Equipment Validation

Performance of equipment is assured by 1) contracted preventive maintenance services and 2)  regular validation by outcome measurement (list as following).

Rack Washer and Bottle Washer

Microbiological or ATP load on washed items (e.g. cages and water bottles)

Temperature logging

Animal drinking water supplying systems

Membrane filtration of water and culture for heterologous plate count, coliform count, and Pseudomonous aeruginosacount

Steam sterilizers

Bioindicator and temperature logging

Vaporised hydogen peroxide decontamination chamber:

Bioindicator

Animal Transfer Stations

CFU count on settle plates, air flow velocity test and HEPA filter leak test

Life supporting systems for Individually Ventilated Cage

Daily equipment inspection