Advances in Sterility Assurance

Single Use Devices and Rapid Microbiological Tests

The last decade brought an impressive list of technological advances, ensuring the sterility and quality of a myriad of new drug and biological products, in addition to medical devices. These advances bring new treatments, improve quality of life and extend life expectancy for millions of patients. This paper summarizes some of those new sterilitiy assurance technologies and focuses on a few examples that clearly enhance sterility assurance in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals.