The University of Michigan has been updating all its pharmacies throughout its network to comply with the current USP800 guidelines. The University has chosen The Baker Co hoods throughout this 2-3 year program and has had great success with the products.

The University of Michigan has had a long and productive relationship with Baker and the local representative, Brian Langenderfer. The key pharmacy personnel feels that Baker offers the best overall quality of products that stem from their history as the pioneer and leading innovator of air containment with industry-leading ergonomics, energy-efficient engineering, and the lowest life cycle costs available. Baker products help you work more comfortably, boost productivity, save money, and minimize environmental impact.

The Baker units are the most energy-efficient, comfortable and safe A2 bio-safety cabinet in the industry. Baker’s EdgeGARD® HF horizontal laminar-flow clean bench provides HEPA-filtered air and proven product protection ideal for a range of applications. With a patented cabinet design incorporating high-velocity return air slots, EdgeGARD® HF provides precise control of airflow volumes and velocities, thereby maximizing product protection and ensuring Class 100 cleanliness in the pharmacy. Beaumont Hospital sites have also chosen the Baker products for their pharmacy updates as well as many other key hospital networks throughout Michigan.

June 15th, 2020 (WILMINGTON, Delaware, USA) – DeNovix Inc. is pleased to announce that the winner of their recent competition to receive a donation of a unique, pink CellDrop Automated Cell Counter is Beth Kahkonen, from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Selected at random from thousands of entries from scientists worldwide, the CellDrop will be housed in the University’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine.

CellDrop Automated Cell Counters feature unique DirectPipette™ Technology, a novel sample loading method that eliminates the need for disposable plastic slides typically required for routine cell counting. The instrument was recently voted New Life Science Product of Year Award by global researchers at the 2020 Scientists’ Choice Awards.

“We are delighted that Beth will be receiving our Pink CellDrop,” commented Kevin Kelley, Business Director at DeNovix. “It’s great that the winning lab can retire their hemocytometer and move away from manual counts. Their applications need both brightfield and fluorescent cell quantification. We think the CellDrop FL will really help their research workflows.”

“We are thrilled to have won the CellDrop” said Beth Kahkonen.  “Researchers in our immediate lab will save time counting cells from culture and primary sources.  At the end of a long day of harvesting mouse organs and tissues, it is always exhausting to have to then count cells from each sample with the hemocytometer.  It will also help us to efficiently and accurately count live versus dead cells for tissue culture experiments and should make our experiments more reproducible instead of relying on manual user counts.  We tried out the CellDrop this week and find it very easy and convenient to use.  It is also notable that the user guide is installed on the device itself, so one can readily find answers to user questions. Researchers from other labs in our division will also be glad to use the automated cell counter.  I believe everyone in our division will benefit from having access to this technology.  We look to forward to exploring the variety of applications the CellDrop has to offer.  Thank you DeNovix!

The CellDrop features both dual fluorescence and brightfield optics and a variable height chamber, enabling accurate measurement across a wide range of cell types, densities and sizes. The proprietary sample measurement system, inheriting a familiar load, count and wipe clean procedure from the award-winning DS-11 Series spectrophotometers / fluorometers eliminates the need for disposable slides or hemocytometers. Additionally, its easy-to-use software and 7″ touchscreen interface and network integration, enable users to capture, review and export data easily and securely.

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The biorepository of one of the largest research hospitals in the country has standardized their bulk liquid nitrogen vapor storage to the Cryosafe CRYOGUARD CGSP-4.

This system provides more storage than all other systems in it’s class as well as some other powerful features.

This system provides redundant protection for the level of the liquid nitrogen through 8 indipendant sensors instead of a single level sensor, providing safety against both overfill and overflow.

The controller provides the option for sequential fill when multiple controllers are networked together withing the workspace.  This saves money by utilizing the line to make sure all tanks are “topped off” while the line is cold and eliminating excessive liquid N2 use to cool the lines to fill at different times.

It also provides one of the lowest rates of liquid nitrogen use in the industry coupled with ease of use and intuitive controls.

If searching for a bulk vapor system this system is likely the best choice for your space.

 

The University of Kentucky Biomedical Biological Sciences Research Building and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging labs recently made the decision to add Accsence Laboratory Monitoring System for their temperature monitoring of their PHCbi -80 freezers and -30 freezers. Why are Universities switching to CAS Dataloggers, Accsence laboratory temperature monitoring:

Laboratory Temperature Monitoring

Laboratory temperature monitoring systems enable you to meet industry standards and archive highly-accurate data for a secure environment in biomedical, life sciences, R&D, and pharmaceutical industries. Our devices come with many features such as alarming capabilities, multiple communication interfaces, and access to data anywhere, anytime.

Actionable Alarms

Alerts via email, SMS text, and phone calls to keep your vaccines protected at any time giving you peace of mind.

Power Outage Protection

Receive notifications when your facility loses power or internet, giving you time to take action.

Intelligent Data Dashboard

Access your data from any web browser, instant access to measurement history and a customizable interface.

“One Click” Data Download

Download measurement data for offline analysis with a simple one click through your online dashboard.

Out Of The Box Setup

Start monitoring in minutes with a quick and easy setup with virtually no learning curve.

Accsense monitoring systems provides continuous, real-time monitoring for your application. With power outage protection and actionable alarms, you will experience peace of mind that your assets stay guarded.

Why Choose CAS DataLoggers

CAS DataLoggers is a distributor of data loggers, data acquisition equipment and customized data acquisition systems for virtually every industry and a wide range of applications.

