ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Suite

An architectural designation for a collection of adjacent and associated rooms that as a unit serve to house the equipment (one or several unit operations) associated with a "train". A suite has one entrance and one exit, and is typically established to satisfy a need associated with Primary Segregation. While a product "Train" may require several "Suites", conversely, several trains may be located in one suite. Samples of "Suites" would be Media or Buffer Preparation, Fermentation/Recovery or Purification.

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

Publication Date: 2004

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