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February 2017

Preventing Cross Contamination In Pharmaceutical Production Process

There are several ways to prevent cross contamination during production and below are some ways to do so. Before starting, line clearance should be performed as per the SOP of the company. Do a checklist and record. Check to see if any starting materials are missing, previous record documents, product residues and product itself. Practice a closed system when handling the materials.

Procedures To Follow During In Process, Off-line and On-line Packing

In this short article we state the guidelines to follow during the online and offline packing for pharmaceutical companies.

Hygrometer And Its Importance in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Hygrometers are important devices in the pharmaceutical world as it measures the relative humidity of the atmosphere, which can affect the products during the manufacturing process. The device includes two thermometer – the dry and the wet bulb. The dry bulb remains dry while a cotton wick that is dipped in water surrounds the wet bulb. In the measurement of humidity, the wet bulb plays an important role.

Maintaining Buffer Areas In Sterile Facilities

The buffer area is the space or area in the manufacturing facility where sterility of the area is strictly implemented. A compounding area in a pharmaceutical facility is known as the buffer area and is classified as ISO 7 area or class 10,000 with excellent air quality.

GMP Qualifications And Validations In The Pharmaceutical World

The principles of GMP are a follows, the structure, device and equipment should be designed, installed, placed, operated and maintained as per its intended use and purpose. Integral system whose consistency in performance and having an impact to product quality should be validated whenever appropriate such as the air handling system, water purification, compressed air system and stem system.

Risk Of Mix Up And Cross Contamination

A Mix–Up may be defined as:

  • An unplanned combination of various compounds.
  • A mistake brought about wrongly identifying one material for another.

A mix-up can be caused by bad judgement or lack of attention to detail, i.e., human error. It can also occur though poor communication between personnel.

Importance Of Separating Manufacturing Process For Penicillin And Non-Penicillin

First discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, penicillin is now one of the most common drug used to help cure patients from bacterial infections. The beta lactam ring of the penicillin is the one responsible for the drug’s anti-microbial activity, which many of the antibiotics medicine have.

Guide to the Packing Process For Pharmaceutical Companies

The packing process is an integral part of the manufacturing process for pharmaceutical products. Below is a summary of good practices that may help streamline the packing process.

Production – Standard Operating Procedures

A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a written instruction describing how a routine task is to be carried out; when, where and by whom. SOPs play a fundamental role in continuous quality assurance and ensuring best practice for your company, in order to assist you in protecting the safety of your patients and members of the public. The implementation of SOPs, which are specific to your production facility, will help you to:

Tray Dryer – Operation And Cleaning Guide

Most tray dryers used in the pharmaceutical industry comprise a heated cabinet in which a rack of trays is located. They are frequently used for the drying of granulated powder. Heat can be provided by burning a fuel, e.g. natural gas or, more usually, by one or more electric elements located within the cabinet, together with a blower to circulate the air.

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