SOLUTIONS 4 IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION LABORATORIES
AMC + INCREASING SUCCESS RATES
& SUCCESS RATES
airborne molecular contamination (AMC) refers to the presence of
unwanted gas-phase contaminants
in the cleanroom.
Effects of AMC in IVF labs have been shown to be very significant,
causing a threefold
decrease in success
rates. AMC filtration has been proven to dramatically affect the IVF
lab operation and increase
Purafil is the
world leader in gas-phase air filtration and monitoring technologies.
With more than 30 years of experience in the
engineering and manufacture of clean air solutions, Purafil offers a
and service offering
for IVF laboratories and cleanroom customers.
contribute to the overall AMC load to a cleanroom are outdoor air,
manufacturing processes, fugitive emissions from process
equipment, chemical storage areas, off-gassing from building and
construction materials, accidental spills, and bioeffluents from personnel.
Outdoor air is
many times considered a clean source of dilution air to reduce
internal contaminant levels. However, outdoor air can be a source of
multiple contaminants. These contaminants, mentioned in our brochure
in Table 1, have the potential to be introduced through the outside air intakes of
the HVAC system, unless the air is cleaned of those contaminants.
contaminant sources that can affect IVF labs include analytical
procedures, cleaning processes, compressed air, pesticide use, building
material off-gassing and the personnel themselves. These sources
and their contaminants are listed in our brochure in Table 2.