Welcome to the first live seminar as sponsored by PSG and CAPSIG for a couple of years!

Antimicrobial and chemical preservatives have long been recognised as being an integral part of cosmetic and medicinal product formulations to protect them from microbiological growth which could result in the products being unsafe or unfit for use. However, with the changing regulatory environment resulting in fewer choices of available preservatives and consumers wanting more natural products, it is time to review the preservative landscape.

This seminar will examine the current and future preservative options, formulation issues, efficacy testing, and the changing regulatory requirements. The speakers, drawn from industry, consultancy, testing and TGA, are actively involved in these areas and will present a practical, ‘hands on’ approach to preservatives and their requirements.

This seminar is designed for those working in the therapeutic goods and cosmetic sectors who are involved in product development, manufacturing, quality control and testing and regulatory of cosmetic and medicinal products.

We hope that you will use this seminar as an opportunity to both learn more about preservatives and to renew and enhance your professional networks.


12:30 pm - 1:10 pm Registration

1:10 pm - 1:15 pm Chair Seminar Welcome and Introduction

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Preservative Types and Formulation of Products: John Staton, Scientific Director, SciPharm

2:00 pm - 3:05 pm PET - Microbiological Analysis, Traditional and Rapid Techniques, Kerensa Low Market Manager Healthcare: Theoni Karadimas, Industry Technical Application Manager and Dr Megha Bajaj, Global Solutions Manager – BIOBALL, bioMérieux

3:05 pm - 3:20pm Questions and Discussion

3:20 pm - 3:40pm Afternoon Tea

3:40 pm - 4:30 pm The Chemistry and Analysis of Preservatives: Dr Alan Doughty, Managing Director, Chemika

4:30 pm - 5:05 pm Regulatory Requirements and Observations: Dr John Churchill, Scientific Evaluation Branch, Medicines Regulation Division, TGA

5:05 pm - 5:20pm Questions and Discussion

5:20 pm - Onwards Drinks followed by Dinner @6pm

Earlybird CAPSIG Members - $150
Earlybird Non Members - $200

CAPSIG Members - $175
Non Members - $250

includes seminar, dinner and drinks
Cheques payable to CAPSIG - NSW

Earlybird Registrations Close: COB Friday 11 March 2022
Final Registrations Close: 12pm Friday 18 March 2022

Melissa Bourke
Email: or Phone: 0416 036 443. Cheques and Booking Details send to:
Ms. Melissa J Bourke
PO Box 432
Alexandria NSW 1435

Seminar Program and Information PDF

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