Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2008
Issue 4


Compounding Corner

The revised USP Chapter <797> in review

Revision to USP Chapter <797> evidences the evolution of compounding practices needed to stay current with emerging technology and concerns.

New Products

New Products

Compiled by Jason Andrukaitis

From The Editor

Thanks for your support!

If anyone had doubts about the strength and vitality of the contamination control industry, they should surely have been put to rest by the tremendous turnout and energy generated by the CleanRooms Europe Conference & Exhibition held last month in Stuttgart, Germany.

Product Spotlight


Gloves are an essential component of cleanroom apparel. They not only protect personnel from hazardous materials but also can be the first line of defense in preventing the contamination of clean environments.



Certification of Class II biological safety cabinets

With proper field certification and commissioning practices, BSCs will keep hazardous materials away from personnel and ensure environmental cleanliness.

Microbial Monitoring

Getting the bugs out

An effective environment monitoring program begins with interpreting applicable international standards.

Special Report

Better tools for bioprocessing

Advanced filtration technologies are supplanting many traditional separation and purification techniques to meet demand for efficient, cost-effective, and high-yield industrial bioprocesses.




The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has appointed Janet Woodcock, M.D., as director of the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Semiconductor Mask Doubl

Semiconductor mask double take

Two recent announcements regarding semiconductor photomasks are good news for the industry, with one being a contamination-related breakthrough.

Live Cells Detect Food B

Live cells detect food-borne pathogens and toxins

Purdue University researchers have reported a new technology for potential biosafety and food safety applications that can simultaneously screen thousands of samples of food or water for several dangerous food-borne pathogens within a couple of hours.

Semi Publishes Eight New

SEMI publishes eight new technical standards

SEMI has published eight new technical standards applicable to the semiconductor, flat-panel display, and MEMS manufacturing industries.