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Cleanroom Flooring

August 2, 2012 3:11 pm | Comments

A study of particles and cleanroom flooring revealed that the levels of particles removed from footwear and retained on the flooring were highest for the polymeric flooring when compared with a range of different adhesive mats.


Toward a Revised International Cleanroom Standard

August 2, 2012 12:59 pm | by Dr. Tim Sandle | Comments

A proposed new version of the international cleanroom standard ISO 14644 Part 1 was issued as a draft international standard in 2010. The draft received such an unprecedented level of comments that the committee tasked with overseeing the standard withdrew it. An indication of what the new draft is likely to contain is provided from the withdrawn draft and from the discussions that have taken place on various cleanroom committees.


A New Look at Controlled Environments

July 12, 2012 10:15 am | by Rita Peters | Comments

Controlled Environments magazine reveals a new design and invites readers to contribute.                                                     


Contamination Control Under Foot

July 11, 2012 11:21 pm | by Dr. Tim Sandle | Comments

Laboratory tests evaluate adhesive mats and polymeric flooring for cleanrooms.                                               


What’s in a Name? Sometimes, Not So Much

July 11, 2012 10:20 pm | by Bob Applequist | Labconco Corporation | Comments

As the use of gloveboxes increases, facility managers use new terms to define applications.                                                   


New Weapon to Fight Falsified Drugs

July 11, 2012 9:33 pm | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

New European regulations detail responsibilities for falsified drugs, but do they go far enough?                                                         


Exposure Limits Resolved

July 11, 2012 8:00 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | Comments

OSHA releases a long-awaited hazard communication standard, but questions remain.                                             


Going Retro

July 11, 2012 8:00 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | SMRT - Architects and Engineers | Comments

Existing facilities can gain a performance boost by conducting a retro-commissioning effort.                                            


Putting Cleaning Protocols to the Test

July 11, 2012 8:00 pm | by John Broad and Barbara Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

Studies demonstrate reusable device cleaning validation using alternative markers.                                                        


Documents Guide Cleaning Validation

July 11, 2012 8:00 pm | by John Broad, Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

As reusable medical device designs evolve, so too must validated cleaning processes.                                                           


Cleanroom Trash or Recycled Treasure?

July 11, 2012 5:29 pm | by Albe Zakes | Kimberly-Clark Professional | Comments

Cleanroom recycling programs offer eco-friendly waste solutions for garments.                                                          


Power: The Unregulated Utility

May 29, 2012 8:09 am | Comments

Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology companies are dependent on the quality of the power provided by the local utility. There are many issues regarding unconditioned power versus conditioned power provided by an Uninterruptible Power System (UPS).


Hazards Communicated!

May 24, 2012 1:44 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | Comments

Where were you when the MSDS was “born,” nearly 30 years ago? Since that time, particularly over the last decade, various regional or national regulatory agencies have undertaken the task of classifying chemical hazards, rendering those classifications not only more important but also more consistent with others worldwide.


Read (and Write) the Fabulous Manual

May 24, 2012 1:41 pm | by John Broad, Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

Web-based translators are breaking barriers among geographically based tongues. A bigger problem is conveying the intended meaning behind the words even among people who speak the same "tongue."                                 


Site Selection for Clean Manufacturing Facilities

May 24, 2012 1:39 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | SMRT - Architects and Engineers | Comments

Question: I expect to be involved in either selecting a site for new construction or a building for renovation in order to expand our manufacturing operations. Can you give me some advice?                               



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