Lesson Code: PGI-1230. Different equipment cleaning methods used in the Pharmaceutical and Biologics Industry.

  • Category: Pharmaceutical GMP - Intermediate


Having taken this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain why manufacturing equipment in a pharmaceutical/biologics facility must be cleaned
  • Name and describe the two main categories of equipment that require cleaning
  • Describe the information that could be contained in a cleaning SOP
  • Name and describe three types of cleaning methods that could be used in a pharmaceutical/biologics manufacturing facility
  • State the advantages and disadvantages of each cleaning method
  • Describe two sampling methods used to check that equipment is clean


Clean-in-Place Method (CIP),  Cleaning SOPs, Dedicated Equipment, Direct Surface Sampling, Manual Method, Non-Dedicated Equipment, Rinse Method, Rinse Sampling

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