Every year, when the final issue of Controlled Environments comes out in November/December, I like to give a summary of what we have accomplished throughout the year and what you can expect when January arrives.
The year 2018 saw Controlled Environments move to an all-digital format. We also conducted our fourth annual Cleanroom Trends and Salary Survey, where we surveyed our readers to find out what’s trending in the cleanroom industry and which fields are represented by our readership. We asked questions about industry salaries, workloads, benefits, and job satisfaction — our readers responded in kind with some great information about what’s driving the cleanroom industry. This gives us valuable insight into what kind of content to bring you going forward.
Also in its fourth year were our Readers’ Choice Awards, celebrating the most innovative new products and technology in the cleanroom industry.
Of course, we have also brought you informative and original cleanroom-related content, with articles about facility design, cleanroom standards, monitoring techniques, contamination detection and control, and training procedures.
On to what you can expect from us in 2019. As you probably have noticed by now, our website looks a bit different. Recently our publication merged with our sister magazine, R&D, to form a new “Innovation Pillar” of content, which will continue to provide in-depth information about research and technological developments and the facilities — including cleanrooms — in which this research takes place. The consolidation is part of our company’s transformation into Advantage Business Marketing, a leader in data-driven content marketing for innovation and manufacturing professionals. More information on this exciting change can be found by clicking here.
What does this mean for Controlled Environments? Beginning in January 2019, our content will be featured online at rdmag.com. Also featured in R&D will be our sister publications, Drug Discovery & Development, Pharmaceutical Processing, and Scientific Computing. The fusion of these five brands offers our readers wider access to topics related to their professional interests, and will introduce brand-new readers to new content. We look forward to welcoming new members into the Controlled Environments community!
Issues of R&D will be offered in both print and digital format six times a year, and we will continue to host exclusive, original content online each and every day. We invite you to explore these integrated features — how cleanrooms are designed and built, what they’re used for, and the processes and equipment found within.
The staff of Controlled Environments is excited for this new chapter in our story. See you in January!