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How To Design a Food Microbiology Lab
12.11.2020 | Sydney Cross

How To Design a Food Microbiology Lab

Food microbiology labs study microorganisms that exist within food and cause it either to spoil, become diseased, grow, or ferment over time. Studying these microorganisms is a delicate process that requires particular environmental circumstances and stringent cleanliness to produce accurate results. As such, food microbiology labs are more difficult to design than your average chemistry

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Fume hood costs
12.11.2020 | Sydney Cross

How Much Does a Fume Hood Cost?

The American physicist Burton Richter once said, “Modern science is fast-moving, and no laboratory can exist for long with a program based on old facilities. Innovation and renewal are required to keep a laboratory on the frontiers of science.” Time and again, his words have been proven correct. To conduct proper research, your lab should

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Pros and Cons of Maple Block
12.04.2020 | Sydney Cross

The Pros and Cons of Maple Block Countertops

When it comes to commercial countertops, there are many popular options: formica, composites, stone or slate, for example. Wood is one of the most elegant, earthy, and practical. For businesses that need to consider appearance as well as functionality, butcher block countertops may be the answer, specifically maple block countertops. Here is what you should

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difference between GMP and GLP labs
12.04.2020 | Sydney Cross

The Difference Between GLP and GMP Lab Regulations

When it comes to pharmaceutical laboratory testing, there is an abundance of regulations and just as many accompanying acronyms. In this article, we will cover the difference between good laboratory practices (GLP) and good manufacturing practices (GMP). Though they sound similar and may be interchangeable in some cases, they have meaningful nuances that you should

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How to install maple block countertops
12.04.2020 | Sydney Cross

How to Install Maple Block Countertops

Because they are affordable, customizable, easy to clean, and long-lasting, butcher block countertops are becoming more and more popular. Butcher’s block is a style of assembled wood (often hard maple, teak, birch, or walnut) that is used as heavy-duty chopping blocks, tabletops, and cutting boards. Originally used primarily in butcher shops and meat processing plants,

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Food Microbiology Lab Equipment
12.04.2020 | Sydney Cross

Food Microbiology Lab Equipment

A food microbiology laboratory would not be able to complete research or conduct tests without an assortment of specific and specialized equipment. Below are some pieces of equipment that are necessary in any microbiology laboratory: 1. Analytical balance Method of operation: An enclosed measuring pan is used to prevent interference from dust, air currents, and

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How to install a fume hood
12.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

How To Install A Fume Hood

Fume hoods are used to eliminate potentially harmful or hazardous fumes and vapors from a laboratory working environment by drawing fumes away from technicians and the lab and either expelling the contaminated air or filtering it before recirculating it into the laboratory. The use of fume hoods can help lab techs to remain unharmed and

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Fume Hood Safety Tips
12.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

Fume Hood Safety Tips

Anyone at home in a laboratory setting is likely familiar with fume hoods.  They typically look like a little rectangular compartment with five sides enclosed, with one open side at working height. With a quality fume hood, you can complete whatever task you need to do with whatever chemicals you’re using on the surface inside

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Difference between stainless steel 304 and 316
12.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

Difference Between Stainless Steel 304 & 316

The two most popular and widely used varieties of stainless steel are 304 and 316 stainless. Stainless steel must endure a variety of environments, so understanding the difference between the types is important when choosing a material based on the needs of your product or purpose.  Upon first glance, the difference between the two types

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