Micronova Aseptic Processing, Pharmaceutical Production and Controlled Environments
Micronova designs and manufactures wipers, soaps and mop systems for aseptic processing, pharmaceutical production and controlled environments.
Micronova was established in Torrance, California in 1984. The design team focused originally on the development of non-ionic cleaners, low-residue tape and super-absorbent mops for the wafer manufacture and integrated circuit industry. This early awareness of contamination control issues, in controlled environments, has allowed the company to develop fully integrated mop systems that address the many challenges in pharmaceutical production – from cleaning applications in R&D labs to disinfection and contamination control of aseptic processing areas.
Mopping systems for sterile processing, pharmaceutical production, and controlled environments
Micronova is foremost in the design and manufacture of specialized mops for critical environments. All mop materials used are selected for their durability, when used with strong disinfectants and compatibility with sterilization methods.
Because of their sturdy construction, mop heads have the option of being used more than once. With a selection of styles, sizes and fabrics they offer the optimum in surface wetting and application of disinfectant. Designs include small hand held mops for cleaning isolators, biohazard hoods and cabinets to larger handles and sterile mop heads for disinfecting large surface areas. Support hardware is engineered from electropolished stainless steel.
Cleanroom and controlled environment and irradiated tapes for color-coding, glassware, and sealing
CR100PC and EGV vinyl tapes are conformable and offer the ‘clean-peel’, low-residue characteristics important to lab applications. The range of colors allows the tape to be used for glassware labeling, sealing and color-coding containers such as autoclave bags and autoclave wrap.
Perforated, lo-tack MicroSeal tape can be used for stacking and securing plates for incubation/environmental monitoring. The lo-tack properties also make the MicroSeal an ideal choice for cuff sealing and gowning tape. Polyethylene and Polyamide tapes are also available where low-outgassing or heat or freeze-resistance is a consideration.
Touch-free dispenser and soaps
The patented Touch Free Dispenser effectively eliminates the risk of cross-contamination and waste in pharmaceutical production areas, R&D Labs and support areas. The dispenser delivers a consistent pre-measured dose of soap, sanitizer or lotion into the palm of the hand, making it simpler for personnel to follow hand washing protocols, witness plating and de-gowning procedures.
Available soaps include NovaClenz Ethyl Alcohol hand sanitizer, Hy-G-Clenz anti-bacterial lotion soap with Triclosan, AquaHol 70/30 irradiated IPA in WFI for use over hands or gloves, BioClenz CHG hand cleanser in 2% or 4% formulations and NovaDerm barrier cream.
Low linting sponges and irradiated wipes
Micronova’s sponges and wipes includes a selection of sterile swabs, spill pillows and pre-saturated wipers for use within sterile and support environments.
The irradiated silicon SilSat wiper offers high grade silicon on a pre-saturated wipe for servicing equipment, gears and fill lines in sterile areas – a cleaner alternative to spray lubricants. The PolyMitt is a wiper/glove that fits over the operator’s gloved hand to clean tanks, tubing and hard to access areas.
Lo-ionic cleaners and detergents
All Micronova detergents are filtered to 0.1 microns – offering the purest choice for cleaning in controlled environments. Although the company does not make any disinfectant claims on the cleaners they fit applications for neutral cleaning such as glass cleaning, curtain cleaning and adhesive removal within pharmaceutical processing areas.
NovaClean is a concentrate for general wall and floor cleaning. No mobile ions mean it will not generate a static charge. The NovaHol formulation is blended with alcohol offering fast drying, non-streaking properties important for cleaning glass surfaces and vinyl curtains. MegaClean is for removing adhesive and label residues and heavy soils.
Products and Services
The NovaKnit™ Series
The NovaKnit is an absorbent, deceptively tough mop for cleaning and liquid pick-up in controlled and critical environments.
CR100PC™ Cleanroom Tape
Micronova's CR100PC Cleanroom tape is specifically prepared for applications in and around the cleanroom.
NovaClean™ Lab and Glass Clean
The NovaClean Lab and Glass Clean is a ready-to-use cleaner that has sodium and potassium levels only measurable in parts per million.
The M-Zone MicroDispenser provides hassle-free soap dispensing and requires no touching.
Pens and Markers for Superior Documentation
Meeting requirements for Good Documentation Practices is imperative across controlled environments.
Micronova: Specialised Mops for Critical Environments
Micronova: Specialized Mops for Critical Environments
Micronova: Your Cleanroom’s Worth It
In today's world, the call for controlled manufacturing is standard across a wide range of industries. Processing and cleaning controls continue to grow ever more stringent in biotechnology and pharmaceutical production - at the same time engineers in wafer production and nanotechnology search for methods to attain higher yields.
Micronova launches the first in a series of mini-catalogues detailing its range of standard and irradiated gel, ink and marker pens.Read more
Micronova has released a lead and latex free autoclave indicate tape, which is RoHS compliant.Read more
Micronova, a manufacturer if sterile cleaning products has released its company brochure on Pharmaceutical Technology. The brochure features Micronova's extensive range of products for use in cleanroom environments.Read more
Micronova Manufacturing introduces MegaTex, a nonwoven polyamide fabric with a textured thermo-bonded surface. Now incorporated into several of Micronova’s popular mop designs, this fabric is ideal for cleaning heavy soils, structured floors and other rough surfaces in a cleanroom or controlled eRead more
Micronova Manufacturing launches a MicroFiber fabric option to its existing portfolio of mops, sponges and wipes. This blended polyester material is well suited to cleaning in controlled and support environments as it offers greater absorbency, better friction resistance and cleans more efficientRead more