Novartis Case Study
Swiss based Novartis AG, is one of the largest and most widely respected healthcare companies in the World.
The company operates in over 100 countries employing over 127,000 employees.
Their product range is extensive, having over 1.2 billion patents worldwide and including household names like Savlon and Nicotinell.
Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) provides the highest level of reliable microbial control. Despite its reliability there are critical considerations for the application of VHP technology. Temperature and humidity play critical roles in the VHP process, and accurate monitoring of both is essential. Monitoring presents the greatest challenge, but the use of proper techniques and best practice ensures successful decontamination and sterilisation.
To ensure that the precise atmospheric conditions within the production area are met and maintained, Novartis installed a DryAir 4000VRFS which has the ability to control the relative humidity to less than 15%.