Monday, 2 April 2018

The Problem of Biofilms and Pharmaceutical Water Systems


Biofilms are problematic to pharmaceutical water systems. If a biofilm develops then an out-of-control situation is likely to emerge. Such a situation can often only be detected from point-of-use samples and since several excursions are required to alert of the probability of a biofilm, the biofilm will most likely have become significantly established at this point in time. This article assesses biofilms and pharmaceutical water systems, considering prevention and control measures; looking at what can be meaningfully gleaned from monitoring; and measures required to address biofilms.

Tim Sandle has written an article for American Pharmaceutical Review. The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2017) The Problem of Biofilms and Pharmaceutical Water Systems, American Pharmaceutical Review, 20 (7): http://www.americanpharmaceuticalreview.com/Featured-Articles/345440-The-Problem-of-Biofilms-and-Pharmaceutical-Water-Systems/

The article can be accessed here: APR

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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