Spores, both bacterial and fungal, pose a risk to cleanroom environments. This article presents an overview of spores and considers the microbiological aspects of their ability to spread and survive in the inhospitable environment of the cleanroom. A second article will consider sporicidal disinfectants for cleanrooms. Bacterial spores and fungal spores both pose risks to pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. They are, however, biologically different. This article examines both spore types.
In relation to this topic, Tim Sandle has written a review article for Clean Air and Containment Review. The reference is:
Sandle, T. (2016) Risk of Microbial Spores in Cleanrooms. Part 1: Introduction to Microbial Spores and Survival Mechanisms, Clean Air and Containment Review, 28, pp4-6
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