With more than 60 years of experience in formulation of quality aqueous cleaners, Alconox, Inc. understands the cleaning needs of the pharmaceutical industry, including stringent FDA regulations and GMP compliance. Pharmaceutical processing professionals need safe, effective, and easy to validate cleaners for manual, machine wash, and clean-in-place applications for removing difficult to clean residues like titanium dioxide, petrolatum, and tablet coating residues.
Alconox, Inc. has a range of 12 products, which vary from high emulsifying to low foaming and powder to liquid. Alconox aqueous cleaners are ideal for a variety of cleaning applications including ultrasonic, clean in place, machine, and parts washer.
The experts at Alconox formulate all cleaners to be biodegradeable, readily disposable, and free rinsing to leave no interfering residues.
Sizes range from single gallon and four-pound boxes to drums, ideal for scaling from the research and development stage to large-scale manufacturing.
All cleaner brands are GMP compliant and have lot specific COA, technical bulletins, and material safety data sheets.
Alconox brands are manufactured in the United States and are sold through leading distributors in the laboratory, healthcare, and industrial fields in more than 40 countries.
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The use of aqueous cleaning in pharmaceutical manufacturing can provide numerous benefits in terms of effectiveness, minimal surface residue, and easier cleaning validation.
Cleaning validation or verification is a necessary regulatory compliance step in medical device manufacturing and reprocessing. Support from the cleaner manufacturer can save time and money.
Cleaning validation is a necessary and time-consuming part of manufacturing pharmaceuticals. The validation process can be expedited and cost reduced if the cleaner supplier can provide support.
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Q. What kind of cleaner options can you provide which can be safely be used in stainless steel dishwashers?
Q. We are interested in Alconox® detergent for cleaning during our production process. Since we produce several kinds of medicine, we need to be sure Alconox® do not leave any residue after cleaning. We want to test the residue of Alconox® by UV method or HPLC method. Could you send reference or guide on these methods?
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