About Tim Sandle


Dr. Tim Sandle is a chartered biologist and holds a first class honours degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and has a doctorate from Keele University.

Dr. Sandle has over twenty-five years experience of microbiological research and biopharmaceutical processing. This includes experience of designing, validating and operating a range of microbiological tests including sterility testing, bacterial endotoxin testing, bioburden and microbial enumeration, environmental monitoring, particle counting and water testing. In addition, Dr. Sandle is experienced in pharmaceutical microbiological risk assessment and investigation.

Dr. Sandle is a tutor with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester for the university’s pharmaceutical microbiology MSc course. In addition, Dr. Sandle serves on several national and international committees relating to pharmaceutical microbiology and cleanroom contamination control (including the ISO cleanroom standards). He is a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group (Pharmig); and is a member of several editorials boards for scientific journals. He is also Editor in Chief for SOJ Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

He was a member of the National Blood Service advisory cleaning and disinfection committee.

Dr. Sandle has acted as a consultant, expert witness and technical adviser to sterile and non-sterile manufacturing facilities, microbiology laboratories, the medical device industry and hospitals. Dr. Sandle has also undertaken several technical writing and review projects.

Dr. Sandle has written over three hundred book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology. In addition, Dr. Sandle has written several books including "Sterility Testing of Pharmaceutical Products", "Risk Management and Risk Assessment for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: A contamination control perspective" and "Sterility, Sterilisation and Sterility Assurance for Pharmaceuticals: Technology, Validation and Current Regulations". Dr. Sandle has also edited the book "The CDC Handbook: A Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Cleanrooms"; and co-editing the comprehensive books "Microbiology and Sterility Assurance in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" and "Cleanroom Management in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare". Dr. Sandle has also delivered papers to over fifty international conferences.

Awards

Dr. Sandle has received the following awards:

Winner of the Journal of GXP Compliance® Institute of Validation Technology Article of the Year (2006) for: GXP January 2006

George Sykes memorial award, issued by the Parenteral and Healthcare Sciences Society (PHSS), for the top science paper of the year, 2012

Pharmig award for 'Excellence in Pharmaceutical Microbiology'. The inaugural lifetime achievement award, issued at the November 2013 Pharmig annual conference, Oxford, UK (Pharmig in the         Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group), 2013


PDA Distinguished Author Award, issued at PDA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 2016

IVT Author of the Year Award 2016

Contact details

To contact Tim Sandle, please email.  For more about Tim Sandle and his projects, see the website 'Tim Sandle'.

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