How to Store Prepared Media Plates

By Andrew Ramage

A major industry survey, started by Pharmig at its 24th Annual Conference in Nottingham, followed by a questionnaire sent to Pharmig members, revealed 91 per cent of respondents source some or all of their prepared media plates from external suppliers. The survey was devised to investigate quality control activities around prepared culture media within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

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Cherwell Supports Two  Conferences Marking 25 Year Anniversaries

By Gill Power

Pharmig environmental monitoring discussion session sponsored by Cherwell

We are delighted to support two scientific and technical conferences in November. Both are focused on quality in aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing and both are marking their 25th anniversaries. 

It is 25 years since the publication by the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) of their Guidance to the NHS on the licensing requirements of the Medicines Act 1968 (MCA 1992). Progress since then in the aseptic preparation of...

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Our October Round-Up of Recommended Research Papers for Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Operators

By Andrew Ramage

In this third instalment of our Recommended Research Papers series, I have included a collection of six articles. All of them have piqued my interest as they tackle some extremely pertinent issues in our industry. 

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Key Considerations When Choosing Cleanroom Decontamination Techniques and Products

By Sandra Hulme

Cleanroom technology is an evolving industry. Most facilities have pre-existing guidelines and protocols on decontamination products, techniques and regulatory measures; but these are based on lessons learned through retrospective research or actual cases of accidental contamination.

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Using the Minncare® Dry Fog 2 System in Cleanroom Decontamination and Validation

By Sandra Hulme

Maintaining a validated cleanroom is undoubtedly the best way to ensure the highest standards in your controlled environments. It demonstrates that your facility was designed to meet stringent compliance and that you also regularly test and monitor airborne particulate levels, surface particulate levels, viable microbial particulates, relative humidity, differential pressure, temperature and more.

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NHSQA Symposium 2017

By Gill Power

 

We will be exhibiting a selection of our comprehensive range of specialist environmental monitoring and process validation products at the NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Technical Services Symposium 2017, which will be held on the 7th & 8th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester. 

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Researching Disinfectant Neutralisers

By Andrew Ramage

A history of disinfectant neutralisers

Now and again I get some unusual requests as part of my job. One was a request made by Tim Sizer, Regional QA Officer for NHS QA South West. He approached me towards the end of the APDM event at Leeds and Bradford University in July 2017.  Tim asked me to find out more information about the reason dilution was recommended as the best way to neutralise alcohols. The explanation was slightly more complex than that but it will take me too long to explain!...

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All You Need to Know About Selecting Cold Sterilants for Your Decontamination Process

By Sandra Hulme

As tragic events like the NECC meningitis outbreak have shown, maintaining a sterile cleanroom is a complex process that requires continual evaluation. It must keep up with the challenges of keeping out a complicated external environment, be resilient to evolving microbial threats, meet strict environmental standards and still offer a safe place in which humans can work.

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Cherwell Supports PHSS Annual Conference 2017

By Gill Power

Cherwell to offer practical advice and solutions on environmental monitoring and process validation

Bicester, UK, 25th August 2017: Cherwell Laboratories have confirmed their continued support for the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society (PHSS) - UCL Q3P Annual Conference 2017.  A comprehensive range of specialist environmental monitoring and process validation products available from Cherwell will be on display on the company’s stand, with Cherwell staff available to demonstrate...

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Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms: A Round-Up of Freshly Pressed Research Papers (February to June 2017)

By Andrew Ramage

Our first edition of Recommended Research Papers for Cleanroom Operators gathered quite an audience. Thanks to each of you who responded to our call for recommendations for this and future editions. 

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