Cleanrooms

Lawyers in the trial of Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist said to be involved in the 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 700 others, have delivered their closing arguments as Chin faces possible conviction for...
12:49pm
10.20.2017
The organizers of the 2018 Laboratory Design Conference have announced the date and location for the 17th annual conference, presented by Laboratory Design and R...
10:22am
10.17.2017
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The unique design of HEMCO's UniFlow SE Dual Entry Hood features safety glass sashes front and rear that allows observers a clear view as well as easy access to procedures.
2:30am
10.17.2017
Controlled Environments accepts non-commercial articles on topics pertaining to all aspects of cleanroom design and operation as well as contamination detection, control, and technology in these markets.
11:13am
10.13.2017
The quality control agent in charge of environmental monitoring in the New England Compounding Center’s cleanroom testified that her email to the supervising pharmacist — which expressed concern that lab technicians had not completed reading the...
1:20pm
10.11.2017
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Where dust spells doom, UCalgary's Microsystems Hub a safe space.
by Michael Platt, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary
10:07am
10.11.2017
The Germfree Mobile Pharmacy Trailer, recently profiled in Controlled Environments, was on display at the 2017 ISPE Boston Product Showcase in Foxborough, Mass.
1:36pm
10.5.2017
If you’re considering a laminar-flow clean bench to meet ISO or other manufacturing standards for particulate control, here is what you need to know to select the right horizontal- or vertical-flow bench for your application.
by Kevin Weist, Clean Air Products
10:27am
10.4.2017
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Emails between Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin discussed issues such as shipping drugs before they’d been tested, the use of expired ingredients, and sending out drugs that had never undergone testing in the first place.
12:52pm
10.3.2017
Grieve's No. 971 is an electrically-heated, 500ºF (257ºC) Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven, currently used to sterilize glassware at the customer’s facility.
2:09am
10.2.2017
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STERIS Corp. offers its VHP® DC-A atmospheric pass-through chambers for material transfer, designed for use in aseptic drug manufacturing and laboratory research facilities.
8:53am
9.28.2017
The defense attorney for a pharmacist accused of second-degree murder argued that his client was just following his boss’s orders, while a federal prosecutor countered that the pharmacist showed a callous disregard for human life when he shipped out...
12:01pm
9.27.2017
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Glenn A. Chin, the supervisory pharmacist said to be involved in the 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 700 others, is now facing federal trial. Chin’s trial comes six months after Barry J. Cadden, former co-owner...
12:29pm
9.19.2017
Some helpful tips and tricks for working in a cleanroom facility.
by Controlled Environments staff
4:02pm
9.15.2017
The continued expansion of life sciences research in laboratory and medical facilities has dramatically boosted the demand for nitrogen and carbon dioxide for use in sample growth applications.
3:56pm
9.15.2017
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Controlled Environments spoke with Jeff Serle, Senior Vice President/Chief Design Engineer of the Mobile Pharmacy Trailer, about the use of the mobile cleanroom facility.
4:54pm
9.14.2017
More industries are adopting BIM for new projects, sparking an emerging era of digital construction.
by Neil Pulman, Boulting Environmental Services
4:47pm
9.14.2017
Just like every other laboratory, cleanrooms are affected by the rapid pace of change in the lab environment—from the actual design to the innovations in equipment to new standards and regulations.
by Bea Riemschneider, Editorial Director, ABM Science Group
3:53pm
9.14.2017
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The 2018 Laboratory Design Conference will be held in Philadelphia from April 23-25. Register to attend now, submit an application to speak, and enter your facility in our Laboratory of the Year competition!
12:07pm
9.13.2017
With an attendance of over 2,000 professionals from the biopharm industry, the ISPE Boston Product Showcase is the biggest one-day gathering of biotechnology and pharmaceutical professionals in the Northeast. This year's show will be held on Oct. 4...
9:04am
9.12.2017
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 25-27; Las Vegas Convention Center), co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO, is North America’s biggest packaging event of the year.
