Sunday 17 March 2024

Identifying origin of fungi in cleanrooms

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Pharmaceutical product recalls due to fungal contamination have been increasing. These, together with environmental monitoring trend data, highlight several fungal contamination issues associated with pharmaceutical cleanrooms, cold rooms and other controlled areas. Species of filamentous mould include: Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, Alternaria, Fusarium, and Paecilomyces).

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Eckford, C. and Sandle, T.(2023) Identifying origin of fungi in cleanrooms, European Pharmaceutical Review, 22 March 2023:


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