Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs and Innovative Technology in Pharmacy Compounding

May 21, 2018

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs and Innovative Technology in Pharmacy Compounding


Esco Healthcare, together with Esco Malaysia, invites you for a seminar on “Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs and Innovative Technology in Pharmacy Compounding” this coming 18th of July in Selangor 3 Ballroom, Dorsett Grand Subang, Jalan SS12/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

The growing need for standardization of pharmaceutical compounding, technological advances, and globalization of the pharmaceutical practice - has initiated our advocacy to spread awareness on hazardous drug handling and knowledge of safety standards among healthcare institutions.


Learning Objectives:

  1. To explain pharmacy compounding guidelines, to describe the roles of the USP and the FDA regarding standards and relevant regulatory requirements associated with compounding practices.
  2. To describe requirements and recommendations for engineering controls used in compounding to understand the value of addressing hazardous drug management and containment (personal protective equipment) issues.
  3. To impart the necessary compounding knowledge and skills among pharmacists


Speakers: TaPestle Rx Product Specialists


Who should attend?

Facility Management, Hospital Pharmacists, Oncology Pharmacists, Radiopharmacists, Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians working in compounding pharmacies, Academicians teaching Hospital Pharmacy subject




Introduction to Pharmacy Compounding

  • Learn about the definition, relevance and risks of pharmacy compounding.

International Standards in

Pharmacy Compounding

  • Learn how international standards are evolving and how cGMP affects pharmaceutical industry into pharmacy compounding
  • Learn about the different pharmacy standards (USP 797, USP 800, PIC/S, EU GMP) and what is new with these guidelines


Engineering Controls in Pharmacy Compounding

  • Learn about the objectives of using engineering controls in pharmacy compounding
  • Cite examples of primary engineering controls, their differences, their suitability in pharmacy compounding
  • Provide examples of secondary engineering controls and its primary engineering controls


Isolation Technology 101

  • Learn about isolation technology and how it can be used in varying applications
  • Differentiate between a glovebox, a barrier system and a true cGMP isolator
  • Learn about the performance of isolators in pressure testing
  • Learn about international standards and requirements for isolators
  • Learn how to work safely with compounding isolators
  • Understand importance of safe changing of filters and its execution


Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

  • Learn about the definition, examples, associated exposure risks and recommendations when handling hazardous drugs
  • Cite measures to prevent hazardous drugs exposure
  • Learn about the safe practices in handling hazardous drugs


Automation-centered Architecture Workflow

  • Learn the different types of automation in pharmacy practice
  • Learn about the issues and benefits of automation in pharmacy operations


Radiopharmaceuticals Handling in Healthcare Settings

  • Learn about the definition, examples, associated exposure risks, and recommendations in handling radiopharmaceuticals
  • Cite preventive measures to radiation exposure
  • Learn about the safe practices for handling radiopharmaceuticals



To sign up, please contact Esco Micro (M) Sdn Bhd:

Address: No. 15, Jalan Sungai Buloh 27/101A, Persiaran Klang, HICOM 27 Industrial Park, 40400 Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia

Email Address:

Phone number: 03-5103 8480