Cleanrooms provide a contamination-free environment for biotechnology and pharmaceutical testing and manufacturing. However, maintaining a controlled environment is challenging.
The transfer of materials into a cleanroom is one of the primary sources of cleanroom contamination. Keeping the product clean during transfer has several challenges:
- Not everything going into the cleanroom is sterile
- Not everything can be steam sterilized for entry
- Sterilized materials may still need to be cleaned to reduce contamination on packaging
That’s why a material transfer process is key. Setting a cleaning protocol for surfaces, packaging, products, and trolleys during transfer helps control cleanroom contamination.
Just as important as cleanroom cleaning procedures is using the right cleanroom solutions.
Here are several products from STERIS Life Sciences that are proven to be effective solutions in a contamination control strategy for material transfer into cleanroom environments.
|Cleanroom Solutions for Transferring Materials into Controlled Environments|
|Active Ingredient||Sporicidal||Sterile Packaging||Terminally Sterilized||Diluted With|
|Spor-Klenz® Ready-To-Use ETO Sterilant||—||Yes||Yes||Yes||—|
|Spor-Klenz® Ready-To-Use Cold Sterilant||—||Yes||No||No||—|
|6% Hydrogen Peroxide WFI Sterile Solution||6% Hydrogen Peroxide||Possibly||Yes||No||USP WFI|
|0.525% Hypochlorite WFI Sterile Solution||—||Possibly||Yes||No||USP WFI|
|Septihol® WFI Sterile Alcohol Solution||70% Isopropanol||No||Yes||Yes||USP WFI|
|Septihol® Ethyl WFI Sterile Alcohol Solution||
|Septihol® Sterile Alcohol Solution||70% Isopropanol||No||Yes||Yes||USP PW|