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Case Study: PMS viable / non viable contamination control solution in an AUSTAR Isolator.
In this video interview, the team from AUSTAR discuss why and how they worked with Particle Measuring Systems’ (PMS) exclusive UK distributor, EMS, to provide the AUSTAR Sterility Test Isolator customer with a complete viable and non viable particle counting solution from Particle Measuring Systems (PMS).
Introducing the Lasair Pro Airborne Particle Counter
Paul Hartigan sits down with Blu Buquoy, both of Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) to discuss the new Lasair Pro airborne particle counter. Topics covered include an overview and features, how it meets the most up to date industry needs including regulatory requirements for calibration and data integrity, why the product was built, how it was designed leveraging almost 50 years of particle counting technology, and more.
Learn more about the Lasair Pro.
Lasair Pro Particle Counter Demo Video: Highlights of the new mobile solution from PMS
Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) is proud to present the latest in their flagship line of Lasair® airborne particle counters. The Lasair Pro supports a complete contamination control solution including clean area monitoring (portable and remote) while meeting global requirements for data integrity. Designed for intuitive and reliable aerosol particle counting, this newest addition to the PMS fleet supports a variety of applications while meeting, and anticipating future, international cleanroom certification standards.
Lasair® Pro: Basic Setup Demo
Learn how to easily and intuitively set up the Lasair Pro portable particle counter from Particle Measuring Systems. This video includes instruction to set up:
● date ● time ● language ● locate unit information (battery, serial #…) ● instrument ID ● calibration warning and timing ● time zone – NTP (network time protocol) ● channels (all channel mode, pharma mode…) ● units of measurement (µm or nm). Learn more.
Lasair® Pro: Audit Function Demo
Learn how to use the audit function in the Lasair Pro particle counter. The Lasair Pro particle counter can be used for remote or continuous cleanroom monitoring and meets all current regulations such as ISO 14644-1 and anticipated regulations including EU GMP Annex 1. Learn more.
Lasair® Pro: How to Create a Recipe
Creating and saving recipes is easy and intuitive on the new Lasair Pro portable aerosol particle counter from Particle Measuring Systems. Click here to learn more about the Lasair Pro.
Lasair® Pro: How to Replace a Paper Roll
Learn how to replace the paper roll in the Lasair Pro portable aerosol particle counter. Click here to learn more about this portable particle counter.
Lasair® Pro: How to Swap a Battery
Learn how to quickly and easily swap out batteries in Particle Measuring Systems’ new Lasair Pro portable aerosol particle counter. Click here to learn more about the Lasair Pro.
Lasair® Pro: How to Program and Set up the NFC Card
This demo video of the Lasair Pro portable aerosol particle counter from Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) demonstrates how to program and set up the NFC card. Click here to learn more about this new portable particle counter.
Importance and Benefits of the New MiniCapt Mobile Antibacterial Active Air Sampler
Giulia Artalli, Micro & Sterility Global Product Line Manager at Particle Measuring Systems, discusses the regulatory importance and benefits of the MiniCapt Mobile product features that were recently released. This industry leading active air microbial sampling product now has antibacterial properties built into the housing to help control the spread of bacterial contamination caused by monitoring activities themselves.
EU GMP Annex 1 Microbial Monitoring Requirements and the BioCapt Single Use Solution
Giulia Artalli, Micro & Sterility Global Product Line Manager for Particle Measuring Systems, discusses the technology and the functionality of the BioCapt Single Use microbial impactor plate as a solution to the single use microbial monitoring requirements in the latest draft of the EU GMP Annex 1.
The New Handilaz® Mini II Handheld Particle Counter for Versatility and Convenience
For small, medium and large clean manufacturing operations, the new Handilaz® Mini II handheld particle counter is a must have in your contamination control toolbox. Paul Dozoretz, Electronics Product Line Manager at Particle Measuring Systems talks about how and why you would use the Handilaz Mini II. With a comprehensive set of features, the HandiLaz Mini II is a low-cost alternative for users who need convenient cleanroom monitoring that also serves as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot sources of particle generation without the hassle of heavy equipment.
Argonaut Manufacturing Services and Particle Measuring Systems Partnering for Top Tier Results
“Argonaut Manufacturing Services successfully focuses on its core business. Outside of that we rely on our key partners”, says Eric Blair Argonaut Manufacturing Services Inc. PMS provides the contamination control expertise for safe products and regulatory compliance. In this 2-minute video, Wayne Woodard, Eric Blair, Stacy Sutton, and John Mitchell discuss the value of partnership.
