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Solid State Technology

Year 2008
Issue 6


New Products

New Products

Compiled by Jason Andrukaitis and Carrie Meadows

From The Editor

It’s showtime, folks!

I’m thrilled to formally announce the return of the CleanRooms USA Conference & Exhibition. After a two-year hiatus, CleanRooms USA will return to Boston, MA on May 12???13, 2009 at the Hynes Convention Center.

Product Spotlight

Personal Protective Gear

We often focus on the importance of keeping products contamination-free, but protecting workers from the risk of contamination by products and keeping them safe while performing tasks is an equally important goal in the cleanroom.


Fda Clears New Latex Fre

FDA clears new latex-free glove

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing the Yulex® patient examination glove, which is made from a form of natural rubber latex derived from the guayule bush. Guayule rubber does not contain proteins associated with allergic reactions to latex products from Hevea brasiliensis, the source of traditional latex rubber, according to the Yulex manufacturer, Yulex Corp. of Maricopa, AZ.

Glovebox Market To Reach

Glovebox market to reach $126.8M by 2015

According to market research firm Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA–San Jose, CA), the glovebox segment is projected to reach $126.8 million by 2015.

Iest Elects New Officers

IEST elects new officers

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has announced its new officers for the term beginning July 1, 2008.



compiled by Jason Andrukaitis

The Sun Shines On Semi T

The sun shines on semi tool makers

Semiconductor tool makers might switch some U.S. production to equipment that manufactures photovoltaics, which convert sunlight into electricity.

Disinfectants And Diagno

Disinfectants and diagnostics expected to push food safety market above $3B by 2012

According to The Freedonia Group’s recently released “Food Safety Products” report, U.S. demand for food safety products will increase 6.5 percent per year to $3.2 billion in 2012. Rising concerns prompted by several well-publicized food-borne illness outbreaks, food product recalls, and cases of contamination in imported food products will lead to increased spending on food safety initiatives, says the market researcher.


Eu Gmp Annex 1 Clears Th

EU GMP Annex 1 clears the air for sterile manufacturing

Revisions to EU GMP Annex 1 clearly outline appropriate air cleanliness measures to be taken.


Disinfection begins with proper selection

Deciding what type of disinfectant will provide the greatest efficacy for your application requires a back-to-basics approach.

Special Report

Compounding sterile preparations: Onus or opportunity?

Compounding pharmacies, equipment suppliers, and educators are all working to prove that USP <797> compliance is an attainable goal.

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ASHP 2008 Summer Meeting

JUNE 8–11, 2008