April 24, 2007 — CARY, NC — 3Dsolve, The Simulation Learning Company, is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Carmen M. Wagner to its advisory board. Wagner, the founder and president of Strategic Compliance International, will provide guidance to 3Dsolve as it develops multiuser, high-fidelity e-learning software for pharmaceutical companies worldwide. 3Dsolve’s aseptic training simulations are designed to run on a standard laptop, making it possible for trainees to practice cleanroom processing techniques at any time regardless of location.
3Dsolve selected Wagner to aid in the creation of learning simulations for pharmaceutical employees due to her extensive experience in the development of technical training that support regulatory compliance. The 3D simulations of real-world sterile facilities, equipment and processes will provide a safe place for pharmaceutical industry workers to practice reactions and decision-making in a variety of situations. 3Dsolve’s training applications for the aseptic environment will address topics such as basic microbiology, hygiene, gowning, handling of equipment and specific procedures covering the aseptic processing area and other operations requiring intensive practical training. The first simulation, which is designed to improve the overall process of aseptic cleanroom training, will be made globally available to pharmaceutical production personnel for a small annual subscription fee.
“In addition to saving companies the expense of maintaining dedicated cleanrooms for training, 3Dsolve’s learning simulations will give trainees a safe place to learn without taking risks with real facilities or products,” Wagner said. “The level of detail and intelligence built into the cleanroom simulations is unprecedented and represents a significant innovation in training for aseptic processing. Although, not a substitute for the ‘real’ facility exposure, it sure enhances our ability to expand the learning experience in a safe, cost-effective way.”
The very nature of cleanrooms and pharmaceutical manufacturing makes training difficult. Given the potential cost resulting from an interruption of operations due to a simple mistake, training in aseptic procedures within the cleanroom itself, with an actual operation running, is very difficult. Students are often expected to train as observers and then imitate the aseptic techniques they have seen when approved to perform the tasks. In practical terms, this is equivalent to having a student pilot observe a seasoned aviator and then go solo without ever having taken the controls.
3Dsolve’s aseptic cleanroom training simulations will apply best-of-class instructional design and state of the art simulation technologies to solve the mission-critical problem of training pharmaceutical industry workers in proper aseptic techniques for cleanroom operations. Using standard personal computers, operators will be able to complete several hours in the simulated environment, honing and internalizing critical skills, either prior to interacting with the actual processing line, or in parallel with the “real life” experience, which may make them more comfortable to experiment and learn, helping eliminate the risks of human error posed by new employees. By using this simulation learning technology, trainees can gain hands-on experience regardless of where they choose to access the program. This allows for training to be executed in the field or in the comfort of one’s home.
About Carmen Wagner
Dr. Carmen M. Wagner has over 25 years of experience in the health industry and is founder and president of Strategic Compliance International, Inc (SCI). Wagner is broadly experienced in research, technical operations, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs having held positions of increasing responsibility in numerous Fortune 100 companies. Her corporate management experience includes tenure at E.I. DuPont; Johnson & Johnson; American Cyanamid/Lederle-Praxis (now Wyeth Vaccines); Serentec, Inc.; and MERIX Bioscience (now Argos Pharmaceuticals), where she held the position of vice president of quality and technical affairs. Visit SCI on the web at http://www.sci-nc.com.
3Dsolve, The Simulation Learning Company, creates collaborative simulation learning solutions for government, military, and corporate applications, a market estimated to reach $37 billion by 2011. 3Dsolve’s simulation learning products use realistic, interactive 3D graphics, based upon industry standards, enabling users to learn by doing. In each of the last four years, 3Dsolve has been named as one of Military Training Technology magazine’s Top 100, the “companies that have made a significant impact in the military training industry,” with special awards for innovation in 2004, innovation and rising status in 2005 and innovation once again in 2006. 3Dsolve’s headquarters are in Cary, North Carolina, near world-renowned Research Triangle Park. Visit 3Dsolve on the web at http://www.3dsolve.com.
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