Learn more about Complete Sterility Assurance Products and Services and FacilityPro® Support Services.
Ultrapure Water UPW Contamination Control / 20 nm Particle Counting
Presented by Glen Slayter, Intel and Dan Rodier, Particle Measuring Systems at the 2020 Ultrapure Micro event. Case study on the benefits of and monitoring of particles in ultrapure water (UPW) down to 20 nm. Learn more about the Ultra DI 20 particle counter.
Particle Measuring Systems, the complete environmental monitoring solution provider.
Since 1972, Particle Measuring Systems has been the global expert in contamination monitoring, providing the pharmaceutical and other life science industries with the expertise to detect, analyze and manage cleanroom contamination so you can meet all regulatory requirements including ISO 14644-1:2015 and EU GMP Annex 1.
Parts Cleanliness Testing with the Liquilaz Particle Counter
Learn how a customer used Particle Measuring Systems’ (PMS) Liquilaz particle counter to check the cleanliness of their parts for the semiconductor industry. How clean are your parts?
Particle Measuring Systems’ Team of Experts Prepares you for Audits with Education and Support
When looking for a contamination control solutions provider / partner, consider their level of industry knowledge and the complete support they can provide. Fu-Lun Yu discusses how PMS was able to provide a customer in Taiwan the information they required to be fully prepared for a customer audit.
Partners for Total Contamination Control Solutions
When looking for a contamination control strategy for your aseptic processes, consider a partner who has the expertise to answer your questions, support your project from start to finish, and then provide you with reliable and professional ongoing support.
In this brief video, Daniele Pandolfi of Particle Measuring Systems highlights the importance of this and discusses considerations when choosing a partner.
Customizable Cleanroom Monitoring
APR Big Data Documentary
This big data documentary was originally published in conjunction with American Pharmaceutical Review. It covers both the data compliance requirements for the Pharmaceutical industry and how to leverage the mass quantities of data that are now available to enhance pharmaceutical products, and ultimately, patients lives.
Data Trending-Alert/Action Level Settings EU GMP Annex 1, Rev. 12 Draft
In this brief video, Daniele Pandolfi discusses the Annex 1 draft and some of the aspects that can be used to understand the current state of regulatory positioning. It covers Trending Relevance (current Annex 1 vs Rev 12 Draft), Environmental Trends (approaches and procedures), and Level Settings (definition and process). The new Annex 1 draft addresses the gaps with data analysis and trends.
Accessing, reporting, and approving on cleanroom data remotely (working from home)
FacilityPro® Environmental Monitoring System
As a key component of industrial automation architecture, this embedded system offers high reliability as it controls samples and communicates with central software.
Learn more about FacilityPro® Monitoring System.
FacilityPro Software Updates for Pharmaceutical Net Pro and Smart
Quick overview of environmental monitoring cleanroom software upgrades for the Pharmaceutical / life sciences industries.
Learn about FacilityPro® Cleanroom Software for effective data management.
Cleaning and Disinfection Guidelines; EU GMP Annex 1, rev 12 2020
This video quotes all the sections in the newest Annex 1 draft that apply to cleaning and disinfection and provides guidelines and practical interpretations.
Find more webinars and papers located in our Knowledge Center.
Annex 1 rev 12: Using a Risk Assessment to set microbiological plate incubation conditions
This short video discusses Using a Risk Assessment strategy to identify microbiological plate incubation conditions and also data interpretation: Applying identified incubation conditions.
Facility Monitoring System and how we meet the needs of our customer’s processes.
Eric Gottlieb discusses how the Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) plans for a successful facility monitoring system (FMS) implementation and some of the hurdles they have to overcome. Particle Measuring Systems provides complete viable and non-viable particle counters, data management, project implementation, advisory services (Risk Assessment, Sample Location Placement, etc. ) and more to provide our pharmaceutical manufacturing customers with a complete contamination control solution. Learn
How Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) plans for a Successful Facility Monitoring System (FMS) Implementation
After deciding on a cleanroom Facility Monitoring System (FMS) it is time to implement it. Many things can go wrong. You want an implementation that does not negatively impact production, that is smooth and successful, and is ready to hand off on schedule. Eric Gottlieb talks to Blu Buquoy about some of the possible roadblocks and how the team Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) prepares for a successful FMS implementation. Learn more about the PMS turnkey FMS solution.
