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Shield Medicare - a division of Ecolab - is a market leader in the supply of specialist contamination control products to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare and medical device industries worldwide.
The Company was started in 1990 to provide specialist products for life science cleanrooms. We have grown consistently year on year, increasing our customer base and widening the range of products offered, through award-winning innovations and customer-led design.
In 2006 Shield Medicare was purchased by Ecolab to become the Centre of Excellence for Contamination Control. Ecolab is the leading global developer and marketer of premium cleaning, sanitising, pest elimination, maintenance and repair products for the hospitality, food service, healthcare and industrial markets. Ecolab achieved global sales in excess of $5 billion in 2006. (www.ecolab.com)
Investment from Ecolab enabled ambitious plans for a new purpose-built state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Wales to be realised. Find out more >>
Experienced cGMP manufacturer
Although life science cleanrooms are required to operate to GMP and maintain specific microbiological and particulate limits according to the grade of cleanroom, there is little advice on how this should be achieved.
Shield Medicare is able to give customers the benefit of its experience of manufacturing in cleanrooms and can advise on many aspects of contamination control, through confidential consultation, technical support and the supply of helpful articles and documents.
One thing stated very clearly by GMP is that
"Disinfectants used in Grade A and B areas should be sterile prior to use".*
Shield Medicare offers Klercide - the widest available range of disinfectants including sterile alcohols with highest specification (EP) Water for Injection, suitable for Grade A and B areas. Our trigger spray products are all protected against in-use contamination by the patented SteriShield Delivery System. Find out more >>
GMP also states that
"The transfer of materials into and out of the unit is one of the greatest potential sources of contamination".*
Research has shown that spraying and wiping is the most effective method of removing bioburden during the transfer process, especially for the removal of spores. We offer Klerwipe - a wide range of sterile low particulate dry and impregnated wipes. We also offer Klerpack - a unique range of cleanroom consumables multi-packed in polythene to reduce paper and improve the transfer process.
We regularly give technical presentations and can offer a range of helpful technical articles. Please contact us for information or advice regarding your cleanroom application.
* Eudralex Vol 4 Good Manufacturing Practice, Annex 1: "Manufacture of sterile medicinal products"
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