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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Autoclave Gravity Cycles (but were afraid to ask)

Making the jump from a little “semi-disposable” tabletop sterilizer to a true research-grade autoclave means getting a handle on a slew of new terminology. One piece of jargon seems to particularly trip up lab managers and others researching their autoclave options: “Gravity cycle.” What the heck is a “gravity cycle”? Short answer: A “gravity cycle” … Continue reading “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Autoclave Gravity Cycles (but were afraid to ask)”

Cambridge Scientists Mend Broken Hearts

Heart attacks are devastating, even for those who survive. During myocardial infarction, your heart is temporarily deprived of oxygen and the resulting tissue damage is impossible to reverse. A weak heart affects quality of life, not to mention your chances of surviving the next cardiac event. Scientists at the University of Cambridge, a Priorclave partner, … Continue reading “Cambridge Scientists Mend Broken Hearts”

Virginia Tech Develops New Therapies to Treat the Most Aggressive Brain Cancers

Glioblastomas are unrelenting. About half of those diagnosed with this highly malignant form of brain cancer die within two years of diagnosis. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Tackles Hard Problems Priorclave partner Virginia Tech is pursuing new therapies to treat people with gliobastomas at its Carilion Research Institute. Michael J. Friedlander, founding executive director of the … Continue reading “Virginia Tech Develops New Therapies to Treat the Most Aggressive Brain Cancers”

Neurology Research Turning the Tide of Opioid Abuse

Drug overdoses now kill Americans at a faster rate than car accidents, with opioid abuse largely to blame. Almost 100 Americans die each day from overdoses of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and morphine. Sadly, most of the people struggling with addiction are ashamed to reach out for help because of lingering misconceptions that categorize … Continue reading “Neurology Research Turning the Tide of Opioid Abuse”

University Microbiology Research Fights Unseen Battles

From Chagas disease to antibiotic resistant bacteria, Priorclave’s customers are doing important research in modern disease. Battling Antibiotic Resistance at the DNA Level The Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at Birkbeck, University of London—in partnership with the University College London—were the first group to examine the entire structure of Tral, a relaxase protein. Relaxase … Continue reading “University Microbiology Research Fights Unseen Battles”

How Medical Equipment Specialists Can Make Research Labs Happy

Everyone’s busy these days. Lab and facility managers are increasingly turning to medical equipment specialists and suppliers for advice on big ticket items. Your clients want a good value in their new lab equipment, but they don’t have time to debate the minutia of product specs, to stay on top of the latest trends in … Continue reading “How Medical Equipment Specialists Can Make Research Labs Happy”

Priorclave: The Original Programmable Research-Grade Autoclave

Life sciences and medical research and development are notorously “recession-proof” in North America. Current forecasts from Deloitte, Mordor Intelligence, Azoth Analytics, and others project that various research sectors will continue to see anywhere from 6 to 21 percent annual growth over the coming decade. It’s no surprise that many traditional medical autoclave manufacturers are looking … Continue reading “Priorclave: The Original Programmable Research-Grade Autoclave”

“Faculty Phenotyping” for New Levels of Flexibility in Interdisciplinary Lab Design

“Interdisciplinary” is the buzz word of 21st-century scientific research. But it’s not as simple as putting a chemist, a biologist, and an engineer in the same room to work. Each discipline has its tools and best practices, and projects evolve. Lab planners need to design and equip spaces that are flexible and functional for the … Continue reading ““Faculty Phenotyping” for New Levels of Flexibility in Interdisciplinary Lab Design”