Science v. Standardization: Meeting auditor’s expectations by understanding the reasoning behind the rules
Annex 1 requires designing an effective contamination control strategy based on a scientific assessment to understand the process and to apply risk management principles. The latest Annex 1 frequently uses the terms “risk” “justify” and “strategy”, underlying the importance of these concepts.
Paola Lazzeri discusses relevant Annex 1 areas (4.1, 4.32, 9.6, 9.21, 9.24, 9.29, 9.33, 9.38, 9.45), providing insights and highlighting important considerations when creating a contamination control strategy.
Classification – Qualification – Monitoring Per EU GMP Annex 1, rev 12
An industry expert explains the latest guidelines from Annex 1 around Cleanroom Classification, Qualification, and Monitoring. Starting with defining each of these items, through the latest changes, Maurizio Della Pietra guides the viewers through items to consider including identifying sampling points, the need for a risk assessment, and the latest microbial requirements.
Our expert Contamination Control Advisors are available to assist you.
Annex 1 2020 Alternative Micro Methods and Rapid microbial
This video covers the 2020.03 (rev 12) sections of Annex 1 related to Alternative micro methods and rapid microbial. The presenter is Frank Panofen, PhD, of Particle Measuring Systems.
Quality Risk Management and Annex 1, rev 12 draft
This video highlights the requirements related to Quality Risk Management that are specifically mentioned in Annex 1, specifically:
- PQS- Manufacture of sterile products
- Utilities Monitoring
- V/NV Environmental and Process Monitoring
20 nm Liquid Particle Counter data presented at ASMC 2021 by Dan Rodier, PMS, Glen Slayter, Intel
Glen Slayter, UPW Analytical Development Engineer at Intel Corporation, and Dr. Dan Rodier, Scientist at Particle Measuring Systems discuss collaboration, benefits and science of 20 nm liquid particle counting.
Learn more about 20 nm particle counting solutions for UPW: https://www.pmeasuring.com/products/liquid-particle-counters/ultra-di-20-liquid-particle-counter/
MiniCapt® Mobile Microbial Air Sampler
Observe the innovative and unique design for the microbial air sampler, the MiniCapt® Mobile with:
- Flexibility for air and compressed gas viable sampling
- Reduced operator errors from data management and touch screen
- Filtered exhaust eliminates contamination
- Impactor design allows false positive identification
- ISO 14698:2003 compliant
Combine with the BioCapt® Single-Use Microbial Impactor for a fully validated system.
MiniCapt Mobile Active Air sampler: the flexible solution for microbial air sampling
The MiniCapt® Mobile Active Air Sampler has a wide variety of accessories available to make it usable throughout your production process and throughout your facility. There is a gas sampling kit, accessories for isolators, the stainless steel head for use on your filling line, and also a single use impactor. Learn more by watching this short video.
Remote Advisory Services
Interview with Frank Panofen, Marketing Manager at Particle Measuring Systems, as he discusses providing our customers with remote advisory services during the pandemic. Learn how the remote services has not only met face to face expectations, but has exceeded them with value added learnings for our pharmaceutical manufacturers. PMS Advisory Services include risk assessments, review of cleaning and disinfecting strategies, preparing for and reacting to an audit, and more.
Particle Measuring Systems provides a central hub for an environmental monitoring system.
Find out more about FacilityPro® Cleanroom Software for Pharmaceuticals or learn about the FacilityPro upgrade.
Lasair® III 5100 Aerosol Particle Counter
The Lasair® III Cleanroom Particle Counter is designed with your unique needs in mind. It sets the standard for portable aerosol particle counters in highly regulated environments. It can be used for both remote and mobile routine cleanroom monitoring. Watch this short video to learn more.
How to Create Recipes for the Lasair® III Portable Particle Counter.
This quick tutorial video walks you through the steps to easily create recipes for the Lasair III Portable Particle Counter.
This quick tutorial video walks you through the steps to easily create recipes for the Lasair III portable particle counter. The Lasair® III Portable Particle Counter sets the standard for portable aerosol particle counters and meets the requirements of ISO 14644-1:2015 and ISO 21501-4. It is designed for cleanrooms with your unique needs in mind.