6:08am
9.12.2017
The cleanroom market has grown tremendously in the past 50 years due to increased regulations and the rise of safety concerns. Furthermore, a growing number of companies now choose modular over conventional construction.
by David Arrouart, Mecart
11:23am
9.7.2017
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When building cleanrooms and laboratories, there are many more factors to be taken into consideration than in a conventional office. With working parts built into the structure of a room, an object-orientated database needs to be created detailing...
by Neil Pulman, Boultin Environmental Services
9:50am
9.5.2017
A client-focused approach to research facility programming, design and project delivery promotes a collaborative relationship. All that’s missing from that relationship are the technical tools and advanced resources to let a researcher experience...
by Kevin Brettmann, JE Dunn Construction
4:36pm
8.30.2017
When hospitals renovate their facilities to augment, add or improve cleanroom space, compounding operations must continue without interruption. Germfree developed the Mobile Pharmacy Trailer, the first USP 797/USP 800-compliant mobile cleanroom.
4:08pm
8.30.2017
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To analyze the full range of elements that may be present in a sample, laboratories are often required to invest in multiple elemental analyzers. The Thermo Scientific FlashSmart Elemental Analyzer offers an innovative solution by providing...
by Thermo Fisher Scientific
1:25pm
7.26.2017
Compact, flexible and without the need for compressed air or electricity, negative-stiffness vibration isolation with its totally passive mechanical system, is fast becoming the choice of professionals and researchers for use in cleanroom...
by Patrick Roberts, Minus K Technology, Inc.
10:12am
7.18.2017
The U.S. agency responsible for overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons cache is laying out the qualifications that will be required from the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
10:11am
7.14.2017
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For the third year, Controlled Environments has surveyed its readership on cleanroom facility-related purchasing decisions, as well as the salary and benefits of cleanroom industry professionals.
9:00am
7.10.2017
When planning the new construction or renovation of a cleanroom, it’s always interesting to think of the process as solving a Rubik’s Cube.
9:00am
7.6.2017
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Changing or upgrading your cleanroom or controlled environment gloves is a process that requires time and careful consideration.
10:00am
7.4.2017
Aramark announced in February 2017 that it opened a 34,350 sf facility in McKinney, Texas to provide expanded cleanroom services to customers throughout the southwestern U.S.
9:00am
7.4.2017
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Grieve Corp.'s No. 962 is a 500°F electrically-heated, Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven, used for pass-through depyrogenation of glassware.
10:07am
5.12.2017
An ancient DNA expert joined a team of scientists and volunteers to identify the remains of a 19th-century baby Jane Doe found in a San Francisco backyard.
by Kimberly Hale, UC Davis, and Tim Stephens, UCSC
11:28am
5.11.2017
Terra Universal offers a foam pad to use in cleanrooms for making maintenance, cleaning, and work tasks more comfortable.
6:12am
5.10.2017
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Potatoes can easily carry bacterial and viral diseases in their starchy flesh from generation to generation. The solution is exacting cleanliness and rigorous testing at every stage of potato propagation.
by Eric Hamilton, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:32am
5.4.2017
Blue Thunder Technologies offers Cobalt Blue FS-ULT70-99CB validated sterile presaturated wipes for ultra-critical aseptic areas and where sterile compounding is performed. They are approved for use in a variety of sterile cleanroom applications...
6:23am
5.4.2017
The objective of a controlled cleanroom is to provide a contamination-free space in which to test or manufacture contamination-free products. Here are some more hidden causes of contamination, continued from our last issue.
by Jennifer Nunes, UltraTape
2:50pm
5.2.2017
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In its third year, the Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the cleanroom equipment and supplies that readers judge most effective and trusted in their work.
2:46pm
5.2.2017
The HVAC system is at the heart of the cleanroom. Although many clients are unenthusiastic when broaching the subject, the HVAC system should not be overlooked given its central role.
by David Arrouart, Mecart
2:27pm
5.2.2017
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