Ross A. Caputo, PhD.Dr. Caputo earned his PhD in Microbiological Physiology and Immunology from Miami University in 1976, and has over 30 years of experience in the FDA-regulated pharmaceutical industry on sterilization research and aseptic processing focusing on process optimization and control.

He has authored more than 50 publications and owns 15 patents, all related to infection control, sterilization processes and the production of sterile product.

Throughout his career, Dr. Caputo has been an active participant and committee member of organizations such as AAMI/ISO and PDA, which are charged with the development of standards for the regulated marketplace.

 


Publications by Dr. Caputo

  1. Caputo, R., A. Huffman, and R.R. Reich, 2005, “Practical Solutions for Microbiology, Sterility and Pyrogen Testing” in International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, Vol. 9, No.1. January/February 2005. Pp 9-12.
  2. Reich, R.R. and R. Caputo, 2004. “Vapor Phase Hydrogen Peroxide Resistance of Environmental Isolates” in Pharmaceutical Technology, August 2004.
  3. Jeffrey, J. Koeller, J. Zdunek, R. Byrne, and R.A. Caputo. Validation of an Enhanced Method of Bacterial Ribotyping for Improved Efficiency and Identification of Stressed Isolates. Pharm. Technol. 28 (3), 156-165 (2004).
  4. Khorzad, A. Khorzad, J. Herche, R.R. Reich and R.A. Caputo. Design and Operational Qualification of a Vapor-Phase Hydrogen Peroxide Biological Indicator Evaluator Resistometer (BIER) Unit. Pharm. Technol. 27 (11), 84-90 (2003).
  5. R.A. Caputo. Validation Testing of a Gas Plasma Sterilization System. Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, January 1993.
  6. R.A. Caputo. Alternative Sterilization Technologies Come of Age, Gas Plasma Section. Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, December 1992.
  7. R.A. Caputo. AbTox Plazlyte Plasma Sterilization. Journal of Healthcare Material Management, September 1992.
  8. R.A. Caputo. Biological Monitoring: Is your practice valid as well as cost effective? In 3M Healthcare Quarterly Newsletter, Infection Control Rounds, February 1991.
  9. R.A. Caputo and T.E. Odlaug. Sterilization with Ethylene Oxide and Other Gases. In Disinfection, Sterilization and Preservation. Ed. Seymor S. Block. Third Edition, Chapter 2, 1983.
  10. T.E. Odlaug, V. Jarzynski, R.A. Caputo and C.C. Mascoli. Evaluation of an Automated System for Rapid Identification of Bacillus Biological Indicators and Other Bacillus Species. Journal of Parenteral Science and Technology, March/April 1982.
  11. R.A. Caputo, K.J. Rohn and C.C. Mascoli. Biological Validation of an Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Process. Developments in Industrial Microbiology. Vol. 22, 1981.
  12. T.E. Odlaug, R.A. Caputo and G.S. Graham. Heat Resistance and Population Stability of Lyophilized Bacillus subtilis Spores. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 41, 1981.
  13. G.S. Graham, T.E. Odlaug, R.S. Schwabe and R.A. Caputo. Effect of Growth Conditions on Sporulation and Heat Resistance of Bacillus stearothermophilus Spores. ASM Abstract, National Meeting, March 1981.
  14. K.J. Rohn, D.L. Stryker and R.A. Caputo. Ethylene Oxide Resistance and Population Stability of Bacillus subtilis var. niger (globigii) Spores on Various Carrier Materials. ASM Abstract, National Meeting, March 1981.
  15. T.E. Odlaug, R.A. Caputo and G.S. Graham. Heat Resistance and Population Stability of Lyophilized Bacillus subtilis Spores. ASM Abstract National Meeting, March 1981.
  16. R.A. Caputo and C.C. Mascoli. Design and Use of Biological Indicators for Sterilization Cycle Validation. Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, August 1980.
  17. R.A. Caputo, K.J. Rohn and C.C. Mascoli. Biological Validation of an Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Process. Society for Industrial Microbiology National Meeting August 1980. Developments in Industrial Microbiology, 1981.
  18. T.E. Odlaug, R.A. Caputo and C.C. Mascoli. Determination of Sterilization Values by Microbiological Methods. Society for Industrial Microbiology National Meeting, August 1980. Developments in Industrial Microbiology, 1981.
  19. R.A. Caputo, T.E. Odlaug and C.C. Mascoli. The Effect of Heat Shock Treatment on the D and Z Value of Bacillus Spores. ASM Abstract National Meeting, May 1980.
  20. R.A. Caputo, K.J. Rohn and C.C. Mascoli. Recovery of Biological Indicator Organisms After Sublethal Sterilization Treatment. Journal of Parenteral Drug Association, July/August 1980.
  21. R.A. Caputo. Design and Use of Biological Indicators for Sterilization Cycle Validation. Proceedings of PMA Seminar on Biological Indicators, February 25-27, 1980.
  22. R.A. Caputo, T.E. Odlaug; R.L. Wilkinson and C.C. Mascoli. Biological Validation of a Steam Sterilized Product by the Fractional Exposure Method. Journal of the Parenteral Drug Association, Vol. 33, 4 July/August, 1979.
  23. K.J. Rohn and R.A. Caputo. Post Sterilization Stability of Ethylene Oxide Biological Indicators (B. subtilis var. niger). ASM Abstract, National Meeting, May 1979.
  24. R.A. Caputo, T.E. Odlaug, R.L. Wilkinson and C.C. Mascoli. Biological Validation of a Sterilization Process for a Parenteral Product-Fractional Exposure Approach. ASM Abstract, National Meeting, May 1979.
  25. K.J. Rohn and R.A. Caputo. Post Sterilization Stability of Ethylene Oxide Biological Indicators (B. subtilis var. niger). ASM Abstract, National Meeting, May 1979.
  26. R.A. Caputo, T.E. Odlaug, R.L. Wilkinson and C.C. Mascoli. Biological Validation of a Sterilization Process for a Parenteral Product-Fractional Exposure Approach. ASM Abstract, National Meeting, May 1979.