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Feeling Alienated by Safety?


Nov 24, 2016

Feeling Alienated by Safety?

Protecting yourself from highly hazardous materials doesn’t have to make you look out of this world.

Are you confident with your isolator’s safe change filter feature?

Equipped with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, an isolator is capable of containing the hazardous drugs manufactured.

HEPA filters then have direct contact and contain high level of hazardous drug concentration. This possess an occupational risk during HEPA filter replacement.

Why HEPA filter replacement poses a risk?

  • Since HEPA filters prevent the passage of hazardous drugs out of the containment primary engineering control (C-PEC) such as isolators and BSCs, it gets loaded overtime.
  • HEPA filters should be replaced when it gets loaded, damaged or when in-house safety protocol requires filter replacement.
  • HEPA filters are fragile. During replacement, hazardous drug particles may be released to the area, thereby exposing the personnel and environment.

If not eliminated, how to minimize the risk?

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Exhibition

Date

Venue

Country

Pharmtech Expo 2016

Nov. 22-25, 2016

Crocus Expo IEC, Pavilion 2

Moscow, Russia

MENA Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Congress 2016

Nov. 29- Dec. 01, 2016

Le Meridien Jeddah

Jeddah, KSA

2016 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

Dec. 04-08, 2016

Mandalay Bay Convention Centre

Las Vegas, Nevada USA