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 […]

Ten Commandments of a Cleanroom: Do’s and Don’ts when entering a cleanroom

A corridor in a scientific environment

Ten Commandments of a Cleanroom: Do’s and Don’ts when entering a cleanroom A cleanroom is an enclosed space where the presence of airborne particles are controlled and classified.  Each cleanroom is classified depending on the sub-micron particles that it contains. The air inside a cleanroom is strictly regulated to ensure that the right quantity and […]

Top 4 Essential pieces of Cleanroom Equipment

A cleanroom requires an unique set of equipment to keep it operating efficiently. It goes without saying that maintaining a cleanroom’s integrity is not easy. There are multiple factors that must be considered — air quality, traffic, human behaviour, and even the materials permitted to enter the space. Regardless of whether your cleanroom is a […]

ISO 6: Defining Cleanroom Classification Guidelines

ISO 6 cleanroom

What Is A Cleanroom? The old American cleanroom standard; FS 209E Clause 3.5 Defined a cleanroom as ‘A room in which the concentration of airborne particles is controlled and which contains one or more clean zones. ‘  FED-STD-209E was discontinued in 2001 and superseded by the ISO standard but we still hear reference to class 100/1,000 […]

Benefits of a Cleanroom

Benefits of a cleanroom

Cleanrooms provide companies with customized solutions in high-performance environments so they can meet the highest manufacturing standards ISO 14644 defines a cleanroom as; “A defined space within which the number concentration of airborne particles is controlled and classified, and which is constructed and operated in a manner to control the introduction, generation, and retention of […]

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 […]

ISO 7: Defining Cleanroom Classification Guidelines

ISO Cleanroom

What Is A Cleanroom? The ISO 14644 series defines a cleanroom as a “room within which the concentration of airborne particles is controlled and classified, and which is designed, constructed and operated in a manner to control the introduction, generation and retention of particles inside the room”. There are 9 ISO classifications, ISO 1, ISO […]

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 […]