The revised Annex 1 of the GMP Guidelines for Medicinal Products describes in chapter 8 (Aseptic Preparation and Processing) new requirements for regularly recurring air removal assurance during moist heat sterilisation and the corresponding need for documentation of the results.
Lautenschläger*) autoclaves equipped with an inline steam analyser (DMA) fulfil these requirements. The proven steam analyser detects steam penetration failures caused by leaks, insufficient air removal and non-condensable gases entering the autoclave chamber together with the steam. The results are documented in cycle reports compliant with 21 CFR part 11. The system can also be (...)