7 Investigation of Viable Organism Contamination in Controlled
Periodic environmental monitoring is integral to maintenance of a controlled environment area.
8 Cleanroom Trends and Salary Survey
Examining the latest trends in the cleanroom industry as well as overall compensation
10 Cleaning the Cleanroom, the Largest Piece of Production
Effective and consistent cleaning of a cleanroom is neither simple nor easy.
12 IEST Standards Update — ESTECH 2015
A summary of the contamination control guidance documents produced by IEST and ISO
and presented at ESTECH 2015.
16 An Introduction to Microbial Biofilms
We live in a microbial soup. We ARE a microbial soup.
18 The Wiper Guide
Auditors have requested test data to confirm that wipers used by a cleanroom consumables
distributor are non-linting. Is this a requirement of USP 797?
20 Cleanroom Apparel Product Showcase
25 Standards Training — Continuing Education Program
Contamination control courses offered at ESTECH will explain practical applications of
various standards and RPs.
22 The Nanofabrication
Cleanroom at Rice University
Rice’s cleanroom enables interdisciplinary research at the
interface of nanophotonics, 2D and 3D nanomaterials, electro-optical devices, metamaterials, and microfluidic systems.
6 From the Editor
24 How It Works
Rice University postdoctoral researcher Ruiyuan Liu performs photolithography exposures to make quantum transport devices using the EVG 620
mask aligner. Photo credit: T. Gilheart/Rice Shared Equipment Authority. Cover image: Larry Corby, ABM