Minding the Details in BSL-3 and Other Medical Research Labs
Coronavirus has disrupted and altered our public life quickly and, perhaps, irrevocably. Scientists have studied the coronavirus safely for years in BSL-3 (“biosafety level 3“) labs at undisclosed locations around […]Read More
Sustainable Labs: Small Changes Make Big Impacts
Around the U.S., regions, states, and cities are introducing new initiatives, legislation, consumer campaigns, and equipment upgrades to increase efficiency and lessen resource demands. This is increasingly necessary as southwestern […]Read More
Dirty Autoclave Sales Secret: That Low-Price Autoclave Can Be Expensive!
Autoclave sales tend to focus on the “sticker price”—as do autoclave buyers. But that’s a bill you only pay once. You’ll be paying for utilities and maintenance for years to […]Read More
Want to Find the Most Energy Efficient Autoclave?
As we noted in our previous post, two factors determine the energy efficiency of your autoclave: The autoclave’s steam source and its chamber shape. Steam source is perhaps the easiest […]Read More
Autoclave Energy Savings: What Really Makes a Difference?
We get many questions about autoclave energy savings. This isn’t surprising: Research labs generally use three to four times more energy that similar-sized office spaces. The primary culprits: Devices responsible […]Read More
We Need Sustainable Labs for Sustainable Research
The global consensus on climate change has grown increasingly dire. Nonetheless, a shocking percentage of “sustainable research” is done in labs that do not operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. […]Read More
Bad Benchtop Autoclave Installations
Sometimes a bad benchtop autoclave installation is pretty straightforward: That drain valve looks pretty good—it’s taped, they’ve used a quality ball valve (which is much more reliable over the long […]Read More
Another Win for Sustainable (and Affordable) Research Lab Design
It’s been a great year for our friends at My Green Lab and their ACT Label! The ACT Label provides lab managers others involved in research lab design and procurement with […]Read More