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Negative-Stiffness Vibration Isolation Facilitates Growth of Large Crystals

February 21, 2014 2:11 pm | by Jim McMahon | Comments

Elimination of external vibrations plays a key role in crystals destined for use in detecting gamma rays from materials like plutonium and highly enriched uranium.                     

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Building the Case for Modular Cleanrooms

February 21, 2014 1:51 pm | by MaryBeth DiDonna | CleanAir Solutions, Inc. | Comments

Pre-engineered solutions can provide flexibility in cleanroom construction projects.                                

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Pinning Hopes on Public-Private Collaboration

February 21, 2014 1:43 pm | by Patrice Galvin | Controlled Environments Magazine | Comments

Wide bandgap semiconductors offer a new opportunity to jumpstart the next generation of smaller, faster, cheaper, and more efficient power electronics.                                       

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How to Overcome Excuses

February 18, 2014 3:40 pm | Comments

Six tips to gain the edge and meet your goals.                                             

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ASTM E2614-08: Evaluation of Cleanroom Disinfectants

February 14, 2014 7:56 pm | Comments

This guide identifies important factors to consider when selecting a disinfectant for use in a cleanroom or similar controlled environment and recommends test methods suitable for evaluating disinfectants. The proper selection of disinfecting agents combined with in-house qualification testing is a key element to a successful disinfection program.

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Rotating Disinfectants

February 14, 2014 7:30 pm | Comments

Where viable contamination is an issue, organisms can find ways to “outsmart” the cleaning agent, so disinfectants are typically rotated every 30 days. Perhaps in part because organisms are adaptable, the emphasis is on guidance documents.

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Constructive Confrontation in the Workplace: Three Things to Keep in Mind

January 30, 2014 12:53 pm | by Tomás Garza | Comments

To successfully navigate workplace conflict, managers must be able to confront team members in a positive, productive manner. Whatever the situation, whether two people are actively quarreling, or whether one person’s behavior is impacting the entire work culture, a manager must be able to step in, take charge and do so in a way that does not contribute to the drama.

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Cushioning Delicate Apparatus

January 29, 2014 12:17 pm | by Wayne Tustin | Comments

Foot traffic, highway traffic, air conditioner blowers, and furnaces are just a few of the sources that can interfere with vibration-sensitive equipment and experiments. Conversely, shakers can create unwanted vibration. Using a sprung platform could mitigate the problems.

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Are You Talkin’ to Me? Understand and Adapt to Different Communication Styles

January 29, 2014 11:17 am | by Ted Gorski | Comments

In today’s corporate world, leaders need excellent communication skills. To remain effective, leaders need near perfect communication skills regardless of their own communication type. Understanding the style of the person you are communicating with can make the difference between getting your message across and getting it across well.

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Checklists Help Process For Internal Compliance Audits

January 23, 2014 3:51 pm | Comments

Internal audits should not be an annual event but timed around work schedules and focused on critical areas.                                        

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FDA’s Proposed Change in Generic Drug Labeling

January 20, 2014 4:26 pm | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

Generics make up more than 80% of drugs dispensed in the U.S. The proposed change strives for greater patient safety.                                                     

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4D Processes

January 20, 2014 4:16 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

Successful high-performance cleaning processes benefit from following a well-designed plan.                                                   

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Cleanroom Initiative Meets Growing Needs of Medical Device Customers

January 20, 2014 3:33 pm | by Empire Precision Plastics | Comments

An expansion that includes portable and micro-cleanrooms creates flexible and economical space for a precision molding facility.                                                  

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Reducing Contaminants at the Threshold

January 20, 2014 3:25 pm | by Kurt Angermeier | Rytec Corporation | Comments

A case study of a food processing plant highlights how doors can help shut out pathogens.                                                     

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ESD Control Flooring in Clean Environments

January 20, 2014 1:46 pm | by Erik S. Van Anglen | Comments

The selection of an ESD floor covering begins with an evaluation of the activities to be performed in the space but doesn’t end there.                                         

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