Lab Leak Prevention in an Age of Pandemics and Globalization
While the question of whether or not the COVID-19 outbreak was the result of a lab leak is still quite contentious, there’s no doubt that inconsistent training and protocols continue […]Read More
Cannabis Research: Cannabis for Treating Coronavirus?
As the novel coronavirus continues to upend our days. There’s little hope of “getting back to normal” until we have a COVID vaccine or suitable treatments. Medical researchers, understandably, are […]Read More
Spotting Red Flags: Planning, Training & Internalizing Safe Autoclave Procedures
Establishing, training in, and rigorously following safe autoclave procedures can make the difference between a regular day at the lab and disaster. Don’t believe us? Try this thought experiment: Spotting […]Read More
Supporting You Through the International Coronavirus/COVID-19 Crisis
These are challenging days. The swift spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 has disrupted business, research, and daily life globally. Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus here in Michigan, our governor has […]Read More
Improve Autoclave Safety: Five Best Practices for 2020
People doing their everyday jobs sometimes forget the power of the tools they use. You become inured to their risks, and go on autopilot. Those are the moments where accidents […]Read More
Autoclave tape: “Don’t Trust the Tape—or the Techs!”
“Had an undergrad who ‘autoclaved’ stuff from our lab by drawing black lines on the autoclave tape with sharpie and moving it to the clean area. When I noticed the […]Read More
Do I Need an “ASME-stamped” Autoclave Sterilizer?
Many lab and facility managers are unsure whether or not they need to worry about their steam autoclave sterilizer being “ASME-stamped.” Short Answer: Yes, Always Buy an Autoclave Sterilizer Built […]Read More
Autoclave Sterilizer Explainer: What is an “ASME stamp”?
Having an “ASME stamped” pressure vessel is one of the key price differentiators for an autoclave sterilizer. The is especially the case with the smaller autoclaves marketed towards start-up research […]Read More
Disposable Plastics: Single-Use Medical Devices vs. Better Autoclave Procedures
The healthcare industry has an established way to deal with hard-to-sterilize medical instruments: disposable plastics Although single-use disposable plastics are under fire (consider the “war on drinking straws“), it’s important […]Read More
Surgical Instrument Sterilization Crisis: Instruments That Can’t Be Autoclaved
Technologically advanced medical instruments save countless lives each year, helping millions of patients avoid the risks that come with open surgery. But the same advanced mechanisms that make these instruments […]Read More