Facts about Cleanroom Classification

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scientist working at the laboratoryAnyone that works in cleanroom management understands what a cleanroom is. What they might not get is how cleanroom classification works. It seems, even for people who work in cleanrooms all day, every day, what constitutes them and how they are classified is a mystery. Here is a brief summary of how the cleanroom classification system works.

General Tips for Working in Your Biological Safety Cabinet

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working in the biosafety cabinetNeedless to say, there are a lot of rules that govern the use of a biological safety cabinet. These are common sense things that apply whenever personnel is working in them for their safety as well as to avoid any type of breach. Here is a general rundown of the guidelines and rules that all biosafety cabinet testing protocols should address, at a minimum.

Why Biosafety Cabinet Testing Is Important

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Protect Life

Scientist examining samplesBy having cleanroom certification, you help protect life and prevent contamination. Without proper certification, you may not reach industry or regulatory standards. This certification helps you protect biological research and ensure that your product meets high standards. Biosafety cabinet certification will help your facilities succeed.

Procedure of Biological Cabinet Testing

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Biological safety cabinets are necessary when working with biohazardous materials, or materials which may present aerosolized or vapor hazards. A biological safety cabinet (BSC) provides protection for biological samples, as well as for personnel and the work environment. They are used for a variety of applications in the life sciences as well as pharmaceutical, clinical, and industrial laboratories.

The Elements of Clean Room HVAC Systems

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Technicians working in the pharmaceutical production lineSome industries deal with products that have to be developed in a clean room environment. This applies to companies that deal with biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and even microelectronics. These industries often require specialized equipment, such as a pharmaceutical grade refrigerator for the development of drugs, or a specialized HVAC system. When investing in a clean room design, keep in mind that you want to work with someone who has experience with products similar to yours. The slightest change in temperature, or air pressure, could ruin the development of product, which can be avoided with the proper clean room design. 

Technical Aspects of Cleanroom Management

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Scientist working with a falcon tube under sterile hood at laboratoryCleanroom management is an important field that provides laboratories, whether governmental, commercial, or non-profit, with tests and certifications that establish the credibility and security of facilities. In every environment, millions of factors can jeopardize sensitive testing and manufacturing. For the integrity of your products and services, keeping your cleanrooms and biological safety cabinets up to international regulatory standards is critical. No matter what level of certifications or number of tests you need to have done on your facilities, cleanroom management can provide you with help for each step of the process.

Types of Biosafety Cabinets

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Whether it be in education or chemical manufacturing, biosafety cabinets are crucial to any workspace dealing with the study and handling of chemicals. Used primarily to protect from noxious or radioactive materials, biosafety cabinets serve as a safe space that both shelters a substance and promotes the observation of it. Standard biosafety cabinet classification contains the three main types of cabinet classes. These variations in biological safety technology contain similar designs (centered around a clean room HEPA filter) but vary among three general specifications: risk, inlet velocity, and protection capabilities.

Designing a Cleanroom HVAC System

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Cleanroom 1Cleanrooms typically have very specific demands and requirements. Obviously, that means there's no such thing as a "one-size fits all" approach to designing and installing an HVAC system for a cleanroom. However, even though the details will vary, there are some considerations to always keep in mind.

What Are Pharmaceutical Grade Refrigerators?

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medicineHave you ever wondered what makes pharmaceutical grade refrigerators special? For starters, they fulfill the unique needs of their research or medical facility. A facility may need to safely store biological samples at a particular temperature to guarantee that they don't compromise a study. A medical style clinic might just need a handy place to store ice. Either way, the refrigerator you choose is paramount to the needs of the facility. Here are some things to think about for understanding how pharmaceutical grade refrigerators are best used.

The Advantages of Biological Safety Cabinet Analysis

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scientist working in the fume hoodIf your laboratory works with contaminated or potentially contaminated materials, you will have at least one biosafety cabinet available to you. They come in three classes depending on what type of protection you need to provide for these materials and for the world around them. Whatever class you have, biosafety cabinet testing is important before initial use, and it should also be done with some regularity throughout the year to ensure continued quality performance.