USP<797> requires that the number of viable microorganisms in the air environment of the compounding area be evaluated. This test is to be performed at least monthly for low- and medium-risk preparations, and at least weekly for high-risk preparations. Hardy Diagnostics offers an easy way of accomplishing this using an impact air sampler.
Incubator This compact incubator fits easily on most counter tops. The incubator holds a constant temperature to plus or minus one degree. It is made of powder coated steel and has an acrylic see-through door. It comes with two adjustable shelves. Capable of temperatures up to 60°C. Capacity is 0.8 cubic feet. The inside dimensions of the chamber are 13”W x 14”H x 16”D.
True-Tempe Thermometers These environmentally safe thermometers contain no dangerous mercury; instead they are filled with red spirit alcohol. For additional safety, they are encased in a Teflon® coating to prevent breakage. Range is 18°C to 50°C, with 0.5°C divisions. 135mm in height. The thermometer is sealed within a fluidfilled unbreakable bottle to prevent temperature reading fluctuations, due to the opening and closing of the incubator door. Attached magnet allows for adherence to the inside wall of the incubator.