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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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences Society Conference – June 2017

By Gill Power

Challenges in Sterile Product Manufacture

 

We will be demonstrating our comprehensive range of specialist environmental monitoring and process validation products at a conference on Thursday 8th June, organised by the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences Society (PHSS).  The event on Challenges in Sterile Product Manufacture, will be held at The Mere, Knutsford, will focus on clarity of issues in GMP in sterile product manufacturing with consideration to EU GMP Annex 1 revision.

 

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Cleanroom Decontamination Units: Buyer Beware!

By Sandra Hulme

Are you looking to replace an existing cleanroom decontamination unit? The convenience of the Internet makes finding, buying, and even having your new purchase delivered within 24 hours easily enough. Finding a unit that won’t leave you with buyer’s remorse, however, is not that easy.

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Cleanroom Decontamination - Farewell to Formaldehyde!

By Andy Whittard

Formaldehyde has been used in an increasing number and range of common applications since the first successful isolation of the pure chemical in 1892 by the German chemist, Friedrich August Kekule' von Stradonitz.

Today, Formaldehyde is the public sector’s first choice of disinfectant for cleanrooms.

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Cherwell to Attend Pharmig Events in Ireland

By Gill Power

 

 

We will be attending Pharmig’s events in County Dublin, Ireland. The two meetings will be held at Portmarnock Hotel on 23rd and 24th May 2017.

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