November/December 2013 Issue  (Digital Edition)

Engineering Safety at the Nanoscale

By Patrice Galvin
Letter from the editor

FDA’s Initiative on Breakthrough Therapies
By Bikash Chatterjee
Fast track, priority, accelerated, breakthrough: new FDA programs aim to expedite innovative drug therapies to market.

Safely Storing and Transporting Gases
By Danny Elzer
New U.N. shipping classification is a validation for adsorbent-based gas storage and delivery packages.

Cleanroom Controls Under Pressure
By MaryBeth DiDonna
Critical environments require assurances that the room’s pressure is properly monitored and maintained.

UPenn Opens Nanotechnology Center
The 78,000 ft2 facility serves as the university’s focal point for work in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

Cleanroom Build Basics
By Richard Bilodeau, PE
My company will be constructing a new clean manufacturing facility. Where do I start?

Guide to Meeting New USP Changes
By Dirk Ahlbrecht
How to use balances to perform accurate measurements.

Supplying Vacuum to Cleanrooms
By Peter Coffey
Local vacuum networks save space while reducing energy consumption and heat load.

Extraction Solvents, Extraction Techniques
By Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg
Should you worry yourself to distraction over extraction?