Validation of Cleaning for Research Glassware

This technical tip provides key steps to establish a validated glassware washing process for glassware used for research purposes. 

Specific instructions for cleaning validation in a glassware washing operation are difficult because of different practices and because of different uses of glassware in individual facilities. These attached guidelines and comments are meant to be suggestive of what my be part of a program to validate glassware washing. These suggestions should only be utilized where it makes good scientific sense based on proper control of critical steps and parameters, and based on the need to appropriately document the process.