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HD Compounding Cleanroom
(sterile and non-sterile)
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The USP General Chapter 800 (USP-800) regarding the safe handling of hazardous drugs will come into effect in December 2019. Are you ready? Our client is!
This pharmacy will be offering hazardous drug compounding services to its customers in a brand-new facility, which also include a compliant HD cleanroom. The entire Mecart compounding cleanroom is approximately 700 sq. ft.
There are two ways of navigating through the cleanroom. You can move inside by clicking on the arrows or go directly to a given room using the menu located on the top, left-hand corner.
If you have virtual reality (VR) glasses, you can use them for an even better immersive experience. Put your glasses on and click on the headset icon, which is situated at the bottom left-hand corner.
To travel from one room to another, align the target with an arrow and don’t move for a few seconds.
Mecart supplied both the cleanroom shell (walls, ceilings, doors, windows, etc.) and the HVAC system (positive and negative pressure, air returns, exterior exhaust, duct, monitoring system, etc.).
The HVAC system is definitely the most challenging component when engineering a USP-800 HD compounding facility. First, the HVAC system must achieve negative pressurization. It also requires dedicated exhaust ductwork to evacuate the potentially contaminated air to the outside of the building—all while minimizing the routing of exhaust equipment.
The reasoning behind USP-800 is to protect workers handling hazardous drugs (both non-sterile and sterile) and the environment in which the drugs are being handled. Hazardous drugs include those used for cancer chemotherapy, antiviral drugs, hormones, some bioengineered drugs, and other miscellaneous drugs.