Lesson Code: ASP-1005 (PREMIUM LESSON). Describes methods typically used to decontaminate and sterilize equipment, consumables, containers and closures, and products before they are used or brought together in aseptic processing. Includes moist heat, dry-heat, VHP, and sterile filtration.

  • Category: Aseptic Processing - Cleanroom GMP


Aseptic Processing – Decontamination and Sterilization Technologies

This lesson explains why sterilization is a necessary part of aseptic processing. It describes what needs to be sterilized in terms of equipment, consumables, containers, closures, and products. It describes different sterilization technologies including moist heat (autoclaving and SIP), dry heat for depyrogenation, use of VHP gas for equipment decontamination and sterile filtration of products. The concept of hold times is also explained.

The goal of the Lesson is to communicate and reinforce the criticality of sterilization processes in aseptic manufacturing operations and how they contribute to the ultimate aim of producing safe and effective products.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with concepts such as aseptic processing, sterility, bioburden and contamination.

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