All the Particulars on Particles: Silicone Oil Droplets (On-Demand)


Course Description:This webinar series will update you on the latest USP developments in Particulate Matter.

Silicone oil is present as a lubricant on many materials used during drug manufacturing and administration and can leach into drug product from these sources (including stoppers, syringes, tubing other processing equipment). This webinar will discuss the analytical and inspection challenges as well as the safety concerns they present. Results from a cross-organization collaboration looking at the effects of Si oil in commercial products will be presented.

Who should participate:

  • Laboratory scientists
  • Lab managers
  • QA/QC staff in the pharmaceutical and allied industries
  • Regulatory professionals
  • Scientists with interest in Particulate Matter

The live version of this recording took place on September 27, 2023
Access Duration:
Access to this course expires 60 days from the date of registration or until you mark the course ‘Complete’ – whichever occurs first.


Desmond Hunt, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Scientist, USP
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Linda Narhi, Ph.D.
USP Dosage Forms Expert Committee
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Dean Ripple, Ph.D.
USP Dosage Forms Expert Committee
Ph.D., Cornell University

Miguel Saggu, Ph.D.
Sr. Principal Scientist, Pharmaceutical Development, Genentech
Technische Universität Berlin