Fermentation, CIP and SIP processes in pharmaceutical plants

Thursday 10 October
08: 00 - 17: 00

When producing active ingredients using cell, yeast and bacterial cultures in bioreactors and fermentation systems, There are special requirements to consider for agitation, sparging, heat and gas transfer. proper cleaning and sterilization using CIP/SIP systems is also paramount for liquid aseptic processes.

For exactly these challenges, ZETA - in cooperation with the Human Technology Cluster (HTS) - has developed a tailor-made training offer.

Workout Content

  • What is fermentation and why is it essential in the upstream process?
  • What conditions do microorganisms usually require?
  • Media, parameters and design in a fermenter
  • Necessity of CIP, explanation & purpose of CIP process steps
  • Media & measurements in the CIP process steps
  • Necessity of SIP and presentation of various sterilization methods
  • Parameters & measurements for a successful SIP (with clean steam) and design details
  • Description of SIP process steps and SIP at different fermenters



DI Dr. Hubert Sommerhofer

TIP: Do you want to deepen your knowledge even further? Combine the training with the training module “Challenges in pharmaceutical plant construction” and you will learn everything about technical and regulatory basics in pharmaceutical plant construction. You can find more information here.

Please note that the training can only take place if the minimum number of participants has been reached. Cancellation is possible up to one week before the start.



Fermentation, CIP and SIP processes in pharmaceutical plants

target audience

This training is of interest for all persons working in the pharmaceutical or hygienic environment. The contents are essential for newcomers, but also interesting for experienced professionals & managers in the industry. Also benefit from the opportunity to exchange experiences and expand your network.

Why this training?

After completing the 1-day training you will have gained an in-depth insight into the fermentation process and will be able to draw on a good basic understanding of the various cleaning and sterilization processes.


The participation fees include training materials, coffee breaks, lunch in the ZETA company restaurant and beverages during the training.

participation fee


in cooperation with

for HTS members
EUR 680 excl. VAT for 1 training day
EUR 1700 excl. VAT for 3 training days when combining our training modules

for non-HTS members
EUR 780 excl. VAT for 1 training day      
EUR 2000 excl. VAT for 3 training days when combining our training modules


For questions, please contact:Michael Pichler
Mobile: +43-699-188 99 707