Category Archives: Steam Sterilizer

Global Challenges for Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

The Indian pharma industry is on a good growth path and is likely to be in the top 10 global markets by value by 2020. High burden of disease, good economic growth leading to higher disposable incomes, improvements in healthcare … Continue reading

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Application Of The F0 Value in Steam Sterilizer

                    The F0 value of a saturated steam sterilisation process is the lethality expressed in terms of the equivalent time in minutes at a temperature of 121 °C delivered by the process to the product in its final container with … Continue reading

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Basic Check Points Of Autoclave Validation

The success of sterilization is dependent upon the performance reliability of the autoclave. Validation of effectiveness includes monitoring temperature, pressure and cycle duration time for each cycle and providing periodic sterilization/decontamination challenges (quality assurance), i.e. use of biological indicators. A … Continue reading

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Steam Quality Parameters And Effects Of Their Deviations From Accepted Values

Steam Dryness: The measure of the water content of steam deliverd to the sterilizer chamber.Acceptable values are 0.9 or greater (<10% water) for non-metallic loads and 0.95 or greater (<5% water) for metallic loads. Wet steam can cause an unsterile … Continue reading

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Steam Purity Checks Before Start Sterile Operation In Biopharmaceutical Industries

In the pharmaceutical manufacturing and health-care industries, there are basically two types of steam–process steam and pure steam. Process steam is also known as plant steam, black steam, utility steam, boiler steam etc. Pure steam is sometimes known as clean … Continue reading

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