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Plymouth University has established the gold standard for reading specialist security threads embedded in bank notes
These products are used to assess the effectiveness of sterilisation processes
John Challenger, non-executive Chairman, WH Partnership, looks back at how cleanroom design has developed over the past 40 years and at the current drivers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors that might affect designs in the future
The Recommended Practice provides information on cleanroom planning procedures, design requirements, and construction protocol
Work on the new building is expected to be completed by 2017
As the pharmaceutical sector looks to cut costs wherever possible, Dr Johannes Rauschnabel, Chief Pharma Expert, Bosch Packaging Technology, reviews the energy use of RABS vs isolators
Sumitomo Demag ejector and mould control algorithm synchronises ejector forward speed with mould open speed
Many aspects of a cleanroom are designed to ensure contamination control, including control of air movement, air filtration, cleanroom practices, cleaning and disinfection schemes. Tim Sandle discusses how the different aspects are assessed through the audit process
Upturn in demand for medical consumables encourages move into high-volume, single-use medical device components
Rapid transfer port systems have evolved over the years for use in pharmaceuticals and other industries. Getinge-La Calhène reviews the potential for improving systems further to meet ever-stricter ergonomic and safety requirements
The five-storey building will provide a 'superlab' for life science teaching
The latest micro-fluidic medical diagnostic systems are produced on a device no larger than a credit card. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag provided the specialised micro-injection moulding machine, designed to maintain the highest precision in a cleanroom environment