An increasing interest in continued process verification has brought to the spread of on-line assay methods in cleaning processes . This paper deals with two different on-line applications: conductivity sampling and the Total Organic Carbon analysis for washing machines.
This article discusses the challenge of the unexpected growth of a positive biological indicator in a chemical decontamination cycle. Specific features to be considered regarding biological indicators used for the validation of decontamination cycles are presented. Some practical solutions are suggested to avoid the risks related to false positives.
Material transfer to sterile suite issue and available technologies; Surface bio-decontamination drivers; QbD and risk assessment and mitigation overview; Surface chemical bio-decontamination cycle; Cycle validation approach;
This method is an effort to assess risk in aseptic processing. We believe because we have broadened the perspective of risk relative to aseptic processing that if nothing else we have increased awareness that risk can vary substantially in what are perceived by many to be equivalent (and thus equally acceptable) practices and technologies.
Informal risk mitigation brought about the technology advances seen in aseptic processing. Confidence in aseptic processing is not derived from monitoring or testing; it is the result of attention to detail in aseptic processing design. With newer technologies the emphasis must shift even farther from monitoring & testing.
Aseptic processing is considered by many in this industry to be among the more difficult activities to execute properly. The number of variables that affect the safety of sterile products manufactured aseptically is substantial. In the design and operation of an aseptic production facility, it is essential that risk to the patient be minimized. This […]