Sunday, 22 October 2017

An Introduction To Environmental Monitoring & Cleaning For Aseptic Environments


Crystal Booth has written a useful article for Pharmaceutical Online looking at environmental monitoring and disinfection of aseptic processing environments. Here is an extract:

“Microbial control is critical in cleanroom environments. Contaminated environments can lead to product recalls, regulatory observations, fines, or even consumer deaths. To prevent, destroy, and monitor microbial contamination in cleanrooms, several aspects of cleanroom microbiology must be understood. This foundational introduction to cleanroom microbiology article series discusses some of those aspects. Parts 1 and 2 introduced cleanroom microbiology, discussed guidance documents and FDA observations, and summarized common sources of microbial contamination in cleanrooms. Part 3 provided an overview of cleanroom gowning procedures. This final article will address concepts of environmental monitoring and the importance of disinfectant efficacy and proper cleaning.”

The full article can be found here: Pharmaceutical Online

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle