Beginners guide to buying and validating biosafety cabinets

biosafety cabinets

Purchasing Firstly, it is important to make sure you are purchasing the right class of cabinet for your facility. Identifying the risks, hazards, and substances to be used in the cabinet will help in this decision.   Class 1 biosafety cabinets provide personnel and environmental protection but no product protection.   Class 2 biosafety cabinets […]

ISO 5: Defining Cleanroom Classification Guidelines

What Is A Cleanroom? One of the leading UK cleanroom training boards, ATI define a cleanroom through 2 areas. Control: A space where the number of airborne particles are measured. A space where other environmental factors may be measured (humidity, temperature, pressure)Design: An enclosed space constructed in a way to minimise the introduction, generation and […]

ISO 8: Defining Cleanroom Classification Guidelines

Scientist ISO 8 environment

What Is A Cleanroom? A cleanroom is a controlled space where the number, concentration and size of airborne particles are classified and tightly maintained to create a sterile environment.  There are 9 ISO classifications, ISO 1, ISO 2, ISO 3, ISO 4, ISO 5, ISO 6, ISO 7, ISO 8, and ISO 9. ISO 1 […]

Why Cleanroom Gowning is Essential

Cleanroom gowning

I often hear resistance by operators to the required cleanroom garb, especially in the summer months or the Indian Summer we are currently enjoying.  And it is not surprising. Whilst temperatures soar and we enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, operators are covered head to toe with an additional layer or more of PPE. Over shoes, boots, […]

How To Prevent Cleanroom Contamination – the ISO Cleanroom Way!

The ISO 14655 series defines a cleanroom as; A space where the number of airborne particles are measured. An enclosed space constructed in a way to minimise the introduction, generation and retention of particles. A space where other environmental factors may be measured. (humidity, temperature and pressure) A cleanroom is an investment to both purchase […]

Cleanroom Gowning

This is a guide to help you in the setting up of your SOP (standard operating procedures) for your cleanroom. The choice of PPE will depend on the classification of your cleanroom but there are a lot of common does and don’ts.

What is a clean room?

Two people in cleanroom

A cleanroom is a room or enclosure within which the number of airborne particles are controlled and classified