Saturday, May 14, 2016

Proposed Revisions to USP 797 - Overview and Current Status

This article is an overview, including current status, of the proposed revisions to USP 797.

Brief History of USP 797 and the Current, Proposed Revisions:

USP 797 was first published in 2004.

The last official revision to USP 797 became official on June 1, 2008.

The Compounding Expert Committee of USP began a new set of revisions in July 2010, and on September 25, 2015, USP issued a set of proposed revisions to USP 797 for public comment. The public comment period ran through January 31, 2016.

Currently, as of May 14, 2016, USP is evaluating the comments received through the public comment process.

You can download the proposed revisions that were published on September 25, 2015, from the following link: http://www.usp.org/sites/default/files/usp_pdf/EN/USPNF/usp-gc-797-proposed-revisions-sep-2015.pdf

Key Components of the Proposed Revisions per USP:

According to USP (per http://www.usp.org/usp-nf/notices/general-chapter-797-proposed-revision), the major revisions of the General Chapter include:

1. Reorganization of existing sections and placement of procedural information in boxes

2. Collapsing of the three compounded sterile preparation (CSP) microbial risk categories (e.g. low-, medium-, and high-risk) into two categories (Category 1 and 2) distinguished primarily by the conditions under which they are made and the time within which they are used.

3. Removal of information on handling hazardous drugs and added cross-references to <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings

About USP:

Go to: http://www.usp.org/about-usp

Additional Private Resources About USP 797: (not affiliated with or endorsed by USP)

USP797.org: http://usp797.org
USP797.org on Blogger: http://usp797org.blogspot.com/
USP797.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp797-org-inc-
USP797.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USP797

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pharmacy Design Commission in Ohio Awarded to Bernstein & Associates, Architects

Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/) has been selected to provide pharmacy design services for a new, USP 797 compliant compounding suite for a hospital pharmacy in Ohio. See http://www.usp797.org/pharmacy-design-commission-in-ohio-awarded-to-bernstein-associates-architects/

Pharmacy design consulting services include: pharmacy programming, pharmacy planning, pharmacy design, pharmacy architecture, pharmacy engineering, and pharmacy equipment planning.

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):
Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm’s founding in 1990. This architecture firm has an international reputation for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (25) hospital pharmacies in the last 5 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm’s principal — William N. Bernstein, AIA — is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

For more information about pharmacy design and usp797 architectural and engineering design, please see the pharmacy design page for Bernstein & Associates, Architects: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/

Additional ways to follow Bernstein & Associates, Architects, include:
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter : https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Blogger : http://bernarch.blogspot.com/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: : https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

USP797.org on Blogger: http://usp797org.blogspot.com/
USP797.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp797-org-inc-
USP797.org on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USP797

USP800.org on Blogger: http://usp800.blogspot.com/
USP800.org on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/usp800-guru
USP800.org on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/USP800

For more information about healthcare and hospital design and construction, including pharmacy design, pharmacy equipment planning, planning for pharmacy automation equipment, and pharmacy construction, contact Bernstein & Associates, Architects at:
New York (Headquarters)

Bernstein & Associates, Architects
1201 Broadway – #803
New York, NY 10001
T: 212-463-8200
F: 888-214-0670
Email: info@bernarch.com
Also in Hartford, Princeton, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles

Saturday, November 28, 2015

List of Vendors on the USP797.org Website

Architects

Bernstein & Associates, Architects - www.bernarch.com

Analytical Testing

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates - www.aerobiology.net

Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. - www.acciusa.com

EMSL Analytical, Inc. - www.pharmaceuticaltestinglaboratory.com

Cleanroom Products / Contamination Control

Acute Care Pharmaceuticals - www.Pharma-Choice.com

Berkshire Corporation - www.berkshire.com

Clean Air Essentials - www.isotechdesign.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Cleanroom Connection, Inc. - www.CleanroomConnection.com

Connecticut Clean Room Corporation - www.ctcleanroom.com

Contec, Inc. - www.contechealthcare.com

Criti Clean Cleanroom Products - www.Criti-Clean.com

Decon Labs Inc. - www.deconlabs.com

Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. - yourcleanroomsupplier.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Cleanroom Design/Build Companies

Connecticut Clean Room Corporation - www.ctcleanroom.com

Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. - yourcleanroomsupplier.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Environmental Monitoring

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Technical Safety Services, Inc. - www.techsafety.com

Equipment Planning

Equipment Planning, Inc. - www.equipmentplanning.org

Healthcare Design and Construction Resources

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Pharmacy Design

Pharmacy Design - www.pharmacydesign.org

Project Management

Empire Projects, Inc. - www.empireprojects.com

Testing & Certification

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

Medrep Technologies, Inc. - www.medrep.us

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

USP 800

USP800 Guru - www.usp800.guru

List of Vendors on the USP797.org Website

Architects

Bernstein & Associates, Architects - www.bernarch.com

Analytical Testing

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates - www.aerobiology.net

Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. - www.acciusa.com

EMSL Analytical, Inc. - www.pharmaceuticaltestinglaboratory.com

Cleanroom Products / Contamination Control

Acute Care Pharmaceuticals - www.Pharma-Choice.com

Berkshire Corporation - www.berkshire.com

Clean Air Essentials - www.isotechdesign.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Cleanroom Connection, Inc. - www.CleanroomConnection.com

