Monday 5 October 2015

Autoclaves, wet loads and the issue of sterility

Steam sterilization is a critical process in the pharmaceutical and related industries. Modern autoclaves are computer-controlled and reliably provide a defined sterilization cycle. This paper considers some of the potential causes for wet loads and addresses some of the measures that can be taken to address occurrences.

In relation to this, Tim Sandle has written a paper on some of the causes and corrective actions for autoclave wet load issues.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2015) Ensuring Sterility: Autoclaves, Wet Loads, and Sterility Failures, Journal of GXP Compliance, 19 (2): 1-10

For a copy, please contact Tim Sandle

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