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Basics of Sterile Compounding: Barrier Isolator Technologist in Aseptic Processing

Author(s):  Akers Michael J

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2015 - Volume 19, Number 4
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Abstract:  Barrier isolator technologies have made significant contributions to the advancement of aseptic processing and the increased level of sterility assurance. This article discusses why this is so and provides brief information about types of isolators, isolator attributes, isolator challenges, and considerations in isolator design, implementation, and validation.

Related Keywords: Michael J. Akers, PhD, barrier isolators, aseptic processing, compounded sterile preparations, sterility assurance, microbial contamination, United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <1208>, USP, equipment, validation, performance, installation, certification

Related Categories: ENVIRONMENTAL , STERILE PREPARATIONS, TECHNOLOGY

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