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Aseptic Containment Isolator vs Biological Safety Cabinet Aseptic Containment Isolators (CACI) and Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) are a type of containment cabinet commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry. These two devices were designed and created to shield laboratory workers from inhaling toxic agents and prevent the spread of infectious microorganism around the laboratory. Aseptic Containment Isolators or Biological Safety Cabinets? Before purchasing a containment cabinet for your pharmaceutical or research laboratory there are a few
Top 5 Devices Every Cannabis Laboratory Should Own With the expanding need for high-quality cannabis processing and testing products, standard laboratory practices are being applied to produce a better product. This includes having the right equipment for your cannabis laboratory. Here is our pick for the lab equipment every cannabis processing lab should have. Ductless Fume Hood Fume hoods are designed to protect the operator from harmful chemical fumes and application inside from external contamination.
What is the difference between an Analytical Balance and a Precision Balance? There are many types of laboratory balances available to choose from. Each with different features and recommendation for use. Before purchasing a balance here are a few questions to consider when purchasing new laboratory equipment. The application that will be measured, the maximum capacity needed, and the accuracy needed. In today’s article, we will be covering the differences between an analytical balance and
Benefits of Onsite Nitrogen Gas Generation In a matter of days, many laboratories that depend on nitrogen gas for their research can go through a cylinder of nitrogen causing a project to be interrupted while switching out an empty cylinder. In some situations, research may be paused waiting for a new batch of nitrogen gas cylinders to be delivered. Nitrogen gas cylinders can also provide an inconsistent purity once they reach the lower end of
How to Clean a Glove Box
How to Cleaning an Isolation Glove Box Cleaning your isolator/glovebox periodically reduces the percent of cross-contamination after each use. In essence, an isolation glove box is a scaled-down version of a cleanroom; similar cleanroom cleaning procedures can be used. The cleaning steps below can be used across a variety of glove box system. But, the agents used to clean the enclosure will differ depending on the construction material used for your glove box. Before starting,