Congrats to our esteemed colleague Jason Kelly for the publication of yet another excellent article in the current edition of Cleanroom Technology!
Airborne particle counters are widely used 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 portable particle counters have come a long way with the advent of laser diode technology, so the older generation cumbersome helium-neon lasers have been phased out in favour of smaller, lighter and feature-packed new technology. New touchscreens devices, which can deliver automatic certification reports that comply to many of today’s cleanroom certification standards, need to be validated to ensure they meet process requirements. With so much focus on data integrity and the FDA’s ALCOA approach, it is crucial to understand particle counter technology to assist decision makers when considering which option/model is best for a process when data integrity is paramount.