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Solid State Technology

Year 2008
Issue 11


From The Editor

Virtual is for real

Many months ago, when we first started talking about the concept and prospect of hosting a “virtual” conference and exhibition, I have to admit I was a little skeptical about how realistic a possibility it actually was.

Product Spotlight

cleaning and disinfection supplies

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

New Products

New Products

Compiled by Carrie Meadows


Euv Applications Shed Ne

EUV applications shed new light on cleanrooms

In October, Sematech (Austin, TX) hosted a symposium in Lake Tahoe, CA that could literally shine a new light on semiconductor cleanrooms.

Destruction Of Legionell

Destruction of Legionella collection shows inconsistencies in federal handling

As the wheels of Congress start grinding out legislation to protect federally funded biospecimen collections from inadvertent and malicious destruction, practitioners are of two minds about the government involvement.

Fda Releases Update On M

FDA releases update on melamine investigation

Since September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating possible contaminated milk-based products coming out of China.

Genzyme Captures Gold In

Genzyme captures gold in R&D lab design

Confronting the difficult head-on, Genzyme Corp. has achieved a high-level certification for energy and environmental design in its Framingham, MA R&D facility unveiled in late September.


Special Report

The high cost of low-end swabs

Buying swabs in bulk at the lowest price may seem like a cost-effective choice, but those little penny-per-use disposable devices can track contamination into a cleanroom, cloud test results, and cause ESD events if they aren’t chosen with care.


Clean facilities get a new lease on life

How can smaller operations make existing facilities fit their budgets and their processes with renovations and upgrades?

Toc Analysis Pinpoints W

TOC analysis pinpoints water chemistry changes

Direct conductometric TOC analyzer alerts engineers to potentially damaging trihalomethane excursions in pharmaceutical water.