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16th April 2024  Content supplied by: IUL S.A.

Advantages of Compliance with EN17141:2020 in Environmental Monitoring

The EN17141:2020 standard, which integrates and supersedes the principles of ISO 14698, provides critical guidelines for microbiological control in cleanroom environments, with a special emphasis on the prerequisites for air samplers. Adherence to this standard ensures precise, consistent, and comparable outcomes, crucial for maintaining cleanroom integrity in diverse sectors including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and healthcare.

Benefits of complying with this standard:

  • Fosters trust and confidence
  • Facilitates regulatory compliance
  • Supports continuous improvement

Spin Air: IUL Instruments' Air Sampler

  • Complies with EN17141:2020 standard for microbiological control in cleanrooms.
  • Ensures precise monitoring.
  • Achieves biological efficiency over 90% and 98%.


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  • Biological Efficiency Testing of Spin Air – Techniques described in EN 17141:2020 - Report No 23-011 (2023).
  • Physical and Biological Efficiency Testing of Competitor A - Techniques described in ISO 14698-1: Report No. 14/013 C (2015) - (PHE Biosafety group in Porton Down).
  • Biological Efficiency Testing of Competitor B - Techniques described in ISO 14698-1: Report No. 988-05 (2005).

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Date Published: 16th April 2024

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