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Immunology and Microbiology Cleanrooms

Large clinical-scale cleanroom operations for T cell therapies often use a class ISO 7 (Class 10,000) cleanroom room environment with an ISO 5 (Class 100) biological safety hood as a primary engineering control. An ISO 7 cleanroom requires an average airflow velocity of 10-15 ft/min with 60-90 air changes per hour.

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Ethanol Purity, Grades, and Extraction Techniques

This post covers the unique characteristics of high purity ethanol for commercial cannabis extraction. We’ll outline methods that improve batch efficiency, reduce terpene loss from decarboxylation, and minimize residual solvents. In large-scale extraction environments, closed-loop systems and pure, undenatured 200 proof ethanol allow more complete solvent removal.

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New: Low Particulate Cleanroom Tape

Premium cleanroom tape and labels are feature non-particulating materials with plastic cores suitable for use in ISO 3 (Class 1) cleanrooms. Each roll and label is cleanroom bagged and packaged in a Class 100 (ISO Class 5) cleanroom to ensure cleanliness upon arrival.

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Get 10% Off The Rolls-Royce of Stereo Inspection

Lynx EVO Eyepiece-less microscopes allow operators use of eyeglasses or safety glasses when inspecting or observing through the viewer. Floating stage (option) provides sensitive control and accurate sample inspection. Ideal for inspecting fragile samples, or for avoiding contamination by handling.

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Avoid Supply Chain Production Fog

Expansion creates unforeseen complexities and challenges within supply chains. Communication breakdowns, competing priorities, and distraction from core competencies interrupt economies of scale. Valuable manufacturing space gets converted into storage space, order minimums become bloated, inventory swells, and eventually, quality and delivery times suffer.

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New: Minncare Sporicidal Disinfectants & Foggers

Minncare and Actril are two examples of cold sterilants used for endoscope, dialysis, and cleanroom disinfection. Both are authorized as Class A sterilants by the EPA. Cold sterilants provide non-invasive sterilization of dental/surgical equipment such as pressure clamps, tubing clamps, blood pressure cuffs, mirrors, etc.

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Staticworx ESD Flooring Installation Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn about various installation methods, find detailed instructions, and also learn where you can buy the materials you’ll need for installation at your facility. The type of installation you choose requires consideration for the environment and subflooring within your facility.

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Guide to USP <1072> Disinfectants & Sporicides

USP <1072> outlines decontamination practices for critical environments.In this post, we’ll outline the types of chemical disinfectants and sterilants used in cleanrooms and laboratories. This includes isopropyl alcohol, bleach, formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, and peracetic acid. 

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BenchPro Pre-configured Drawer and Tool Cabinets

BenchPro™ cabinets, drawers, and accessories are guaranteed for 25 years of use. This includes every component and every function. If you don’t see the perfect cabinet for your application, seek assistance by calling our sales specialists or get started online by using our custom cabinet configurator.

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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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7 Things to Do at SMTA 2018

SMTA is a great opportunity to catch up with electronics control assembly professionals from across the US, particularly the Midwest. Over four days of sessions, you’ll get insights from industry leaders that help you reduce defects and improve control processes:

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