9 Questions to Help You Find the Right Autoclave

Comparing steam autoclaves between manufacturers can be maddening. You think you have a strong contender, then you look at just one more website and suddenly realize there are massive differences in warranties, or a standard option on one isn’t even available on others. What’s really important in the long run? Compare Autoclaves between Manufacturers with … Continue reading “9 Questions to Help You Find the Right 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”

Local Food Manufacturers Make Use of Autoclaves

Food doesn’t get much more local than mushrooms you grow inside your house. The Detroit Mushroom Factory, a two-person business operating out of a home in the North End neighborhood of Detroit, grows and sells gourmet mushrooms to restaurants and individuals in southeast Michigan. When Chris Carrier and Deana Wojcik decided to start this business … Continue reading “Local Food Manufacturers Make Use of Autoclaves”

Your Lab Could Save 80% of the Water It Is Consuming

Conservation isn’t all about paper and plastic. In the western US (and other arid regions around the world), water is becoming more scarce every year, prompting people to get creative so they can maintain the lifestyle to which they are accustomed. One undeniable sign is that Lake Mead, the reservoir that three arid states rely … Continue reading “Your Lab Could Save 80% of the Water It Is Consuming”

GM Food Safety Testing Safeguards Against Allergies

It’s not science fiction: Genetically modified (GM) food has been on the market for twenty-two years. Nonetheless, debates about safety for human consumption are far from settled. The World Health Organization has outlined the major concerns addressed in GM food safety testing, namely allergenicity, gene transfer within humans, and outcrossing between plants. In the PBS documentary … Continue reading “GM Food Safety Testing Safeguards Against Allergies”