Utilizing Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Biodecontamination as Part of Facility Commissioning

August 15, 2013
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time


Whether for a new laboratory research facility or renovation of an existing facility, a sound commissioning process is vital to start-up success. The commissioning process ensures that the facility and equipment within the facility are ready for occupancy and use. Additionally, it ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirements. Part of the commissioning process includes a post-construction biodecontamination of the facility to ensure the safe integration of workers and animals into the new space. There are many factors that go into choosing the best method of biodecontamination. Art Papineau and John Klostermyer, of STERIS Life Sciences shared why hydrogen peroxide vapor biodecontamination technology was selected for commissioning a new 100,000-plus cubic feet lab animal research facility versus other available technologies as well as how this technology was successfully applied as measured by real-time data, biological indicators, and chemical indicators.

By viewing this presentation, attendees will:

  • Review the evaluation process used to select hydrogen peroxide vapor as the method of biodecontamination
  • Discuss facility preparation prior to the hydrogen peroxide vapor biodecontamination process
  • Receive an overview of the hydrogen peroxide vapor biodecontamination process
  • Understand the criteria for a successful facility biodecontamination with hydrogen peroxide vapor

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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Attendees of this course and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers or one Learning Unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

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Instructor Biographies

Arthur Papineau is Product Manager of VHP® (Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide) Solutions for STERIS Life Sciences, a division of STERIS Corporation. He is based in Mentor, Ohio, with global responsibility for developing and growing the VHP portfolio of equipment, systems, and consumables into life sciences and other emerging markets. He is a current member of ISPE, AALAS, and CETA. He has more than seven years experience in product management developing and managing technology based solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

John Klostermyer is Application Engineer of VHP® Solutions for STERIS Life Sciences, a division of STERIS Corporation. For 10 years, he has worked exclusively with customers and industry experts developing and promoting VHP process technology and equipment. His primary areas of focus are pharmaceuticals, food packaging, public health, and research. Dr. Klostermyer has also worked in development and marketing functions in Europe and the United States in the specialty chemical and medical device fields. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University; a Master of Science in Plant Pathology from Rutgers; and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Science from Georg August Universitaet in Goettingen, Germany.


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