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Bio-Validation of Steam Sterilization

Authored by: Jeanne Moldenhauer

Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9781841848198
eBook ISBN: 9781351124874
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Many of the pharmaceutical products are commercially sold as sterile products. As such, they all undergo some sterilization process, whether it is aseptic filling, moist heat sterilization, ethylene oxide sterilization, radiation sterilization, e-beam sterilization, or chemical sterilization. This chapter is devoted to the validation of moist heat (steam) sterilization as used for sterilization of supplies and equipment for use in further processing and terminal sterilization.

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