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Modular Cleanrooms Offer ‘Green’ Benefits

January 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Julie S. Higginbotham | Comments

High levels of environmental control have long driven design, purchasing, and operational decisions for cleanrooms. Today, sustainability issues - from energy efficiency to materials use to long-term adaptability - are also beginning to influence the conversation between those who operate controlled environments and those who design, build, and install them. Modular cleanrooms offer some distinct benefits for those trying to create more sus


Employee Protection and Contamination Control … Contradiction in Terms?

January 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Robert Nightingale | Comments

Laundry testing pits flame-resistant PPE against traditional cleanroom garments.                                                       


Desirable Degradation

January 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | Comments

Critical cleaning and controlled environments will have a decisive role in the growth of absorbable medical devices.                                              


Cleanroom Will Facilitate Processes, Improvements

January 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Julie S. Higginbotham | Comments

New building greatly advances capabilities of the NIST Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division.                                                    


We Should Have Known Better

January 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Tim Studt | Comments

Letter From the Editor - January 2013                                                       


Cleanroom Safety

December 12, 2012 11:18 am | Comments

While a primary purpose of most controlled environments is to protect the product or process from contamination generated by workers, protecting workers from hazards generated by cleanroom processes—and the cleanroom itself—is paramount.


Restricted Access Barriers

December 11, 2012 1:59 pm | Comments

Restricted access barriers represent one of the fastest growing technology solutions for products that cannot be terminally sterilized.


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.                                               



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