1. Staying Safe in the Biotech Industry

    In the biotech industry, worker safety can come down to preventative measures. There are necessary precautions to heed when working with living materials. Without precaution, pathogens can infect the living material, biotech workers, or biotech product consumers. That’s why modular clean rooms are essential for the safety of workers involved in the biotech industry who deal with living materials on a day to day basis. Modular Clean Rooms in the Biotech Industry In the biotech industry, products may be produced by living material or products may be the living material itself. For instance, bacteria can be a catalyst to produce certain chemicals or pharmaceuticals. When a pathogen (a bacteria, virus, or other harmful microorganism) enters a…Read More

  2. Clean Room Industries Part II

    To continue our last blog on industries that require clean rooms to operate, we’ll be diving into three more codependant industries: nanotechnology, biotechnology, and telecommunications. As with our last blog, we’ll be dissecting why our modular clean rooms may be necessary for these industries. Nanotechnology Nanotechnology concerns itself with extremely small components. Quite literally, nano refers to the size of particles being dealt with in this field, and it is limited to particles that are less than 100 nanometers in dimension (a human hair, by the way, is about 100,000 nanometers in width). Often, nanotechnology industries refer to those who manipulate light or manipulate matter on a molecular or atomic level. In these industri…Read More

  3. Clean Room Industries Part I

    There are numerous industries that rely on clean rooms to allow for the performance of tasks necessary to their individual fields. These industries rely on clean rooms to avoid any harmful contaminants that may hinder the production of products, or may hinder the safety of employees. For this and our next blog, we’ll be talking about the various industries that rely on our modular clean rooms here at Travis Clean Air and why these industries need a controlled environment. Medical & Pharmaceutical Fields In the medical and pharmaceutical fields, sanitation is a must. Environmental contaminants, including harmful bacteria and viruses, may slight product quality. Our modular clean rooms are ideal for maintaining a sterile working environ…Read More

  4. What Makes a Clean Room Modular?

    Modular design encompasses design where components are combined to make a whole. When we design our clean rooms, we rely on modular components to build a clean room piece by piece. Modular design is especially useful for building clean rooms because modularity lends itself to adaptability. We can build large clean rooms, small clean rooms, intricate clean rooms, clean rooms with short ceiling height, and clean rooms with tall ceiling height. Moreover, modular design is useful in the sense that we can install different components that may be necessary to a client's specific needs. Here are a few of the components we can add throughout a clean room atmosphere: HEPA Filters Depending on the utility of a clean room, one or more filtration units…Read More

  5. Facts About Clean Rooms

    For today’s blog, we’ll be talking all things clean rooms. In celebration of our product, the modular clean room, we’ll be covering all sorts of facts surrounding clean rooms and the clean room industry. Let’s get started.. Clean Room Industries There are numerous industries that utilize clean room implements. Most recently, there’s been a boom in clean room use for e-cigarettes. However, the industries that dominate the vast majority of clean room use are pharmaceutical companies, electronics companies, biotech companies, and semiconductor builders. Where The Advent of the Clean Room Began Clean rooms were invented during WWII, and were mainly utilized in that era as a means for producing pristine weaponry in a safe environment. …Read More

  6. Be Mindful of Contaminants!

    A clean room ought to be a contaminate-free environment. Our modular clean rooms here at Travis Clean Air aid in preventing any form of contamination, but the sources for contamination are numerous. Here are some hazards that can cause contamination: Tools & Supplies Be mindful of how you utilize your tools. Small metal dust or plastic particles may splinter off of certain tools and supplies. Ceiling & Wall Paints Existing ceiling paints and wall paints offgas as well as release paint particles over time. Avoid allowing walls to have paint that’s cracking or peeling near your clean room environment. Air Conditioning Dust & Debris Air can hold dust particles and tiny bits of debris. An air conditioning unit (without proper filt…Read More

  7. The Invention of the Clean Room

    When we think about clean rooms here at Travis Clean Air, we think pharmaceutical applications, scientific environment applications, and medical and health applications (among a few others). But the surprising fact is … clean rooms were invented in the world of weapons developement. The advent of the clean room began her in order to protect sensitive mechanical components and transistors. It all began with Willis Whitfield and Sandia National Laboratories. In their weapons lab, particles were especially hazardous for equipment… Apparently, a 60s era transistor could go haywire due to a particle that’s the less than the size of a human hair. Since Sandia National Laboratories dedicated itself to weapons production and development, fail…Read More

  8. Reasons You’ll Benefit From a Modular Clean Room

      If you're thinking of installing clean rooms in your business, you are likely simply concerned with complying to safety laws and regulations. However, there are several benefits - aside from safety benefits - to installing a modular clean room: Adaptability Modular clean rooms are adaptable. Travis Clean Air’s clean rooms are modular and mobile - which means freedom in the programming and design of your clean rooms. Since our clean rooms are modular, room configurations can change or expand to meet the changing and expanding needs of your business. Moreover, if your business moves, you can take your modular clean rooms with you to your new location. There, you’ll be able to reassemble and readapt the structure to a new environmen…Read More

  9. Cleanrooms: A History of Pasteur, Lister, Whitfield

    The history of modern cleanrooms has evolved out of the medical field and has become a critical piece of infrastructure today. During the mid 1800s, Louis Pasteur was an influential chemist in the medical field of microbiology. He realized through his studies that there was a relationship between microorganisms and food, diseases and people. He researched and discovered the positive and negative roles microorganisms had in everyday life and in fighting illnesses. Pasteur was influential in the medical field in the relationships between microorganisms and living beings, but Joseph Lister took this evidence one step farther. In his role as a surgeon, he saw first hand the effects of microorganisms on humans and decided to find effective ways …Read More

  10. Concerns Surrounding Vaping and Contamination

    Vaping, becoming popular in the early 2000s, has shown in a short amount of time that it is not just a passing trend that will blow away with the wind. It will, however, go through transitions and changes, but it won’t be disappearing from the market. One possible change is for the regulation of the product and its production by having manufacturing of the e-juice in cleanrooms. The FDA has been working on what regulations should look like and how they will be enforced. This process will take time, but it looks very possible the handling of e-juice for vaping will look very different than it currently looks. Just like contaminated meat, e-juice if handled improperly, could cause bacterial contamination and illness. Because the market for …Read More