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October 25, 2021

How To Start A Cleanroom

Many professionals involved in the research and development of cutting-edge technologies are familiar with the importance of cleanrooms. Whether you use yours for R&D, manufacturing or some other…
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October 23, 2021

How To Properly Set Up A Testing Lab Facility

Setting up a testing laboratory is a significant project, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting one. In this post, we’ll discuss types of test labs as well as the equipment and logistics that are part…
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October 19, 2021

Commissioning A Lab: Why And How It's Done

The processes of building, opening or renovating a laboratory facility are unlike similar processes for just about any other application. While other kinds of facilities are typically planned,…
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October 13, 2021

GMP Documentation Guidelines

What is GMP documentation? As a component of Good Manufacturing Practices, GMP documentation ensures the quality and traceability of manufacturing processes, maintenance and quality checks. The…
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October 01, 2021

How To Avoid Contamination In A Lab

In a laboratory setting, contamination can wreak havoc in nearly every aspect of the operation — resulting in shutdown, cleaning, testing time, risk to personnel, skewed lab results, unusable…
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September 02, 2021

How Often Should Biological Safety Cabinets Be Certified?

Biological safety cabinets are one of the primary safety measures in any laboratory setting that deal with microbes and infections agents. These secure, ventilated enclosures ensure that when…
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September 01, 2021

The “Just Right” Guide to PEC Pressure Gauges

The pressure gauges installed onto primary engineering controls (PEC, such as biosafety cabinets or clean benches) aid in the assessment of proper function and troubleshooting when utilized properly…
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August 24, 2021

Guide To Cleanroom Classifications: Understanding The Basics

  Cleanrooms are used for the manufacture, testing and design of products in health- and safety-critical fields such as medical device manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, aerospace,…
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July 06, 2021

Fume Hood Testing Procedure: Outlining The Basics

Fume hoods are designed to protect people who work with chemicals that may produce hazardous gases, vapors and particulates. They achieve this with airflow that pulls dust and fumes away from where…
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June 14, 2021

8 Tips for Hazardous Chemical Handling In A Lab

Laboratory work with chemicals is a necessary component of a wide range of fields and industries: the medical field, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial applications, consumer products and many…
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February 23, 2021

Why Endotoxin Testing Is Critical

Companies in the pharmaceutical and food industries must operate with extreme care to prevent their products from causing more harm than good. One of the most insidious threats these businesses must…
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February 18, 2021

What Is Water For Injection?

Life as we know it on Earth would not exist without water. Not only is it one of the critical building blocks that make up the cellular structure of all living things, but it also serves virtually…
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February 18, 2021

What Is EDI In Water Treatment?

Control is critical in a laboratory environment. Any unexpected variable introduced into a sample can have a significant impact on the results of a test or production process. Absolutely everything…
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December 15, 2020

What Is Media Fill Testing?

Media fill testing is the method of assessing the technique and competency of personnel who manipulate and create compounded sterile preparations. To maintain the purity of samples, compounds and…
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December 06, 2020

Considerations for Annual Cleanroom Shutdowns

Cleanroom shutdown events occur for numerous reasons, planned and unplanned. In returning to normal operation, there are key best practices that can be followed for a successful return to normal…
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September 09, 2020

What Is ASHRAE 110?

Chemical fume hoods are an integral part of laboratory safety, and a malfunctioning hood could prove disastrous to workers interacting with dangerous chemicals and fumes. A trade organization called…
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July 10, 2020

Understanding Purity And The Types Of Water Used In A Laboratory

No matter what type of work is done in a laboratory, it’s almost certain that lab water is required to carry out certain processes. Due to the sensitive nature of laboratory work — and the need for…
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June 03, 2020

What Is Autoclave Sterilization?

What is autoclave sterilization? The simplest explanation is that it is a highly effective method of sterilizing and disinfecting objects through the use of heat — in the form of steam — plus…
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June 02, 2020

The Importance Of Testing Lab Safety

Professionals in industries such as medical device manufacturing, biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology and more are conducting some of the most vital work in testing labs.…
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April 26, 2020

Lab Decontamination Challenges

If you are planning to reopen a lab after the Covid-19 crisis, please contact us and we are happy to help. Lab decontamination is an important responsibility that comes as part of lab occupancy.…
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February 06, 2020

What To Consider When Relocating Your Laboratory

Moving is seldom a stress-free process. That’s especially true when attempting to relocate a laboratory. While moving the contents of your home may be challenging enough, relocating a laboratory —…
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January 30, 2020

How To Close A Laboratory Facility

Running a safe, compliant laboratory can be challenging enough. But what if you need to quickly learn how to close a lab? Decommissioning a working laboratory is far from simple. Numerous factors…
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January 20, 2020

TSS Decommissioning Services

TSS is a marketplace leader providing comprehensive decommissioning, decontamination, lab closure, and relocation services to mitigate liability and assure compliance. Our team of Project Managers,…
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January 13, 2020

Large Scale Decontaminations

Large scale decontaminations may be required for many different reasons – for example, a planned lab shutdown may include a space decontamination to facilitate planned maintenance, or an unplanned…
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December 31, 2019

Viable Environmental Monitoring

Viable environmental monitoring provides critical information towards understanding the relative cleanliness of the sampled environment. Typically, viable airborne and surface data is collected to…
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December 11, 2019

Quality for Service Providers

How would you define a high-quality testing service? Quality means conformance to requirements; and the requirements are dependent on the related industry. This makes quality a subjective concept as…
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November 13, 2019

HEPA FILTER INTEGRITY TESTING – CONSIDERATIONS IN HEPA FILTER PORTS

HEPA filters are sold in a variety of models and configurations, including with or without injection and testing ports. As HEPA filter leak testing involves upstream challenge of the HEPA filter with…
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October 04, 2019

USP <795>, <797>, and <825> Postponed

  USP has postponed the official dates of the below chapters from December 1, 2019 until further notice: · <795>: Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations · <797>:…
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September 30, 2019

CDA (ISO 8573) - Why Test?

Why test CDA or CGS systems? Compressed dry air or compressed gas systems are critical utilities in your clean environments. CDA or CGS systems may be used in process applications directly or…
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September 06, 2019

Validation: Temperature Controlled Units

Validation of temperature-controlled chambers is a critical component of a robust process and/or facility qualification plan. Validation includes Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational…
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August 20, 2019

2019 Updates to USP <797> and how TSS is responding

USP <797> lays the foundation of standards for compounding sterile preparations. According to USP, “…<797> helps to ensure patients receive quality preparations that are free from…
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August 06, 2019

Welcome to our blog!

Here at Technical Safety Services we are dedicated to the highest quality of compliance and safety for our clients, their processes and the people they serve.  Our services are used by over 11,…
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