Baxa announces 2007 dates for STAR Center professional pharmacy and cleanroom training

January 22, 2007 — /PRNewswire/ — ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Baxa Corporation has published the 2007 dates for training at its STAR (Skills Training, Academics and Resources) Center. The STAR Center, a premier facility designed for cleanroom and pharmacy practice demonstration, is located at the company’s world headquarters south of Denver, Colorado. Baxa Corporation built the STAR Center to provide professional education on pharmacy practice, cleanroom principles and compliance to regulatory requirements.

The initial class in the STAR Center, Compliance Tools and Aseptic Certification for USP < 797 >, debuted in September 2006, with sessions repeated in October and November. 2007 Program Dates for the USP 797 course will be: 23 – 25 January; 20 – 22 March; 22 – 24 May; 24 – 26 July; 18 – 20 September and 23 – 25 October. Class participation is limited to 18 to ensure that professionals have hands-on experience and a small student-to-trainer ratio.

The ACPE-certified training will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Current programming targets pharmacy and IV managers, and provides value to all personnel who compound sterile products or who are implementing cleanroom principles and practices that comply with USP 797 and industry best practice. Topics include cleanroom physical design and layout, engineering controls and airflow science, media fill testing and principles associated with work flow, staff training, cleaning, monitoring, validation and documentation.

Baxa Corporation sponsors the STAR Center to further best practices in hospital pharmacy. The STAR Center brings together professional and industry partners to provide participants with a range of experience in equipment, technology and design. Tuition charged for STAR Center training covers the cost of providing participant meals and training materials, ACPE accreditation and professional speakers’ fees. Future class offerings will be determined through professional interest and facility requirements. Contact Baxa Corporation at for more information.

About Baxa Corporation
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at

About the STAR Center
The STAR Center is a state-of-the-art cleanroom, pharmacy and training facility located at the Baxa world headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The center was purpose-built to support training in aseptic technique, pharmacy workflow and practice, cleanroom design and maintenance and USP < 797 > compliance among other topics. Classes will be taught by industry-recognized subject matter experts. Further information is available at

Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
Email: [email protected]

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
Email: [email protected]

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