West ’03 to spotlight “cleanroom of the future”

By Mark A. DeSorbo

ANAHEIM, Calif.—It's back to the basics for the CleanRooms West 2003 conference tracks, but that's not to say there's nothing new about the conference and exhibition that will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Sept. 22-24.

The show will give conference attendees a first-hand look at the “Cleanroom of the Future,” a presentation on the findings of a meeting-of-the-minds that Southerland Page LLP held last month, in conjunction with the University of Texas at Dallas and the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

The symposium featured input from 8,000 biotechnology, microelectronics and nanotechnology professionals who discussed the future of cleanrooms in the advanced sciences.

“What transpired was a day-long, group discussion on biotechnology, microeletronics and nanotechnology research, and how to appropriately develop research and clean areas to properly enable future technology development,” says Michael Levans, chief editor of CleanRooms.

“We decided to put this session on the show floor to give end users and exhibitors a very forthright look at the future of cleanrooms and contamination control technology,” Levans says. “This is a tremendous opportunity to tap the insight and knowledge of forward-thinking professionals, not just from a business standpoint, but from a point of view that will indeed foreshadow scientific innovations that will fuel contamination control technology.”

The conference will also feature:

  • Testing Standards: Solving the Cleanroom Fire Risk Problem, Vincent A. DeGiorgio, Semiconductor Industry Leader, FM Global, and Gilbert J. Erb, senior engineering specialist, FM Global.
  • Bioburden Reduction through UV and Photocatalytic Oxidation Installations in HVAC Systems, Samual Speer, vice president of engineering at Catalyx Technologies.
  • Ultrapure Water Systems: Components, Monitoring and Conservation, Robert Donovan, process engineer assigned to the Sandia National Laboratories and monthly columnist for CleanRooms.

For information on attending CleanRooms West 2003, call (603) 891-9267, or e-mail [email protected].


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