Article | June 28, 2017

RABS vs. Isolator – Technology and Applications

Source: Bosch Packaging Technology

By Christian Lavarreda

RABS vs. Isolator –  Technology and Applications

Over fifteen years have now passed since the Isolation Technology Task Force of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) published the influential Technical Report No. 34 (TR 34), “Design and Validation of Isolator Systems for the Manufacturing and Testing of Health Care Products,” yet considerable confusion still surrounds the terms barrier, Restricted Access Barrier System (RABS), and isolator and their respective suitability and favorability in pharmaceutical fill-finish operations. Having sold well over a hundred filling lines with each barrier system type to date, Bosch Packaging Technology is in a unique position to advise on barrier system selection.