Safe Change Filter Systems for Containments in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Frank Lehmann1, Jörg Lümkemann2
1 SKAN AG, Allschwil, Switzerland
Corresponding author: Frank Lehmann, SKAN AG, Binningerstrasse 116, 4123 Allschwil (Switzerland); e-mail: email@example.com
The article is about safe change filter systems as primarily used for isolators or closed “Restricted Access Barrier Systems” RABS that are mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry for the handling of toxic substances. The different filter systems are introduced and a typical application is presented. In addition, the pros and cons of changing systems over the conventional filter installation are highlighted.
Key words Bag-in/bag-out filter • Barrier isolators and containment systems • Filter box (FiBo) • Filter cartridge (FiPa) • HEPA filter • Push-push filter cartridge • Safe change method
pharmind 2011, Nr. 9, Seite 1683