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”

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”

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”

Has Your School Built a LEED-Certified Lab Yet?

Many university labs are faced with the debate to build new or renovate. Buildings that predate the 1990s can be an uphill battle for lab renovations, given low ceilings, small rooms, antiquated HVAC, and few ADA accommodations. Luckily structures built since the 1990s, when the US enacted national building codes, are much easier to renovate, … Continue reading “Has Your School Built a LEED-Certified Lab Yet?”