IEST-RP-CC023.2: Microorganisms in Cleanrooms included with online course

January 25, 2007 — /IEST/ — ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — Registrants will receive a complimentary copy of IEST-RP-CC023.3: Microorganisms in Cleanrooms with their attendance at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) online education class “Biocontamination Control — An Applicable Approach.” The course will be presented on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. (CST). Learn from your desk, conference room, or auditorium without travel expenses. The per-location fee has no limit on the number of students who may participate at each location.*

This online tutorial will present a general approach to biocontamination control that can be adapted by various industries based on the critical requirements of specific products or processes. The session will explain how to perform microbial environmental monitoring and interpret the data. Reference documents will include the ISO 14698 series of International Standards: Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Biocontamination control, and IEST-RP-CC023.2: Microorganisms in Cleanrooms.

Instructor Gordon M. Ely is QC/Validation Manager at Nelson Laboratories, where he has worked for more than 16 years. Ely is a certified Specialist Microbiologist (SM) in Consumer and Industrial Microbiology and a Registered Microbiologist (RM). He is a member of IEST, AAMI, and ASTM and involved on various working groups within these organizations, as well as a US delegate for working groups within ISO/TC 198 and ISO/TC 209. Ely is the current President of IEST.

More information is available online at or by calling IEST at (847) 255-1561.

* Access will be granted to one computer per location.

Founded in 1953, IEST is an international technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards.

IEST is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization; Secretariat of ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 209; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases; and a founding member of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies.


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