Using the Minncare® Dry Fog 2 System in Cleanroom Decontamination and Validation

By Sandra Hulme

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.

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All You Need to Know About Selecting Cold Sterilants for Your Decontamination Process

By Sandra Hulme

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.

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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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