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Solid State Technology

Year 2008
Issue 5


New Products

New Products

Compiled by Jason Andrukaitis

Product Spotlight


Wipers are a cost-effective solution for helping maintain equipment and facility cleanliness.

From The Editor

Is this really happening?

So I got a press announcement from FDA this week announcing it was embarking on a “major hiring initiative” to fill more than 1,300 positions within the next several months as part of a multi-year hiring effort.

Industry Innovators

White Knight turns adversity into advancement

Pre-planning and coordinated response to disaster helps garment manufacturer speed return to productivity.

Setting The Standard

Questions concerning IEST-RP-CC031.2 answered

The revision expands the list of materials of concern and provides more examples of sample preparation to help eliminate industry confusion.


Send In The Offense For

Send in the offense for food defense

Military software has been retrained for deployment in protecting the United States’ food supply against terrorist attack, helping those in the food business how to think like terrorists might.

Mergers And Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions may go slow

In one sense, the recent purchase by Entegris (Chaska, MN) of a stake in privately held Integrated Materials, Inc.

Fda Takes Next Step In E

FDA takes next step in establishing overseas presence

FDA has received approval from the U.S. State Department to establish eight full-time permanent FDA positions at U.S. diplomatic posts in the People’s Republic of China, pending authorization from the Chinese government.


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Why CAPA still matters

A properly implemented CAPA system will ensure that root causes of contamination are found and dealt with in a timely manner.

Essential Elements Of Ef

Essential elements of effective CAPA systems

CAPA systems will factor into survival of firms in regulated life sciences markets.

Special Report

Contamination means death for live tissue products

Tissue banks and researchers rely on frequent testing and strict cleanroom controls to keep human cell- and tissue-based products alive and free from contamination.


The fire-safe cleanroom journey continues

Non-fire propagating building materials and tools, along with adherence to fire safety standards, have made the cleanroom industry safer and more aware of the potential cost of cleanroom fires.