Removal of Microorganisms

Sterilizing Filtration of Liquids

Items can be sterilized by either destroying the microorganisms (such as using an Autoclave) or by physically removing them (by filtration).  According to USP <1229.4> “The physical removal of microorganisms depends on the bioburden of the solution to be filtered, the properties of the solution, the filtration conditions, and the filter itself.”  There are a number…