ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Filtration

Removal of suspended matter from a fluid by passing it through a porous matrix that prevents particles from getting through, usually by entrapment on or in the filter matrix.

Filtration

A purification process in which the passage of fluid through a porous material results in the removal of impurities based on the physical interaction of the impurities with that porous material.

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