The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) has awarded Jim Polarine, Technical Services Manager of STERIS Life Sciences the MICHAEL S. KORCZYNSKI AWARD. Jim was presented the award at the PDA 2019 Annual Meeting.

This award recognizes contributions made toward the development of PDA’s international activities by Michael Korczynski. It is awarded to recognize further contributions to PDA’s international activities.

Jim has been with STERIS Corporation for eighteen years. His current technical focus is microbial control in cleanrooms and other critical environments. He has lectured in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America on issues related to cleaning and disinfection in cleanrooms. Mr. Polarine is a frequent industry speaker and published several PDA book chapters and articles related to cleaning and disinfection and contamination control. He is active as co-chair on the PDA’s microbial investigations task force. He was a co-author on PDA’s Technical Report #70 on Cleaning and Disinfection. Mr. Polarine teaches the cleaning and disinfection course module at the PDA Aseptic Processing Course and at the University of Tennessee’s Parenteral Medications Course. Mr. Polarine is currently President Elect for the PDA Missouri Valley and Technical Coordinator for the IEST. Mr. Polarine graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master of Arts in Biology. He previously worked as a clinical research coordinator with the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis, MO and as a biology and microbiology instructor at the University of Illinois. His main hobby is storm chasing and is very active in tornado research and tornado safety.

Jim and our Technical Services professionals are dedicated to providing you with unmatched technical services to support your cleaning and microbial control objectives. We are committed to helping you. For more information, please visit our Meet the Experts page.

Jim Polarine receiving the Michael Korczynski Award