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Solid State Technology

Year 2008
Issue 8


From The Editor

D’ja ever wonder?

Sometimes in the dog days of summer, with things slowing down a little bit, people on vacation, and the U.S. Congress getting ready to head out on a recess from its recess, I get to daydreaming.


Whole Lotta Shakinrsquo

Whole lotta shakin’ going on

After the shaking stopped in China on May 12, officials at Intel (Santa Clara, CA) began a familiar drill.

Fda Releases Food Protec

FDA releases Food Protection Plan progress report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled its Food Protection Plan just months ago with the intention of maintaining a safe food supply for Americans.

Mcilvaine Co Projects St

McIlvaine Co. projects strong air filtration sales

Over the next five years, there will be a 65 percent increase in air filtration product sales into the electronic fabrication industry, according to industry analyst firm The McIlvaine Co. For bioclean applications in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, McIlvaine is forecasting sales growth of approximately 38 percent over the same time period.

Allied Minds And Uc Davi

Allied Minds and UC Davis launch startup to commercialize RF technology

Allied Minds, a Boston-based pre-seed investment firm specializing in early stage university business ventures, has established RF Biocidics, Inc., to develop and commercialize a novel disinfectant and disinfestant technology invented at the University of California???Davis (UC Davis).



compiled by Carrie Meadows


Protect Valuable Assets

Protect valuable assets with explosion-proof vacuums

Choosing the wrong vacuum can put your facility, processes, and personnel at risk.


Minimize infection risks in biolabs with a complete review and control plan

An exposure control plan is only as effective as the understanding and compliance of the personnel who implement it, so biosafety reviews are crucial.

Garments Play A Primary

Garments play a primary role in controlling contamination in compounding environments

Consider these recommendations for evaluating, validating, and implementing a USP <797>-compliant garment program.

Rabs Find An Expanded Ro

RABS find an expanded role in aseptic processing

The development of a comprehensive PHSS monograph will enhance the recognition of RABS as an alternative to isolators and provide a framework for regulatory compliance.

Special Report

The well-dressed cleanroom

End users need to juggle product and worker protection, comfort, utility, and cost-effectiveness in making the right choices about specialist laundries and cleanroom garmenting programs.


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New products

Compiled by Carrie Meadows

Product Spotlight

cleanroom doors & pass-throughs

The transfer of product or equipment from one area to another presents a prime opportunity for a contamination event to occur. Doors and pass-throughs specifically designed for clean processing environments can help maintain necessary cleanliness levels.