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L'impiantistica del reparto di Procreazione Medicalmente Assistita
Plant design for the medically assisted procreation department


M. Strada1, S. Cappelletti1, G. Romano1

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Abstract

In a modern hospital Medically Assisted Procreation center (PMA) must be housed with the following main functions: a laboratory for medical procedures, an operating room in which the gametes are implanted, and a cryobank for conservation of organic material. In this context HVAC systems are fundamental in maintaining the following environmental conditions: absolute air filtration for aerodisperse particulate removal, external air flows for dilution of non-filterable substances, pressure control to limit contamination from untreated air flows, temperature and humidity control. Medical procedures must be carried out under a laminar flow hood (class A according to GMP good manufacturing standards) in a whole laboratory of grade D (GMP). HVAC systems also contributes to the workplace safety; in the cryobank the continuous evaporation of liquid nitrogen can potentially reduce the percentage of oxygen and it is mandatory an emergency ventilation system activated by a sensor for detecting the residual oxygen.

Keywords

Medically Assisted Procreation center, HVAC systems

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