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What to Look For in Controlled
Environments in 2018
Welcome to Controlled Environments’ first issue of 2018! We look forward to bringing you more original, exclusive, and exciting content related to cleanrooms and contamination control this year.
Stay tuned for articles from industry experts, interviews and
Q&A articles, facility profiles, and insight into the latest and
greatest products for your clean facility.
In this issue of Controlled Environments, we will touch on
how classification impacts the design of a cleanroom, we’ll
take a look at the importance of monitoring systems, and we
will gain insight into research facilities as well. Our “Regulatory Forum” column
gives an in-depth explanation of what you can expect from new changes to FDA
guidelines regarding electronic records and signatures in clinical investigations.
Throughout the rest of 2018, we will dive into other topics important to cleanroom facility managers and suppliers. Our March/April issue, as usual, will be
dedicated to pharmaceutical-related topics in order to coincide with the annual
INTERPHEX show in New York City in April.
Issues throughout the year will focus on topics such as cleanroom equipment
(filters, fume hoods, ESD control equipment), different types of clean facilities (food
and beverage, semiconductor, nanotechnology, biotech), and cleanroom operations
(safety procedures, training techniques, critical cleaning, gowning practices).
You can also expect to see Controlled Environments’ regular features in upcoming
issues in 2018 — our “Ask the Facilities Gal” and “Regulatory Forum” columns will
appear in every other issue, alternating between the two. Each issue will include both
“How It Works” and “Cleanroom Tips,” which are submitted by our readers.
Each issue will contain a Cleanroom Products Showcase, which will display the
newest and most advanced technology in the cleanroom sector. We invite you to
send us your press releases — regular product features will include monitoring systems and cleanroom apparel products, and our specialty product spreads for the year
will feature products and companies that will be exhibited at INTERPHEX NYC in
April and the ISPE Boston Product Show in September.
Finally, in 2018 we welcome the return of two very exciting features exclusive to
Controlled Environments. The winners of our fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards
will appear in the May/June issue, so start preparing your product entries now!
Watch your email and our website and social media channels for submission and
voting information. The July/August issue will showcase the results of our annual
Cleanroom Trends and Salary Survey, compiled from feedback collected directly
from our readers. We are offering you this opportunity to let us know how you feel
about your job, your compensation packages, and the work you do.
We invite you to contribute your articles, products, and ideas to Controlled
Environments, and as always we welcome your feedback. Here’s to a great year!