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.
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.
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.
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.
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!...
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.
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...
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.
As the pharmaceutical community takes on board the sheer scale of
Providing a quick guide on validation standards and regulations
Bicester, UK, 28th July 2017: Cherwell Laboratories, specialist suppliers of products for environmental monitoring, cleanroom bio-decontamination and process validation, has published a booklet titled “The Pharmaceutical Lab’s Pocket Guide to Cleanroom Decontamination”.