Dr. Sandle is the Head of Microbiology at Bio Products Laboratory Limited (a pharmaceutical organization owned by the UK Department of Heath). 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 obtained his 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 methodlogy, 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.
In addition, 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. 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. He has written over one hundred book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology. Dr. Sandle has also delivered papers to over thirty conferences.
Dr. Sandle is the editor of the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group Journal and runs an on-line microbiology website and forum (www.pharmig.blogspot.com). Dr. Sandle is an experienced auditor and frequently acts as a consultant to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
Dr. Sandle is available for consultation projects, training, technical writing and auditing. Tim welcomes comments or items for the pharmaceutical microbiology blog.