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Good Automated Manufacturing Practices 5 (GAMP5) And Your Cleanroom Small Image
May 25, 2022

Good Automated Manufacturing Practices 5 (GAMP5) And Your Cleanroom

The Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP) were developed by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) for pharmaceutical cleanrooms. The ISPE remains the governing body for GAMP....

May 18, 2022

Fill the “GAP” Good Application Practice “How to Test HEPA Filters ”

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May 5, 2022

Cleanroom Particle Filtration Basics

Your filters are what separates your cleanroom from just some ordinary, run-of-the-mill room. They stop potentially harmful contaminants from entering the room. They prevent yield loss and harm to the...

Photometer vs Particle Counter: Which Is Right For Your Cleanroom? Small Image
Apr 27, 2022

Photometer vs Particle Counter: Which Is Right For Your Cleanroom?

When you need to classify your cleanroom, do you reach for your trusty photometer or particle counter? Both photometers and particle counters are devices used in cleanrooms to measure particles, but they go...

Apr 21, 2022

Best Practices in Particle Counter Management To Increase Data Integrity Reliability

What Does "As Received Data" Mean During Particle Counter Calibration? Small Image
Apr 13, 2022

What Does "As Received Data" Mean During Particle Counter Calibration?

  What does a perfect cleanroom look like? Zero contamination, immaculately gowned personnel, and no malfunctioning equipment, ever. That's the dream, right? While perfection might not be...

Mar 23, 2022

Good Application Practice: How to Perform Proper Cleanroom Classification

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Mar 8, 2022

How To Choose Your Cleanroom Classifying & Monitoring Tools

So you’re going to classify your cleanroom. But what cleanroom classifying tools can you use that will make the process painful and easy? First things first, let’s define cleanroom...

Feb 23, 2022

Water For injection Liquid Monitoring for Pharmaceuticals

Water is one of the major utilities used by the pharmaceutical industry. Different grades of water quality are required depending on the different pharmaceutical uses. Control of the quality of water, in...

USP <788> Regulations For Liquid Particle Counters In Cleanrooms Small Image
Feb 21, 2022

USP <788> Regulations For Liquid Particle Counters In Cleanrooms

What happens if an injectable is contaminated? Infections, complications, vein irritation, local tissue infarction, anaphylactic shock, other health risks, and potentially death… The end-user is put in...

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Feb 14, 2022

GMPs For Ultrapure Water In Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms

Water is an essential part of everyday life, and certain cleanrooms are no different - especially in pharmaceuticals. But water is unique apart from other products and process ingredients because ultrapure...

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Feb 8, 2022

6 Water Purification Methods For Cleanrooms

Water. It makes up 70% of our bodies, but, even more importantly, it serves as a vital ingredient and manufacturing component in cleanrooms. Before we are able to introduce it into the cleanroom setting -...

Feb 2, 2022

USP 788 Testing for Particles in Injectable Products

We are all too well aware of the adverse effects of particulate matter contamination within parenteral injectable pharmaceutical products and the consequences for patient safety. Here, particulate matter...

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Feb 1, 2022

“Cleanrooms” Introduced In Peru Hospitals

Cleanrooms and hospitals. We talk a lot about pharmaceuticals and other medical devices being developed in cleanrooms… But cleanrooms actually IN hospitals? Well, to be fair, they aren’t...

Dec 16, 2021

Digitalize Your Environmental Monitoring Contamination Control Strategy

Case Study: Compatibility Of Lighthouse Particle Counters With Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Small Image
Dec 7, 2021

Case Study: Compatibility Of Lighthouse Particle Counters With Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide

Executive Summary The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the durability of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions’ ApexZ3 and ApexR5p in a cleanroom where live microorganisms are processed and then...

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Nov 22, 2021

How Do Manufacturers Get The Perfect Car Paint Job

Imagine you've been rear-ended. There's a little dent in your fender, but the paint has been damaged. When you go to get it fixed, what will matter more to you? The exact specifications of the process...

