NECC Tragedy: Lessons Learned about Cleanroom Environmental Conditions

By Andrew Ramage

As the pharmaceutical community takes on board the sheer scale of disaster wrought by the case of the New England Compounding Centre (NECC), there are critical lessons we can learn that will make decontamination more effective.

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Cherwell Publishes Cleanroom Decontamination Guide

By Gill Power

 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”. 

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What Training Should your Cleanroom Manufacturing Staff Undergo?

By Andy Whittard

By definition, the cleanroom environment is no place for a laissez-faire attitude. With a number of regulatory protocols applying to pharmaceutical manufacture, the chance of falling short is a very realistic risk – and it takes diligence and scrupulous protocol to maintain regulatory standards.

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GOSH selects Cherwell for support

By Gill Power

Collaborating on product development to exclude bacterial spores from aseptic compounding

 Aseptic compounding at the GOSH Pharmacy Unit

 

Bicester, UK, 18th July 2017:  Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in products for environmental monitoring and process validation, has recently supported the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Pharmacy Unit in developing a new triple-wrapped prepared media product required to ensure the exclusion of bacterial spores during aseptic compounding validation....

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The Weakest Link in the Cleanroom Environment? Humans

By Andrew Ramage

It’s an open secret that the greatest risk of cleanroom contamination is posed by the human staff that operate within. Indeed, most of us have an anecdote that illustrates the veracity of this unfortunate state of affairs; but this blog is not about storytelling, it’s about presenting hard facts.

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Why Cleanroom Operators Choose Cherwell as Supplier

By Andrew Ramage

The UK's Institute of Customer Service (UKCSI) annual report on The State of Customer Satisfaction in the UK has been published, and the Cherwell team got to take a look. The responses of this year’s survey, the first since the Brexit referendum, led to a steady lift in the customer satisfaction index. Discussing the survey responses covering over 30 measures of customer experience, UKCSI Chief Executive, Joanna Causon says:

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APDM - July 2017

By Gill Power

Cherwell Laboratories Supports Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (APDM) Training Course

 

We will be exhibiting a selection of our comprehensive cleanroom microbiology product range at the Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (APDM) Training Course held at Leeds Trinity University.

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Cleanroom Operators: Recommended Research Papers – October 2016 to April 2017

By Andrew Ramage

In an article on Why Training Matters in pharmaceutical manufacturing, Gordon Haines and Marcus Spreen insist on the importance of continuous learning. When considering the number of research studies undertaken to create new and improved cleanroom technologies, I wholeheartedly agree. Staying abreast of the latest research gives a company a chance to be more competitive while ensuring that team leaders and managers have a firm grasp of the scientific reasoning that underlies cleanroom...

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Key Considerations when Purchasing an Active Air Sampler

By Gill Power

Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, has been assisting Portsmouth Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Unit (PMU) in their extensive environmental monitoring (EM) programme for over 20 years. Such is PMU’s confidence in Cherwell and its products, the facility has recently purchased an additional SAS Super 180 microbial monitoring air sampler. Cherwell has subsequently published a case study discussing PMU’s key...

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PHSS June 2017 Conference Review

By Andrew Ramage

Challenges in Sterile Products Manufacture

 

 

The PHSS conference concerning sterile manufacturing took place at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford, Cheshire on 8th June. Sales Manager, Andrew Barrow and yours truly manned the Cherwell Laboratories stand, looking to impress potential new customers and engage with our old friends and acquaintances. This event was very much focussed to the core market Cherwell Laboratories sells to and is always interesting to attend the various talks...

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