Focus - Environmental Monitoring Devices
From Medical Devices
FOCUS Laboratories can help develop an environmental monitoring program that is useful form medical device manufacturers. Utilizing principles outlined in AAMI TIR52 Environmental Monitoring for Terminally Sterilized Healthcare Products, FOCUS Laboratories can help determine sample sites, sample frequency, methodology as well as interpret results. For more information on our Environmental Monitoring capability
Environmental monitoring (EM) is a program designed to demonstrate the control of microbes in critical areas. This may include clean rooms, glove boxes, biological safety cabinets, laminar flow hoods, filling lines, and others. It typically involves contact plates for sampling surfaces and agar plates within air sampling devices to sample air.
FOCUS provides complete EM support, including:
- Provision of sampling supplies and devices
- Agar plates, swabs, paddles
- Met One particle countes
- SAS Viable Air Samplers
- Training for in house EM
- Incubation, enumeration and characterization of EM isolates
- Identification to genus or species level as required
- Trending data across time.