Andreas Kerschbaumer

Senior Technical Manager at Sandoz GmbH

Andreas is currently Senior Technical Manager and in this role, he supports external manufacturing sites producing for Novartis. He has 25 years of pharmaceutical experience in different roles within parenteral drug product manufacturing.

He joined Novartis 2014 for implementation of a pre-filled syringe line as Production Manager for pre-filled syringes covering Compounding, Filling and Visual Inspection. Prior to Novartis, Andreas worked at Fresenius Kabi as single point of contact for pre-filled syringes and as manager of a QC lab.


Title: Aseptic Production and IPC

  • Overview of Manufacturing Process
    • Aseptic filling and visual inspection of pre-filled syringes
  • Functional Control
    • e-Beam -> Filling -> Stoppering -> automated Visual Inspection
  • In Process Controls
    • Aseptic Conditions -> Fill weight -> Stoppering -> Visual Inspection