All About Medical Packaging Cleanrooms
There are a lot of steps that go into the safe research, testing, and production of medical products — but the process doesn’t stop there! Once medical products are tested and manufactured, they need to be packaged and distributed safely as well.
That’s where medical packaging cleanrooms come in. Below, we’ll discuss these spaces in further detail, giving information about what they are, what requirements they have.
WHAT IS A MEDICAL PACKAGING CLEANROOM?
As its name suggests, a medical packaging cleanroom is a controlled, filtered space dedicated to the packaging of sensitive medical materials and products. However, this is a pretty broad term given the number of medical materials and products available.
There are three main types of medical cleanrooms: those for medical research, those for medical devices, and those for pharmaceuticals. Therefore, medical packaging cleanrooms are usually built to accommodate medical device packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, or both.
WHAT REQUIREMENTS DOES A MEDICAL PACKAGING CLEANROOM NEED TO MEET?
Depending on the specific type of medical product that needs packaging, one medical packaging cleanroom may have different requirements than the next. But there are still some things they all have in common. Below are a few common considerations for medical packaging cleanroom requirements:
In many cases, medical packaging applications involve large pieces of equipment like packaging lines and conveyor belts. Therefore, medical packaging cleanrooms tend to be relatively larger than cleanrooms in other industries, in terms of both floor space and height.
Medical packaging cleanrooms require a good level of filtration and cleanliness, but they usually don’t need to meet the most stringent ISO standards. Since they’re mainly focused on the packaging of the product, rather than the actual production or testing of it, they’ll usually fall into ISO Class 7 or 8 range.
ADDITIONAL DESIGN FEATURES
When it comes to medical packaging cleanrooms, the additional design features and technologies needed vary from company to company and application to application. However, most include gowning rooms, a material airlock, and at least one area for parts storage.
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