Equilibration time and differing standards
For many years there has been an ‘Acceptance Criterion’ for Porous Load/Hardware autoclave cycles, known as the, ‘Equilibration Time’.  A change in the definition of the ‘reference measurement point’ in BS EN 285:2006+A1:2008 is causing concern.  Various ways in which this change of wording can be interpreted mean that the efficacy of sterilization could be compromised.  I was asked to write an article for ‘GMP Review’ magazine following a comment I made during a conference about this issue.  Click here to read the whole article -
I would like to thank GMP Review for their input and the publishing of this article.
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Wednesday, 22 April 2009