Tim SandleWeblog: www.pharmig.blogspot.co.uk/
Dr. Sandle is a chartered biologist (Society for Biology) and holds a first class honors degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and has a doctorate from Keele University. Dr. Sandle has over twenty years experience of designing, operating and reviewing a range of microbiological tests (including sterility testing, endotoxin LAL methodology, microbial enumeration, environmental monitoring, particle counting and water testing). In addition, Dr. Sandle is experienced in microbiological and quality batch review, microbiological investigation and policy development. This has been undertaken at major pharmaceutical companies and with organizations aligned to the UK National Health Service. Dr. Sandle is an honorary consultant with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester and is a tutor for the university’s pharmaceutical microbiology M.Sc 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 currently chairman of the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group (Pharmig) LAL action group and serves on the National Blood Service cleaning and disinfection committee. Dr. Sandle has written over one hundred book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology. This includes co-editing the comprehensive book "Microbiology and Sterility Assurance in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices". Dr. Sandle has also delivered papers to over forty international conferences.