Architects and Contractors: Call Your Autoclave Suppliers Before Clicking “Buy Now!”

Sometimes researchers show up at a freshly built lab full of brand new equipment and are baffled and annoyed by what they see: The ultra-low freezer is too small, the fume hood too large, the autoclave optimized for dental clinics. Even though it’s all new, people are already jiggering work-arounds on day one—a waste of … Continue reading “Architects and Contractors: Call Your Autoclave Suppliers Before Clicking “Buy Now!””

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”

What Universities Get Wrong About Their Lab Autoclave

University facility managers often contact us with an odd request: They need an affordable, efficient lab autoclave for a research facility—but they say that autoclave will need to run nearly constantly during the workday, all year round. While 24/7/365 operation is totally normal throughput for a medical-grade autoclave in a busy hospital, in our years … Continue reading “What Universities Get Wrong About Their Lab Autoclave”

Genetically Modified Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Scientific

Many promises are made about genetically modified (GM) food, but the facts still wait to be proven — either way. For example, GM soybean oil was touted as healthier, but a joint study by UC Riverside and UC Davis demonstrated that these claims were marginal at best: Results indicate that GM soybean oil is just … Continue reading “Genetically Modified Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Scientific”