Oct 27, 2021

Microbiology & Bio contamination Control in Cleanrooms

Sep 22, 2021

How to validate your Cleanroom. HVAC Performance Qualification Basics.

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Jul 23, 2021

Data Integrity in Environmental Monitoring

Features to look for in your particle monitor to ensure compliance of your cleanroom Environmental monitoring lies at the heart of regulatory compliance for cleanrooms used in pharmaceutical,...

Jun 29, 2021

Using a Risk Assessment to Build a Monitoring System Focusing on Data Integrity

Jun 16, 2021

Fill in the "GAP"; Good Application Practices - "How to Test HEPA Filters?"

May 26, 2021

Preventing Downtime With Liquid Particle Counting Technology

Apr 22, 2021

Your Key to Success: Building a Contamination Control Strategy

Apr 15, 2021

Particle Monitoring- How To Go Paperless in The Cleanroom

Mar 9, 2021

The Ultra Pure Water Qualification of the Vertex50

Qualification of Vertex50 to measure and detect ≥50nm trends in UPW systems The Vertex50 has TRUE sensitivity at 50nm has been qualified to measure and detect ≥50nm particles in Ultra-Pure Water...

Mar 1, 2021

The TRUE Sensitivity of the Vertex50

The TRUE Sensitivity of the VERTEX50 Liquid Particle Counter for Ultra-Pure Water Applications in Semiconductor and Pharmaceutical Industries. Liquid Particle counters (LPC’s) have widely been used...

8 Industries That Need A Cleanroom Small Image
Feb 23, 2021

8 Industries That Need A Cleanroom

Who uses a cleanroom? Cleanrooms designed to keep air constantly circulating, using air filters and positive pressure to keep critical processes clean from particles and contaminants. So they are...

Feb 17, 2021

Understanding Particle Counter Calibration in Less Than 45 Minutes

What Is Particle Counter Calibration? And why is it important? Small Image
Feb 11, 2021

What Is Particle Counter Calibration? And why is it important?

What Is Particle Counter Calibration? And why is it important? Particle counters are a fundamental part of any properly maintained cleanroom. They are intricate tools used to count the number of...

Aug 18, 2020

Remote Particle Counters for Pharmaceutical Applications

Airborne particle counters are an important tool used in the environmental monitoring of pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical and radiopharmaceutical facilities worldwide.  The trend of globalization...

Jun 17, 2020

Understanding Particle Counter technology, the risks of particle count data integrity and the importance of ISO 21501-4 calibration

Airborne Particle Counters are widely used in Cleanrooms to monitor for signs of cleanroom air contamination and in most cases the particle count data is used to make critical process decisions. Today’s...

Apr 15, 2020

Particle Monitoring - Going Paperless in the Cleanroom

Jan 24, 2020

The Impact of Low Counting Efficiency Explained

What is Counting Efficiency? According to ISO 21501-4 “Counting Efficiency (CE) is the ration of the number concentration by a light scattering particle counter (LSAPC) to that measured by a...

Nov 13, 2019

Understanding 4-20mA Data Accuracy In Particle Counting

When considering using a 4-20mA particle counter you should verify how this can affect the number of particles that are displayed on your software. Measurement resolution can have an impact on the accuracy of...

Sep 13, 2019

Building Management Systems (BMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and GMP Requirements

An Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) is very different from a Building Management System (BMS). A building management system (BMS), also known as a building automation system (BAS), is a computer-based...

Sep 5, 2019

Cleanroom Environmental Monitoring Systems, Regulatory compliance and Risk Mitigation

With the never ending shift towards continuous quality improvements within the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products it is worth looking at the current requirement of GMP and also 21CFR11 in the context of...

Aug 17, 2019

Lighthouse Apex Particle Counters compatibility with Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide

What is Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP)? VHP is a vapor from hydrogen peroxide H2O2. VHP is produced from a solution of liquid H2O2 and water, by generators specifically designed for the purpose. These...

