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Sheep, iPads, and Emma Watson: Promising Veterinary Research Takes on Neurodegenerative Disorders

Their association with nursery rhymes and farm yards relegates them to a quaint corner of reality for most people, but veterinary scientists know better: Sheep are helping us find ways to spare our elders from suffering neurodegenerative disorders. Sheep Are the Future of Studying Brain Disfunction Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK, … Continue reading “Sheep, iPads, and Emma Watson: Promising Veterinary Research Takes on Neurodegenerative Disorders”

Bringing Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency to Autoclave Suppliers and Sustainable Research Lab Operations

Priorclave—North America’s market-defining research-grade autoclave supplier—is proud to be the first autoclave supplier in the world to carry My Green Lab’s ACT Label. As My Green Lab Executive Director Allison Paradise explained in a recent interview: “There have been huge changes in life science lab operations and procurement since 2013, when My Green Lab was … Continue reading “Bringing Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency to Autoclave Suppliers and Sustainable Research Lab Operations”

ERMAHGERD! Your autoclave is trashing your budget!

In a 2017 interview with the Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast My Green Lab executive director Allison Paradise noted that up to 50 percent of a lab’s funding is sucked up by utility and maintenance costs.  Autoclaves are a non-negligible contributor to these expenses.  For example, on average, a single college campus autoclave uses as … Continue reading “ERMAHGERD! Your autoclave is trashing your budget!”

Matching Food, Beverage, and Tobacco with Quality Autoclaves for Reliable Quality Control

Tobacco is taking a hit in both US and EU markets as governments move to increase regulations. First, the US Food and Drug Administration came out with a potential plan to dramatically reduce the nicotine level of cigarettes.  Four months later, the EU announced new track-and-trace regulations for European tobacco manufacturers in an effort to … Continue reading “Matching Food, Beverage, and Tobacco with Quality Autoclaves for Reliable Quality Control”

Cost-Effective Safety Testing and Quality Control for Cosmetic Manufacturers

Although regulations and standards for cosmetic manufacturing in the US are often characterized as sparse, FDA statistics have confirmed for many years that this is one of the safest product categories Americans regularly use. Why? Because reputable cosmetic manufacturers—whether they make shampoo, lipstick, or deodorant—always confirm product safety before hitting the market, and conduct regular … Continue reading “Cost-Effective Safety Testing and Quality Control for Cosmetic Manufacturers”

Prosthetic Life Cycle Testing Made Easier is Better

The deeper into the body surgeons and engineers must go to install prosthetics, the more crucial it is that installation must go right the first time and that device remain reliable over the long haul. To avoid surgical do-overs, prosthetics must be rigorously tested and meticulously placed. One thing we learned from talking to research labs … Continue reading “Prosthetic Life Cycle Testing Made Easier is Better”

U.S. autoclave supplier leading the way in green lab accountability, consistency, and transparency

FACT: A research lab likely has a 400% larger carbon footprint than an oil company office According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average research labs consumes five times more energy than a typical office space of the same size, and uses hundreds of times as much water. Autoclaves are a major contributor to … Continue reading “U.S. autoclave supplier leading the way in green lab accountability, consistency, and transparency”

Medical Prosthetic Research Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

It may be the 21st century, but people are still falling apart.  We rely on medical science to keep us up and running, whether we need an artificial limb, a cochlear implant, a false eye, or a neural implant to manage chronic migraines.  Biomedical engineering is moving at a fast pace; in the past twenty … Continue reading “Medical Prosthetic Research Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg”