Aseptic transfer is a critical contamination control issue, carried out over a series of stages. If any stage is performed in an uncontrolled manner then microbial contamination of a product can occur. Contamination risks can arise from a number of sources, including incoming
materials, air and personnel. To address these risks appropriate controls include controlled environments, personnel gowning and behaviour, and the use of disinfectants. This article considers the key risks and risk mitigation strategies using a case study of aseptic transfer
within a pharmacy unit for the purpose of preparation or compounding of a medicinal drug product.
A courtesy of ‘Clean Air & Containment Review’ – www.cleanairandcontainment.com
- author: Sandle Tim