Cleaning Agents and Cleaning Chemistry (single user digital version)

Nov 2009
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This chapter is taken from the book Cleaning and Cleaning Validation, Volume 1

Here is a cogent, informed discussion written to help multi-product facilities meet the safety and regulatory requirements related to cleaning agents and cleaning chemistry.

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About the Authors

About the Authors

George Verghese is director of technical services in the Life Sciences Division of STERIS Corporation (Mentor, Ohio), a global provider of contamination and infection control products, systems and services. He manages the technical services group for formulated chemistries and oversees the Process and Cleaner Evaluation (PACE) Laboratory. Mr. Verghese has worked in the areas of manufacturing, product and applications development, and technical services for more than 20 years. Prior to STERIS, he held engineering positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Calgon Vestal, a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Mr. Verghese has written numerous articles on topics related to contamination control. As a speaker at industry conferences, he has lectured to pharmaceutical industry audiences worldwide on various aspects of process equipment design and cleaning validation. He holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, the Parenteral Drug Association, and the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Nancy Kaiser is senior manager of healthcare consumable product technologies for STERIS Corporation (Mentor, Ohio). Ms. Kaiser has over 25 years experience at companies such as Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and now STERIS Corporation, in the development of cleaning products for use in a variety of industries. Ms. Kaiser holds a degree in chemistry from Washington University. Her areas of expertise are in the formulation of cleansing products for both hard surface and the skin. She holds a number of patents in the areas of hard surface cleaners, antimicrobial skin care and wound management products, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects. Ms. Kaiser is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (in various officer positions), and the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin.