Reaching cleaner standards

The Irish Cleanroom show is now in its sixth year and will be held from May 10-11 in the CityWest Conference Centre in Dublin

With more than 3,000 cleanrooms and clean environments and significant pharmaceutical, microelectronic and medical device organisations having cleanrooms, Ireland is recognised as one of the most vibrant and energetic countries on the global cleanroom stage. The Irish Cleanrooms Society in association with CPG Events will be hosting Ireland's 6th International Cleanrooms and Contamination Control Exhibition and Conference in Dublin.

Conference programme Day 1: Monday May 10 2004 Focus on ISO Standards & Research Highlight The Importance of the Cleanroom industry as part of the hi-tech sector in Ireland Speaker Panel– Research Community

Day 2: Tuesday May 11 2004 Pharmacare Theme Day Highlight The State of the Pharmacare Industry in Ireland John Lynch, senior inspector, IMB There will also be representatives from the ISPE, IDF and industry.

As part of the Cleanrooms 2004 Convention, site visits will be organised to give delegates first hand experience of a cleanroom. These will take place at two locations nearby: 1. Wyeth and the Institute of Technology Tallaght. Wyeth is investing more than $1bn to expand its production facilities in Ireland with the construction of a multi-product biopharmaceutical Campus at Grange Castle. 2. The Institute of Technology Tallaght specialises in the design and delivery of a range of career focused courses at various levels.

The ICE Awards This year sees the introduction of the ICE Awards. Supported by the Cleanrooms Society, the awards will strive to raise the standard by distinguishing people of outstanding performance in the cleanrooms industry. The awards will be presented at the Gala dinner attended by conference delegates, industry peers and press. Categories: 1. Best Pharmacare Award (includes pharmaceuticals, healthcare and medical devices) 2. Best Practice Institution Award (includes research, education and hospitals) 3. Cleanrooms Hospitals Award 4. Supplier of the Year 5. Cleanroom Operative of the Year 6. Student of the Year Award (Bursary), sponsored by I.C.S

Exhibition highlights DOP Solutions The Irish Cleanroom Society and DOP Solutions will be joining forces at the Irish Cleanroom Show.The Society offers an accredited training course in Cleanroom Testing. The course meets the needs of validation engineers, cleanroom managers and technical managers involved in the maintenance of the cleanroom. The course covers airflow measurement, DOP testing and particle counting. DOP aerosol filter testing training is also provided by DOP and the company will exhibit its aerosol photometer, generator and positive injection pump. Contact: Susan Stephenson Tel: +44 (0)1462 676446

Biotest UK Biotest will be presenting its range of Heipha culture media. The ICR product range features triple-wrapped irradiated agars with H202 impermeable wrapper, room temperature storage and long shelf life. The production facility fully meets the quality standards of the pharmaceutical industry and is EN ISO 9001-2000 certified. Contact: Louise Smith T: +44 (0)121 733 3393

OptiCal Sciences (Ireland) Ideally suited to pharmaceutical applications, Optical Sciences will be launching its CLiMET CI-450 particle counter at the show, which is said to have a fast 1.77CFM flow rate. The completely new unit also features a colour VGA touch screen control, intuitive logic, built-in memory storing up to 3,000 data sets, laser diode optics and output compliance with the latest industry standards. It requires just 20 minutes for a full 1m3 sample. The company also offers instrument hire for filter integrity testing and cleanroom monitoring. Contact: Jason Kelly or Peter O'Connor OptiCal Sciences (Ireland) Tel: +353 59 9182 948 info@optical-sciences.ie

Sartorius Biotechnology Sartorius Biotechnology will be exhibiting its range of MD8 Airscan microbial air samplers. The company is also a distributor for the Lighthouse range of particle counters, environmental sensors and 21 CFR Part II compliant facility monitoring systems. Tel: +353 404 25070 info@sartorius.ie

McKenna Ireland McKenna Ireland will be displaying a range of hand-held airflow, temperature and humidity measuring instruments to monitor laboratory environments. The LCA6000RVT is a purposed designed rotating vane anemometer specifically calibrated for the low velocity airflow rates at the cabinet sash. Also on show will be the UA30 ultrasonic anemometer. Tel: +353 1847 5077

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