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Queen's Belfast scientists in superbug breakthrough

They have developed an antibacterial gel that kills resistant hospital superbugs using natural proteins

Europe | Infection Control

Saving energy in cleanrooms

Cleanrooms consume large amounts of energy and it is common for power requirements to be specified based on norms without a clear understanding of the dynamics. Alexander Fedotov, Invar-project, considers steps to reduce energy consumption based on real examples and figures

Design and Build | Sustainability | Regulatory

PurThread Technologies donates medical scrubs to Samaritan's Purse

Antimicrobial textile company offers prototypes for use by World Medical Mission

Clothing and Personal Equipment | North America | Infection Control

Rommelag expands filling system portfolio with the acquisition of majority holding in Flecotec

Adds the Flecozip for contamination-free filling and transportation of toxic or bulk solids

Europe | Manufacturing | Pharmaceuticals

Ceramic materials innovation for semicon processes

Semiconductor manufacture requires equipment that can handle and process wafers without introducing contaminants. Yannick Galais, Commercial Manager, Morgan Advanced Materials, looks at new materials that advance such processes

Electronics | Manufacturing

Telstar Aeolus laminar flow cabinet offers 20% more sterile working area

Also incorporates energy saving EC fans and airflow velocity control systems

Containment | Europe | Manufacturing | Pharmaceuticals

Vapour degreasers make a comeback

In the medical industry, device component cleaning is extremely important in ensuring the quality of device production. Vapour degreasers are re-emerging as the preferred option over aqueous cleaning systems, says Jay Tourigny, Senior Vice President, MicroCare Medical

Cleaning

Kimtech WetTask wipes offer effective cleaning

They feature two different sides: one for cleaning and the other for disinfecting

North America | Infection Control | Cleaning

Are cleanrooms an obsolete technology?

Cleanrooms have long provided environmental control for operations or tasks where the products need protection, but Michelle Frisch, PSL, asks are they the best choice for today’s requirements of cleanliness and limited operator interference?

Containment | Manufacturing

US university to expand facilities at underground campus

US$125,000 grant will fund infrastructure at Sanford Lab

Design and Build | North America

Employing QbD to mitigate risk in aseptic parenteral fill and finish

Blow/fill/seal technology, used widely for ophthalmic, respiratory and parenterals, has been slow to make an impact in the US injectables market. Bill Hartzel, Director, Strategic Execution, Advanced Delivery Technologies, Catalent Pharma Solutions, reviews how its potential advantages meet QbD prin

Manufacturing | Pharmaceuticals

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