ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Sanitization

That part of decontamination that reduces viable microorganisms to a defined acceptance level; normally achieved by using a chemical agent or heat to reduce microbial levels.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 3: Sterile Manufacturing Facilities (First Edition)

Publication Date: 2011

Sanitization

To make sanitary by cleaning or disinfecting. That part of decontamination that reduces viable microorganisms to a defined acceptance level normally achieved by using a chemical agent, steam or dry heat.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 6: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities

Publication Date: 2004

See also: Disinfection

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