Disinfectant efficacy validation for life science cleanrooms
Understand the differences in disinfectant standards available and whether disinfectants can be compared using them.
The choice and validation of disinfectant for use within a critical environment is crucial and will form part of the facility’s contamination control strategy. Life science cleanroom facilities must know that the disinfectants they are using can achieve effective levels of microbial kill across a range of surface types.
There are many different types and formats of disinfectants now available for use within cleanrooms and there are various national and international efficacy testing standards available to compare and validate them.
However, the problems faced by the validation team is that the various standards available use different methodologies and that the standards and methods have not been written specifically for cleanrooms so the microbial test expectations are not always suitable. There are currently differences between EU and US testing methodologies, and the expectation of different regulators such as the EPA, ECHA responsible for the BPR, EU GMP, FDA, USP all differ.
This webinar will look at the different standards available and their individual pitfalls and challenges, and also discuss if comparisons can be drawn between disinfectants tested using the different test methodologies.
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