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The Standard Group of Companies are leading manufacturers of equipment into the pharmaceutical, food, chemical and agricultural industries.

In many operations sterility and the maintaining of sterility is probably the most important function that is undertaken.

The Standard Group offer many turnkey solutions to support many companies in these key areas.

This is why the understanding, compliance and manufacturing capabilities are key to a suitbale and cost effective solution.

An Aseptic process is far more complex than a Sterile process and requires a lot of investment.

A sterile process is often cheaper and, in many cases, only requires small investment.

What is the difference between sterility and aseptic techniques?

Aseptic techniques are used to reduce the possibility of contamination from destructive pathogens, therefore maintaining sterility.

These aseptic procedures are vital in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Sterility is a technique used to achieve an environment that is free from all living microorganisms and their spores.

These processes actually achieve a sterile condition rather than maintain it.

Sterilization is considered as a part of the aseptic technique.

Pharmaceutical and Food applications will use Aseptic and Sterile techniques and procedures throughout their processes.

Pharmaceutical Applications.

Aseptic technique is commonly used in an operative field in medicine or surgery to prevent infection.

Sterile equipment is used in an operative field in medicine or surgery in order to maintain an aseptic environment.

Food Applications.

An Aseptic technique is often used in the packaging process.

A sterile technique increases the shelf life of the product and it commonly used in the canning process to maintain sterility.

Utilisation.

Another key point regarding Aseptic techniques is the main driver is utilising Barriers and techniques to support these barriers.

The Standard Group specialise in Barrier isolators to support these techniques.

An aseptic process also involves using 1 or many different techniques whilst sterility rarely uses more than one technique.

These techniques usually involve chemical, heat or radiation.

Summary.

Aseptic techniques key goals are the destruction of pathogens, keep operators safe and to provide a barrier where necessary to protect the product and the people in the area.

A Sterilisation process will totally destroy all microorganisms present in food, food processing or when in a medical operation environment.

Sterile processes are usually part of an Aseptic technique and the target of the 2 techniques is ensure infectious disease is prevented and not spread.

Additionally these techniques will ensure all food is sterile and fit for purpose in the environment.

The Standard Group will supply barrier isolators to support these sterile and Aseptic techniques.

Standard Group sterility test barrier isolator 2

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The Standard Group will also supply a turnkey solution for an aseptic and sterile process combined.

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