Benefits of High Containment Glove Boxes for Pharmaceuticals

If you’re using or considering a standard Class III Bio Safety Cabinet, you may find it more beneficial to use a High Containment Glove box. The pharmaceutical industry deals with a lot of different chemicals and compounds. Personnel protection is of great concern for Class III biological applications. That’s why the Class III Biological Safety […]

Three Tests for Disinfectants for Cleanroom Validation

You need to control fungal contamination in your cleanroom, and you need to test the disinfectants for validation. Here are three to consider. Controlling fungal contamination in your cleanroom requires cleaning and disinfection procedures. Your disinfectant application is a critical step that needs validation. Since many agents that are effective against vegetative fungi aren’t effective […]

Important Considerations for Cleanroom Vacuums

There are advantages to both portable and central vacuum systems for a cleanroom. Weigh your options with these comparisons. When looking at everything needed to clean a cleanroom, the initial removal of dust and particles comes before sanitation. In critical cleaning situations, vacuuming tends to be a more efficient method than swabs and cloths. Measurements […]

How to Swab Cleanroom Surfaces in a Reproducible Manner

Validation relies on meticulous and accurate testing. When swabbing for residue samples, follow this advice for reproducible results. If you consider cleaning validation a three-step process, it will involve 1) cleaning/rinsing of necessary surfaces, 2) sampling any residues left behind after step 1, and 3) analyzing your samples. The greatest challenge in this 3-step process […]

How to Control Fungus in Cleanrooms

Fungal issues are significant in controlled environments. To ensure your cleaning agent will be effective against mold and yeast, follow this series. Fungal contamination from mold and yeast are concerns for cleanrooms in any industry. Mold issues in particular have surfaced in cold rooms, door kick plates, incubators, and cleanroom startups in addition to the […]

Clean Bench Features: A Quick guide

With the variety of clean benches to choose from for cleanroom applications, this quick guide will point you in the right direction. One piece of equipment many cleanroom managers have to consider is a clean bench. Depending on the purpose of the bench, more than one may be necessary. When it comes to clean benches, […]

Cleanroom Wiper Testing: Good News and a Little Guidance

Wipers are necessary to cleaning any cleanroom, but they need to be tested to ensure they’re non-linting. Here is some information as well as good news on testing. Wiper-based cleaning is one of the most effective methods of cleanroom cleaning. Test data to confirm that wipers are non-linting is a USP 797 requirement. However, there […]

How Do your Cleanroom Habits Compare to Others?

Controlled Environments recently surveyed over 140 readers to uncover trends in the cleanroom business. Some of their findings might surprise you. Here is a snapshot of what they found: What kind of facility? Almost a quarter of respondents work in pharmaceuticals, and other popular industries included medical devices, aerospace, manufacturing, biotechnology, validation, and research. Retrofitted […]

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