Contamination Detection and Control

People do not only obtain important nutrients with their food. They also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken up in certain quantities.
by BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
10:45am
7.11.2017
Using air showers helps ensure the removal of particulates that would otherwise be carried into the cleanroom.
by Kevin Weist, Clean Air Products
8:45am
7.10.2017
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Semiconductor device yields have long been impacted by device contamination. As process nodes continue to shrink, the sensitivity to metal contamination during manufacturing processes has increased significantly.
by Rocky Gipson, Entegris, Inc.
9:47am
7.3.2017
In a new study, researchers investigate the ways in which washing agents, water temperature and the number and length of wash cycles affect the release of microfibers from polymer textile clothing.
by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
11:45am
6.26.2017
Researchers at the University of Illinois are contributing to the development of more environmentally friendly catalysts for the production of plastic and resin precursors that are often derived from fossil fuels. The key to their technique comes...
by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1:14pm
6.7.2017
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Electrochemical technique can remove even tiny amounts of contamination.
by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
11:05am
5.10.2017
Imagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria.
by Todd B. Bates, Rutgers University
10:21am
5.2.2017
Researchers have identified a compensatory mechanism in bacteria that might be used in the future as a new therapeutic target against multi-drug resistant bacteria.
by Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
11:03am
4.19.2017
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Treating infections to disrupt bacteria.
by Nova Southeastern University
11:41am
4.13.2017
By identifying the detailed structure of the protein complex used by bacteria, the scientists gained insights into the ability of these microorganisms to detect even small changes in the environment and adapt to them.
by MIPT
10:15am
4.10.2017
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A new class of carbon nanotubes could be the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water.
by Susan Gawlowicz, Rochester Institute of Technology
11:41am
4.3.2017
Contamination of various origins seems to find its way into even the most meticulous cleanrooms.
by Jennifer Nunes, UltraTape
5:17pm
3.27.2017
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The pharmaceutical industry is slow to change, even when new technologies are superior to the methods that are currently being used. One of the areas that shows this is the practices used for the cleaning and disinfection of cleanrooms.
by Jeanne Moldenhauer, Excellent Pharma Consulting Inc.; and Brian G. Hubka, Contamination Prevention Technologies Inc.
5:11pm
3.27.2017
This morning, a jury handed down its verdict in the trial of the former co-owner and president of a pharmaceutical center blamed for a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak.
11:54am
3.22.2017
Closing arguments have been made, and now it’s up to a federal jury whether to convict the former president of the New England Compounding Center of murder.
12:00am
3.21.2017
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A bacteria-trapping material developed from wood is now being tested for use as a water purification filter. The aim is to use it in places where there is no infrastructure or clean water supply.
by KTH Royal Institute of Technology
12:04pm
3.20.2017
A new class of compounds can treat MRSA skin infections in mice with no signs of acute toxicity, and no signs that the bacteria would develop resistance to them after many applications.
by American Chemical Society
11:45am
3.20.2017
Environmental biologists have developed novel biosensors that enable pharmaceutical products to be detected more effectively in water.
by University of Tübingen
10:38am
3.9.2017
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The federal murder trial of a pharmacist who oversaw a contaminated cleanroom continues, as experts testified about unsanitary cleanroom conditions and contaminated drug vials.
12:18pm
2.28.2017
The research could advance the discovery of antibiotics with a novel mechanism of action that will attack key bacterial toxins.
by Kevin Hattori, American Technion Society
11:32am
2.24.2017
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A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” like MRSA, according to scientists.
by University of East Anglia
4:48pm
2.15.2017
It is claimed that the outer layer of human skin can host up to one million microorganisms per square cm and human saliva up to one billion per square mL.
by Michael Rodd, M+W Products
4:30pm
2.15.2017
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Correct cleaning solution formulations, along with applicable pre- and post-cleaning procedures, are an important part of compliance with QC and QA standards.
by Robert Sandor, Ph.D., Tovatech LLC
12:37pm
2.15.2017
Biophysicists use quantitative approaches from physics to understand biology.
by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
11:29am
2.10.2017
Managing a pilot program involves many cleaning and contamination control challenges.
by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions LLC
10:23am
2.10.2017
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The device could aid people lacking drinking water and those affected by natural disasters.
by Cory Nealon, University at Buffalo
11:45am
2.7.2017
Teixobactin has been hailed as a “game-changer” in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. The researchers are the first in the world to document the molecular make-up of the antibiotic.
by University of Lincoln
11:21am
1.31.2017
Soon, in virtually every hospital, it will be possible to identify the bacterial species responsible for an infection developing in a patient in a matter of just a few minutes.
by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
11:24am
1.25.2017
Researchers have developed a soy-based air filter that can capture toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, that current air filters can’t.
by Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture, Washington State University
11:20am
1.16.2017
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