Tag Archives: University & Research

Cleaning an Aseptic Isolator

cleaning isolator

Do you clean from top to bottom, left to right, cleanest to dirtiest? There are specific steps involved with cleaning an aseptic isolator. Watch the video for cleaning techniques that can supplement your current SOPs and assist in training.

Human-Generated Particle Contamination

particle contamination

CLEANROOM PERSONNEL Cleanroom garments cannot contain all human detritus Particles (µm) travel up through the garments toward the head Particles (µm) fall down the legs during activity Gowning SOPs and continuous training is crucial  

Proper Wiper Folding and Surface Cleaning Video

Cleanroom Wiper folding

Berkshire’s Guide to properly fold and use a low-linting wiper for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in a controlled environment.   Download our Cleanroom Proper Wiper Folding and Surface Cleaning Poster Today! Shop our Cleanroom Wipes

Disinfection of Cleanroom Surfaces With Bleach


A previous article in this series discussed disinfection of surfaces with hydrogen peroxide.  We turn our attention now to bleach as another very effective treatment agent. Most people understand that ordinary household bleach – a 5.5% solution of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in water – is a strong disinfecting agent.  In neutral or slightly acidic solutions the active [Read More…]

How Do You Clean A Laminar Flow Hood?

laminar flow hood cleaning

The EasyClean® 360 is the most efficient way to clean a laminar flow hood. It’s unique triangular shaped head allows it to clean the difficult tight corners in the hood.  The tool is delivered with two handles, a 14” (35cm) and 24” (61cm).  There is also another ordering option for a telescoping handle that will extend from 35 [Read More…]

Cats, Quantum Mechanics and Augmented Reality in the Cleanroom – Oh My!

Young female doctor looking at hologram screen. Electronic medical record. Smart glasses. Medical technology concept.

Cats. Love them or loathe them, one thing is for sure: the Internet, that astounding creation that lays the sum of mankind’s knowledge, wisdom, experience, and expertise at the fingertips of anyone with even a dial-up modem, is chock full of them. From generating TGIF memes to pedaling corporate affirmations, where there’s a marketing need [Read More…]

Cleanroom Paper vs. Standard Copy Paper

cleanroom paper BCR bond

  BCR® Bond 850 100% wood pulp, synthetic latex binder Helmke Drum (particles/ft3) : 68 Na+ : 100ppm K+ : 1.7ppm Ca++ : 0.56ppm Mg++ : 0.13ppm Cl : 44ppm Standard Copy Paper 100 % wood pulp Helmke Drum (particles/ ft3) : 7200 Na+ : 1500ppm K+ : 12ppm Ca++ : 180ppm Mg++ : 61ppm Cl : 2000ppm   68ppm Vs. 7200ppm! IEST – [Read More…]

Can I Use a Cotton Swab in a Cleanroom?

no cotton swabs

Faced with the problem of removing small bits of contamination in the cleanroom, you would probably have to invent the swab if it didn’t already exist.  You would soon find that this little “wiper on a stick” would also prove invaluable in cleaning delicate mechanisms, in precision surface cleaning and in removing residues in hard-to-reach [Read More…]

Ducted or Ductless? Why Forensic Labs Need to Review their Choice of Flow Hoods

Forensic scientist at work

Last week saw the much anticipated, and subsequently critiqued, launch of Apple’s latest generation of i-products. From the new and improved Apple TV to the updated Apple Watch with integrated SIM card, fresh innovation seemed to be the theme of the keynote held at the newly unveiled Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. But it [Read More…]

How 2D Graphene Exists in a 3D World

Scientific showing a piece of graphene.

Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimensions is a novella exploring the world through the eyes of ‘A Square,’ a character who exists in only two dimensions. A Square lives in Flatland, a world conceptualized by writer Edwin A. Abbott in 1884 as a critical commentary upon the hierarchical nature of the rigidly stratified society of [Read More…]