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Solid State Technology

Year 2004
Issue 12


Transport System Minienv

Transport system, minienvironment combo team for clean, automated cassette loading

Calif.—U.K. disk drive subsystem manufacturer Xyratex Ltd. ( has unveiled an automated, contamination-free cassette loading system designed for buffering and transporting magnetic disk cassettes for cleanroom processes.



BOLOGNA, Germany??IMA (, an international designer and manufacturer of automatic machines for pharmaceutical products, will acquire a majority of the shares in Delaware-based Packaging Systems Holding LLC, which holds 100 percent of Nova Packaging Systems LLC??a leader in the manufacture of automatic machines for bottling pharmaceutical capsules and tablets.

Semi Sampling Technology

Semi sampling technology said to speed production, reduce contamination

SUNNYVALE, Calif. An automated SEM/TEM sample preparation technology for semiconductor processes promises to speed productivity and increase reliable and contamination-free samples.

Mega Cleanroom Planned F

Mega cleanroom planned for 300-mm fab

Texas Instruments ( has broken ground for another 300-mm wafer manufacturing facility, this one focusing on 65-nm production.

Cleanrooms Cct Welcomes

CleanRooms CCT welcomes contamination control expert, Dr. Hans Schicht

BOSTON, Mass. The CleanRooms Contamination Control Technology (CCT) Conference & Exhibition will include an intensive full-day training program from internationally-recognized contamination control expert Dr. Hans Schicht, executive secretary and past president of the Swiss Society for Contamination Control (SRRT).

Contamination Free Filli

Contamination-free filling process may speed vaccine manufacturing

STAMFORD, Conn.—A contamination-free filling process for injectables, developed by InTact Filling systems, a subsidiary of Medical Instill Inc. (, promises higher safety levels and lower operating costs for pharmaceutical producers.

Fda Initiatives Aim To S

FDA initiatives aim to streamline pharma processing

ROCKVILLE, Md.—In a report entitled Pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st Century—A Risk Based Approach, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA; has summarized substantial changes ahead for manufacturing, inspection, disputes, and for streamlining the pharmaceutical approval process.



Know what's in your cleanroom wipers - Part Two

Nonvolatile residue (NVR )- NVR is the quantity of molecular matter remaining after the filtration of a solvent containing contaminants and evaporation of the solvent at a specified temperature.

Special Report

Aseptic packaging: Thinking inside the box

In many ways, aseptic packaging for beverage products changes the way food processors think about food safety.


A Simple Equation

a = contamination control expertise


Life Sciences

USP 797: Compliance and testing

Prior to getting started, let me say that the last article in this series, "Compliance and Documentation," was, as I stated, in no way comprehensive.


Product Spotlight

Products of the Year

A comprehensive line of AC and brushless DC (electronically commutated) fan filter units are available in 4x4-ft., 2x4-ft. and custom sizes.