ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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A product that is dispensed by a propellant from a metal can up to a maximum size of 33.8 fluid ounces (1000 mL) or a glass or plastic bottle up to a size of 4 fluid ounces (118.3 mL), other than a rim-vented container.


A gaseous suspension of fine (100µm or smaller in size) solid or liquid particles


Suspension of fine solid or liquid particles (e.g., dust,fiber, fog, fume, mist, smoke) in a gas (i.e., typically in air).

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 7: Risk-Based Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products (Risk-MaPP)

Publication Date: 2010

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