Dr. Sandle

Dr. Sandle on Cleanrooms & Contamination

For pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals and other facilities that contain cleanroom technology, the risk of contamination can be avoided by implementing proper environmental controls. These controls range from efficient cleanroom design to implementing gowning procedures. A full, detailed article on what you can do at your facility to maintain workplace safety and prevent contamination is available…

Compliance

What is Validation?

There are three commonly used types of validation protocols for systems and equipment: Installation Qualification (IQ) Operational Qualification (OQ) Performance Qualification (PQ) IQ protocols should be designed to: Record critical information applicable to the equipment, including equipment attributes such as the manufacturer, serial number, model number, equipment tag or asset number, materials of construction, and…

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How Safety for Compounding is Changing

Exposure to pharmaceuticals in compounding environments can lead to a number of health risks for pharmaceutical employees and patients. These health risks can range from contact with hazardous waste materials, harmful particulates during pressure changes or even transmissible disease. The U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) drug standards are used in over 140 countries and are enforceable by…