Controlling Environmental Conditions to Maintain Advanced Cleanroom Results
BRAND® disposable items for the life sciences are produced using the most advanced cleanroom techniques in one of the world’s largest cleanrooms for laboratory disposable items. The continuous cleanroom monitoring includes measurements of air particulates, positive air pressure, air exchange rate, room temperature, and the relative humidity, among other variables. Deviations are detected immediately and suitable countermeasures can be taken before the minimal values are exceeded. The precise control of environmental conditions provides a high degree of stability in the clean room and a reliable manufacturing environment. This uniformity, together with quality testing of the final product by batch, guarantees the consistent high quality in life science products from BRAND. For the production of disposable items, Class 8, 7, and 5 cleanrooms are available, Class 8 compliance with ISO 14644-1 is certified by external, independent auditors.
CONSISTENT HIGH QUALITY
Pipette tips and filter tips are the most frequently used disposables in the laboratory. As processing methods have become increasingly sensitive, the requirements for these disposable items have changed significantly over the years. To avoid contaminants, BRAND’s process begins with the use of ultra-pure granulates and extensive incoming goods inspections and then continues into the cleanroom to the tools used and the quality tests carried out. A lot of parameters need to be considered to meet the highest standards both in research and standardized applications. For the manufacture of pipette tips and filter tips, BRAND exclusively uses raw materials that are free from the additives di (2-hydroxyethyl) methyldodecylammonium (DiHEMDA) and 9-octadecenamide (oleamide). Both of these additives are frequently found in raw polypropylene, and can interfere with biological tests, leading to false results. Available in non-sterile and BIO-CERT® sterile which is certified free of DNA, RNase, endotoxins, and ATP to meet the most stringent sample integrity requirements. Continuous cleanroom monitoring, in combination with batch-related monitoring of the raw materials and end products, guarantees the consistent high quality of BRAND life science products.