Formaldehyde was long considered the undisputed fumigation champion for ridding your cleanroom (and all other aseptic spaces) of any and all contaminants. Then, in January 2016, EU legislation reclassified formaldehyde as a class 1B carcinogen and class 2 mutagen, placing the widespread use of this popular chemical under scrutiny.
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.
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.
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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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:
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...