What are Clinical PODS?
Our Clinical PODs are ready deployable external turnkey units that can be used in practically every industry where controlled environments are required. All pods come ready for use and are completely interrogatable to provide scalable turnkey solutions on demand. The Pods are manufactured off site and transported to your location for deployment. All PODs are built and verified to ISO 14644-1-2-3 standards and are GMP compliant with global project delivery.
Our Clinical PODs lead the way to the future offering external clinical space that varies in size and complexity featuring the latest EMS/BMS technology and controls.
Our Pods are designed to cater for the external demands for additional clinical space, and we are the global leader in integration designs that offer a unique opportunity to expand or simply start up or scale up.
ISO POD Ltd has 2 large manufacturing facilities, one in UK and one in Ireland and we have the capabilities to delivery projects to any scale, big or small within your expected timelines.
We design with your future in mind and numerous cost-effective options are available.
As in any controlled environment a Clinical Pod can be designed to provide contained space where provisions are made to reduce particulate contamination and control other environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and pressure.
The key component is the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that is used to trap particles that are 0.3 micron and larger in size. All of the air delivered to a clean Air POD passes through pe filtration and HEPA filters, and in some cases where stringent cleanliness performance is necessary, Ultra Low Particulate Air (ULPA) filters are used.
Our Pods applications provide controlled environments with various levels of containment to meet a wide variety of applications with integration and expansion at the foremost of every offering.
Positive/Negative Pressure PODS.
ISO POD Cleanroom pods are classified into 2 categories of air pressurization, positive and negative air pressure rooms.
Positive Pressure Pods
Positive Pressure Pods
Positive air pressure cleanrooms systems are normally used for non-hazardous production and closed system processes that do not pose as EHS concerns, examples are Medical device assembly, Cell & Gene Therapy, and Pharmaceutical applications under closed process conditions.
The amount of particulate control required can determine the concept pod design. Factors such as the amount of air filtration, hence ACH (Air Changes per hour) at a measured rate of m3/h gives tangible and controlled set of conditions to which the room’s capabilities can be checked against and verified.
Positive Air Pressure Cleanrooms normally operate in an air pressure range of 5 to 50 Pa.
Positive air pressure means the cleanroom or rooms are “pumped up” with more filtered air then the surrounding space outside the cleanroom(s). There are different cascading levels of positive air pressure from the cleanest rooms at the highest pressure down to the gown room/or airlock room, normal conditions require an approximate 15Pa differential between rooms with the Cascade toward the lower graded areas.
Negative Pressure Pods
Open processes or hazardous materials quite often require negative controlled environments, to ensure containment of a leakage or spill is dealt with by providing protection to the person, environment, and equipment. Such factors as VHP or other methods of decontamination need to be considered during design stages.
Medical Production Pods
This style POD is similar to the pharmaceutical POD style. The product requirements for particulate cleanliness and sterility will determine specifications for finishes and controls, for example semi flush finishes may be adequate to meet the requirements of a Medical device productions suite, but again this will be dictated by the Grade of Medical device component been produced in the POD.
Pharmaceutical Production Pods
This style of POD requires additional details of construction to allow for such elements as chemical sterilization of surfaces, equipment, cleanliness, and Air Quality which are critical factors for the verification and operation of these environments.
BSL1 – 4 Labs
BSL Labs are built to ISO standards but are normally verified under a separate regulatory body. All of our BSL Labs are built to WHO requirements/guidelines (World Health Organisation) and are built to achieve the tightest of testing criteria for containment (ATTMA Technical Standard L2 (April 2010) Test Procedure adapted for internal Technical Memorandum 1/96 Maximum Air Leakage) XX m3.hr-1.m-2 at 50 Pa pressure differential.
BSL PODs are the answer to many problems in the world on containment, as the POD offers the standalone solution that is leading the way in terms of safety and versatility.
API /Vaccine/Veterinary & Research PODs
This style of POD is similar to the BSL Labs below and are regulated by various governing bodies.