Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2007
Issue 9


Compounding Corner

Adopting appropriate aseptic technique

Compounding sterile preparations (CSPs) are made utilizing aseptic technique. Aseptic technique is a microbiological term referring to the prevention of microorganism contamination.

From The Editor

FDA is out of step

Sometimes epiphanies just jump out at me. For example, here’s one that just came to me recently.


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Semiconductor industry adopts a range of contamination detection technologies

Contamination detection today is a technology not only of sight and sound but also of the ion.



News snippets from the world of contamination control.

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CleanRooms to host third webcast in series

On October 16, 2007, at 1:00pm EST, CleanRooms magazine editor-in-chief John Haystead will moderate the third in a series of live, interactive webcasts-“USP <797>: Implementing Practical & Available Solutions”-which will host a select mix of contamination control solution providers.

Purafil Director Honored

Purafil director honored with ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

During the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) annual meeting in Long Beach, CA, Purafil’s technical director Chris Muller was honored with a Distinguished Service Award (DSA).



Steam delivery method improves oxide growth rate and uniformity

Oxidation of silicon is a common and frequent step in the manufacture of integrated circuits (ICs).


Real-world improvement in ionization system performance

Ionization is a facilities requirement that is critical for the maintenance of production yield and output. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to monitor and control.


Use clean benches to control particulate contamination

Clean benches are one type of mini clean environment and offer a convenient method of controlling particulate contamination within a controlled work area.

Special Report

Energy costs drive innovation

Energy cost reduction continues to be a driving force behind most of the innovations in state-of-the-art cleanroom design and construction.


New Products

New Products

Each month, Cleanrooms brings you a collection of the latest product innovations in the contamination control industry.

Product Spotlight

Cleanroom Lighting

Because there are no formal standards for lighting in cleanrooms, contractors and operators must have a thorough understanding of the different types of lighting, fixtures, and installation options available and consider which one will best suit the level of cleanliness required in their critical environments.