USP 800 is a cleanroom standard issued in March of 2014 by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). The deadline for compliance may change, at the time of this articles publication the deadline is scheduled for December 2019. The date and scope of adoption may differ on a state-by-state basis, thus consulting with a compliance specialist is encouraged.
USP Chapter 797 cleanroom design requires that facilities pressurize non-hazardous compounding and storage areas. ISO 5, 7 and 8 environments support primary engineering controls, buffer rooms, and ante-rooms.
Facilities unpacking hazardous drugs within a negative pressure room do not require procedural changes to meet USP unpacking area requirements. Facilities unpacking HDs within positive pressure ante rooms or facility spaces will require reconsideration.
A comparison of cleanroom classifications and specifications.
Cleanroom particle counters differ widely based upon particle threshold, cost, and features. How to do you determine if you need a particle counter or what model of particle counter to purchase? In this article we will go over the basics of particle counters and give you the facts to help you determine which one is best for your cleanroom application.