Articles

Solvent Safety in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • By Pure Aire
  • 5th May, 2021
The manufacture of pharmaceutical products is a complex and multi-stage operation that can include processes such as blending, wet and dry granulation, milling, hot-melt extrusion, coating, andtablet pressing. Producing the exact formulation, release rate, consistency, and dosage form requires many chemical compounds and substances. Among the mare active pharmaceutical...
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When Freshness Counts – Modified Atmosphere Packaging

  • By Pure Aire
  • 12th March, 2021
Centuries ago, merchants and shippers would place a lit candle inside barrels used to store biscuits before closing the lid. The idea was that the candle flame would deplete the oxygen inside the barrel to help keep the biscuits from spoiling. These days, the candle flame has been replaced by processes called Modified Atmosphere...
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Safe Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Food Processing Plants

  • By Pure Aire
  • 4th February, 2021
In December 2020,  two employees working at a Vernon, California food processing plant lost consciousness and died following an apparent liquid nitrogen leak. On January 28, 2021, there were several fatalities, and many other employees became sick, after being exposed to nitrogen gas when a liquid nitrogen line ruptured at a food processing plant...
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Air Delivery of Super-Cooled COVID-19 Vaccines

  • By Pure Aire
  • 9th December, 2020
There are several potential COVID-19 vaccines that may soon be available for widespread distribution. In particular, the United Kingdom has recently approved Pfizer’s vaccine, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering extending Emergency Use Authorization to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. That is certainly promising news, but storage, transportation, and delivery of these...
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What are Oxygen Deficiency Monitors?

  • By Pure Aire
  • 1st December, 2020
What is an Oxygen Deficient Environment? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an environment in which oxygen levels fall below 19.5 percent asan oxygen deficient atmosphere, which should be treated as immediately dangerous to health or life. When there is not enough oxygen in the air, persons within the affected area may become...
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Don’t Throw Away Your Shot…the Cold Truth About Vaccine Handling and Storage

  • By Pure Aire
  • 18th November, 2020
Overview In modern times, vaccines have been widely used to keep people healthy by protecting them from serious illnesses and diseases. Worldwide, vaccines annually prevent millions of deaths, and their utilization is responsible, in many parts of the globe, for the nearly total eradication of numerous diseases, including polio, measles, and smallpox. According to the U.S....
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