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Access Control Systems

December 10, 2012 2:34 pm | Comments

Cleanrooms require a high level of security. It is important that a cleanroom's sterile environment be protected by a dependable access control system.


Particle Counting Software

December 7, 2012 1:19 pm | Comments

In spite of the cost of 13,000 man-hours per year to manually monitor cleanroom particle counting data, the use of particle counting software has not been widely adopted.


Endotoxin Contamination

December 6, 2012 4:40 pm | Comments

Endotoxin contamination and its adverse effects on human beings is a very important topic for the biotech manufacturing and formulation industry as well as medical device specialists and biomaterial scientists.


Cleanroom Safety Plans

November 30, 2012 5:00 pm | Comments

Cleanroom facilities will face different types of emergencies. The approach to handle these emergencies will vary from facility to facility.


Safety First

November 1, 2012 12:00 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna | BBF Technologies, NexGen Enviro Systems, Inc. | Comments

Protecting workers from hazards generated by cleanroom processes—and the cleanroom itself—is paramount. Safety practices should be part of all standard operating procedures. In addition, all workers should be well trained in emergency procedures in the event of fire, power failure, chemical spill, or other catastrophic event.


Benefits of Barriers

November 1, 2012 12:00 am | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

Restricted access barriers and isolators are growing in popularity, but raise cleaning, cost, and compliance questions.                                                   


Clean, Secure Access

November 1, 2012 12:00 am | by Bryan Sanderford | Comments

Electronic access control systems can manage cleanroom security and cleanliness.                                                      


Streamlining Particle Count Data Management

November 1, 2012 12:00 am | by Paul Yates | Beckman Coulter (formerly Hach Company-Particle Counting Division) | Comments

Labor- and time-intensive particle counting documentation can be streamlined with a USB memory drive.                                               


Controlling Endotoxin Contamination During Peptide Manufacturing

November 1, 2012 12:00 am | by Jyothi Thundimadathil, PhD | Comments

Contamination control practices can ensure product quality and integrity.                                                         


Smarter Solar Strategy

November 1, 2012 12:00 am | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

To compete in the global photovoltaic market, manufacturers should take critical cleaning cues from the other industries.                                                 


Remembering Robert D. Peck

November 1, 2012 12:00 am | by Rita C. Peters | Comments

Letter From the Editor - November/December 2012                                                      


Selecting a Filter

October 18, 2012 1:45 pm | Comments

Air filter requirements are based on science and real-life testing, not calculated data. There are several key factors in selecting air filters to optimize energy consumption.


Building Management Systems

October 17, 2012 2:00 pm | Comments

A defining decision each facilities professional must make is how to configure their building management system.


Facility Monitoring Systems

October 16, 2012 2:35 pm | Comments

A facility monitoring system plays an important role in supporting the ICH Q8, Q9, and Q10 guidelines in the pharmaceutical industry.


Peracetic Acid

October 1, 2012 9:40 am | Comments

When considering the risk versus the benefits, peracetic acid is one of the better choices for cleanroom disinfection and is being used by more biopharmaceutical companies.



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