Cannabis Drying Racks and Secure Storage

Open wire shelving designs have some advantages for cannabis processing and harvesting. Hanging, drying, and storing benefit from easy access with a steady flow of air

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Cleanroom Fan Filter Replacement

When Should I Replace a Cleanroom Fan Filter? Pre-Filter Replacement Pre-filter media should be replaced every six months and inspected regularly. Pre-filters in gowning rooms

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ISO 7 Cleanroom Panel Cleaning & Maintenance

How to Clean Acrylic Panels Dusting Use one teaspoon of mild dishwashing detergent and a pint of water. Apply this solution with an atomizer or

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Cleanroom Fan Filter Units vs Air Handling Units

A cleanroom air handling unit (AHU) is a cornerstone of temperature, humidity, and pressurization within controlled environments. Today, modular fan filter units allow more adaptable configuration with simplified maintenance procedure. Both systems serve conditioned and filtered air throughout a cleanroom facility. 

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ESD Cleanrooms – Static Control for Medical Devices & Life Sciences PDF from Simco-Ion

Our friends at Simco-Ion sent us this brilliant guide to ESD cleanrooms design, principles, and other considerations. Download the PDF you’ll find case studies and technical information about how static charges influence particle retention and impact manufacturing outcomes in controlled environments. Below we’ve highlighted important ideas in relation to medical device cleanrooms and provide additional resources.

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Satellite Cleanrooms – Design, Garments, and Contamination

For communication satellites that remain within earth’s orbit, an ISO Class 6-8 cleanroom allows sufficient particle and contaminant control. Cleanroom engineers design each space so that particles from production surfaces are whisked away from critical components. A combination of softwall production areas and hardwall cleanroom facilities provide isolation of critical tasks.

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2018 USP Sterile Compounding Revisions

First published in 2004, USP Chapter <797> has undergone proposed revisions as of July 2018. These revisions are now available for public comment.

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How Often Does a Particle Counter Require Recalibration?

For ISO 14644 compliance, all particle counting equipment requires a calibration certificate.

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ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices

ISO 13485 is designed for use throughout the life cycle of a medical device. It supports each stage of medical device development and operation from initial concept to production and disposal. The standard helps internal and external parties certify and validate processes which maintain the stability of quality management systems (QMS).

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Sealed & Portable Medicinal Cannabis Grow Rooms

Modular cannabis grow room designs improve the longevity of grow room construction. Likewise, portable prefab grow rooms allow for more adaptable configurations when expanding, relocating, or re-purposing a grow room. There are also a number of tax and legal advantages when construction is non-permanent. Prefab modular grow rooms are cost-effective without the inconvenience of conventional “stick-built” construction.

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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 standard issued in March of 2014 by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). The deadline for compliance may change, at the time of this articles publication the deadline is scheduled for December 2019. The date and scope of adoption may differ on a state-by-state basis, thus consulting with a compliance specialist is encouraged.

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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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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

This post regards the specific construction components of ultra-clean cannabis grow rooms. Previously, we’ve written about the correlations of contaminated cannabis, and how it affects

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