Considerations for Environmental Monitoring Plates

By Gill Power
In many industries there is a need to monitor for both viable and non-viable particles within controlled spaces. The methods for the viable environmental monitoring of controlled spaces, such as within pharmaceutical clean rooms can be split into passive or active methods.
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Academic Citation for SAS Air Samplers in Pharmaceutical Development & Technology

By Gill Power

SAS Microbial Air Sampler from Cherwell Laboratories

CLA Cherry, H Millward, R Cooper, J Landon reference the use of SAS microbial air samplers in their paper ‘A novel approach to sterile pharmaceutical freeze-drying’ published in Pharmaceutical Development and Technology.

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Academic Citation for SAS Air Samplers in Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

By Gill Power

SAS Super 180 and SAS Duo 360 from Cherwell Laboratories

MJ Bromley, G van Muijlwijk, MG Fraczek reference the use of the hand held microbial air samplers in their paper ‘Occurrence of azole-resistant species of Aspergillus in the UK environment’ published in volume 2, issue 4 of the Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance.

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Academic Citation for SAS Microbial Air Sampler in Medical Mycology

By Gill Power

SAS Duo 360 from Cherwell Laboratories

Alshareef and Robson reference the SAS Duo 360 in their paper ‘Prevalence, persistence, and phenotypic variation of Aspergillus fumigatus in the outdoor environment in Manchester, UK, over a 2-year period’ published in Medical Mycology. They used the hand held microbial air sampler to determine the total airborne fungal count at monthly intervals over a two year period.

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Academic Citation for Redipor® in Journal of Clinical Microbiology

By Gill Power

Redipor Tryptic Soy Broth (TSB) and Thioglycollate (Thio) media from Cherwell Laboratories

Redipor prepared media was used and referenced in the paper titled ‘Use of the BacT/ALERT® System for Rapid Detection of Microbial Contamination in a Pilot Study using Pancreatic Islet Cell Products Samples taken for sterility testing’ from L Murray, N McGowan, J Fleming featured in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

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Finding Good Industry Information

By Gill Power

Useful links

How to find the best industry information and guidance?

With the explosion in the sheer volume of information now available on the internet it can be difficult to know where to find reliable answers to questions. Within the pharmaceutical and associated industries regulatory documents, such as EU GMP, provide the framework within which compliance must be sought. Interpretation and implementation of these regulations can be challenging.

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World's Biggest Coffee Morning

By Gill Power

Cherwell Laboratories took part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September 2015 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Staff raised money by baking cakes for the occasion or donating to eat them!  We also had a "Guess the Number of Spots on the Cake" competition.

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Cherwell Appoints Harshad Joshi as New Quality Manager

By Gill Power

Company maintains focus on quality to meet customer expectations

Bicester, UK, 3rd September 2015: Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions, are pleased to announce the appointment of Harshad Joshi as Quality Manager. Harshad’s appointment marks Cherwell’s commitment to providing the highest quality products, enabling customers to retain complete confidence in the products Cherwell supply them with.

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Where Next For 14698?

By Gill Power

Revision to ISO bio-contamination cleanroom standard stopped or just delayed?

International Standards Organisation (ISO) has two series of clean room standards, ISO14644 and ISO14698. Both standards have been under review for many years and whilst sections 1 and 2 of ISO14644 have been issued as draft international standards (DIS), further work on ISO14698 for bio-contamination has stopped.

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Contact - Summer 2015

By Gill Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Articles include:

- New look website

- SAS Case Study

- Ask Cherwell

- Events

Welcome to our Spring 2015 eNewsletter – providing you with the latest news and updates from Cherwell Laboratories.  Any additional information you may require is simply a click away.

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