ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

The partial commissioning and qualification of equipment and/or systems prior to their shipment from the fabricator’s site.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 6: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities

Publication Date: 2004

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

(IEEE) An Acceptance Test in the Supplier’s factory, usually involving the Customer.

Publication Source: GAMP® 4: Good Automated Manufacturing Practice Guide for Validation of Automated Systems

See also: Acceptance Test Site Acceptance Test (SAT)

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

Inspection and static and/or dynamic testing of systems or major system components to support the qualification of an equipment system conducted and documented at the supplier site.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 5: Commissioning and Qualification

Publication Date: 2001

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