ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Isolators

A leak tight enclosure designed to protect operators from hazardous/potent processes or protect processes from people or detrimental external environments or both. A basic enclosure consists of a shell, viewing window, glove/sleeves assemblies, supply and exhaust filters, light(s), gauge(s), Input and Output openings (equipment door airlocks, Rapid Transfer ports (RTPs), etc.), and various other penetrations.

Publication Source: ISPE Good Practice Guide: Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Publication Date: 2011

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