University of Iowa

New Vial Washer

UIP completed the qualification and validation of a new Steriline model RA-AV2 Vial Washer within the Sterile Products department.  The Steriline Washer has been validated to clean vials with both 13 mm and 20 mm openings, ranging in size from 2 mL up to 100 mL.  Each programmed washing cycle consists of alternating spraying’ of Water for Injection and compressed air, to provide a more effective cleaning process.  Both internal and external spraying of Water for Injection and compressed air are performed.  The rotary washer utilizes lifting needles for a more thorough internal washing of each container. The control system and audit trail are 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.