Good Manufacturing Practices are important for the production of materials and keeping equipment safe. When there aren’t effective guidelines to make sure this runs smoothly, products don’t get made. That’s why cleanrooms are created to ensure this process is efficient.
Let’s break down the parts of good manufacturing practices (GMP).
- Personnel training and competency
- Product control
- Site and facilities management
- Risk management
- Quality management systems
- Management commitment and continual improvement
There should be a cleaning validation in GMP. The cleaning process needs to be able to completely remove chemical wastes from all surface areas. Prior to the equipment being used, it needs to run tests to make sure it’s cleaned. Some tests include direct surface sampling, rinse sampling, and routine production in-process control.
Quality assurance and compliance are also apart of GMP. You want to follow proper protocol in order to minimize risks and create a controlled environment. So what do we mean when we say cleanroom?
A cleanroom is a room maintained with very low pollutants that could be dust, dirt, and any other harming bacteria. It’s essentially a room that has to be cleaned extremely thoroughly in order to not interfere with scientific research being conducted there.
The staff that cleans these cleanrooms has to be trained to the highest amount with GMP methods to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Training on GMP cleaning methods and having low cleaning staff turnover makes for top-notch cleanliness.
Contaminants are in the air when working in the cleanroom. That’s why the area should always be cleaned and disinfected constantly so there’s no cross-contamination. The tools generate bacteria so there should be a helpful cleaning schedule.
If you’re looking for a company with proper GMP, don’t hesitate to give CBM a call. We specialize in these sorts of cleaning methods.