In the pharmaceutical research and development industry, scientists, technicians, and other employees are exposed to possibly dangerous or hazardous elements on a daily basis. It’s important to keep the cleanroom environments they work in free from outside elements, in order to maintain an objective and pure environment for research and experimental purposes. At Vernick & Associates, we recommend the following cleanroom equipment and components for your pharmaceutical environment.
Cleanroom design and installation can be an overwhelming project, but it doesn’t have to be. The staff at Vernick & Associates can help you construct a controlled space in Dayton, OH, that meets your specific industry needs. Before meeting with our team, it may be valuable for you to gather information regarding the specifications discussed below. We can always assist in helping you choose the specific elements needed for your new cleanroom.Type of Classification The type of classification your cleanroom design requires depends on the smallest size of particle that needs to be filtered or kept out of the cleanroom. Industries each have their own default classification. For example, the default classification for the medical device packaging industry is ISO Class 7. If you’re unsure of the specific classification your industry requires, our staff can complete the research necessary to determine the answer. Amount of Control Hardwall and softwall cleanrooms each provide varying … Continued
Hardwall and softwall cleanrooms provide a sterile space for procedures to be performed in a strictly controlled environment. Maybe you’re considering adding one of these rooms to an existing facility in the Columbus area but aren’t quite sure which type of cleanroom is best. The team at Vernick & Associates can help you choose a cleanroom for your specific needs. Take a look at these four frequently asked questions regarding our well-built and efficient softwall cleanrooms. 1. What Is the Advantage of a Softwall Cleanroom vs. a Hardwall Cleanroom?Each type of environmental room has its unique advantages. Softwall cleanrooms are portable, lightweight, and easy to assemble. With this type of space, an extra room can be easily and efficiently added, in very little time. They are also cost-efficient as they don’t require any permanent construction to take place.2. How Do Softwall Cleanrooms Provide a Sterile Environment?Softwall cleanrooms, also known as process … Continued
Building and maintaining a complex system of hardwall cleanrooms in a university setting requires a company that understands the specifications unique to higher education. Vernick & Associates is proud to assist educational campuses within the greater Cleveland area with the entire cleanroom process, from start to finish. Whether your team is looking for assistance in the areas of science, engineering, medical, agriculture, or several other fields, adding the following components will keep your cleanroom working at 100% efficiency.Recirculating Air SystemRecirculating air systems are particularly helpful when the control of the air inside the cleanroom is of the utmost importance. More effective than a single-pass system, a recirculating air system does not re-use the filtered air. It tightly controls the temperature and humidity inside the hardwall cleanroom.Particle Monitoring SystemsMost airborne contaminants are invisible to the human eye. This is where an airborne particle counter can help monitor the number of particles … Continued
Highly controlled environments are essential to the manufacturing process in a variety of industries. Although particular industries may require more stringent standards, there are three basic specifications that every single cleanroom must follow. The team at Vernick & Associates has been designing and building these highly controlled environments in Cleveland and the surrounding areas since 1985. While we have the expertise and know-how to create a variety of strictly monitored, immaculate workspaces, we also understand the top three basic requirements that each cleanroom should contain.1. Pristine Internal SurfacesEvery single surface of the specified cleanroom must be smooth and impassable to microorganisms. Any counters, tables, chairs, benches, or work areas need to be easy to clean, but also strong enough to handle any type of procedure. The materials used to create these particular surfaces cannot flake, chip, or create dust when used.2. Immaculate Air FlowIt is imperative that unwanted air particles … Continued
With the strict standards many manufacturing processes must follow today, cleanrooms are the ideal solution for maintaining rigidly-controlled environments. Both the hardwall and softwall cleanrooms from Vernick & Associates have the ability to provide control over humidity, air contamination, air pressure, and temperature. Along with ensuring a consistent and meticulous work environment, our cleanrooms also provide the following benefits necessary for a clean manufacturing process.Restricted AccessOur hardwall cleanrooms are designed to limit access only to necessary staff and personnel. Other employees that are not essential to the manufacturing process can accidentally bring unwanted dust, particles, and other pollutants with them. Contaminant-Free EnvironmentThe rigid walls of a hardwall cleanroom are designed to ensure that the room is completely closed off from the outside environment. These pre-fabricated wall systems work perfectly with a recirculating air system, especially when your specific process needs the added advantage of a strict contaminant-free environment.Strict Levels of ControlFor … Continued
In the previous blog post, we took a deeper look at how Vernick & Associates‘ 8-step cleanroom construction process can create a custom-built, environmentally-controlled space for your business. Let’s finish the conversation by discussing the final stages of our thorough construction process.Step 5: ReviseAny necessary revisions are made, according to new information or various changes that have arisen. Our process is not limited to a particular number of revisions. We will make as many revisions as necessary to meet your exact specifications.Step 6: DeliverThis is when you will finally see the design come to life. We begin the construction and installation of the entire project, ensuring its completion from start-to-finish.Step 7: LaunchYou and your team are given the opportunity to review the final construction and give it the proverbial “thumbs up”. This is the most exciting part of the process. We hand the keys over to you, and watch your … Continued
When it’s time to update the cleanrooms in your facility, there are several factors to consider. Not only do you need to evaluate the exact specifications for the newly renovated environment, you also need to review the financial costs of the final project and any maintenance requirements of the updated space. Since 1985, the team at Vernick & Associates has been assisting numerous industries, including pharmaceuticals, health and medical, and academia, in updating their hardwall and softwall cleanrooms. Our 8-step process carefully and thoroughly reviews, investigates, designs, and presents your specific industry with a custom-built cleanroom and an environmentally controlled space.
Cleanroom equipment is of the utmost importance when your business needs to meet precise standards for running tests or conducting analyses. Basic equipment such as air filters, ceiling systems, and lighting components are necessary for any contaminant-sensitive environment. Vernick & Associates has a large variety of these and other specific equipment that are essential for your particular business or industry.1. Laminar Flow Work StationsOur laminar flow work stations provide either vertical or horizontal air flow. They use HEPA or ULPA air filters to distribute contaminant-free air to all parts of your environmental room. This is especially helpful when conducting thorough assessments and delicate testing processes.2. Pass-Thru CabinetsThese unique cabinets can be installed in any hardwall cleanroom surface. They feature interlocking doors on each side and allow items to enter the controlled space without the interruption of personnel or contaminated products.3. Air ShowersAir showers remove stray particles from workers and testing … Continued
Cleanrooms and environmental rooms are designed to maintain a highly controlled environment. While an environmental room is a more relaxed version of a cleanroom, a cleanroom offers higher restrictions to drastically reduce the number of contaminants. Although the differences between the two spaces are not drastic, they are necessary to ensure your processes and products meet specific toxin-free standards. Vernick and Associates can help you make the best decision for your unique manufacturing needs.