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Environmental Monitoring in Aseptic Isolator Manufacturing



Choosing a viable air monitoring system to test for microbiological contamination in aseptic isolators can be complicated and there are a number of important factors that need to be taken into consideration.

Our experts will cover the essential points of air sampling units for use in your aseptic isolator, along with requirements for surface and air sampling media including ISO 14698 compliance.

Key Topics

  • Instrument selection tips and selection criteria for air samplers used in isolators
    • Regulations
    • Calibration
    • Connectivity
  • Regulatory requirements for environmental monitoring culture media
    • Gamma-irradiated contact and settle plates for isolators and cleanrooms
  • Improved methods for media transfer into isolators
    • IsoBag™ for convenient transfer of sterile media to your isolator


Dr. Anne-Grit Klees


Global Product Manager Environmental Monitoring

Dr. Anne-Grit Klees, is a Global Product Manager Environmental Monitoring at Merck. She is microbiologist and graduated at Philipps Universität Marburg in 1992. After graduation she started her carreer as medical referent at Pall. Since 1994 she was working as a global product manager at Biotest, heipha Dr. Müller GmbH and Merck with a strong expertise on environmental monitoring in pharmaceutical industries including ready to use culture media for air and surface and personnel monitoring.

Tony Ancrum


Global Product Manager Environmental Monitoring

Tony Ancrum is a Global Product Manager Environmental Monitoring at Merck. He is responsible for air samplers, hygiene detection methods and applications and environmental monitoring. He joined the Merck team in 1996 as part of the R&D team in charge of Instrumentation design for Hygiene. He holds a BSc in Electronics.

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