We have come to think of the demand for greater identification of potential contaminants combined with impatience with incomplete data and intolerance of any risk as the “Kanegsberg uncertainty principle.”
AMC is gaining an ever-increasing focus as semiconductor manufacturers, hard disk drive makers, aerospace equipment firms, and other leading edge technology producers face product degradation and yield loses attributed to this form of contamination.
Controlled Environments commends these individuals on their technical and industry knowledge and their willingness to provide insight and guidance so that all can benefit from an exchange of information.
Everyone understands the need for some level of controlled environment. What seems to be missing is that many installations do not take into account the need to review materials of construction for the basic components being used in these facilities.
The new nanotech R&D facility will further Georgia Tech’s plans to be a competitive player on the level with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, University of California,Berkeley, and other nationally renowned institutions.
The Symposium on Cleanliness of Implants was an information-laden, thought-provoking session consisting of fourteen contributed reports and studies on cleaning methodologies and analytical methods to assess cleanliness.
A great deal of discussion revolved around the concept that a microorganism could become resistant to a disinfectant. Here is where the first bit of clarification is required. A microorganism will not become resistant to much of anything.
There may be advantages to applying the principles of lean manufacturing to cleaning, contamination control, and surface quality and to extending those principles so that they are adopted at companies that precede the final manufacturing facility.