In part 4 of our part 5 blog series on Annex 1 Quality Risk Management, we discuss cleanroom sampling points.
Definition of potential sampling points
- Identification of critical areas by HACCP analysis and process understanding
- Choose points within the critical areas according to defined criteria
- When performed this way, you can demonstrate a thorough evaluation based on scientific criteria that any sampling point was considered
Define final cleanroom sampling points based on available space, environmental design, evaluation of product and primary container closure exposure
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- Points of Use assessment
- Sampling frequency
- Sampling procedure
- Risk mitigation activities
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Instruments to consider are the Airnet or IsoAir 310P particle sensors, or the Lasair III particle counters. For microbial monitoring you can consider options such as the BioCapt Single Use microbial impactor.
In the next blog in this series we will continue to examine Annex 1 and Quality Risk Management principles and areas where those are discussed.
Want to read more? Jump to other released posts in this series:
- Part 1 of 5, April 23: Quality Risk Management- Principle Section 2
- Part 2 of 5, April 24 Quality Risk Management- Annex 1 section 6.1
- Part 3 of 5, April 28 V/NV Environmental and Process Monitoring- Annex 1, Section 9.4
- Part 4 of ,5 publishing April 30 Definition of potential sampling points (you are here!)
- Part 5 of 5, publishing May 1; Blog 5 Process Risk Assessment
See links to additional supporting resources below:
- Paper: Choosing the Most Suitable Particle Sample Point Locations in the Cleanroom
- On-Demand Webinar: Case Study: Developing an Isolator Filling Line using a Quality Risk Management Approach
- Blog series: How to Achieve Quality by Design (QbD) in a new Pharmaceutical Fill Line: Intro and Regulatory (Series Part 1 of 6)
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