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Cleanroom Cleaning Tools to Enhance Sanitization of Tanks and Equipment Transferred to Aseptic Cleanrooms (Class A & B)

by | Jan 24, 2023

Sterile filling lines often have many recessed areas and hard-to-reach floor spaces that require cleaning.

Cleanroom cleaning tools are an essential aspect of maintaining GMP cleanrooms that produce injectable medicines. These tools help to loosen, entrap, and remove soils and hardened disinfectant residues that can lead to rust and rouge on tanks and equipment. This is particularly important in A and B cleanrooms that are moved from C and D cleanrooms, as these facilities are prone to contamination from particulates and microbes.

One of the main causes of contamination in these cleanrooms is the operational demands, financial pressures, and the use of legacy facilities that have not been modernized. This can result in deviation, serious investigation, and potentially batch rejection. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the source of contamination and take action to eliminate it.

Cleanroom cleaning tools can help to identify whether the contaminant is microbial, soil material, or metal particles. Microbial particles, such as bacteria, mold, and fungi, need to be eliminated and arrested to prevent proliferation. Soil and organic particles can contaminate products and entrain into them, while metal particles are generally shed by rotating and reciprocating equipment that is wearing down.

The lightweight ergonomic design of PharmaMOP and PharmaMOP GO improve cleaning of equipment in transfer modules.

PharmaMOP and PharmaMOP GO allows for ceilings to be cleaned frequently to control mold growth.

Equipment moving between cleanrooms can also collect dirt, micros, and debris on its wheels, bearings, and body. While decontamination methods may be effective, they can leave the material airlock as a key contamination repository. Steel surfaces that become rouged or rusted can harbor anaerobic microorganisms, making it nearly impossible to effectively clean them.

PharmaMOP GO Mini allows tight, recessed areas to be thoroughly cleaned.

To address these issues, it is important to use ergonomic cleanroom cleaning tools that are specifically designed for the type of contamination being dealt with. For example, wipes and sprays may be effective for removing soil and organic particles, while brushes and scrapers may be necessary for removing rust and rouge.

Cleanroom curtains, while not recessed, are difficult surfaces to thoroughly clean and disinfect. Foamtec’s curtain cleaning tool makes it easy to implement curtain cleaning SOP’s.

Ergonomic cleanroom cleaning tools are also essential for maintaining the health and safety of cleanroom operators. Traditional cleaning methods can be physically demanding and may result in injuries, while ergonomic tools reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and other injuries.

PharmaMOP and PharmaMOP GO, compared to cleanroom wipers, enables much more thorough cleaning of process equipment.

The Sahara+ PharmaMOP GO mop head enhances rinsing SOP’s because it enables the complete removal of Spor-Klenz® and other sporicides from cleanroom surfaces when wetted with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol.

In conclusion, the importance of having ergonomic cleanroom cleaning tools cannot be overstated in GMP cleanrooms that produce injectable medicines. These tools are essential for maintaining clean and contamination-free environments, as well as ensuring the health and safety of cleanroom operators.

For more information about Foamtec’s Ergonomic Cleaning Tools:


PharmaMOP GO

PharmaMOP GO Mini

CoverMAX Curtain Cleaning Tool

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