Monday, 7 December 2015

Microbiological risks from compressed gases


A new paper about the microbiological risks from the use of compressed gas at different stages during the pharmaceutical manufacturing process has been issued. The abstract runs:

Compressed gas sampling for microorganisms is an important part of contamination control assessment.  This paper addresses topics related to microbial assessment of compressed gases.  These include gas purity including moisture considerations, sterile filtration, compressed gas standards, microbial contamination, microbial survival, sampling and testing requirements, instrumentation, and various sampling considerations including growth medium choice and frequency, and reporting requirements.


Sandle, T. (2015) Microbiological Assessment of Compressed Gases in Pharmaceutical Facilities, Journal of Validation Technology, Vol. 21, Issue 2, August 2015, pp1-8

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