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Friday, June 30, 2006

Prepare for Sterilization

Direct sterilization of dirty surfaces can result in sterile dirt or worse yet, dirt that protects pathogens from the sterilization process. Surfaces should be clean prior to sterilization.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Clean in Place

It is to costly and time-consuming to dissasemble large manufacturing filtration systems or tanks, mixers and blenders for cleaning.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Pipet Cleaning

Lab pipets will not deliver and measure accurately or they may contaminate reagents if they are not cleaned. Their narrow tubular shape is difficult to clean.

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Titanium Prosthesis Cleaning

Titanium prosthetic implantable joints need to be cleaned prior to coating and prior to final cleaning for packaging.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Rinse Water

The wrong quality of rinse water can leave rinse water residues on rinsed surfaces. The last thing to touch the surface before drying is the rinse water.- whatever is in the rinse water can be deposited on the surface if the drying is accomplished by eva.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Lab Accreditation

There are several instances where the use of cleaners can impact accreditation of your laboratory. One is to pass inspections by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Another is water testing labs that must meet State accreditation standards.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Monday, June 12, 2006

Biofouling removal from ultrafilters

An in-house waste treatment plant with ultrafiltration kept experiencing rapid fouling of their filters causing excessive need to take the system out of service for cleaning. It was suspected that microbes were growing inside the system and rapidly clogg

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Stopcock grease removal

Silicon oil-based stopcock grease used to assure that ground glass joints and stopcocks did not freeze got onto glassware and could not be removed by standard cleaners.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Milkstone Removal

A dairy lab using milk pipets would get a white, crusty milkstone buildup on the pipets that could not be removed by standard alkaline cleaners.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Cold Filtered Beer, Filter Cleaning

Residues from fermentation fouled the filters used in cold filtering beer. Since some of these residues are proteins, standard caustic and acid cleaners caused denaturing and cross-linking of the proteins, thereby making them even more difficult to clean.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

US College of American Pathologists CAP Lab Accreditation

As part of the US College of American Pathologists CAP Lab Accreditation questionnaire, a lab must detail how they measure cleanliness on glassware.

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