Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2007
Issue 5


Facility Profile

Three pilot plant roles: Development, training, and innovation

More than simply a site for small-scale bioprocessing, a pilot plant can be an engine of development.

Setting The Standard

Investigating toxicology in nanotechnology

The safety (toxicity) of nanoscale materials is largely an unknown. This is a significant knowledge void that should be considered and rectified.

From The Editor

Listening to the users

In the universe of contamination control technology, there are various products and solutions ranging from “high-tech” to “low-tech” offerings.




News snippets from the world of contamination control.

Hyaluron Reconfigures Cl

Hyaluron reconfigures cleanroom for formulation/fill operations

With the February announcement of a $1 million low-interest loan provided by MassDevelopment, Massachusetts’ finance and development authority, and Middlesex Savings Bank, pharmaceutical biotech contract manufacturer Hyaluron Contract Manufacturing, Inc. (HCM) is able to restructure the cleanroom and manufacturing space at its Burlington, MA-based headquarters as well as purchase backup systems for its electrical, HVAC, and mechanical infrastructure.

Air Liquide Receives Ti

Air Liquide receives TI award

Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP was recently presented with the Texas Instruments (TI) 2006 Supplier Excellence Award in recognition of its bulk gas operations services for TI over the past calendar year.

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Are no nodes good news?

When Intel (Santa Clara, CA) recently announced volume manufacturing in the second half of 2007 of a 45 nm process, something was missing: mention of a technology node.


In House Vs Contract Man

In-house vs. contract manufacturing

As a pharmaceutical start-up matures, it must face an unavoidable decision: whether to develop, test, and produce its new product in-house or to outsource it.

Environmental Applicatio

Environmental applications of 21CFR Part 11 for pilot operations

By now we have all heard of, and most likely been affected by, the regulations of 21CFR Part 11. Now we’re at the point in the regulations evolution where we can draw on some practical experience and apply this to improve our facilities even further.


Understanding particle counting technology

The original method for counting particles was to count them visually, through a microscope, a tedious, error-prone process that has mostly been replaced by optical particle counters.

Special Report

Examining solar panel manufacturing requirements

As oil prices continue to climb and environmental concerns grow, the demand for and interest in solar power as an alternative to fossil fuel has increased dramatically.


New Products

New products

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

Product Spotlight

Contamination control consulting

Contamination control is a critical factor in research and manufacturing facilities.