No Man's Land

Humans invading your sterile processes? Advances in aseptic processing technologies aim to keep their risk and contamination at bay.

Steven E. Kuehn, Editor in Chief
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Before the rise of aseptic processing technologies, horribly contaminated humans, shedding clouds of particles roamed controlled spaces, invading Pharma’s sterile processes. Sure, gowning, booting and hair-netting the contaminated helped tame the beasts and manage the risk, but their presence could not be denied …that is until now. Over the last 10 years advancements in aseptic processing equipment have been arming pharmaceutical manufacturers with the defensive systems they need to create a true “No Man’s Land” where human intervention and its risk are banished forever.    It’s pretty hard to understate the multiple layers of risk that need to be managed…

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