Biotechnology

Submitted by Jon Monsen
National Institute of Standards and Technology

The NIST Chemistry WebBook contains a great deal of information regarding the properties of a broad range of chemicals and is helpful for those who deal with chemical processes.In this article, Jon Monsen has outlined the procedure for finding the actual density of a gas using the WebBook.

Submitted by Mott Corporation
Improve Process

Take the complexity out of design with Mott’s 3 easy steps to make your vision become reality, while keeping it feasible and fast.

Submitted by Bill Nevills

Contemplating an actuator for your pneumatic linear-motion system? Here are some tips on how to select the best one for the job.

Submitted by Brian Handerhan and Jim Monnich || Parker

Digital pathology is a rapidly growing segment of invitro-diagnostics with the potential to streamline the overall pathology process for the benefit of both doctors and patients. This relatively new market segment requires motion systems that support both high quality and high speed imaging. In addition, the scanners are dispersed globally, which drives the demand for extremely high reliability. Lastly, as with all diagnostic instruments, laboratory space is at a premium, so minimizing the overall footprint is critical.

Submitted by Brian Handerhan || Parker

Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by heart disease or cancer—the two leading causes of death in the United States. Today, researchers are using DNA sequencing to better understand the genetic links we have with diseases and how it can influence the course of treatment. We are standing on the edge of the personalized medicine healthcare revolution, which will be fueled by the widespread adoption of DNA sequencing as a diagnostic tool.

Submitted by Travis Schneider and Brian Handerhan || Parker

Cellular therapies are on the verge of revolutionizing how patients are treated for some of the most chronic illnesses. Cell therapies offer regenerative abilities that are giving hope to both patients and their doctors. However, there is still much work to do in the laboratory. In the article, “Cell Based Therapeutics: The Next Pillar of Medicine,” authors Fischbach, Bluestone, and Lin assert that Cell Therapies will become the Third Pillar of the drug industry alongside molecular and biochemistry.

As an ISO 9001 manufacturer, PBM produces standard and custom sanitary valve products for services required to minimize contamination, facilitate CIP/SIP and reduce downtime. PBM Radial Diaphragm Valves comply with ASME BPE guidelines and offer valve certifications. 

Chromalox is pleased to announce that they now offer Wireless Temperature Sensing for Heat Trace applications in both ordinary and hazardous areas. This new capability provides several benefits including expanded application flexibility, improved process safety and measured installation cost savings while maintaining system integrity.

Submitted by IAI

Motorizing the feed process increased production, and significantly lowered electricity and labor costs.

Applying a liquid solution to a copper twisting machine – CT-Effects Application Example