A lack of sterility and sterility assurance continue to be a significant reason for drug recalls and regulatory citations and can pose a very real risk to patient safety and public health. Sterilization is a pivotal step in the pharmaceutical drug development process to help ensure overall safety is maintained. In this presentation we will:
- Examine the goal and science of sterility assurance including the revision of AAMI ST67
- Introduce and contrast Terminal Sterilization and Aseptic Processing of drug products through a regulatory lens as well as that of a manufacturer
- Discuss modification strategies to consider in order to use Terminal Sterilization
This information is meant to provide manufacturers with a better understanding of sterility to help them make the best decisions in regards to their specific drug product and relative patient safety.