Category Archives: Cleaning & Disinfection

The Stages of Effective Cleanroom Surface Cleaning


Everyday surface cleaning is critical in various environments such as cleanrooms, pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and veterinary clinics to prevent the spread of contamination. Each of the six cleaning stages helps an operator focus on a critical aspect of effective surface cleaning, from preparing the surface for thorough cleaning by removing debris to destroying [Read More…]

Guide to Cleaning a Cleanroom Surface

Cleanroom Wiping How Many Passes

To ensure a cleanroom stays uncontaminated, following standard operating procedures for proper hand hygiene, garbing, gloving, and personnel activity before entering the cleanroom is crucial. Refer to IEST-RP-CC027: Personnel Practices and Procedures in Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments. When selecting the appropriate cleanroom wipe, consider various factors, such as size, material, and edge type. To evaluate [Read More…]

Quick Fundamentals on The Best Prewetted IPA Wipes


Pre-wetted IPA wipes are handy for contamination control activities in all types of cleanrooms and clean processes. They combine the correct wipe substrates with the appropriate amount of cleaning liquid, making it a convenient delivery system for wiping environmental surfaces such as benchtops, counters, carts, trays, and process equipment. IPA is commercially available in high [Read More…]

VersaQuat one-step ready-to-use cleaner and disinfectant


Are you seeking a quick, effective, and convenient solution for contamination-controlled and general institutional or industrial cleaning? Berkshire’s VersaQuat one-step ready-to-use cleaner and disinfectant can help. Offering broad-spectrum efficacy, with no strong odor, harsh chemicals, or toxins, learn how this disinfectant can help keep your environment contamination-free. Featured Products

70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)


Discovering the Benefits and Best Practices of Isopropyl Alcohol Isopropyl alcohol, or isopropanol or IPA, is the most universally used cleaner, sanitizer, and disinfectant in various fields ranging from pharmaceuticals, hospitals, medical device manufacturing, and cleanrooms to electronics and industrial manufacturing. However, different solution types, purity grades, alcohol concentrations, and types of alcohol can result [Read More…]

What are the Packaging Considerations for Sterile Wipes?

Sterile SatPax® 550 WFI Low Endotoxin 9″ x 11″ Wipes Case SSP55000524LE

Sterile wipes that have been validated are usually packaged in a way that keeps them sterile. Package validation is a measure of how effective the packaging is in maintaining the sterility of the wipes. Several factors are considered, such as the barrier’s performance and the materials’ compatibility. If the packaging has not been tampered with, [Read More…]

What’s The Difference Between Gamma Irradiated and Validated Sterile Wipes?


Did you know that validated sterile and gamma-irradiated wipes are different? It can be confusing to choose sterile wipes when you encounter both gamma irradiated and validated sterile options. You may need to know the difference to be sure whether using gamma-irradiated wipes suits your processes instead of validated sterile wipes. Making the wrong choice [Read More…]

What are Validated Sterile Wipes?


Validated Sterile wipes are sterilized using gamma-ray bombardment. In addition, to confirm their sterility levels, they also undergo testing according to the appropriate Sterility Assurance Level (SAL). Sterility assurance means confidence that a product or unit claimed to be sterile is sterile. This assurance is achieved through carefully controlled practices and procedures. The irradiation dosage [Read More…]

What are Gamma Irradiated Wipes?

Gamma wipes what are they

Gamma Irradiated Wipes are wipes that have been treated with high doses of gamma rays to eliminate microbiological contamination that may be present.  This process is known as bioburden destruction and is commonly used in clean rooms where maintaining a sterile environment is crucial. Gamma-irradiated wipes are exposed to a radiation dose the manufacturer assumes [Read More…]