Category: Cleanroom

What’s the Difference Between Sterile and Aseptic Technique?

Are the terms sterile and aseptic used interchangeably? Is a cleanroom sterile? What is aseptic processing?

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New: Vileda Professional Cleanroom Products

Vileda Professional Cleanroom Mops support most critical applications. Each Vileda mop head, frame, or bucket connects over 30 years of development for controlled environments and healthcare. Find stainless steel mop sets and handles, or ask about quantity discounts on Vileda mop refills, pads, and accessories. Join St. Johns and other leading healthcare organizations for enhanced sanitization within controlled environments, cleanrooms and healthcare facilities.

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USP <800> Compounding Cleanrooms

USP 800 is a cleanroom compounding standard that was issued in March of 2014 by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). It’s primary focus is expanding the safety of healthcare workers, patients, and the environment for processing hazardous drugs. It’s scope reflects a number of stages in the delivery of sterile and non-sterile compounds, including:

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Why is Modular Cleanroom Design A Huge Development?

Pre-engineered fabrication consolidates scheduling with minimal disruption and fewer variables. Difficult or expensive upgrades avoid overbearing noise, construction artifacts, and minimize if not eliminate the burden on facility staff for project management.

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USP 797 Guidelines: Sterile Compounding Cleanroom Design, Components, and Procedure

USP Chapter 797 cleanroom design requires that facilities pressurize non-hazardous compounding and storage areas. ISO 5, 7 and 8 environments support primary engineering controls, buffer rooms, and ante-rooms.

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USP 800 cleanroom upgrades - ISO 5 with ISO 7 Buffer room

Upgrading a USP 797 Cleanroom to USP 800?

New USP guidelines may present challenges for compounding facilities. Some facilities need infrastructural and mechanical modifications for compliance. System evaluation includes duct systems, HEPA fan filters, differential pressure standards, air monitoring, and external air exhaust equipment.

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How Does USP 800 Change Storage and Unpacking of Hazardous Drugs?

Facilities unpacking hazardous drugs within a negative pressure room do not require procedural changes to meet USP unpacking area requirements. Facilities unpacking HDs within positive pressure ante rooms or facility spaces will require reconsideration.

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Cleanroom and Sterile Compounding Glossary and Definitions

The definitive cleanroom and sterile compounding glossary. Learn terminology and definitions for USP 797 and USP 800 compounding.

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Cleanroom Construction FAQ

Definitive Cleanroom Construction FAQ: How much does a cleanroom cost? How does the level of ISO classification impact build and operating costs? How much supporting space will I need for a cleanroom addition or ISO class upgrade? What’s the advantage of a turnkey cleanroom system?

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Cannabis Cleanroom Design and Construction Components

Cannabis Cleanroom Construction This post regards the specific construction components of building a cleanroom for medical cannabis cultivation. Previously, we’ve written about the dangers of

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Fingerprints of a Killer: Why Medicinal Cannabis Needs a Cleanroom Engineered Solution

The benefit of modular cannabis cleanrooms over traditional fixed wall grow rooms is that the configurable partitions of modular cleanroom designs lower the cost of installation or re-configuration for changing regulations. Divider rooms total environmental control, larger yields, and improve regulatory compliance at various stages of the growing cycle.

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Cleanroom HEPA Vacuum Use and Applications 

Cleanroom HEPA Vacuum Components and Applications Simply put, every square inch of a cleanroom should be absolutely pristine. Ceiling panels, lighting units, HEPA filtration units,

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Entering a Cleanroom: Preparation and Procedure – The Garments Employees Must Wear

This guide provides a framework for employees entering a cleanroom.

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Turnkey Cleanroom Install

CleanPro’s turn-key cleanroom solution provided a one-stop, one-contact result for the initial delivery and on-site installation of walls, ceiling grids, electrical systems, flooring, filters, HVAC, and more.

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Softwall Cleanroom Curtains Project

Softwall cleanroom curtains, sometimes referred simply as “plastic strips” yield ISO Class 10,000 level particle control with minimal construction. This customer required a custom softwall installation that integrated into their existing building structure CleanPro to deliver a softwall cleanroom

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Clean-Forward Lab Furniture Project

Industrial workbenches and workstations provide integrated design features such as power bars, application specific surface materials, and custom drawer and cabinet configurations for safe, organized storage. This laboratory enlisted for a complete laboratory outfit, with ergonomic seating and Lista drawer cabinet workstations.

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Chemotherapy and CSP Cleanroom Installation

This modular, sterile compounding cleanroom is designed for ISO 797 and ISO 800 compliance, particularly for compounding chemotherapy drugs. Safe handling of sterile compounds requires special considerations: heat-welded floors, anterooms and buffer areas.

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Class 10,000 Cleanroom & Gowning Area

This cleanroom and adjacent gowning area helped this customer prevent outer contamination from entering classified spaces.

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