[White Paper] Can a Class I and Class II BSC be in the same Sterile Hazardous Drug (HD) Room?

January 30, 2017 Bryan Prince

One of the areas that USP Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings does not directly address is the pre-sterilization process of a sterile preparation, hence the title of
the article "Can a Class I and a Class II Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) be in the same Sterile Hazardous Drug (HD) Room?" This has been a frequently asked question by our pharmacy clients during the USP 800 planning and design phase so we thought it would be wise to address the question.

About the Author

Bryan Prince, MBA is the owner and lead consultant at Lab·Red Pharmacy Consultants. His early career in containment technology allowed him access to pharmaceutical labs around the U.S. where he gleaned extensive knowledge of chemical handling technique and safety strategies. In 2012 he started visiting compounding pharmacies to observe workflow habits and share his knowledge, which led to writing articles for the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC). Bryan has been invited to speak at conferences on “Quality, Safety, and Workflow in the Compounding Pharmacy” for the American College of Apothecaries and PCCA. Most recently he has spoken on "Facility and Engineering Controls Using USP 800 Guidelines" for the ACA and IACP. He is also a contributor to the ACHC’s USP 800 education conferences and webinars.

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