January 2013 Issue  (Digital Edition)

We Should Have Known Better
By Tim Studt
Letter from the editor

Certified Control of Cleanrooms
By MaryBeth DiDonna
How trained pros can help you verify cleanroom design and functionality.

Measuring Air Particles
By MaryBeth DiDonna
Proper and accurate measurement of particles is what keeps a cleanroom clean.

Modular Cleanrooms Offer ‘Green’ Benefits
By Julie S. Higginbotham
Sustainability advantages come in flexible packages.

Employee Protection and Contamination Control … Contradiction in Terms?
By Robert Nightingale
Laundry testing pits flame-resistant PPE against traditional cleanroom garments.

Desirable Degradation
By Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg
Critical cleaning and controlled environments will have a decisive role in the growth of absorbable medical devices.

Cleanroom Will Facilitate Processes, Improvements
By Julie S. Higginbotham
New building greatly advances capabilities of the NIST Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division.