1. How Clean Rooms Can Help Avoid Unnecessary Deaths

    In 2012, there was an outbreak of fungal meningitis because of poor handling at a compounding lab for a pharmaceutical company. The source was an injection epidural steroid that was then sent out to 23 different states. Because the guidelines for safe handling within a clean room were not followed, 14,000 patients were exposed to the contaminated drug and at a recent count 64 people have died and 751 have been treated for persistent infections. Unfortunately, this is possible if the guidelines in a clean room facility are not strictly adhered to. Clean rooms are set up with strict regulations to maintain the cleanliness during the manufacturing process of materials. The clean room exists to help keep contamination from happening. The newest…Read More

  2. Be One Step Ahead of the Standards with a USP 800 Certified Clean Room

    Upcoming changes for USP 795 and 797 clean rooms will be made through USP 800. They will be incorporating the information currently in place and adding to it to insure proper handling of hazardous drugs in healthcare facilities and settings. This will help protect both the handler and the end product from contamination. OSHA standards for the clean room are a large priority in the new. Keeping hazardous drugs secure and separate from others is crucial in the creation of the compounds. The new standards will address this. Part of avoiding contamination is having a clean room that’s compliant with USP 800. The other part is to follow the standard guidelines, wearing personal protective equipment, having proper training for compounding perso…Read More

  3. New Changes Come With USP 800 Clean Rooms

    Here at Travis Clean Air, we're really excited about the new USP 800 Clean Rooms. We are not only fully committed to serving your clean room needs by providing the best possible clean room solutions out there today, but we're also totally committed to backing up the clean rooms with excellent customer service. We first assess your needs, then we find ways to accommodate your space, we help you select color and design, and then we build your clean room to exact specifications right here in our Loveland, Colorado facility. After that, we deliver the clean room directly to you to ensure proper and safe installation. There are a few changes that come with the USP 800 Clean Rooms. Here's what you can expect: Compounding supervisor.  With the i…Read More

  4. The Importance of Proper Attire in the Clean Room

    Humans are one of the most common contaminates in a clean room. Even the slightest bit of dust, hair, perfume, etc. can contaminate a clean room. To maintain the integrity of the room, the garb or apparel one wears into the room is imperative. Depending on the type of clean room and facility, the level of cleanliness will vary as will the apparel worn by those working in the room. For example, the regulations may be different if it is a USP 797 or USP 800 clean room. As you are getting dressed in the regulated garb, please take note to follow protocol for the order so as not bring any unnecessary contaminates into the clean room. The apparel can either be disposable or launderable depending on the needs and requirements of the clean room. A…Read More

  5. What Our USP 800 Clean Rooms Mean To You

    Here at Travis Clean Air, we hold ourselves and our products to a very high ethical standard. From needs assessment and design, to construction, to delivery and follow-up, we ensure that there's excellence at every turn. We don't just focus on USP 800 Clean Rooms that will fit your space, we think about all sides of the situation and everything in between to ensure that you have receive a personalized customer experience. Not only will you get the best USP 800 Clean Rooms possible, but you'll get the great service we provide to back it up. With the new USP 800 Clean Rooms, we've had a lot of questions. The USP 800 Clean Rooms are an update from the USP 797 regulations regarding the handling of hazardous drugs in compounding pharmacies, hosp…Read More

  6. Maintaining your Clean Room Environment After Manufacturing

    At Travis Clean Air, we can build you a modular clean room with an ISO 5-7 Certified environment and guaranteed in writing to pass inspection under USP 797 upon installation. We're now consulting for USP 800. After we build the room to your specifications, it will be your responsibility to keep the room sterile. Without proper practices in place, the room will not remain sterile. The filters need to be replaced on a regular basis. Entering and exiting procedures must be followed to the letter. To assure bacteria and microbes that may contaminate any medicines manufactured don’t enter the room, start with these tips. Proper hand washing needs to take place before entering the room. Wearing the proper garb is essential. Hair nets, beard ne…Read More