Connecticut Clean Room Corporation - www.ctcleanroom.com

Contec, Inc. - www.contechealthcare.com

Criti Clean Cleanroom Products - www.Criti-Clean.com

Decon Labs Inc. - www.deconlabs.com

Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. - yourcleanroomsupplier.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Cleanroom Design/Build Companies

Connecticut Clean Room Corporation - www.ctcleanroom.com

Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. - yourcleanroomsupplier.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Environmental Monitoring

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Technical Safety Services, Inc. - www.techsafety.com

Equipment Planning

Equipment Planning, Inc. - www.equipmentplanning.org

Healthcare Design and Construction Resources

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Pharmacy Design

Pharmacy Design - www.pharmacydesign.org

Project Management

Empire Projects, Inc. - www.empireprojects.com

Testing & Certification

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

Medrep Technologies, Inc. - www.medrep.us

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

USP 800

USP800 Guru - www.usp800.guru

New USP 797 Compliant State-of-the-Art Pharmacy for Prominent Teaching Hospital in New York Completed

Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/Healthcare-Design-Pharmacy/) is pleased to announce that a new inpatient pharmacy design that was designed by Bernstein & Associates, Architects, for a prominent New York teaching hospital, has been completed. The hospital size is over 700 beds. The project was a complete gut renovation of existing hospital space to create a completely new, state-of-the-art, inpatient hospital pharmacy.

Pharmacy design consulting services included: pharmacy programming, pharmacy planning, pharmacy design, and pharmacy equipment planning.

The project included all new: receiving/storeroom, distribution, USP 797 compliant compounding suite, compounding lab, purchasing, administrative support, and staff support.

Another feature of the pharmacy was the extensive use of pharmacy automation equipment.
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About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm has an international reputation for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (25) hospital pharmacies in the last 5 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

Pharmacy design projects by Bernstein & Associates, Architects are featured on http://bernarch.com/Healthcare-Design-Pharmacy/.

USP 797 articles can be found on: the USP 797 website www.usp797.org, the USP 797 blog http://www.usp797org.blogspot.com/, USP 797 Twitter account www.twitter.com/usp797, http://www.linkedin.com/company/usp797-org-inc-, and
https://www.facebook.com/usp797/

USP 800 articles can be found on the USP 800 website www.usp800.org, the USP 800 blog http://www.usp797org.blogspot.com/, USP 800 Twitter account www.twitter.com/usp800, http://www.linkedin.com/company/usp-guru, and https://www.facebook.com/usp800/

Pharmacy design articles can also be found on the pharmacy design website www.pharmacydesign.org.

For more information about healthcare and hospital design and construction, including pharmacy design, pharmacy equipment planning, planning for pharmacy automation equipment, and pharmacy construction, contact Bernstein & Associates, Architects at:
Bernstein & Associates, Architects
1201 Broadway - #803
New York, NY 10001
T: 212-463-8200
F: 888-214-0670
Email: info@bernarch.com
Also in Hartford, Princeton, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles

Friday, November 27, 2015

Vendors Listed on the USP797.org Website

Architects

Bernstein & Associates, Architects - www.bernarch.com

Analytical Testing

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates - www.aerobiology.net

Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. - www.acciusa.com

EMSL Analytical, Inc. - www.pharmaceuticaltestinglaboratory.com

Cleanroom Products / Contamination Control

Acute Care Pharmaceuticals - www.Pharma-Choice.com

Berkshire Corporation - www.berkshire.com

Clean Air Essentials - www.isotechdesign.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Cleanroom Connection, Inc. - www.CleanroomConnection.com

Connecticut Clean Room Corporation - www.ctcleanroom.com

Contec, Inc. - www.contechealthcare.com

Criti Clean Cleanroom Products - www.Criti-Clean.com

Decon Labs Inc. - www.deconlabs.com

Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. - yourcleanroomsupplier.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Cleanroom Design/Build Companies

Connecticut Clean Room Corporation - www.ctcleanroom.com

Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. - yourcleanroomsupplier.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Environmental Monitoring

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

IsoTech Design - www.isotechdesign.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Technical Safety Services, Inc. - www.techsafety.com

Equipment Planning

Equipment Planning, Inc. - www.equipmentplanning.org

Healthcare Design and Construction Resources

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

Pharmacy Design

Pharmacy Design - www.pharmacydesign.org

Project Management

Empire Projects, Inc. - www.empireprojects.com

Testing & Certification

ENV Services, Inc. - www.envservices.com

Medrep Technologies, Inc. - www.medrep.us

Micro Filtrations, Inc. - www.mficertify.com

USP 800

USP800 Guru - www.usp800.guru