Making "Spray and Pray" Obsolete with New Technologies

Making "Spray and Pray" Obsolete with New Technologies

04/18/2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Technical Conference Stage 3, Booth 1376, Exhibit Hall


Title: Making "Spray and Pray" Obsolete with New Technologies. Objective: This presentation describes the limitations of spraying and wiping items and components down as they are brought into a pharmaceutical cleanroom. It provides alternate technologies that can be utilized to increase effectiveness of the disinfection process. Methods: The first step is giving an understanding on the effectiveness and limitations on various disinfection technologies. Once this background knowledge has been established, focus can be given on the application of specific technologies. UV-C light and gaseous chlorine dioxide will be explored in greater depth. Specific ways and equipment to apply each technology will be highlighted utilizing actual installations as examples. Disinfection applications for both small items as well as large items will be discussed. Information will include costs, timeframes, quality and efficacy aspects, as well as validation. The use of large decontamination chambers, small pass-through chambers, modification to existing gowning or pass-through rooms to decontaminate equipment and supplies entering a clean facility will also be explored. Results: Benefits of these new technologies on increasing the effectiveness of disinfecting items being brought into a cleanroom will be discussed. As part of this, levels of decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization will be explained as well as measurement techniques as to the effectiveness of the decontamination. Conclusion: This presentation provides detailed information on designing and integrating both UV-C disinfection technology and gaseous chlorine dioxide decontamination system into a pharmaceutical or biotech facility.


  • Paul Lorcheim


    Director of Operations

    ClorDiSys Solutions Inc

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Learning Objectives

  1. Learning Objectives 1. Educate attendees on limitations of spraying and wiping items into a cleanroom 2. Provide attendees with alternate methods to disinfect items entering into a cleanroom 3. Discuss pro's and con's of various disinfection methods


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