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Microbial Air-Sampling Equipment, Part 2: Experiences of Compounding Pharmacists

Author(s):  Mixon Bill, Cabaleiro Joe, Latta Kenneth S, Vail Jane

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2008 - Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Abstract:  The most recent changes to Chapter <797> of the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary initiated an intense controversy about the frequency of cleanroom air sampling that is required to prevent the contamination of sterile preparations. For compounders who must purchase an air sampler to use in the cleanroom, choices abound. This article summarizes discussions from compounding pharmacists about their experiences with air sampling devices.

Related Keywords: Bill Mixon, RPh, MS, FIACP, Joe Cabaleiro, BS, RPh, Kenneth S. Latta, BS, RPh, Jane Vail, cleanroom, air sampling, microbial contamination, United States Pharmacopeia, USP Chapter <797>, standards, sterile preparations, equipment

Related Categories: ENVIRONMENTAL , STERILE PREPARATIONS, QUALITY CONTROL, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS

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