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No appropriate measures taken to control the risk of proliferation of the bacteria since 2009
Products will increase customer confidence in the quality and accuracy of analytical data, says PHE
Checking that water supplies are free of harmful bacteria is a routine but essential task for healthcare facilities. Water microbiology consultant David Sartory outlines the microbes to look out for, how to carry out tests and take remedial action should the tests show positive
Micro-organism-controlled environment ensures full conformance to industry standards and regulatory requirements
Growing customer demand drives expansion in the American Midwest
Biofilm creation presents a challenge to maintaining clean processes within GMP regulated industries as many factors are involved. A. Deal, D. Klein and P. Lopolito, Steris Corporation Life Science Division, describe a project aimed at seeing how diferent parameters affect biofilms
Expected to open in 2015 and create 150 jobs
Graphene, a hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms just one atom thick, has many unusual properties. Research into these requires ultrapure water. Greg Pilbrow, Sales Director, Veolia Water Technologies UK, describes the ultrapure water system installed in a cleanroom for graphene research
Expanding its clinical proficiency testing (PT) offering
With more new potent drug ingredients being formulated as nanomaterials, Powder Systems Ltd (PSL) looks at recent technological developments that further reduce product exposures when operating high containment isolators and gloveboxes
A hinged, easy to clean container with comfortable access
Research using biological agents has increased dramatically and more companies need to set up Institutional Biosafety Committees to ensure compliance in safe handling of such agents. Elizabeth Gilman Duane, Environmental Health & Engineering, outlines the key considerations when putting together an