Cherwell Adds to its Range of ImpactAir Microbial Air Monitors

In the Lab eNewsletter, Pharmaceutical Technology's In the Lab eNewsletter 05-05-2021, Volume 16, Issue 5

The new ImpactAir-ISO-90 and ImpactAir-90 ranges are designed for use in high-grade areas within the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and specialist food industries where process monitoring of viable particles is necessary.

Cherwell introduced new models to its ImpactAir range of microbial air monitors distributed from Pinpoint Scientific.

The new ImpactAir-ISO-90 and ImpactAir-90 ranges are designed for use in high-grade areas within the pharmaceutical industry as well as other industries (e.g., healthcare, specialist food industries) where process monitoring of viable particles is necessary. Both ranges are equipped with a chamber for a 90-mm petri dish and use a slit-to-agar method that ensures particles, including microbes, impact the petri dish’s agar surface. As the dish rotates under the inlet, air is impacted onto an area of agar, reducing twin impingement risk and microbe desiccation for a high biological and physical efficiency.

Additionally, each range includes an ISO-90 Monitoring Head that contains all the controls needed to rotate the agar plate during the monitoring phase.

Individually, the ISO-90 range consists of:

  • The ISO-CON-90 Complete Monitoring System—a turnkey monitoring solution for isolators.
  • The ISO-90-V-Monitoring Head—designed for isolator manufacturers who perform their own flow control using their own vacuum source.
  • The ISO-90-N-POE Monitoring Head—formulated for bio-safety cabinets or isolators, the size and power of the vacuum pump have been reduced so the pump can fit into the monitoring head and does not require any external vacuum source or pipework.

The ImpactAir-90 range includes:

  • The ImpactAir-90-B/M Portable Monitor—the first battery powered, slit-to-agar air monitor that is Annex 1 compliant.
  • The ImpactAir-90-HF High Flow Portable Monitor—a high-flow option ideal for the sampling of air in a much shorter time period or where large volume air samples are required.

“We are really excited by the opportunities that the new range of air monitors from Pinpoint offer,” said Andy Whittard, managing director at Cherwell, in an April 21, 2021 press release. “The compact, 90-mm Petri version slit-to-agar range can help users address the challenges presented by the new Annex 1 and the focus on continuous monitoring. The various options also provide users with differing solutions for challenges within their facilities.”

Source: Cherwell