About Dr. 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, quality assurance, 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 contamination control, sterility assurance, quality risk assessment, GxP compliance, root cause analysis, 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, and at University College, London. In addition, Dr. Sandle has served on several national and international committees relating to pharmaceutical microbiology and cleanroom contamination control (including the ISO cleanroom standards and the National Blood Service advisory cleaning and disinfection committee). He is a long-standing committee member of the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group (Pharmig); and is a member of several editorials boards for a range of scientific journals. 

Dr. Sandle acts 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 many technical writing and review projects.

Dr. Sandle has written over eight hundred book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology and pharmaceuticals. In addition, Dr. Sandle has written or edited over thirty 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 250 international conferences.
Tim's personal wenpage is: www.timsandle.com


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 and 2021
  • 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, 2017 and 2019
  • Kenneth G. Chapman Award. Services to pharmaceutical validation. Awarded by the Institute of Validation Technology - 2018
  • IVT Lifetime Achievement Award for services to validation and compliance - 2020
  • John Sharp memorial award, issued by the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences Society (PHSS), for the top science paper of the year, 2020 and 2022

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