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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Making Pharmaceuticals 2017

By Andrew Ramage

 Topics of interest to microbiologists

 

 

I attended the Making Pharmaceuticals Exhibition and Conference 2017 on 25th April as a delegate rather than exhibitor. Although of limited interest (little to do with microbiology) I thought it would be good to have a nose to see if anything would pique my interest. Our friends from Pharmig are regular exhibitors at the event. I went over to say hello and was asked very quickly to write a blog about the two talks being given by Pharmig chair David...

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