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Cleaning of Isolators: A Vital Part of a Contamination Control Program

Author(s):  Rossington Karen

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2004 - Endotoxin
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Abstract:  As isolator systems are being used more frequently in pharmaceutical manufacturing, it is worth considering the effect of using these types of systems with contamination control programs. The cleaning and disinfection of an isolator system using liquid sanitation techniques presents a variety of challenges to the cleaning and disinfection of cleanrooms. In isolator cleaning, one must also consider the particular application, whether it be pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, or hospital pharmacy.

Related Keywords: Karen Rossington, biodecontamination, decontamination, disinfection, disinfectants, isopropyl alcohol, microbiological testing, bacteria, bacterial spores, standards, cleanrooms, good manufacturing practice, GMP

Related Categories: TECHNOLOGY, QUALITY CONTROL, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS

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