Ensuring Excellence: A Deeper Look into Vonco’s Clean Room and Sterilization Management Capabilities

Keith SmithContract Manufacturing, News

In the realm of contract manufacturing, particularly within industries like medical devices, medical packaging, medical nutrition, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, maintaining stringent standards of cleanliness and sterilization is not just a preference but an absolute necessity. The integrity of products, the safety of end-users, and adherence to regulatory requirements hinge on adherence to critical processes. In this post, I delve into the vital aspects of Vonco’s clean room and sterilization management capabilities, exploring their significance, our methodologies, and how we can contribute to excellence in product quality and safety.

Clean Room: The Sanctum of Precision

At the heart of our quality-controlled environment lies the clean room, a controlled space where airborne particulates, microbes, and other contaminants are kept within strict limits. Operating safely within our clean room environment demands meticulous attention to detail, adherence to protocols, and specialized equipment to maintain the desired cleanliness levels.

In addition to our QMS meeting ISO 13485:2016 standards, our operations are certified to industry standards, with a particular emphasis on maintaining white room and cleanroom facilities adhering to ISO 7 standards. 

An ISO 7 clean room (Class 10,000 cleanroom) utilizes HEPA filtration systems to maintain air cleanliness levels of a maximum of 10,000 particles (≥0.5µm) per cubic foot. Class 10,000 cleanroom filtration systems must provide filter coverage of 15-25% and – a minimum of 60 air changes per hour. The standard air flow rate for an ISO 7 filtration system is 9-16 CFM per square foot.

This commitment ensures that our production environments meet the stringent requirements necessary for the assembly of sensitive products. From medical devices and microelectronics to pharmaceuticals and medical packaging, our clean room facilities provide the optimal environment for precision manufacturing.

Sterilization: Safeguarding Quality from Contamination

A product’s journey doesn’t end with assembly; it extends to ensuring that it reaches the end-user in a state of optimal quality and safety. This is where sterilization plays a pivotal role. Sterilization is the process of eliminating or deactivating all forms of microbial life, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores, from surfaces, instruments, and products. This process is essential, especially for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and certain food products where microbial contamination can pose significant risks.

Once your products are meticulously assembled and packaged within our clean room environments, we embark on the crucial sterilization phase. Utilizing state-of-the-art sterilization techniques and equipment, including Gamma, E-Beam, and Eto, we ensure that your products undergo thorough sterilization processes that meet or exceed industry standards. We can also help on the front end of design and development to either create new sterilization parameters or design packaging that is compatible with various types of sterilization. For example, we manufacture DuPont™ Tyvek® pouches for ETO sterilization. We also can manufacture foil or barrier pouches for gamma sterilization. 

This final step in our manufacturing process is paramount in upholding the integrity and safety of your products, providing you with the assurance you deserve.

Excellence through Compliance and Innovation

Operating in highly regulated industries necessitates a proactive approach to compliance and a continuous drive for innovation. Our commitment to quality-controlled environments, clean room operations, and sterilization management isn’t merely about meeting regulatory requirements; it’s about exceeding them. We constantly strive to enhance our processes, embrace emerging technologies, and implement best practices to elevate the standards of cleanliness, sterility, and quality in everything we do.

Our adherence to industry standards, coupled with our dedication to innovation, ensures that our customers receive products of unparalleled quality and safety. Whether it’s a life-saving healthcare application, a critical component for a medical device, or a nutritional formulation, our commitment to excellence remains unwavering.


In the intricate world of contract manufacturing, where precision and purity are paramount, clean room and sterilization management stand as the guardians of quality and safety. From meticulously controlled environments to cutting-edge sterilization processes, every step in our manufacturing journey is imbued with the commitment to excellence. By adhering to industry standards, embracing innovation, and prioritizing quality above all else, we ensure that our products not only meet expectations but exceed them, safeguarding the well-being of end-users and upholding the trust placed in us by our customers.