Tim Sandle


 Dr. Sandle is a chartered biologist and holds a first class honours degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and has a doctorate from Keele University.

Dr. Sandle has over twenty-five years experience of microbiological research and biopharmaceutical processing. This includes experience of designing, validating and operating a range of microbiological tests including sterility testing, endotoxin LAL methodology, microbial enumeration, environmental monitoring, particle counting and water testing. In addition, Dr. Sandle is experienced in pharmaceutical microbiological batch review, microbiological investigation and policy development.

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. In addition, 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 advisory cleaning and disinfection committee.

Dr. Sandle has acted as a consultant, expert witness and technical advisor to sterile and non-sterile manufacturing, to microbiology laboratories, to the medical device industry and hospitals. Dr. Sandle has also undertaken several technical writing and review projects.

Dr. Sandle has written over one hundred and fifty book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology. This includes co-editing the comprehensive book  “Microbiology and Sterility Assurance in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices”. Dr. Sandle has also delivered papers to over forty international conferences.

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