Why the Swab Matters in Cleanroom Validation

This article is based on an original publication by Texwipe.

What Is Cleaning Validation

Since the US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) released its Guide to Inspections - Validation of Cleaning Process in 1993, cleaning validation procedures in critical environments have been placed under careful scrutiny. At the heart of this concern is the possibility of cross-contamination.

Particularly in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, any sort of cross-contamination can present a safety risk to patients. Extraneous residues can threaten the strength, chemical identity and integrity of a substance formula. Thus it is essential for the production environment to be cleaned consistently, employing validated cleaning protocols to ensure the appropriate level of sterilization.

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