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Anne Marie Dixon

Anne Marie Dixon

Owner and President of Cleanroom Management Associates, Inc., a consulting firm based in Carson City, NV that specializes in competitive benchmarking, training, and auditing of clean and aseptic operations and management.

Actively engaged in the field of contamination control for over 30 years with extensive experience in the areas of cleanroom operations, training, technical writing, strategic consulting, facility start-up, construction protocols, and process optimization. Has trained over 750,000 cleanroom technicians and managers.

C. Daniel Mullins

Major Accomplishments

  • 1978 Developed and tested cleanroom sanitization protocols
  • 1979 Developed initial clean build protocols for the cleanroom industry
  • 1980 Developed the first Cleanroom Management Training and Manuals
  • 1983 Chairman of Institute of Environmental Sciences – Recommended Practice on Cleanroom Housekeeping and Sanitization Procedures, testing and equipment. In this committee the techniques and testing of 1978 were incorporated and proven.
  • 1983-present – Developed aseptic gowning techniques
  • 1984-present – Developed equipment move-in procedures
  • 1985 Developed undergraduate course in Cleanroom maintenance and equipment installation techniques. Used today at 5 major universities in the USA.
  • 1986 Chairman of Institute of Environmental Sciences – Recommended Practice on Cleanroom Operations. In this committee the techniques for equipment move-in were incorporated and proven.
  • 1988 Developed and expanded clean build protocols to include 3,5 and 8 phases
  • 1990 Chairman of conference on Particle Detection Methodology and Control
  • 1991-1992 President of Institute of Environmental Sciences
  • 1992 Chairman of conference on Mini-environments and Isolators
  • 1993-present – Chairman of the United States Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 209
  • 1993-present – Head of the United States Delegation to ISO Technical Committee 209 on Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments
  • 1995 Chairman Biocontamination Control Symposium - IEST
  • 1998 Chairman of Symposium on Cleanrooms for the Healthcare Industry (PDA and IEST)
  • 1998 Headed research to develop new techniques for sanitization and cleaning of walls and floors in cleanrooms and controlled environments
  • 1999 Chairman of PDA Special Scientific Forum on Environmental Monitoring
  • 2000 Keynote address – PDA Training Conference
  • 2001 Keynote address – Barnett International – conference on Environmental Monitoring
  • 2001 Updated Institute of Environmental Sciences Recommended Practice on Housekeeping and Sanitization Procedures. Included new techniques and methods as developed in 1998-2000.
  • 2002 Updated IEST Recommended Practice on Cleanroom Operations.
  • 2007 Update IEST Recommended Practice on Housekeeping and Sanitization
  • 2008 Co-Chair of ISO TC 209 – Nanotechnology Cleanroom and Controlled Environment – WG-10.
  • 2011 Chairman of IEST Recommended Practice on Controlled Environments

Awards

  • 1993 James P. Agalloco – "Excellence in Education"
  • 1997 Diploma in Validation – Pharmaceutical Association of Mexico
  • 1998 Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Sciences
  • 2007 Fred Hermann Award
  • 2010 First Recipient-Exceptional Woman in the Field of Contamination Control

Publications

Books

  • Cleanroom Management Manual – 1980, revised 1988
  • Cleanroom Management chapter – Noyes publication, Handbook of Contamination Control in the Microelectronics Industry - 1988
  • Cleaning and Sanitization of Cleanrooms and Materials – Marcel Dekker publication, Validation of Pharmaceutical Processes – 1998
  • How to Write A Training Manual –Micron Video International – 1999 Personnel Training– A cleanroom must – Interpharm Press – Sterilization of Medical Devices – 1999
  • 2006 – Editor - Environmental Monitoring for Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments – Informa USA
  • 2007 – Confronting Variability, editor R. Prince, chapter 2 – "People, Training and Variability", DHI International.
  • 2009 – Aerosol Science and Technology – Particle chapter – to be published
  • 2010 – Cleaning Validation – Informa USA – 11/09

Technical articles

Over 365 technical articles have been published in the following areas in the following journals or publications:

  • Management
  • Quality
  • Personnel Training
  • Garments
  • Cleaning and Sanitization
  • Auditing
  • Cleanroom supplies – validation and testing
  • Cleanroom cost and budgeting
  • Design/testing and validation
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Gowning techniques
  • ISO Standards
  • Risk

Public Courses

University of California – Irvine
PDA

  • Cleanroom Management
  • Design and Start-up of Cleanrooms
  • Aseptic Operator Certification
  • Auditing for Compliance, CAPAs and Investigations
  • Controlling Cost of Operations
  • Risk Mitigation

CCE

  • Design, Validation and Operations of Cleanrooms
  • Isolator, Cleanroom and Controlled Environments
  • A Practical Approach to Cleanroom Management

IEST

  • Cleanroom Operations
  • ISO Standards
  • Risk Assessment
  • Developing SOPs from Standards

Cleanrooms International

  • Introduction to Cleanroom Management

Pharma Net

  • Understanding Risk and GMP