Nov. 30, 2017 – Germfree, the pioneer of Mobile Compounding Cleanrooms, will present its fully functional USP 797 & 800 compliant facility on December 4th, 2017 at the ASHP Clinical Conference in Orlando. The event, organized by The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, offers an ideal venue for pharmacy professionals to tour a fully USP compliant unit. Many hospital pharmacies are undergoing major renovations to be in compliance with new standards. However, they must continue vital drug preparation without interruption. The Germfree Mobile Cleanroom allows the hospital to maintain separate, on-site sterile drug compounding operations concurrent to a build-out.
USP Chapter 800 standards significantly impact infrastructure requirements. Hazardous drugs must be handled in separate negative pressure buffer rooms vented to the outdoors. “USP 800 is a catalyst demanding new cleanroom build-outs to higher standards. Renovation logistics for an existing facility are intricate and can be highly disruptive to a health-system pharmacy,” says Kevin Kyle, President of Germfree. “We deliver a complete free-standing pharmacy that is immediately operational, allowing for seamless sterile and hazardous drug compounding during any construction project.”
Germfree manufactured and deployed the world’s first USP compliant mobile cleanroom for Duke Raleigh Hospital in 2015. Since then, the company has developed a mobile fleet to provide USP 797 & 800 compliance for hospital pharmacies across all regions of the US. These self-contained units now serve facilities ranging from small community hospitals to large VA Healthcare Systems.
The mobile pharmacy incorporates separate negative and positive pressure ISO 7 buffer areas and as well as ISO classified anterooms. Advanced engineering controls assure that both cleanrooms are properly balanced under dynamic conditions. Hazardous drugs remain in segregated zones. All core compounding and containment equipment is manufactured by Germfree and constructed of all stainless steel. Interior surfaces are impervious and non-shedding to promote effective decontamination and the overall integrity of the cleanroom environment.
Germfree’s application experts will conduct tours of the innovative mobile facility at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, December 4-6, 2017.