Contact - November 2010

By Gill Power


Articles include:

- New Cherwell Website

- Easy Autoclave Validation

- Microbial Air Monitoring Success

- Customer Survey

Welcome to our new look eNewsletter - providing you with the latest news and updates from Cherwell Laboratories. We hope that receiving our newsletter in this new format is useful to you, since any additional information is now simply a click away.

However, please do remember that we are, as always, still very happy to speak to you in person or over the phone on 01869 355500.


New Cherwell Website Launched!

Greater functionality for an improved experience

We have completely reworked and refreshed our website to provide you with enhanced application and product information and to make it as easy as possible to find out about our prepared media and environmental monitoring products. Our new look website at gives you improved navigation options, content and functionality.

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Easy Autoclave Validation

DataTrace Wireless Temperature Datalogging

DatatraceTraditional autoclave validation involves the complicated and time consuming task of introducing many thermocouple wires into an autoclave chamber.

Scientists at Cherwell have now verified a rapid autoclave validation application using DataTrace® self-contained, wireless, high precision, data loggers. Since no wiring is required, DataTrace probes can be readily used to measure temperature, humidity and pressure directly inside an autoclave for validation with full 21CFR11 compliance and minimal production downtime.

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Microbial Air Monitoring Success

SAS Microbial Monitoring Equipment At BPL

Following the previous successful installation of bespoke remote SAS microbial air samplers from Cherwell, UK-based manufacturer of aseptically filled blood plasma products and part of NHSBT, Bio Products Laboratory (BPL) has installed additional SAS samplers on a second plasma product aseptic filling line.

Cherwell has now custom built and installed to date eight fixed point air samplers with control units situated externally to the Grade A area, thereby enabling remote control of the sampling of both of BPL’s plasma product filling lines and consequently eliminating all direct human contact.

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Customer Survey

We strive to always deliver the best possible service that we can, therefore your feedback is vital for us. We are currently undertaking a customer satisfaction survey and we’d really value your views.

Take the survey

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Ask Cherwell!

Should I store my plates in the fridge?

No need. The storage conditions for the majority of our prepared media is Ambient not exceeding 25ºC, with the exception being a couple of very specialist products. We have never specified storage in a fridge for our general media as this causes excessive condensation and can result in a very wet agar surface, potentially making the product impossible to use.

If there’s anything that you’d like to ask us, we’d be happy to help. Just email us.

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The environmental monitoring processes and validation guide

Understand the key changes and challenges of the EU GMP Annex 1 draft revision.

What will it mean for your environmental monitoring processes?

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