and wastewater treatment systems and services to municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional customers worldwide. USFilter is part of Siemens' Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S), which provides innovative solutions and services designed to improve competitiveness in processing and manufacturing industries and in infrastructure. In fiscal 2004, I&S employed a total of 30,000 people worldwide.

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