Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2006
Issue 12


Your Market Analysis

Acquisition and investment strategies in the cleanroom industry

Over the four decades of its existence, the cleanroom industry has been good to some investors and a disaster for others.

From The Editor

Much still to be done

The contamination control industry has accomplished much over the last few decades, and there is much to take pride in.

Setting The Standard

An update on ISO Technical Committee 209

In 1993, ISO Technical Committee 209, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments, was formally established and had its first meeting in Chicago, Illinois.



Verifying accurate environmental monitoring of viable particles

This article presents a testing methodology for environmental monitoring (EM) of viable particles in a cleanroom.


Minimize cost, energy and maintenance with new lighting systems

Although the lighting field has seen many technological improvements over the last decade, many challenges remain for design teams working to specify the best technology systems for environmentally controlled environments.

Special Report

Microbiological integrity: The name of the game in cosmetics and personal care

For many “conventional” cosmetics and personal care products, regulatory scrutiny varies. Companies operating in this sector are GMP-regulated, but many of their products are made, labeled and sold in a regulatory gray area that avoids the intense scrutiny warranted by drugs and medical devices.


New Products

New products

Each month, CleanRooms brings you a collection of the latest product innovations in the contamination-control industry.

Product Spotlight

Cleaning products

Cleaning products are a vital part of ensuring that a clean environment is sterile and contaminant-free.