ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Apparatus used to conduct the required process or test.

For the purpose of this Guide (ISPE GPG Assessing the Particulate Containment Performance of Pharmaceutical Equipment) the term “equipment” is used, e.g., in “emissions from the equipment”, to refer either to a piece of process equipment (e.g., a mill or a centrifuge) or to a containment system (e.g., a glovebox, a downflow booth, laminar air flow booth, containment by air entrainment device, or local exhaust device).

Publication Source: ISPE Good Practice Guide: Assessing the Particulate Containment Performance of Pharmaceutical Equipment (Second Edition)

Publication Date: 2012


Equipment encompasses the physical entities necessary to complete a major step of a recipe step, e.g., a reactor, a crystallizer, a dryer, a separation column, a packager, or a centrifuge.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 2: Oral Solid Dosage Forms (Second Edition)

Publication Date: 2009

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