PDA Letter Article

The Challenges of Visually Inspecting IV Bags

by Florian Krickl, Vitronic


Is there a common technical standard for automated visual inspection in difficult-to- inspect parenteral products? Talk with any quality manager or project engineer in the pharma manufacturing sector and they will tell you that there are a number of processes where inspection results often do not meet the expectations. As long as there is no independent standard defining the quality of automated visual inspection, however, inspection results can vary significantly case by case. This is a particular concern for IV bags.