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Cleanroom Trends and Salary Survey

May 11, 2015 | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Comments

Controlled Environments recently surveyed its readership on facility purchasing and the salary and benefits of cleanroom industry professionals. We have used these results to analyze the latest trends, which will enable you to compare your cleanroom and overall compensation package with those of your peers.

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Strategic Leaders Focus on the Vision

May 18, 2015 4:30 pm | by DeEtta Jones | Comments

When was the last time you remember bringing your absolute “A-Game” to your work, decisions, and relationships?


Full Results: Cleanroom Salary Survey

May 14, 2015 11:45 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Comments

Controlled Environments surveyed its readers to find out if they are happy working in the cleanroom industry. Here are the full results of the "Salary" portion of our survey, which asked questions about demographics, career length, pay grades, extra compensation, and overall job satisfaction.


Playing it Forward: The Benefits of Fun in the Workplace

May 13, 2015 5:17 pm | by Nat Measley | Comments

Are you curious how companies like Google, Zappos, Southwest, and others develop those winning workplace cultures, with such high productivity and profitability? Regardless of the industry, there is a common thread running through the highest performing companies: the inherent or stated culture of fun.


Full Results: Cleanroom Trends Survey

May 12, 2015 1:50 pm | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Comments

The full results of the Controlled Environments Cleanroom Trends and Salary Survey.


Add Fan Filters to Improve Air Flow

May 11, 2015 4:12 pm | by Kevin Weist | Comments

To ensure optimal cleanroom performance, evaluate air flow design and frequency of air changes.


How It Works: Prefabricated Cleanroom PODs Speed Up Installation and Enable Repurposing

May 11, 2015 4:06 pm | by G-CON Manufacturing | G-CON Manufacturing, Inc. | Comments

Pharmaceutical manufacturing infrastructures are often constructed consecutively — first the shell building, then utilities, followed by cleanroom structures, and then equipment installation. A better alternative is building a manufacturing site in parallel. 


The Nanofabrication Cleanroom at Rice University

May 11, 2015 3:54 pm | by Jade Boyd | Comments

Rice University researchers helped usher in the age of nanotechnology with the discovery of buckyballs at the Houston campus in 1985. Within 10 years, Rice would be home to one of the world’s first academic nanotechnology centers, and today more than half of the university’s tenured and tenure-track faculty in engineering and natural sciences have research interests related to nanotechnology.


Cleaning the Cleanroom, the Largest Piece of Production Equipment

May 11, 2015 2:04 pm | by David P. Nobile | Contec, Inc. | Comments

By recognizing the ongoing need to effectively and consistently clean the cleanroom, avoiding complacency at every turn, and using the correct cleaning tools and materials effectively, those who are responsible for contamination control can keep the largest piece of production equipment operating cleanly and properly.


Investigation of Viable Organism Contamination in Controlled Environments

May 11, 2015 1:51 pm | by Brian Hill | Gerbig Engineering Company | Comments

Periodic environmental monitoring is integral to maintenance of a controlled environment area and is often a requirement, depending on the standards to which compliance is claimed.



May 11, 2015 1:42 pm | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Controlled Environments Magazine | Comments

Another INTERPHEX show has come and gone. Controlled Environments was at the Javits Center in New York City, along with our colleagues from fellow Advantage Business Media publication Pharmaceutical Processing, to meet with representatives from the cleanroom and pharmaceutical industries.


Five Critical Mistakes That Blunt Leadership Effectiveness

May 11, 2015 11:01 am | by David Waits | Comments

Effective leadership requires not only doing the right things, but also understanding what not to do. Here are five mistakes to aggressively avoid.


How to Protect Yourself from Unethical Persuasion

May 6, 2015 11:56 am | by Influence at Work | Comments

Have you ever agreed to do or buy something you really didn’t want or need, or to do a colleague’s job, and later wondered, “Why did I say ‘yes’?” You’re not alone. 


Decoding the USP <797> Testing Requirements

April 29, 2015 11:55 am | by Jillian Berkowitz | Comments

Little in life can be as arduous as wading through a chapter from the USP. The minimum practice and quality standards laid out in USP <797> may never be a New York Times bestselling book, but many do look for a better way to understand the cumbersome language of regulatory texts.


Cleanroom Tip: Cleaning Solutions

April 28, 2015 2:17 pm | by Grace F. Priebel de Vila | Comments

Some of the simplest things in a clean area are the cleaning and sanitizing solutions. Normally, we have only to prepare, control, and dispense these solutions properly, so that we can guarantee that they will do what they are supposed to do. But this simple action has many points to consider so that they do not become oversights.


How It Works: Using High-Quality, Sterile Seals to Ensure Drug Cleanliness and Patient Safety

April 28, 2015 2:13 pm | by West Pharmaceutical Services | Comments

Ensuring the sterility of drug products in vials during the drug packaging process is crucial to drug quality. Keeping injectable drugs safe from, for example, biological contamination, is important as any bioburden could present a significant risk to patients. However, achieving sterility while complying with regulatory standards and increasing operational efficiency can be a challenge for any drug manufacturer.



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