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1.1 This guide identifies important factors to consider when selecting a disinfectant for use in a cleanroom or similar controlled environment and recommends test methods suitable for evaluating disinfectants. The proper selection of disinfecting agents combined with in-house qualification testing is a key element to a successful disinfection program. Recent publications of regulatory guidance/standards such as Chapter <1072>, “Disinfectants and Antiseptics” in the United States Pharmacopoeia address the issue of disinfectant testing but there is very little published guidance on what criteria and test methods should be used for selection and efficacy testing of disinfectants that will be used in cleanrooms and controlled environments.
1.2 An understanding of microbiology and microbiological techniques is essential. Knowledge in the following areas is recommended: microorganisms, antimicrobial products (disinfectants, sporicides, and decontamination agents), and the chemistry of disinfection, mechanism of activity of disinfectants on cells, application procedures, cleanroom surfaces, and environmental conditions within a cleanroom. This information is available in several published texts listed in the bibliography.
1.3 The theoretical basis for disinfectant activity is not addressed in this guide. An understanding of the effect of disinfectant concentration on microbial reduction (concentration exponent) and kinetics is desirable in determining the use-dilution of different disinfectants and in using dilution to neutralize a disinfectant for efficacy testing. USP chapter <1072> provides further information on this topic.
1.4 Although the information in this guide is written for the cleanroom environment, many of the principles outlined in this standard are applicable to manufacturing/processing environments outside of the cleanroom.
1.5 Evaluation of disinfectants for biofilm control is outside the scope of this document. The reader is referred to Guide E 1427
1.6 The values state in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
|Engelse titel||Standard Guide for Evaluation of Cleanroom Disinfectants|