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The Effects of Humidity on Pharmaceuticals

Humidity is often associated with frizzy hair and headaches, but varying humidity levels can have more serious consequences on lifesaving drugs. While there are a lot of moving parts that go into producing medications, maintaining safety and potency through climate control is a responsibility that lies within the pharmaceutical industry.

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Published On: Mar 22, 2018 12:35:21 PM
Kelly Wright

Autoclaves in Action: Supplying Sterilization and Strength

Working with a combination of steam, pressure and time, autoclaves are used to disinfect and sterilize a variety of materials. Harmful microorganisms cannot just simply be cleaned with soap and water, but when exposed to temperatures of 121 °C (205 °F) and above at high pressure they are quickly destroyed. The harsh environment of an autoclave can also strengthen some materials, making it a necessity to ensuring safety in diverse industries.

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Published On: Feb 8, 2018 8:25:21 AM
Kelly Wright

Setting Strict Standards for Vaccine Providers

Vaccine safety is an ongoing debate around the world, but according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), childhood immunizations have prevented 855,000 early deaths in the past 23 years. For families who can’t afford the cost, the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Vaccines For Children (VFC) program provides vaccinations at no cost for 54% of all children in the United States.

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Published On: Dec 5, 2017 9:50:40 AM
Kelly Wright

3 Reasons Why Data Loggers are a Necessity in Laboratories

Laboratories take many forms, providing controlled conditions to conduct scientific research for all industries that are required to ensure quality and safety. While laboratories differ in the techniques used and the set of procedures followed, each must comply with the Good Laboratory Practices. Environmental monitoring in the laboratory is essential to meeting compliance considering temperature, humidity and pressure can significantly influence results,...

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Published On: Nov 28, 2017 8:50:28 AM
Kelly Wright

Compliance and the Importance of Audit Trails in Life Sciences

Gone are the days of having to manually record and document critical points of a product throughout its lifecycle. In this modern day and age, technology can verify that a controlled environment has been consistently maintained to preserve and protect sensitive products from manufacturing through distribution. To accommodate these technological advances, government agencies have established regulations to supervise a world that’s gone paperless.

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Published On: Nov 17, 2017 9:52:03 AM
Kelly Wright

3 Things You Didn't Know About the Flu Vaccine

As we bid farewell to Summer and welcome in Fall, we know with the cooler temperatures and changing leaves that flu season is at our doorstep. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu activity begins in October and lasts through May, with cases spiking between December and February. Since we never know when or where the flu will strike, health officials recommend everyone six months of older the get the flu shot.

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Published On: Oct 24, 2017 10:33:35 AM
Kelly Wright

Top 5 Tips for Safely Storing Biological Samples

Worldwide, there are more than 300 million biological specimens stored at temperatures below -80 °C, but most of them are unusable. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, up to 70% of those samples are worthless because the lack of traceability. Without proper environmental storage records, there's no way to validate the samples have been adequately preserved.

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Published On: Sep 13, 2017 9:33:26 AM
Kelly Wright

Treating Water for Pharmaceutical Use

Filtered water is a requirement for drinking supplies, food processing plants, so it’s no surprise it’s of the utmost importance for the pharmaceutical industry. Without a high-quality water filtration system in place, contaminants in the water can alter the lifesaving medications and solutions we depend on.

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Published On: Sep 1, 2017 3:58:32 PM
Kelly Wright

Monitoring Pharmaceutical Climate Controls

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the top five industries in the world, valued at more than $86 billion dollars back in 2015. In an industry comprised of various sectors, strict regulations have been put in place by the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure safety and quality on a global scale. The list is long, but one of the most important factors that could turn lifesaving materials into hazardous materials is climate control.

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Published On: Jul 31, 2017 12:52:59 PM
Kelly Wright

The Simplicity of Steam Sterilization

Despite the many sterilization methods available today, steam sterilization continues to rise as a top choice because of its simple yet effective decontamination method. Through the use of an autoclave, this process involves four parameters: steam, pressure, temperature and time. A successful cycle directly exposes the contaminated items to steam at the required temperature and pressure for the specified time.

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Published On: Jul 18, 2017 11:56:50 AM
Kelly Wright
Data Logging 101