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Solid State Technology

Year 2007
Issue 12


From The Editor

Safety first

Apparently, as far as the general media is concerned, anyone with a big mouth and a web site can qualify as an instant expert on biolaboratory safety.

Setting The Standard

Journal of the IEST celebrates 50 years of publication

IEST journeys to the past to move forward into the future of contamination control



Lab biosafety hearings conjure Cold War fears

A government report has resorted to Cold War language and imagery: High-Containment Biosafety Laboratories: Preliminary Observations on the Oversight of the Proliferation of BSL-3 and BSL-4 Laboratories in the United States.


Food safety plan emphasizes ‘effective action’ to prevent food supply contamination

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt recently announced a comprehensive initiative by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to proactively address the safety of the nation’s food supply.


Special Report

Yesterday’s purity isn’t enough

Continually scaling circuit features have led to tightened process requirements, including the purity levels of gas and liquid chemicals used in semiconductor manufacturing.


Product Spotlight

Fan Filter Units

Air quality is a dominant factor in any clean environment. Fan filter units (FFUs) are often used in “clean zones” because of their ability to be added to existing areas without major refitting.

New Products

New Products