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Solving the mystery of recurring low level contamination. (2023)
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SMITH, L. 2023. Solving the mystery of recurring low level contamination. Cleanroom technology, June 2023, pages 14-17.

This article is a research review of a study that identified bacteria on cleanroom garments to solve the mystery of recurring low-level contamination in a facility.

Identification of bacterial isolates recovered from the surface of cleanroom operators' garments following wear. (2022)
Journal Article
SMITH, L.M., LOWES, C., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A.J. 2022. Identification of bacterial isolates recovered from the surface of cleanroom operators' garments following wear. European journal of parenteral and pharmaceutical sciences [online], 27(3), article number 27301. Available from: https://doi.org/10.37521/ejpps.27301

Contamination of sterile pharmaceutical products can have serious consequences, in worst case scenario resulting in patient death. Cleanroom operators are the primary source of microbial contamination, where the surface of their specialist sterile cl... Read More about Identification of bacterial isolates recovered from the surface of cleanroom operators' garments following wear..

A comparison of the bacterial contamination of the surface of cleanroom operators’ garments following donning with and without gloves. (2021)
Journal Article
SMITH, L.M., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A.J. 2021. A comparison of the bacterial contamination of the surface of cleanroom operators’ garments following donning with and without gloves. European journal of parenteral and pharmaceutical sciences [online], 26(3). Available from: https://doi.org/10.37521/ejpps.26302

Background: Specialist cleanroom garments are a potential vector for transmission of microorganisms within these facilities. In order to maintain the low bioburden of such clothing it has been perceived best practice for operators to dress wearing st... Read More about A comparison of the bacterial contamination of the surface of cleanroom operators’ garments following donning with and without gloves..

Gender influences bacterial contamination of reusable cleanroom operators’ garments following wear. (2020)
Journal Article
SMITH, L.M., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A.J. 2020. Gender influences bacterial contamination of reusable cleanroom operators’ garments following wear. European journal of parenteral and pharmaceutical sciences [online], 25(2), article 2. Available from: https://doi.org/10.37521/ejpps25202

Background: Operators are the primary source of cleanroom contamination, with the majority of their detritus identified as skin squames and their associated microorganisms. To reduce contamination, operatives are required to wear a specific arrangeme... Read More about Gender influences bacterial contamination of reusable cleanroom operators’ garments following wear..

An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. (2018)
Thesis
SMITH, L.M. 2018. An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The contamination of sterile pharmaceutical products is a serious event which has in the worst case scenario led to patient death. Operators are the primary source of clean room contamination, with the majority of their detritus being identified as s... Read More about An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments..