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USP 800 countertops

We are in the planning/pricing stages of building a USP 800 compliant non-sterile HD compounding room. per USP 800 and Patti Kienle "Due to the difficulty of cleaning HD contamination, surfaces of ceilings, walls, floors, fixtures, shelving, counters, and cabinets in the nonsterile compounding area must be smooth, impervious, free from cracks and crevices, and non-shedding.". Do these items have to made of a certain materials? I have been asked   "would Formica-clad counters and shelves pass muster?  Even granite and cultered marble have seams". Are there specific companies or recommendations for countertops and shelves that meet this criteria? Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you,

Patti

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Re: USP 800 countertops

Formica over time chips, exposing the particle board under the laminate.  Corian, monolithic materials or stainless steel are best to use.  It is one less thing to worry about over time.  

Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP

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Re: USP 800 countertops

Thank you.

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Re: USP 800 countertops

I can confirm this, which isn't different from USP797.  Imagine a surface that doesn't shed or absorb that can be washed thousands of times with an aqueous solution without harming or degrading it.