Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2007
Issue 11


From The Editor

No satisfaction

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that some 100 known terrorists were passed through security checkpoints at three different major airports in March of this year.

Setting The Standard

IEST revises RP on outgassed organic compounds

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) is responsible for the origination, publishing, and revision of 36 recommended practices (RPs) on topics of interest and of value to the contamination control industry. Currently, IEST has 59 working groups (WGs) engaged in RP production. The contamination control (CC) division of IEST is involved with the detection, measurement, and control of all forms of contamination in cleanrooms and other controlled environments.


Iest Publishes Two New C

IEST publishes two new contamination control RPs

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has published two new Recommended Practices (RPs)-one provides guidance for maintaining a cleanroom at the level for which it was designed, and the other covers the design and testing of modular gas-phase adsorber cells in single pass or recirculating air-cleaning systems where high-efficiency removal of gaseous contaminants is required.

Purdue Breaks Ground On

Purdue breaks ground on structural biology facility

On October 19, Purdue University broke ground on the new Wayne T. and Mary T.

Surgical Diagnostics And

Surgical/diagnostics and ‘superbugs’ spur infection prevention and control market growth

Infection control concerns have recently caught the nation’s attention with media reports specifically related to the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) “superbug,” which led to the death of a Virginia teen in October.



Resisting resistance: The need for next-generation disinfectants

A new silver-based disinfectant could rise to challenges presented by resistant bacteria in health care environments

Special Report

There’s some thing in the water

With the health and wellbeing of end customers on the line, pharmaceutical manufacturers put ultra-pure water systems to the test.


New Products

New Products

Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight

Critical environments differ from one application to the next, but one aspect they all share is the need for adequate hand protection.