2017 September – BSTL offers a new surface monitoring service for hospital pharmacy and oncology ward environments

BSTL recently launched a new bespoke service that fulfils the requirements of the latest Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services: Standards. Part A. Fifth Edition. Edited by Alison M Beaney, D Prof, MSc, FRPharmS (2016). BSTL can supply test kits and professional guidance for performing monitoring of cytotoxic surface contamination within the hospital pharmacy environment which now must be performed at least on an annual basis.

BSTL also provides surface monitoring services to support oncology nursing to help understand the levels of contamination in and around the administration space. We can provide robust scientific data to better understand the practices and associated occupational exposure levels typically found on oncology wards and so provide the basis for implementing better controls, helping to protect nurses from accidental exposure to these potentially harmful drugs.

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0330 111 4585 or [email protected].

NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Technical Services Symposium,
15–16 September 2015

The Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LD, United Kingdom

BSTL will be exhibiting at the NHS QA Symposium on the Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September. Come and visit our stand (exhibitor stand number 17) and speak to one of our representatives about your stability testing requirements. We can offer a wide range of testing services including Research and Development to support extended stability for both parenteral and non parenteral products including oral suspension products.

Click on the link to access our Publications page and download a PDF of the poster we will be presenting at the symposium addressing the challenges of extended stability data for the biopharmaceutical product Eylea® used to treat the wet form of age related macular degeneration (AMD). You can also access our latest services brochure which summarises how we can ensure that you comply with the latest NHS guidance, entitled ‘Guidance on the application of extended stability data for aseptically manipulated monoclonal antibodies’.

Visit the BSTL Stand 17.

NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Service Annual Symposium, 16–17 September, 2014

The Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, United Kingdom,
16–17 September 2014

BSTL will be exhibiting at the NHS QA Symposium on the 16th and 17th September. Come and visit our stand (exhibitor stand number 8) and speak to one of our representatives in the Grange Bar exhibition area (opposite the main bar) who will be pleased to explain the range of services we can offer to your organisation.

For detailed information on the syposium, please click on the following links:

The Second European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy (ECOP), 2014

Jagiellonian University Auditorium Maximum, Krakow, Poland, 26-28th June 2014

Oral presentation, “Extension of the Practical Shelf Life (EPSL) for hazardous drugs using the TEVADAPTOR® closed system transfer device (CSTD) as a container system enabling drug vial optimisation (DVO) for up to 28 days” – invited speaker at the ECOP Teva Satellite Symposium.

Poster presentation number 31, “Extension of the practical shelf life of hazardous drugs using the Tevadaptor® closed system transfer device (CSTD) as a container system enabling drug vial optimisation (DVO) for up to 28 days”.

Click here to download a pdf copy of our poster presentation.

48th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, 2013

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, United States, 8–12 December 2013

Oral presentation, “Towards Extending the Practical Shelf Life (EPSL) for Hazardous Drugs in Non Preserved Multidose Drug Vials (MDV) Using the ONGUARD™ System” – invited speaker at the B.Braun Satellite Symposium.

18th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists

Paris, France, 13 – 15 March 2013

Oral presentation, “Extended stability studies – chemical and biological drugs” invited speaker at the Teva Satellite Symposium.

18th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists – Paris, France, 13-15 March 2013 – Poster presentation, “The shelf life extension of a Monoclonal Antibody preparation – Delivering the QIPP challenge”

Mike Allwood and Alan-Shaun Wilkinson, “Assessing shelf life of injectable biologicals in ready-to-administer containers” Eur J Hosp Pharm 2013;20:3 146 Published Online First: 26 January 2013 doi:10.1136/ejhpharm-2012-000251

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Assessing Shelf Life

NHS Quality Assurance Symposium For Technical Services

25 – 26 September 2012

Poster presentation, “The shelf life extension of a Monoclonal Antibody preparation – Delivering the QIPP challenge”.