Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2007
Issue 6



Cleanroom cost-cutting frenzy: What does it mean for consumables?

Cost-cutting is a reality within many companies that utilize cleanrooms. Whether it’s a result of pressure from above to please investors or increased competition, cleanroom engineers are more than ever called upon to decrease costs and increase efficiency.

Setting The Standard

IEST: Not your grandfather’s technical society

The year 1989 was an earth-shaking one, both literally and figuratively. An earthquake struck the San Francisco area during the third game of baseball’s World Series between the Giants and the Oakland Athletics.

Your Market Analysis

Pumps in cleanroom processes

Performance issues, such as reliability and efficiency, are the main consideration for pumps used in cleanroom applications

From The Editor

Focus on compounding

This month’s issue of CleanRooms magazine will receive special bonus distribution at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Summer Meeting and Exhibition in San Francisco, June 24-27.




Asyst reels in multiple 200 mm ordersAsyst Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of integrated automation systems for semiconductor and flat-panel display manufacturing, has announced that its 200 mm products have been selected by multiple semiconductor fabs including EM Microelectronic of Switzerland, Shanghai Huahong NEC Electronics Co.

Fda Commissioner Announc

FDA commissioner announces new food protection position

Commissioner of Food and Drugs Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach has announced the creation of a new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) position-assistant commissioner for food protection-to provide advice and counsel to the commissioner on strategic and substantive food safety and food defense matters.

Pall Opens Life Sciences

Pall opens life sciences center in India

Pall Corporation has inaugurated its newest Life Sciences Centre of Excellence in Bangalore, India, which is intended to drive innovations in global life sciences processes throughout Asia.

Air Liquide And Aviza Te

Air Liquide and Aviza Technology extend JDA

Air Liquide Electronics, a leader in industrial and medical gases and related services, and Aviza Technology, Inc., a supplier of advanced semiconductor capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, have extended their joint development agreement (JDA)

New Air Purification Tec

New air purification technology targets hospital infection control

A novel new air purification technology has been developed to help battle infection in hospitals and other healthcare settings.



Is clean build alive and well?

Clean Construction Protocol should be a critical consideration during high-tech facility design and construction.


Preventing human-generated particle contamination in cleanrooms

People play a major role in generating particles inside a cleanroom. It is important that each member of the cleanroom team understands how personal hygiene and habits affect the cleanroom’s cleanliness.

Special Report

Misperceptions cloud the issue of sterile drug compounding

Compounding pharmacies, particularly those compounding sterile products, are increasingly under the regulatory eye. Once governed by a hodgepodge of state regulations, the industry has seen USP Chapter <797>: Pharmaceutical Compounding-Sterile Preparations emerge from an amorphous effort to standardize practices to the de facto industry standard in just a few years.


New Products

New Products

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

Product Spotlight

Cleaning and disinfecting supplies

Cleaning and disinfecting products are a vital part of ensuring that a clean environment is sterile and contaminant-free.