Containment systems

While processing pharmaceutical powders, highly toxic pharmaceutical powders may be handled, and it is essential that they are effectively contained so that they do not leak into the surrounding environment and the operator can work safely. Containment strategies should be put in place, i.e., applying a physical (isolators) or aerodynamic (downflow booths) barrier between the hazardous area and the clean area to protect the operator while handling potent compounds and toxic substances. Insulation and containment systems create a physical barrier that protects the processing of the product, the operator and the external environment. A containment system can significantly reduce the exposure of various products to surrounding environments, which may be contaminated, and thus ensure that the finished product is completely safe.