Overdesign is one of the primary drivers of cleanroom size—and cost. While it is important to plan for production capacity growth, there is a big downside.
Basically, if an operation doesn’t need to be performed in the cleanroom, keep it out! Too often, we observe processes performed in cleanrooms that either could or should be performed elsewhere.
Shari Lifland, Editorial Communications Manager for the American Management Association (AMA), says that, “According to a new survey by CareerBuilder, more than one-quarter (26%) of managers said they weren’t ready to become a leader when they started managing others. Even more disturbing, 58% said they didn’t receive any management training.”
In assessing the quality of cleanroom wipers, it is vital to consider the consistency of their cleanliness as an integral property that allows the expected performance measures to be achieved.
In the first installment, we discussed how to avoid superfluous materials and activities in cleanrooms.
Controlled Environments experienced some great changes in 2011, with new additions and revamping of existing products ensuring we are constantly finding meaningful ways to get you the information you need when you need it.
Most of my industrial career with a large chemical company was spent doing development work.
While research laboratories must be clean, labs performing biotech work involving cell cultures and molecular biology must be pristine—if not sterile.
When General Dwight Eisenhower reflected on the monumental task of planning the invasion of Normandy in World War II, he summed up my core advice regarding the development of a disaster recovery plan in six words.
When culturing various organisms it is vital that they do not become cross-contaminated compromising their viability.
A cleanroom must be validated and certified to a particular class before operation.
All leaders are managers but not all managers are leaders. Both managers and true leaders get things done through others, but managers do so by virtue of their specific position within their organizations, while true leaders— regardless of their official rank—do so by inspiring others.
Modular, free-standing cleanrooms have many distinct advantages over their fixed wall counterparts. Using modular rooms greatly reduces design, engineering, and construction time, thereby reducing costs.
Bestiaries, books that listed and described certain animals and their characteristics, were popular in the Middle Ages. Stories about each “beast” were designed to teach important moral lessons.
Regulations, cost, location, size, performance—how do you choose the right cleanroom? Selecting a cleanroom for a new business or product is not a difficult process. There are many considerations and options, but focusing first on requirements will help make the decision-making easier.