Category Archives: Cleanroom News

Aerospace Wipes by Berkshire

Berkshire Aerospace Wipes

These aircraft wipes are made with the most advanced technology using powerful water jets to weave the fabric together and purify the material. This results in high-performing, ultra-clean, low-lint wipes and towels without any binders, chemicals, or adhesives that could contaminate your work. If you’re looking for quality and high performance, Berkshire aerospace-grade wipes are [Read More…]

The Fundamentals of GMP Cleanroom Classifications

The Fundamentals of GMP Cleanroom Classifications

The clean air grades and classifications established by GMP dictate the appropriate environment for producing sterile drugs and biological products. Sterile product manufacturing is categorized into four areas – Grade A, B, C, and D – in compliance with GMP guidelines. Understanding the requirements and grades of GMP can be challenging, especially when dealing with [Read More…]

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Revisiting the Unexpected with Growth

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To ensure that the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals is free from contamination, implementing a comprehensive cleaning and disinfection program is essential. Any modifications to the manufacturing process, such as introducing new equipment or materials, should be evaluated to confirm that the cleaning program prevents contamination. Maintaining a standardized change control process to document these updates is [Read More…]

Cleanroom vs. Controlled Environment

Cleanroom vs. Controlled Environment

What is the difference between a cleanroom and a controlled environment? Do you know what a Cleanroom (clean room) is? A cleanroom is  a controlled environment that restricts the number of pollutants or contamination to a specific number of particles per cubic foot or cubic meter. Cleanrooms are regularly tested to ensure they meet the [Read More…]

What are the Differences and Similarities Between H2O2 and HOCl for Disinfecting a Cleanroom Surface?

Of all the contamination control activities in a cleanroom, perhaps the most critical are disinfection procedures. That’s because human health depends on the quality and thoroughness of surface disinfection. Many solutions can be considered for surface disinfection, but hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and hypochlorous acid (HOCI) rate special attention. Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Hydrogen peroxide is a [Read More…]

VersaHOCl®: A Safer Disinfectant Technology

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People who use disinfectants face many dilemmas when cleaning their environments effectively. For example, they need to safely disinfect surfaces and equipment while minimizing the harmful effects of traditional disinfectants. Some of these effects include corrosion of metals and plastics, pungent odor and fume, the residue left behind that is difficult to remove, and even [Read More…]

Berkshire Corporation Launches VersaHOCl® – A Safer Disinfectant Technology

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For Immediate Release Greensboro, NC October 27, 2022 – Berkshire Corporation, a global industry leader in developing and manufacturing products that minimize the risk of contamination in cleanrooms and other critical environments, launched VersaHOCl™, a powerful, non-toxic, low-residue disinfectant. VersaHOCl® has an active ingredient of 0.065% hypochlorous acid. This EPA-registered one-step RTU (ready-to-use) cleaner, disinfectant, [Read More…]

Current EU GMP Annex 1 Update: What Does It Mean for Your Socks?

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Have you been keeping track of the recent developments in cleanroom apparel requirements? Have you already begun incorporating the updated EU GMP Annex 1 chapter regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) into your Contaminations Control Strategy (CCS)? If not, please read on and learn about the impact of the new specifications regarding PPE for cleanroom personnel, [Read More…]

Nonwoven or Knitted? When It Comes to Wipes, What’s the Difference?

Within the cleanroom or contamination-controlled environment, one of the most useful pieces of equipment is the wiper. From preparing work surfaces to cleaning up after spills, the wiper is expected to perform perfectly whatever the task. We depend on them every day, but how much do we really know about them? What’s the difference between [Read More…]