The PURELAB flex from Elga combines ease of use with the accurate delivery of pure and ultrapure water from a single system. Features include: ap to ultrapure in one step; absolute water purity of up to 18.2 MΩ-cm; ergonomic handset shows your essential water purity information; real time TOC monitoring; and choice of water dispense options.
Available from Asynt Ltd., the Lab-Bubble is a versatile piece of containment equipment that can be used to provide many different types of safety or controlled environments simply by using additional components to change the function of the enclosure.
Aalborg Instruments offers its economical TP Peristaltic Pump line. TPV models are designed for liquids of low to high viscosity and can also accommodate fuels with the appropriate tubing. TPV Pump Systems ensure stable performance and accurate, repeatable liquid transfer applications.
Verinata Health Inc. is a privately held company that develops non-invasive tests for early identification of fetal chromosome abnormalities. The start-up company developed their testing technologies operating out of an existing laboratory space. Rapid growth led to gearing up from an existing R&D facility to one that also supported a process laboratory capable of handling up to 500 samples/day.
University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 12th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. (renovation)April 16, 2013 3:14 pm | News | Comments
The Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST), a biomedical research facility providing nine floors of dedicated laboratory space, is located in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh campus. Constructed in 1989, this 20-year-old facility suffered from aging infrastructure, deteriorating interior construction, and an outmoded layout of cloistered laboratories.
In this month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter the cover story discusses how assessing a project is more subjective than assessing the success of an individual facility. Other features include information on ventilation deflation, affordable laboratory space, urban buildings.
Among the criteria for assessing the success of a facility is the clarity of concept, form, and function each expresses. While this rational examination of individual projects and their environments is important, it is equally important to understand how a solution was derived and the process that led to it.
Like people, buildings require ventilation—and specifically fresh—outside air, to stay healthy. Conditioning and circulating that air, however, requires a tremendous amount of energy and tends to drive building operating costs. This problem is particularly significant in laboratory research facilities where health and safety concerns often push outside air ventilation rates up over eight and even ten air changes per hour.
Research and development-oriented real estate has evolved significantly over the past decade. Once an elusive niche market, lab spaces and related offices are emerging in regions far beyond the traditional research powerhouses of San Francisco, Boston, and San Diego. This trend is a reflection of a larger shift underway in the technology and bioscience sectors as these companies choose to locate in urban areas.
As an active college in the City University of New York (CUNY), John Jay College is a liberal arts-based institution dedicated to education, research, and service in the fields of criminal justice, science, and public safety. After decades of growth, John Jay has increasingly become a research-focused institution, especially in the area of criminal justice.
Police lights flashed, sirens blared, and shots rang out at the College of DuPage while guests and the media looked on. The simulated emergency scenario was part of the Glen Ellyn, Illinois-based college’s reenactment of the infamous North Hollywood Bank Robbery.
Lord, Aeck & Sargent has promoted Lauren Dunn Rockart, AIA, LEED AP to Principal. Rockart has 19 years of experience specializing in management, design direction, and decision-making for higher education projects, including residence halls, academic facilities, and research laboratories.
A Paul Rudolph designed building, originally commissioned in 1969 for Burroughs-Wellcome, will house new research labs for United Therapeutics. The Research Triangle Park location was purchased from GlaxoSmithKline in June 2012. Known as the Elion-Hutchings Building, the 700,000 ft2 facility's renovation will preserve historic aspects of the complex and demolish and replace other areas not visible from the road.
With increasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is continuing to strengthen. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.
The editors of R&D Magazine have announced an extension to the entry submission deadline for the annual R&D 100 Awards competition. The final day for sending in your entry is April 30, 2013. The new deadline gives participants extra time to complete their entry form.