Waters Corporation, an analytical science solutions developer and provider headquartered in Massachusetts, has announced the opening of a new solution centre in Singapore.
The Smoothflow Class 2 Style Ducted Laminar Flow Cabinet is suitable for laboratories requiring both operator and process protection in a metal-free or corrosive environment.
The Thermo Scientific Cytomat 10 is a fully automated incubator and storage module for high-capacity cell growth and assay incubation. Designed to fit into busy cell biology or screening laboratories, it offers good environmental control and can be seamlessly integrated with existing automated assay hardware.
The AirClean Systems PowderSafe enclosures provide an effective and safe environment when using powder weighing equipment in conjunction with toxic compounds or chemicals. The product is said to be the first microprocessor-controlled ductless enclosure on the market.
The Smoothflow Ducted Fume Cupboard is suitable for operator protection from chemicals and contaminants used in laboratory applications.
The new redeveloped Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) of Medical Research was officially opened today. The WEHI research facility, in Parkville, Victoria, will accommodate the institute’s rapidly expanding research programs in cancer, infectious disease and chronic inflammatory disease.
The Polystore corrosive storage cabinet is suitable for containing corrosive chemicals and substances in the laboratory.
Good OHS and exposure minimisation practice relies on catching the contaminant as close to the source as possible. The Fumex range of LFK filter kits effectively removes dust fume and gases from the user’s work area.
The Caterpillar Critical Protection Module (CPM) is an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) system that combines a CAT Flywheel UPS, CAT diesel generator and an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) packaged in a sound-attenuated and factory-tested ISO standard container.
Hidden on the foreshores of Chowder Bay, Mosman, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) has recently completed a 12-month upgrade at the cost of over $20 million, thanks to federal and state government funding. Once crammed into one small space, the facility now boasts seven laboratories, upgraded aquaria facilities, offices, conference rooms and more.
With the growing need for microbiological clean environments, room disinfection is becoming ever more critical.
On 30 April 2012, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service opened the Melbourne Processing Centre - the largest blood processing facility in the Southern Hemisphere. Redesigned from a one-time car factory, the centre now processes all of Victoria’s and Tasmania’s blood; about 1500 blood donations, or 30% of the nation’s blood supply, per day.
As an addition to its comprehensive range of racks, SSI has recently introduced a freezer box with lid. With no inner dividers to dictate tube size, this box can fit larger samples and wide-based tubes or sample containers.
Bio-processing is presenting new challenges as the size and scale of operations increase. Maintaining clean facilities can be problematic as traditional methods of sterilisation become difficult to deploy in a controlled and regulatory compliant way.This article looks at the role and requirements of a modern bio-decontamination solution. It explores the key areas that need to be considered when seeking a solution and provides an illustration of the application of hydrogen peroxide vapour bio-decontamination technology within the biological production industry.