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September 28, 2022

Designing A Cleanroom Pressure Cascade

In cleanroom environments, control is critical, and air pressure is one of most important measures that must be closely monitored. Air pressure cascades are a highly effective way of controlling the…
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June 27, 2022

How To Test Compressed Air Quality

Compressed air systems and compressed gas systems are one of the most critical utilities in a laboratory, food processing plant, cleanroom, or manufacturing environment.  It can supply power,…
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June 27, 2022

Preparing For Pharmacy Certification

Sterile compounding pharmacies encounter some of the most highly critical and sensitive challenges in keeping the work environment safe and compliant. There are two pharmacy certification types that…
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June 27, 2022

Surface Sampling Methods For Microbiology

Environmental testing in controlled spaces is the most effective way to detect the presence of micro-organisms, which can present significant health and safety risks, especially in cases of…
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June 15, 2022

Surface Wipe Sampling For Hazardous Drugs

In settings where hazardous drugs and materials are regularly handled, constant vigilance is necessary in the ongoing effort to keep personnel safe while controlling contaminant levels in work areas…
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June 03, 2022

Bag-In/Bag-Out vs. Non-BIBO Systems

High efficiency air filters are used in various industries and for many purposes. One such application is to use high efficiency filters to remove hazardous/harmful matter from exhaust air before…
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May 18, 2022

Viable Environmental Monitoring And Trending Data

Environmental monitoring (EM) and testing in laboratory settings are key components in operating a lab successfully and safely. In order to remain safe — and compliant with regulations — facilities…
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May 17, 2022

Which Is Better: Analog Or Digital Pressure Gauge?

Pressure monitoring devices represent a fundamental component of key media transport processes, including gas and liquid systems in refineries, electrical plants, industrial facilities, and more.…
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April 26, 2022

What Does the CETA Organization Do?

The primary objective of the CETA organization is to promote quality assurance in controlled environment testing and certification. CETA also exists to disseminate knowledge, information and data,…
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April 01, 2022

The Importance Of Autoclave Calibration And Validation

An autoclave is one of the most powerful pieces of equipment in a laboratory setting, drawing on pressure and heat to rapidly sterilize critical equipment more quickly and effectively than nearly any…
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April 01, 2022

Understanding 'As Found' And 'As Left' Calibration Data And Its Importance

Accuracy and reliability are of great importance for lab equipment. For this reason, lab equipment must be calibrated on a regular basis — anywhere from monthly to yearly — in order to remain in spec…
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March 22, 2022

Tips For Maintenance Of Laboratory Equipment

Most laboratories contain sophisticated equipment required to complete work with accurate, reliable, and repeatable results. Most of this equipment requires some form of maintenance or checks to keep…
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March 17, 2022

Critical Aspects of TSS’ Certifications

Third-party certifications, whether company-wide or for individual employees, provide a differentiator, a competitive edge, and an assurance to which process and quality standards are consistently…
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March 14, 2022

Biotechnology Cleanroom Considerations

Biotechnology is one of the most innovative areas in science today, focusing on all areas of life sciences: medicine, the environment, agriculture, the animal world, and more. These areas of…
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February 16, 2022

How Often Should Test Equipment Be Calibrated?

The reality of using any type of equipment is that over time it will drift out of calibration. This is an understood and generally accepted part of owning and operating laboratory and other…
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February 10, 2022

Cleanroom Protocols And Guidelines

Safety is paramount in the cleanroom, especially for those working in particularly hazardous environments and testing rooms. The best safeguards against unexpected incidents, emergencies and…
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February 03, 2022

What Is Bioburden And Why Is It Critical To Assess It?

In the medical device manufacturing industry, proper sterilization is among the most critical steps in better ensuring the safety of the product for its end users. Since these devices are often in…
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January 23, 2022

Use Of An Unidirectional-Flow, Clean Air Device (a.k.a. Clean Beach)

  Rooms, or secondary engineering controls, are designed to mitigate contamination issues with samples or products, but sometimes a part of the process requires an additional level of…
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January 20, 2022

Cleanroom Gowning Guide

In cleanroom settings, it is necessary to follow the proper protocols to maintain the integrity of the cleanroom and prevent contaminants from entering the controlled environment. Proper cleanroom…
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January 18, 2022

The Importance Of Gloved Fingertip Sampling

Gloved fingertip sampling is a key test assessing the aseptic technique of compounding personnel. The gloved fingertip test assesses the amount of microbial contamination present on workers’ gloved…
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