Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Release Date: August 17, 2015 Rise of hospital monopolies can drive up costs, threaten quality of care In a commentary published in the Aug. 13 issue of JAMA, Johns Hopkins experts say consolidation of hospitals into massive chains threatens healthy competition, reduces patient choice and could drive up medical expenses.
Blue Thunder Technologies announces a new line of usp797 compliant sterile wipes, available in dry and presaturated options. These validated sterile wipes were designed to provide quality and cost-effective wiping solutions for aseptic environments and where sterile compounding is performed. Blue Thunder’s sterile wipe line is ideal for wiping a variety of surfaces and equipment. They are […]
Blue Thunder Technologies, a distributor and manufacturer of cleanroom supplies has partnered with Foamtec for distribution. Foamtec manufactures a variety of products for controlled environments including wiping and floor care products for aseptic and non-aseptic cleanrooms. Their mission is to “enable contamination control professionals to improve particle control in cleanrooms by solving surface contamination challenges.” […]
High-Tech Conversions has announced the availability of three ESD-safe cleanroom wipe options. VISION™ 50, VISION™ 10P and ULTIMATE™ 5 ESD-safe wipes are designed for critical environments in need of a wiping solution that is free of electrostatic discharge. They are suitable for wiping printed circuit boards and for cleaning a variety of other anti-static electronics […]
Q: Auditors have requested test data to confirm that wipers used by a cleanroom consumables distributor are non-linting. Is this a requirement of USP 797? A: Yes. The 2008 revision bulletin of The United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention states: “All cleaning materials, such as wipers, sponges, and mops shall be nonshedding, preferably composed of synthetic […]
GREEN MONSTER!™, a patent-pending ESD-safe line of understencil wiping rolls has received a new identity, including a new mascot, “The Little Green Monster.” These understencil wiping rolls feature patent-pending technology to remove residual solder paste from the bottom side of PC Board stencils. The decision to re-brand the product line was made leading up to […]
Stem cells naturally cling to feeder cells as they grow in petri dishes. Scientists have thought for years that this attachment occurs because feeder cells serve as a support system, providing stems cells with essential nutrients. But a new study that successfully grew stem cells with dead, or fixed, feeder cells suggests otherwise. The discovery, […]