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Important breaking Cleanroom news from Berkshire. Your partner in contamination control, because the smallest measure can make the biggest difference.

Is Bigger Necessarily Better?

No-one wants to imagine the unimaginable. You feel vaguely unwell but can’t quite put your finger on the cause. Your significant other pushes you to make that doctor’s appointment – ‘just to put your mind at ease.’ Your family … Read More

Filet Mignon for Fido? Just Hold the Extras!

Another recall in the food industry.  We were starting to recover from scandals involving cookie dough (Listeria monocytogenes, Aspen Hills, Inc.), popcorn chicken (‘extraneous materials,’ Tyson Foods) and preserved lemons (undeclared sulphites, Roland Foods, LLC) another case of product … Read More

Regulatory Limits – What Is the Role of the FDA in International Trade?

Quick question: When are ‘highly purified phospholipids’ not highly purified phospholipids?

Short answer: Perhaps when they are manufactured by Nippon Fine Chemical of Hyogo, Japan.

There is much talk within the regulated industries of the critical importance of contamination … Read More

Nanoparticles: What the Eye Doesn’t See…

There is little that’s more central to human health than the food that we eat. With each bite, we ingest the vitamins, minerals, fiber, starches, proteins, and fats that we need to fuel, re-build, and maintain our bodies. Each meal … Read More

Pizza, Hot and Fresh – Direct from the…3D printer?

Za, Pie, Grandma, Wheel, or Sinatra…whatever you call them, we all love our pizzas! In fact, if forced to nominate just one item as our national meal obsession, pizza might well be the dish that springs most readily to … Read More

I Can See Clearly Now! Microfiber Wipers Parts I & II

The cleaning cloth that came with your new glasses is made up or polyester/nylon blend or of just polyester alone. These microfibers are extremely small due to their unique structural makeup. Just as these wipers help you have a clear … Read More

Compounding Pharmacies: Exploring the Insanitary/Unsanitary Conundrum

Introduction

When it comes to pharmaceutical products, medications, or nutritional supplements, as members of the contamination control industry – and as consumers – we like to believe that they are health-promoting, safe, and pure. From a professional standpoint, we understand … Read More

When is a Pharmacy Not a Pharmacy? Or ‘A Horse of a Different Color.’

Back in the ‘Old Country,’ polo is considered the ‘sport of kings.’ On any given day, weak sunshine bathing the pitch in a pale golden glow, the upper crust of the English horsey elite will gather for this centuries-old game … Read More

Honey, I Shrunk the Lab!

Aside from the perennially famous ‘death and taxes,’ there are two other givens in our modern world: continual miniaturization and impoverished eyesight. It might, in fact, be contended that one precedes the other but that would be a discussion for … Read More

Out of this World – When Cleanroom Technology Enters a Whole New Orbit

Imagine the scenario: it’s a Saturday morning, you’re flat on your back staring up grimly at the underside of your car chassis. Various components are scattered around as you wrestle to loosen with some rusted widget that’s all that … Read More

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