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Solid State Technology

Year 2003
Issue 4




Million for MicroTest

Lab On A Chip Takes Aim

Lab-on-a-chip takes aim at bettering beer, fine-tuning processes

Microchips will never be a choice snack with a pint of ale, but the combination could make "bitter beer face" an annoyance of the past and environmental monitoring even more acute if a Siemens AG microfluidic system—a lab-on-a-chip—proves effective in its initial testing.

Cleanrooms Signs Deal To

CleanRooms signs deal to co-locate show with PDA

Life sciences and cleanroom professionals can now attend a forum that for the first time brings drug manufacturing and contamination control technology under one roof, thanks to a multi-year contract the CleanRooms Group of PennWell Corp.

Iest Releases Latest Rec

IEST releases latest recommended practices

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has released the latest versions of its contamination control standards as well as several updates to its Handbook on Cleanroom Practices.

Cleanrooms Group Launche

CleanRooms Group launches CleanRooms Puerto Rico 2003

Contamination control professionals will now have a venue to make inroads in the booming Caribbean technology hub with the launch of CleanRooms Puerto Rico 2003.

A Make Or Break Cleanroo

A make-or-break cleanroom

A 50-year-old injection molding firm tightens up to ISO Class 7 to land burgeoning automotive business

Fda Proposes Cgmps For D

FDA proposes cGMPs for dietary supplements

Amid a revamp of pharmaceutical aseptic processing regulations for human and veterinary medicines, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed current good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements.



A united voice rises out of the din

For the first time at a CleanRooms East conference, we decided to devote a single hour to an open forum that would include the full gamut of the cleanrooms community—vendors, distributors and end users.



The AC/H debate continues

Inventors Corner

Inventor's Corner

Modular cleanroom plenum


CDC turns up the regulations: Hospitals turn to open concept labs for flexibility and efficiency

With the advent of the HIV epidemic and the rise of imported exotic microbes, a heightened awareness of the need for isolated testing laboratories within the general hospital laboratory has been firmly established.


On The Beat

Tears for humanity

When the tears welled and trickled from her beautiful dark eyes, it was clear that she was ashamed.


Silicon's days are far from numbered

Back in December, CleanRooms Chief Editor Mike Levans e-mailed me a report on stable organic polymers research presented at the 2002 Materials Research Conference (MRS) in Boston last fall.

Setting The Standard

All standards are not created equal: Read and implement with care

In several of our past columns, we've examined the details of specific cleanroom standards.


Product Spotlight

When is a modular cleanroom right for you?

The growing need for flexibility is making modular cleanrooms increasingly popular for operations ranging from ISO Class 5 to ISO Class 3.


Surface Cleaning Trainin

Surface Cleaning Training Session: Overlooked Protocol

Proper mopping of walls and floors plays a critical role in your contamination control program. Learning the basics once is a lesson for life

Special Report

Out of thin air

Although contamination control professionals are waging a battle against AMC on many fronts, a look at three cleanroom trends reveals that new weapons are still needed in the fight to control a vicious, invisible foe