ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Extractables

Small quantities of chemical compounds and elements, not intentional components of the process stream, that are capable of being extracted by product-containing solutions from the surfaces of pharmaceutical production process equipment.

Extractables

Undesirable foreign substances that are leached or dissolved by water or process streams from the materials of construction used in filters, storage vessels, distribution piping, and other product contact surfaces.

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