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Multi-Disciplinary Research Cleanroom Facility

October 25, 2010 3:31 pm | by Jelle Hanse | Comments

The world-wide need for the development of replacement human tissue, via regenerative medicine and stem cell applications, has resulted in the development of a cleanroom and laboratory research facility at Loughborough University.

Step By Step Toward Selecting The Perfect Workbench

October 25, 2010 3:27 pm | by James Anderson | Comments

Purchasing a workbench or workstation may at first seem like a simple task.

Don't Do It Yourself

October 25, 2010 3:18 pm | by George Pollick | Comments

Understanding Cleanroom Design and Construction Requirements If you browse through any bookstore, you will notice a large section devoted to “Do It Yourself” books on a variety of subjects. While this is a current rage, magnified by the poor state of the economy, there are still some projects best left to the experts.


Benefits of Nanofiber Particulate Air Filters

October 25, 2010 3:15 pm | by Judy DriggansJayesh Doshi | Comments

Nanotechnology is an emerging technology being investigated in many industries, and nanofibers are an important part.

Five Key Skills of Outstanding Leadership

October 12, 2010 1:13 pm | Comments

According to a study it’s a commonplace assumption that powerful leaders with a "controlling and target-driven approach" are essential in tough economic times. However, quite the opposite was found proving leaders need to switch to a much more subtle, people-centered approach.


Airborne Particle Monitoring

October 12, 2010 1:10 pm | Comments

Dynamic smoke studies can be extremely valuable to determine if the combination of airflow and activity will result in risky patterns of flow that could draw contamination into the critical zones.


Four Warning Signs of Disengagement

September 30, 2010 3:28 pm | Comments

How can you tell if your organization is teetering toward disengagement? Here are four common warning signs. None of them will surprise you, but from time to time you should remind yourself just how ominous they are.


Detect AMC before it Ruins the Product

September 30, 2010 3:18 pm | Comments

“How do I know if I have AMC?” Hopefully, you are not suspicious of airborne molecular contamination because of poor yield or customer complaints.


From The Editor: Human Contamination

September 26, 2010 5:56 pm | by Mary Williams | Comments

We’ve come a long way since the late 1800s when the first “cleanrooms” were found in hospitals.

The Basics of Rinsing - A Case Study

September 26, 2010 5:52 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | Comments

A familiar client called. He wanted me to be at his manufacturing plant ASAP to inspect his rinsing system, to tell his management that it was fine, and to stop bugging him about it. He said he was doing things the right way.

Air Showers

September 26, 2010 5:39 pm | by Kevin Weist | Comments

Increasing Productivity and Reducing Operating Costs of Cleanroom Operations

Protection or Hype? Making Sense of Anti-Microbial Fabric Coatings

September 26, 2010 5:37 pm | by Robert Nightingale | Comments

In a climate of pandemics, acquired immune diseases, and common viruses, the demand for products claiming to have anti-microbial properties has risen substantially.

Following ESD Materials Validation Process - Part 2

September 26, 2010 1:48 pm | by Bob Vermillion | Comments

Comparing Antistats versus Inherently Conductive Polymer Coated Type I Moisture Barrier Bags for Humidity Dependence & Charge Generation at Low RH This is a continuation, from the September 2010 Issue, of the examination of ESD packaging regarding Electrostatic Decay, Static Shielding, and Charge Generation. (Note: Figures and tables are noted as continuing numbers from Part 1. Full Part 2 version can be referenced at

AMC Prevention Strategy

September 24, 2010 7:59 am | Comments

Save time, money, and improve product yields; consider the potential impact of AMC. Explore all of the environments your product sees; review the assembly flow.


What's Your Leadership Brand?

September 24, 2010 7:36 am | Comments

A leadership brand tells people what is distinctive about you as a leader and communicates what you have to offer. Summarizing your brand in a statement is a useful and often enlightening task.



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