Monday, 10 November 2014

New book: Cleanroom Microbiology

A new book is being published by DHI/PDA – “Cleanroom Microbiology”. The book has been written by Tim Sandle and R. Vijayakumar.

While there are books on cleanrooms available, these focus almost entirely on the physical and rarely address microbiological risks. Similarly, there are various books on microbiology (even a few about pharmaceutical microbiology), yet these books rarely mention cleanrooms, or, where they do, give controlled environments limited coverage.

A new book is being published by DHI/PDA – “Cleanroom Microbiology”. The book has been written by Tim Sandle and R. Vijayakumar.

While there are books on cleanrooms available, these focus almost entirely on the physical and rarely address microbiological risks. Similarly, there are various books on microbiology (even a few about pharmaceutical microbiology), yet these books rarely mention cleanrooms, or, where they do, give controlled environments limited coverage.

To the authors of Cleanroom Microbiology, these two domains, normally separated by different functions, are inseparable. This book is about cleanrooms and controlled environments in relation to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors and is applicable to both the sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical sectors with its focus on cleanroom microbiology.

The contents are:

1. Introduction to Cleanroom Microbiology
2. Cleanrooms, Clean Zones and Cleanroom Technology
3. Global Standards for Cleanrooms and cGMPs
4. Microbiological Environmental Monitoring of Cleanrooms: Part 1: Contamination Sources and Methods
5. Microbiological Environmental Monitoring of Cleanrooms: Part 2: Constructing an Environmental Monitoring Program
6. Cleanroom Microflora
7. Characterization and Identification of Cleanroom Microflora
8. Evaluation and Interpretation of Environmental Monitoring Data
9. The Human Microbiome Project and the Implications for Cleanroom Microbiology
10. Implications of Pharmaceutical Microbial Contamination
11. Contamination Control in Cleanrooms: Part 1: Disinfection Practices in Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms
12. Contamination Control in Cleanrooms: Part 2: Cleanroom Design Factors
13. Contamination Control in Cleanrooms: Part 3: The Personnel Factor
14. Contamination Control in Cleanrooms: Part 4: Media Simulation Trials
15. Auditing Cleanrooms for the Contamination Control Perspective
16. Cleanrooms and Microbiology: The Importance of Risk Assessment

The book is currently available for a special pre-order price.

For further details and to order, see PDA / DHI publications

Posted by Tim Sandle

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