Category Archives: Cleanroom News

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…]

Out of this World – When Cleanroom Technology Enters a Whole New Orbit

Space 3d Printer

Imagine the scenario: it’s a Saturday morning, you’re flat on your back staring up grimly at the underside of your car chassis. Various components are scattered around as you wrestle to loosen with some rusted widget that’s all that stands between you and success. With an exasperated jerk on the widget, your trusty old ratchet [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…]

Keeping our Hands on the Wheel – Should We Resist the Rise of the Robots?

Tesla Dashboard

Last week, in tracing the rise of the robot in the cleanroom, we looked back in time to the roots of automation in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century’s ‘Second Industrial Revolution.’ And it got us thinking. What could be the future of robots in the cleanroom? In controlled environments? In our everyday lives? Could they [Read More…]

I-Robot?

Cleanroom Robot

Our technological environment is a rapidly developing, always diversifying arena in which the only constants are growth and change. And this is nothing new. Although we consider our technological advances as being relatively recent – viz the growth of Silicon Valley and our entry into the Information Age – American history is replete with examples [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…]

IEST 2016 Exceptional Woman Contributor Award Winner

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Lynn Stanard, Senior Quality Manager, was a recipient of the 2016 Exceptional Woman Contributor Award by Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology. The award citation reads: To Lynn Stanard, for her 25 years of active participation and leadership in IEST Working Groups. Her expert knowledge of cleanroom consumables has been fundamental to the development of [Read More…]

Free Copy of Wiping Surfaces Clean

Wiping Surfaces Clean

Berkshire Corporation is offering free copies of Wiping Surfaces Clean. Supplies are limited and once they are gone this free promotion will end. Offer only available in the US, Canada and Latin America. Find out: Why wipe? How to wipe? What kind of cloths to use? For what applications? See why this is an important [Read More…]

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