While steam and pressure are vital factors in the efficiency of the sterilisation process, the packaging of the items is pivotal to achieve a cost-efficient autoclave cycle. Cristina Masciola, communications manager at AM Instruments, explains.
One of the most delicate phases in pharmaceutical production processes is autoclave sterilisation. However, the very concept of sterility is challenging. Arguably, to say that an object or environment is sterile doesn’t mean the total absence of contamination, only that it contains the lowest concentration of possible contaminants. Consequently, such a condition needs to be addressed.
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The article was originally published on Cleanroom Technology