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STERILITY. Barrenness; incapacity to produce a child. It is curable and incurable; when of the latter kind, at the time of the marriage, and arising from impotency, it is a good cause for dissolving a marriage. 1 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 254. See Impotency.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The level of antisepsis is based on the maintenance capabilities of the staff rather than absolute sterility such as that found in a hospital operating suite.
The company's range of tanks is divided into three types: tanks open to the atmosphere; sterilisable tanks in which absolute sterility is maintained; and ultra-clean tanks with protected atmosphere and three pressure ranges (from <150mbar to >500mbar).
The company has established an international reputation in an industry which demands precision standards for high volume drugs manufacture linked to the need for absolute sterility.