IMA BARRIER TECHNOLOGY: OPEN & CLOSED RABS Barrier technologies for aseptic fill/finish lines
Open RABS represent the first solution available in the barrier technology scenario, introducing the concept of product protection.
Closed RABS provide minimal protection during manipulation of mildly potent products.
Open RABS is a simple solution, used extensively in the pharmaceutical sector, to separate the production area from the operator and the external environment. Product protection is only effective if the airflow is active, whereas no protection is offered to the operator when potent compounds are being processed. Easy to install and a cost-effective solution, it is the minimum barrier solution to be used in case of aseptic production environments.
Closed RABS is an evolution of the “Open” solution, providing a minimal degree of operator protection when potent compounds are being processed.
- Unidirectional Air Flow (UAF)
- Easy to validate (air flow, air classification, doors interlocks)
- Production area access control (doors can be interlocked)