Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2007
Issue 3



Differences in sterility assurance for manufacture vs. compounding

The following statement by the FDA highlights the critical factors that are required to perform aseptic manipulations

Your Market Analysis

The future for fan filter units

A fan filter unit (FFU) consists of a small blower with a matched fan, an optional digital or solid-state speed controller, and a HEPA/ULPA filter, all enclosed in an aluminum or stainless-steel box.

Compounding Corner

Webcast wrap-up: The plain truth about USP <797>

Attendee questions from the CleanRooms Webcast are answered

From The Editor

Common cause

I don’t usually, if ever, review industry trade shows on this page, even when they’re our own events.

Setting The Standard

IEST: Building on its strengths

Giant conglomerates and mergers dominate today’s corporate world. Therefore, it is not surprising that not-for-profit organizations too are feeling economic and marketing pressures to follow the path of expansion into new areas.


Pilot Program Aims To Im

Pilot program aims to improve recall process

In recent weeks there have been a number of food-related recalls-from baby food to peanut butter.



News snippets from the world of contamination control.

Iso Fdis 14644 6 Vocabul

ISO/FDIS 14644-6, Vocabulary, available

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has announced that the final draft International Standard (FDIS) version of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 14644-6, Cleanrooms and controlled environments, Part 6: Vocabulary, is now available.

Boc Edwards Donates Equi

BOC Edwards donates equipment to nanotech research program

BOC Edwards, a leading supplier of semiconductor equipment and services, recently donated a dense fluid processor system to the MassNanoTech Institute, a campuswide nanoscale science and engineering initiative at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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BASF production plant nears completion

BASF’s new production plant for semiconductor process chemicals is on track for completion by end of 2007, according to a recent press release from the company.

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Two new certificate programs at ESTECH 2007

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) will offer two new certificate programs to contamination control professionals at ESTECH 2007, the organization’s annual technical meeting and exposition being held April 29-May 2, 2007, in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Semiconductor Cleanrooms

Semiconductor Cleanrooms 101: Cleanroom training pays off in Texas

Kelly Freeman, a physics major at Texas State University in San Marcos, wanted to explore her employment options and boost her chances of finding a job.



Negative-stiffness vibration isolation targets nanotechnology instrumentation

It wasn’t too long ago that deciding where to locate your scanning probe microscope was a simple endeavor: put it in the basement where the ambient vibration is minimized.

Interphex 2007 Conferenc

Interphex 2007: Conference and Exhibition

Click here to download a .pdf of the Interphex 2007 Conference and Exhibition

Special Report

Advanced aseptic processing technology

Advanced aseptic processing strategies offer manufacturers the best solution for protecting the quality and safety of their products and for ensuring the highest contamination control standards possible for products that cannot be terminally sterilized-but it comes at a cost.


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New Products

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

Product Spotlight

Particle counters

Particle monitoring is an integral part of maintaining adequate cleanliness levels.