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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Boston Seminar to Assist Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Manufacturers with Environmental Monitoring, Risk-Assessment

Microtest Laboratories will present an environmental monitoring seminar and risk-assessment workshop to assist medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers with building, validating, and maintaining their clean rooms and sterile manufacturing environments.

Titled “Environmental Monitoring Seminar and Risk-Assessment Workshop,” the event will provide practical information and the latest techniques on cleaning and disinfection programs designed to maintain aseptic conditions and prevent microbial contamination.

The event will be held at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham, Mass. — just outside Boston — on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the event, attendees will:

  • Participate in a hands-on workshop that focuses on risk assessment in the clean room
  • Discover the best practices for qualifying and maintaining a clean room facility
  • Identify and assess the risks commonly found in a clean room environment
  • Test the information they’ve learned in a mock clean room floor plan exercise

A networking reception, and lunch, is included. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Julie Adamski at Microtest Laboratories by phone at 1-800-631-1680, ext. 192, or by email at jadamski@microtestlabs.com. Registration for the event is $149.

The event is one in a series of technical seminars and workshops for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers presented by Microtest Laboratories, a Mass.-based, FDA-audited company with a history of exceptional regulatory compliance. Microtest’s environmental sciences group helps its clients maintain control of theircontrolled environments and is a proven resource for contamination testing needs arising from the manufacturing of medical devices or pharmaceuticals, as well as sterile compounding in hospital pharmacies.

About Microtest Laboratories
Microtest Laboratories is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides expertise and flexible processes that enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680. Follow Microtest Laboratories on Twitter @MicrotestLabs at http://twitter.com/MicrotestLabs.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Clean Room Environmental Best Practices for Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are Focus of Boston Seminar on June 6

AGAWAM, MASS. – May 30, 2012 – Sterile manufacturing environments at medical device and pharmaceutical companies require effective cleaning and disinfection programs to maintain aseptic conditions and prevent microbial contamination. To help, laboratory testing experts will present “Clean Room Environmental Best Practices,” a special seminar in Boston on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

The seminar is designed for all professionals responsible for building, validating, and maintaining controlled environments in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The program will include technical presentations on:

• Best practices for qualifying and maintaining clean room facilities

• “The people factor” in terms of containment control

• Qualifying and evaluating clean room disinfectants

• Difficult challenges: Practical advice and solutions

Opportunities for questions and continuing interaction will be encouraged.

Clean Room Environmental Best Practices” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the MIT Endicott House, 80 Haven Street, Dedham, Massachusetts — located just minutes from Boston. The cost is $149. Breakfast, lunch, and networking opportunities are included.

The seminar is sponsored by Microtest Laboratories, a Massachusetts-based, FDA-audited company with a history of exceptional regulatory compliance. Microtest’s environmental sciences group helps its clients maintain control of their controlled environments and is a proven resource for contamination testing needs arising from the manufacturing of medical devices or pharmaceuticals, as well as sterile compounding in hospital pharmacies.

For more information, contact Julie Adamski, toll-free, at 1-800-631-1680, ext. 192, or jadamski@microtestlabs.com.

About Microtest Laboratories

Microtest Laboratories is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides expertise and flexible processes that enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680. Follow Microtest Laboratories on Twitter @MicrotestLabs at http://twitter.com/MicrotestLabs.


Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Building, Validating & Maintaining Controlled Environment Facilities is Focus of Oct. 18th Seminar in Boston Hosted by Microtest Laboratories

AGAWAM, Mass. — Building, validating, and maintaining a controlled environment facility is the subject of a daylong seminar on Oct. 18, 2011, hosted by Microtest Laboratories at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Titled “Keeping It Clean? The Building Blocks of Facility Control,” the seminar will focus on the clean room testing, disinfection validation, and related contamination testing issues that arise from manufacturing of medical devices or pharmaceuticals, as well as sterile compounding in hospital pharmacies.

In each seminar program, industry experts will present practice advice and sound solutions in an interactive format that will encourage a high level of engagement by participants for questions, answers and discussion. The topics will include:

  • Killing The Bugs Without Killing Yourself: Disinfectant Qualifications
  • Feeling Like A Fish Out of WFI?: Water System Validation and Maintenance
  • Got A Lot On Your Plate: Clean-room Validations and Maintenance
  • The Old In & Out: Considerations On Insourcing vs. Outsourcing

Keeping It Clean? The Building Blocks of Facility Control” will be presented 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the MIT Endicott House, 80 Haven Street in Dedham, Mass., just outside of Boston. Registration and a complimentary continental breakfast is at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served at Noon. The cost is $149 per person and includes meals, refreshments, and workshop handouts.

To register or for more information, visit the Microtest Laboratories website at http://www.microtestlabs.com/seminar/index.asp. Or, contact Julie Adamski at 413-786-1680, toll-free at 1-800-631-1680, or at jadamski@microtestlabs.com.

About Microtest Laboratories

Microtest Laboratories is a leader in controlled environment facility testing, laboratory testing, and contract manufacturing services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides expertise and flexible processes that enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680. Follow Microtest Laboratories on Twitter @MicrotestLabs at http://twitter.com/MicrotestLabs.

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Press contact: Don Goncalves, Tiziani Whitmyre, 1-781-793-9380, dgoncalves@tizinc.com

 


Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

H&V Introduces HVision Technology Platform to Accelerate Development of Breakthrough Products

EAST WALPOLE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, November 14, 2007 – Hollingsworth & Vose Company (H&V), a leading global provider of nonwovens and technical papers, today introduced its HVisionTM technology platform, a collaborative process designed to enhance the development and commercialization of breakthrough products.

“HVision will provide H&V with an enhanced R&D process focused on creating a new generation of products that exceed present performance benchmarks in the industry,” said Val Hollingsworth, H&V’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Hollingsworth said the HVision technology platform consists of a development process focused on three key principles:

  • Benchmarking the industry’s best performance on the metrics most important to the customer
  • Developing technologies that exceed those benchmarks to achieve breakthrough performance levels
  • Focusing on creating core materials technologies that deliver unequaled performance across multiple products and markets

“This R&D platform will provide customers with innovative products that offer new standards of excellence for the performance characteristics that matter most,” said Hollingsworth. “In addition, it will accelerate product development cycles and improve quality.”

New HVision Products to Debut in Q4

H&V also announced that the first new products developed with the HVision technology platform will be commercially available in the fourth quarter of 2007. They are: * The PerFormTM next-generation HEPA/ULPA filter media for clean room applications. PerForm sets new generation standards for performance across the board, including:

  • Setting the standard for performance and processability
  • Increasing filter performance with lower pressure drop
  • Maximizing filter production line productivity
  • Ensuring high quality pleats through superior uniformity

* The new NanoWave™ patented, extended surface, high loft all-synthetic media for the ASHRAE bag filter market with three times the dirt-holding capacity of conventional media. NanoWave features:

  • Half the resistance at a given efficiency versus standard synthetic media in an uncharged state
  • Excellent dust holding capacity
  • High stiffness to maintain shape during filter life
  • Unique benefits for a wide range of air filtration applications

“This introduction represents the first of many exciting new capabilities to come from our HVision process,” said Hollingsworth. “We anticipate this technology platform will produce additional next-generation filtration and industrial specialty products in 2008.”

About H&V
Hollingsworth & Vose Company, established in 1843, is a global leader in the supply of technically advanced filtration media, battery separator materials and industrial nonwovens. The company operates manufacturing sites and research centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Visit Hollingsworth & Vose Company on the Net at http://www.hollingsworth-vose.com/.

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