As a pharmaceutical or biotech company, ensuring the cleanliness and sterility of your production environment is critical to maintaining product quality and compliance. One area that can be particularly challenging to clean is the underside of lyophilizer trays. Product residues can accumulate in these hard-to-reach areas and resist traditional cleaning methods.
Foamtec’s PolyCHECK wipes and swabs, combined with a UV flashlight, can be a powerful tool in aiding visual cleaning validation. The PolyCHECK wipes and swabs are made from a unique, knitted black colored fabric that is low in particle generation and allows sampling of equipment surfaces. This makes them ideal for validating and inspecting the cleanliness of sensitive surfaces, such as those found in lyophilizers.
When used in combination with a UV flashlight, the PolyCHECK wipes and swabs can be used to detect organic particles that may be missed by traditional cleaning methods. The UV light causes the organic particles to fluoresce, making them visible to the naked eye. This allows cleaning technicians to ensure that all areas of the lyophilizer tray have been properly cleaned and validated.
Using the PolyCHECK wipes and swabs, along with a UV flashlight, can provide a level of confidence in the cleanliness and sterility of your production environment. By using these tools to aid in cleaning validation, you can minimize the risk of product contamination and ensure that your products meet the highest quality standards.