Grifols , a leading global producer of plasma-derived medicines and provider of sterile compounding-related technologies and services for hospitals, clinics, and compounding centers, has reached an exclusive agreement with airinspace to distribute mobile air decontamination systems and protective environment solutions for healthcare settings. Together with Grifols Misterium cleanroom solutions and operational consulting services, the distributorship with airinspace offers customers a more complete solution for mobile cleanroom technology.
Cleanrooms require strict control of environmental pollutants and must be designed and operated in compliance with relevant industry guidelines and regulations to ensure the safe preparation of compounded medications. To comply with United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapters <797> and <800>, many hospitals realize that changes or renovations to their current compounding environments are necessary. Aging infrastructure, deteriorating materials, uncontrolled air streams, improper filtration, and contaminated systems can compromise the environment by introducing opportunities for cross contamination, poor cleanability, and critical leaks.
“A fully compliant compounding pharmacy program starts with an adequate environmental analysis and the proper design and construction of primary engineering controls,” said Juan Miguel Cana, General Manager for North America Sales of Grifols Hospital Division. “Designing and building a cleanroom can be challenging on many levels. Continued operation is essential, but construction is a dirty job, and cleanroom environments must be protected and continuously monitored. Together, Grifols and airinspace help healthcare institutions complete this transition to USP compliance with our robust portfolio of cleanroom solutions.”
The airinspace PLASMAIR® air decontamination unit with HEPA-MD® offers unique and proprietary technology, which is validated to destroy a full spectrum of airborne microorganisms. The technologies augment the effectiveness of existing cleanrooms and segregated compounding areas, as well as serve as air quality control mechanisms in temporary cleanrooms during pharmacy renovations.
The airinspace HPVPA disinfection system diffuses a cold hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid solution to destroy bacteria, spores, fungi and yeasts, viruses and mycobacteria, including Myobacterium tuberculosis.