Saturday, 6 April 2013

Cleanroom Technology: Inside the Box

In the second of a two-part article surveying the latest developments and innovations with cleanroom technology, Tim Sandle and Madhu Raju Saghee turn their attention to single-use disposable systems, aseptic connections, and cleanroom operations. The first part, titled ‘Setting the Scene’, can be read on-line here.

The article is published in the latest edition of the PMPS (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Sourcer).

The introduction to the article reads:

“The first part of this article (PMPS May 2012, p38), outlined cleanrooms and clean air devices, and discussed recent developments, including the latest in isolator design. But while the ‘clean’ environment is undoubtedly of importance, what goes on within the cleanroom, from the way personnel gown and behave, to the way in which aseptic manipulations are conducted, is also of great importance to safeguard the product or medical device from contamination. Here in the second part, key items of cleanroom technology are examined, from the clothing designed to minimise personnel-generated particles, through to single-use disposable technology, an innovation which arguably represents the most significant boost to cleanroom operations in the past five years.”

The reference is:

Sandle, T. and Saghee, M.R. (2012). “Inside the Box”, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Sourcer, Summer 2012, pp54-57

To find out more about PMPS and for obtaining a copy of the article, go to PMPS.

Posted by Tim Sandle