Category Archives: Cleanrooms

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Is Bigger Necessarily Better?

stem cells

No-one wants to imagine the unimaginable. You feel vaguely unwell but can’t quite put your finger on the cause. Your significant other pushes you to make that doctor’s appointment – ‘just to put your mind at ease.’ Your family doctor runs a few tests and, ‘without wanting to alarm you unduly,’ refers you up the [Read More…]

Regulatory Limits – What Is the Role of the FDA in International Trade?

Black Spiders

Quick question: When are ‘highly purified phospholipids’ not highly purified phospholipids? Short answer: Perhaps when they are manufactured by Nippon Fine Chemical of Hyogo, Japan. There is much talk within the regulated industries of the critical importance of contamination control, purity, and sterility for pharmaceutical or food-related substances. Anything that eventually becomes part of our [Read More…]

I Can See Clearly Now! Microfiber Wipers Parts I & II

The cleaning cloth that came with your new glasses is made up or polyester/nylon blend or of just polyester alone. These microfibers are extremely small due to their unique structural makeup. Just as these wipers help you have a clear view of the world the I Can See Clearly Now! Series give you a clearer [Read More…]

Compounding Pharmacies: Exploring the Insanitary/Unsanitary Conundrum

Black mold

Introduction When it comes to pharmaceutical products, medications, or nutritional supplements, as members of the contamination control industry – and as consumers – we like to believe that they are health-promoting, safe, and pure. From a professional standpoint, we understand the critical importance of preparing, packaging, and storing materials and compounds that will be absorbed [Read More…]

When is a Pharmacy Not a Pharmacy? Or ‘A Horse of a Different Color.’

Back in the ‘Old Country,’ polo is considered the ‘sport of kings.’ On any given day, weak sunshine bathing the pitch in a pale golden glow, the upper crust of the English horsey elite will gather for this centuries-old game of speed and tactic. Dukes and earls rub shoulders with up-and-coming titans of industry and [Read More…]

Honey, I Shrunk the Lab!

Genome

Aside from the perennially famous ‘death and taxes,’ there are two other givens in our modern world: continual miniaturization and impoverished eyesight. It might, in fact, be contended that one precedes the other but that would be a discussion for a different kind of post. In this one, however, we are excited to take a [Read More…]

‘Automotive Cleanrooms’ – A Contradiction in Terms?

Convertible top Down

When it comes to automobiles, we all have our favorites. A convertible with the top down is the only way to travel the California coast or the switchbacks on Maui’s Road to Hana. Electric hybrids are perfect for those around town trips when you’re never too far from a charging station. Gas-guzzling SUVs do double [Read More…]

Getting High – The High-Tech Way

Prescription for Medical Marijuana

Since the earliest recorded times, as humans we have sought ways to change our perception of reality. From our distant ancestors’ use of psychoactive plants and opium during the Stone Age (accounts of which later surfaced in the Neolithic era) to the use of alcohol in the eastern Mediterranean and in Mesopotamia during the 4th [Read More…]

Trouble in the World’s Best Cleanroom?

Bacterial infection tuberculosis

In the contamination-control industry, we all understand the importance of and difference in ISO classes. These global standards were devised and adopted when the U.S. General Service Administrations standards – then known as FS209E – were no longer adequate in categorizing the growing specifications in cleanroom technology. From the original six classes of the FS209E, [Read More…]

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