Hospital Pharmacies are primarily engaged in the mixing of drugs by a compounding pharmacist to produce therapeutics which need preparation prior to application to a patient. This activity can be to produce batches of material with a particular dose band for a patient type or to create formulations for the unique needs of an inidividual patient.
This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as to change the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid, to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to, or to obtain the exact dose needed.
Pharmaceutical compounding is a branch of pharmacy that continues to play the crucial role of drug development. Compounding pharmacists and medicinal chemists develop and test pharmaceutical formulations for new drugs so that the active ingredients are safe, effective, stable, easy to use, and acceptable to patients.
To reduce risks of bio-contamination during Aseptic services such as Cytotoxic reconstitutions, TPN, CIVAS, MABS preparations increasingly hydrogen peroxide vapor Gassed Isolators are used. By applying HPV Gassing decontamination GMP Annex 1 can be routinely maintained both reducing risks to compromise of patient safety and (or elimination) of unnecessary investigations into bio-decontamination deviations. Bioquell provide a range of Pharmacy operations HPV Gassed contamination and infection control solutions using either Pharmacy load Batch Gassing techniques or Rapid Gassing Transfers into pre-gassed Isolators (typically gassed every 2 weeks).
Bioquell are able to provide complete aseptic processing solutions for Hospital Pharmacies incorporating Bioquell’s unique HPV process which ensures compliance with bio-contamination levels required by international regulatory bodies. Bioquell are recognised experts in aseptic process and ensure that, following a detailed process review, an efficient aseptic processing system is designed to meet the increased demands on hospital pharmacy operations. With the emerging need to provide personalised treatments, it is critical to work alongside solution providers who are able to understand the processes both now and in the future. Bioquell have strong experience in providing regulatory compliant solutions and work alongside pharmacies from initial process definition through to regulatory approval and into operation.