Finishing And Packing Manual
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Editorial note: This article was written prior to the new FDA Guidance for Aseptic Processing being published. The second part of this article to be published in the near future will reflect the new Guidance recommendations. Article Overview Provide an overview of the critical manufacturing process, aseptic fill/finish production of sterile products. This article is the first of a two part series to provide a broad overview of the aseptic fill/finish manufacturing process.
This first article will discuss the background of aseptic products and the operational requirements of the aseptic operation. This will include the personnel, cleanroom, preparations, and the fill/finish process equipment and a brief discussion of the sterile lyophilzation requirements. The second article will discuss the global regulatory and compliance requirements and will include the process validation of an aseptic manufacturing operation. Introduction Aseptic filling of sterile drugs, also know as sterile filling, still remains one of the most critical processes in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. This is due to its highly technique driven processes and the potential safety impact to the end user, usually an already compromised patient. There are only indirect safeguards for the sterility of the filled drug after it is stoppered and capped in the cleanroom. Unlike terminal sterilized filled drugs, the stability of the aseptic filled drugs will be affected by steam autoclave, dry heat ovens, Ethylene Oxide, and irradiation, either Cobalt 60 Gamma or E Beam.
Thus the need to utilize an aseptic process to fill certain biologicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology drugs. The history of aseptic fill/finish processing is relatively recent with the sterility requirements for injectables being established in the 1920s and large scale biological manufacturing of blood and plasma products during WWII. Plasma products did have, and some products still use, a post-fill pasteurization process of low heat treatment of 60°C for 10 hours. Pasteurization does not provide sterility, but can reduce the contamination of fungi.
Anti-fungicidal reagents were also added to parenteral drugs to help mitigate the contamination that was occurring with early aseptic processing. Then in an effort to help improve consistency in aseptic processing, the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) published its Aseptic Validation Technical Report in 1981 . This was followed by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987 with its Aseptic Processing Guidelines .
The International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) published its Sterile Facilities as part of their Guidelines Series in 1999 . Recently, the FDA published its Concept Paper: Aseptic Guidelines in 2003 . Aseptic filling is an aseptic process that requires the close coordination and complex interaction between personnel, sterilized product, the fill/finish equipment system, cleanroom and support facilities, and sterilized filling components. There is also the perception issue for aseptic fill/finish, which is another reason for the many safeguards that I will discuss shortly, since micro contamination is not readily visible. Micro contamination is very small, and the surfaces that look clean and sterile may in fact not be.
Thus the aseptic fill/finish processes are highly dependent on technique, detailed procedures, equipment and controls. 1975 Triumph T160 Manual. Regulatory Considerations.
Case International 895 Repair Manual. As with our industry, there are many global regulatory requirements for aseptic/ sterile fill/finish manufacturing. Although each country or geography has its regulatory guidance, we have not yet achieved full harmonization.
Most of these are listed in this article’s appendix, and I will be only briefly discussing the current FDA 1987 Guidance. This FDA Guidance provides a couple of nice definitions for us. What can be aseptically filled? Virtually any solution, powder or suspension that can be terminally sterilized prior to the aseptic fill/finish process. Typically sterile drugs are aseptic fill/finish in molded glass bottles, tubular glass vials, tubular glass syringes and in Europe more than the United States, glass ampoules.
Solutions can also be subsequently lyophilized in a sterile dryer to further stabilize drugs. The more unique the product or container system, the greater the technical or operational challenges that may ensue. How do we complete the aseptic fill/finish process? You need to decontaminate the operational personnel, terminally sterilize the drug product, filling components, equipment change parts and sanitize the cleanroom and in-place equipment. Then bring it all together with good aseptic practices, and the simplified process maps look like the aseptic process map. The aseptic fill/finish methods can vary between an early clinical phase hand fill (clinical solution fill photo), to small volume semi-automated filling to the fully automated high-volume over multiple day production batches.
Cleanroom Personnel The personnel in the cleanroom are like the “double-edged” sword, they are absolutely necessary to complete the aseptic fill/finish process, but at the same time, provide the greatest microbial risk for a sterile product. You are constantly regenerating yourself, and in the process shedding a huge amount of dead skin and other particles. An average person is capable of shedding ten million particles per day. That is further compounded by the types of clothes worn and where you have recently been, such as what might be on the bottom of your shoes right now. Thus the amount of investment that is made to limit the operational personnel risk to the sterile drug. Personnel are encapsulated with extensive sterile gowns and qualified gowning procedures. The cleanrooms have extensive unidirectional flow air currents to provide a barrier as well as sweep the potential contamination away from the exposed drugs.