Cleaning regimes: see what is missing
A new cleanroom tool makes invisible hazards visible and highlights areas that have been overlooked during the cleaning and disinfection process. UV light is emitted from a torch and excites the electrons in the atoms or molecules of the particles in question. These absorb the energy from the torch temporarily and emit it as light, making visible particles that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Figure 1: The absorption and emission processes
A new tool has been developed that can be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of cleaning regimes and the capabilities of cleaning personnel. This report by Dominic Heckmann, trainer in the Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) Department Roche Diagnostics, and James Tucker, European Portfolio Manager for Shield Medicare, summarises the validation of the tool’s effectiveness.
The Klercide UV Validation Torch is a new cleanroom tool that makes invisible hazards visible. The ability to highlight areas that have been overlooked during the cleaning and disinfection process enables organisations to solve problems before they become costly.
The torch is used for process improvements – for example, to highlight changes that need to be made to transfer disinfection procedures – and can be a valuable technician training aid for demonstrating correct surface and disinfection techniques and their effectiveness.
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