May 22, 2019

VHP and Lighthouse Apex Particle Counter Exposure

What is VHP? Vapor Hydrogen Peroxide VHP (H²O²) is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a sterilant, which the EPA defines as "a substance that destroys or eliminates...

May 17, 2019

Lighthouse Environmental Monitoring Systems for Hospitals, Surgery Centers & Clinics

Jan 16, 2019

ISO / IEC 17025 Calibration Explained

What is ISO/IEC 17025? ISO/IEC 17025 is a quality standard, similar to ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that defines requirements...

Jan 1, 2019

Understanding Your Particle Counter Calibration

We recommend this paper is read in conjunction with ISO/IEC 17025 Calibration Explained. Particle Counter calibrations since 2007 are mostly based on ISO 21501 which is the most complete particle counter...

Jan 1, 2019

Technical Study - MTBF of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions Particle Counters

Our Products are widely used in many industries throughout the world. You have come to rely on the data generated by our particle counters. With the importance of your data in making key operational decisions...

Aug 16, 2018

Finally, the reliable, accurate and industry compliant liquid batch sampler you have been looking for is here!

Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions developed the LS-20 Liquid Sampler using the latest in laser optical particle counter technology. With sample volumes adjustable from 1 to 1000 milliliters (10 or 25mL syringe),...

Nov 15, 2017

Data Integrity – Choosing the right particle monitoring equipment to help mitigate risks and safeguard your particle count data.

Data Integrity risks are inherently proportional to the complexities of the processes and computerized systems where the data is sourced from. Particle Counter data plays a critical role in the pharmaceutical...

Aug 23, 2016

Gas Sampling Applications

Lighthouse offers an opportunity to sample the contamination level in compressed gases.  In the electronics industry as well as the Pharma industry contamination control of compressed gas has been...

Aug 16, 2016

Maintaining Validation and Calibration

A wide variety of scientific instruments are used on a regular basis to assist in our daily IAQ investigations. Moisture meters, temperature and relative humidity probes, infrared cameras, and particle...

Aug 15, 2016

Risk Based Particle Monitoring In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Airborne particle counters are an important tool used in the environmental monitoring of pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities worldwide. In addition to determining air quality as...

Jul 21, 2016

Application in Automotive

As the automotive industry transforms with new technologies, timely, accurate, and quality production becomes increasingly critical to manufactures.  Cleanliness requirements for certain components in...

Jan 1, 2016

The Basics of Liquid Particle Counters: How Particles are Counted

Liquid particle counting is used to measure the size and distribution of particles in a liquid sample. The particle distribution and size are measured by irradiating a liquid sample with a laser diode and...

Feb 12, 2014

Point of Use Particle Counting In High Purity Applications

DI water is used extensively in electronics manufacturing. In semiconductor manufacturing it is used for cleaning and etching wafers. DI water is also used in CMP processes and the critical immersion...

Feb 23, 2012

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring – Aerosol Particle Counter used in Mold Investigation at Local School

Poor indoor air quality in our educational facilities is an ongoing concern in many communities. Mold in particular, has teachers, students, parents, and administrators across the country looking very closely...

Feb 22, 2012

Continuous Particle Monitoring in Cleanrooms

In order to determine the best system for continuous monitoring of particles in a cleanroom, you should understand the two types of continuous particle monitoring systems. Real time particle monitoring...

Feb 7, 2012

Multi-point Monitoring in Minienvironments

Minienvironments and isolation technology have become commonplace in semiconductor and other high technology manufacturing industries. The use of minienvironments and the associated automation allows for...

Feb 1, 2012

Meeting the ITRS Roadmap Guidelines for Particle Measurements in Ultrapure Water

DI water is used throughout electronics manufacturing. In semiconductor manufacturing it is used for multiple processes including the cleaning and etching of wafers. DI water is also used in other critical...