Harnessing Bioluminescence for Responsible Alcohol Consumption

  “O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil! … [T]hat men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!”—William Shakespeare Alcohol is a double threat: It not only impairs reaction times and cognitive abilities, but also judgement. In other … Continue reading “Harnessing Bioluminescence for Responsible Alcohol Consumption”

We Regret to Inform You that there are No “Typical” Sterilizer Cycle Times

Lab managers are often frustrated to learn that there are no “typical” cycle times for autoclaves. It’s not that we’re being coy: There are an enormous number of variables that come into play, from the density of the load to optional autoclave features to local statutes to how you loaded the device. The good news is that, once … Continue reading “We Regret to Inform You that there are No “Typical” Sterilizer Cycle Times”

Keeping Your Autoclave Clean Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

A lot of factors can bring your autoclave down—a freak power outage, a ruptured container, metal fatigue. But a healthy portion of the service calls we see can be largely attributed to poor cleaning maintenance—repairs that are not covered by warranty, and can cost around $2500 in parts and labor. These breakdowns are totally avoidable. The … Continue reading “Keeping Your Autoclave Clean Can Save You Thousands of Dollars”

Animal Research Facilities Save Water, Save Money, and Do Better Research

Animal research facilities go through a lot of water. From cage washing to steam sterilization, their water consumption is higher than most laboratories. And that’s not bad—as anyone who has set foot in an animal lab knows, cage washing and waste sterilization are not corners we want to cut. The good news for animal research … Continue reading “Animal Research Facilities Save Water, Save Money, and Do Better Research”

A Good Autoclave Supplier Helps Veterinary Researchers Get More Done

Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) causes  people and animals daily discomfort and distress. IBD can lead to other health problems such as intestinal abscesses, intestinal obstructions, and an increased risk of colon cancer, but it is a disease without a cure. Managed care options include diet, medicine, and surgery, but the condition is chronic and changes … Continue reading “A Good Autoclave Supplier Helps Veterinary Researchers Get More Done”