Lasair® III Portable Particle Counter Li-Ion Battery Details
Benefits of the Lasair III Portable particle counter battery include:
- Light-weight, high capacity battery
- Hot swappable for extended use
- 3-5 hours of operational time on a single charge depending on unit
- Robust battery design with excellent capacity through hundreds of charge cycles
- Available stand alone charger for increased portable operation time
Lasair®III Infrared Touch Screen Display
Learn about the Lasair III Particle Counter touchscreen size & technology.
The Lasair III uses infrared technology, using a matrix of sensors to ensure fast response and the ability to interact with gloves, stylus, etc.
Comparisons to other touchscreen technologies (resistive and capacitive) are also discussed.
Learn why the infrared touchscreen is ideal for cleanroom applications.
USP 788 and APSS 2000 demo
You will learn and understand more about:
- Why we should count particles in injectable drugs
- What regulatory requirements are for USP 788-789-729
- Light obsuration technology that’s required
- How to ensure instrument performance and accuracy are to perform (USP 1788 suggested tests)
- See demonstration of APSS 2000 Particle Counter
BioCapt® Single-Use Microbial Impactor
Particle Measuring Systems introduces the New Era of Microbial Sampling.
Find out more about this uniquely designed replacement for settle plates, the BioCapt® Single-Use Cleanroom Microbial Monitor that helps minimize false positives for microbial activity in pharmaceutical cleanrooms reducing contamination from handling of agar settle plates.
Data Integrity support by the BioCapt® Single Use Microbial Impactor
Learn how BioCapt® Single Use can be an effective and important part of your data integrity program by watching this short video. Learn more about BioCapt Single Use for your cleanroom microbial monitoring.
Industry leading 20 nm chemical particle monitoring
In semiconductor manufacturing, because of the ultra small sizes of devices, 20 nm and smaller particles can cause product defects and reduce yields. John Kearns discusses how only Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) has technology proven to detect particles to 20 nm. Learn more about this industry leading particle counter: Chem 20.
Microbiological Plate Incubation per Annex 1 draft, Rev 12
In this brief video, Teresa Riccioni discusses the application of a risk assessment to set appropriate microbiological plate conditions per the new EU GMP Annex 1 draft, Rev 12. It starts with the new Annex 1 draft requirements to use a risk assessment, and then an interpretation on how to apply it and use it in different stages of the manufacturing process.
Learn more about this and other Annex 1 draft, Rev 12 updates or our Particle Measuring Systems’ Cleanroom Contamination Control Advisory Services.
Remote Validation and Training Example
Remote working, and allowing fewer vendors onsite can make projects very challenging, sometimes pausing projects indefinitely. David Quelle, GM of PMS Brazil, discusses one example where the Particle Measuring Systems‘ team was able to work with a customer to remotely validate their FaciltyPro Environmental monitoring system & MiniCapt Microbial Monitors and conduct training. Watch this short video to learn more about creative solutions from PMS during this unusual time. Contact us to learn how your local team can support you on this
Pinpointing a Particle Source
The HandiLaz® Mini II handheld Airborne Particle Counter is ideal for users who are in need of convenient cleanroom monitoring and serves as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot sources of particle generation without the hassle of heavy equipment
Quickly Verify a Cleanroom with the HandiLaz® Mini II
See how to quickly verify the cleanliness of a cleanroom using the portable, handheld, easy to use HandiLaz Mini II.
APSS 2000 Demo Video
The APSS-2000 Liquid Particle Counter for USP 788 is a fully contained syringe sampling liquid particle counting system. It provides user flexibility from the many liquid sampling configurations to the comprehensive Sampler Sight software that allows the user to collect, analyze and report data from one simple platform. The software is validatable and 21CFR11 compliant. Learn more from this expert demonstration. Learn more about our APSS 2000.
Replacing a stainless steel atrium with BioCapt® Single-Use demo
MiniCapt Mobile Active Air Sampler Demo Video
Learn how to set recipes, do a sample, and more with this overview of the portable microbial sampler, the MiniCapt Mobile.
* NEW Antibacterial housing to reduce cross contamination from monitoring activities
* Robust Antibacterial housing and touchscreen design and materials reduce bacterial deposits and biofilm formation more than 95%
* Reduce operator errors with secure data management and easy to use touch screen
* Filtered exhaust eliminates introduction of contamination from unit
* Impactor design allows for false positive identification
* ISO 14698:2003 compliant
Cleaning Method for the SLS 1000
Learn how to clean the SLS 1000 using the floss method.
Syringe Cleaning for SLS 1000
This is the syringe cleaning method which is the first option. For more indepth cleaning see the Floss Cleaning method.