CAS DataLoggers offers a complete selection of data logging and data acquisition equipment with over 250 different models from more than 18 manufacturers. Data loggers range from 1 to 900 channels and can record temperature, humidity, force/strain, pressure, flow, voltage, current, resistance, vibration and other digital signals, including serial (RS-232/RS-485), Modbus or SDI-12 devices.

Our Experience & Knowledge

Our Experience & Knowledge

We have over 100 man years’ experience in product application and engineering ready to share with you.

Our Systems Installed

Our Systems Installed

With over thousands of systems installed, we understand how they work and how to solve your problems.

Our Inventory

We can provide a solution whether it’s local or across the globe with our worldwide distribution.

Our Support

Our Support

With free technical support and knowledgeable experts just a phone call away; we are always here to help.

Our Custom Solutions

Our Custom Solutions

If you’re looking for a more than simple off the shelf solution, we can put together a custom monitoring package that fits your requirements. request-info

 

Mopec MERC: Pandemic Surge Preparedness

LIQUID-BASED | CLOSED-LOOP | DIRECT CONTACT COOLING

When facing the realities of a declared National Emergency to combat COVID-19, many are left wondering how to deal with the surge a pandemic can bring to morgues with limited capacity. The Mopec MERC System increases cooling capacity within minutes. Request-quote

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The patented Mopec MERC System® is a liquid-based cooling system, chilling the liquid down to an operator set temperature. The liquid is then transferred through a system manifold and out to the cooling pad. The liquid removes the heat from the body and returns the heated fluid to the system to be re-chilled and then is continually recirculated. With the direct contact cooling method, the MERC System can bring down the core temperature of the cadaver much quicker than the most air-driven cooling systems. It is completely portable and can be used to turn any room into a morgue.

One of the nation’s top Pediatric Research Institutions, located in Chicago, recently opened a new facility in the Streeterville area.  This institution partnered with DAI Scientific Equipment for all their equipment needs, encompassing three floors of research.

After side-by-side trials of various cold storage units, this organization entrusted the storage of ALL of their invaluable samples to PHC Corporation.  The cold storage equipment from PHC that being used is listed below.

MDF-DU702VH-PA VIP ECO -80 Ultralow Freezers, -30 Freezers, Refrigerators, Undercounters.

This top-rated research institution also trusted PHC with their H2O2 Decon Cell IQ Incubators.

DAI Scientific Equipment only represents the highest quality manufacturers.  Because of this, our partnership with this facility also included supplying them ALL of their new Biosafety Cabinets from The Baker Company.

 

Other brands we offer that were provided to enhance their research are Sterilizers from Consolidated Sterilizer Systems, Glassware Washers from Lancer , Ice Flaking Machines from Hoshizaki, and Spectrophotometers from Denovix.

  

For new builds and renovations, DAI Scientific Equipment supplies all the equipment necessary.  Our trustworthy brands ensure that precious research being achieved is precise, consistent, and secure.

 

St. Louis, Missouri- Recently Washington University’s Sustainability and Purchasing Departments have introduced a high-efficiency freezer program.  This program promotes the use of sustainable, Energy Star listed freezers on campus.  This is especially important when considering ultra-low temperature freezers.  These typically run at -80 degrees C and require quite a bit of energy to maintain those temperatures.  The older -80s use roughly the energy equivalent of an average household of 4.  The new Eco-friendly freezers will also use natural hydrocarbon refrigerants with a significantly lower global warming potential than standard refrigerants. High-efficiency freezers will not only cut energy consumption roughly in half (depending on the brand), but they will also greatly lessen the heat output from the unit. This will help cut the conditioned air usage in the freezer rooms, which is also a significant energy draw.

Considering that Washington University has well over 900 ultra-low freezers, this will promote active energy savings and will significantly reduce the University’s carbon footprint in the near and distant future. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the Energy Star products, please email info@daiscientific.com and we’d be happy to put you in touch with your local representative.

Reducing contamination in your incubator is a continuous challenge. One of the easiest things to start with is to choose cell culture equipment that guards against contamination – equipment that is focused on temperature, gas concentrations and humidity.

  • Install your incubator where there is minimal foot traffic and where air disturbance is reduced.
  • Avoid installing your incubator near window air conditioners, ceiling or floor HVAC air diffusers or return air intakes, all of which are sources of airborne contamination
  • The CO2 or other gas supply tubing should be fitted with a 0.3 micron filter prior to flow into the incubator solenoid controls. Using a long tubing section makes it easy to access the filter cartridge to replace the filter medium.
  • Use a 70% ethanol solution to wipe down the interior or your incubator. Intentional dilution is to give the ethanol time to kill the contaminant before the ethanol evaporates.
  • Make sure cell culture apparatus such as orbital or reciprocal shakers, rockers, cell bottle rollers, magnetic stirrers and other devices are free of contaminants before they are placed in the incubator.

 

Learn how to lessen contamination risks and help improve your reproducibility. Download our application note “Mitigating Contamination in the Cell Culture Incubator.”

Previously, Creighton researchers were carting their glassware to lower floors or even hand washing their glassware.  This ineffective time-wasting procedure has been rectified by the newly installed Lancer 1400 LXP unit. It has a larger and wider chamber for greater capacity and volume. Now multiple labs in the department are currently utilizing the washer which in turn has increased lab productivity.   The department has been very happy with the new washer and has taken full advantage of the additional time freed up during the day.  
The Lancer 1400 LXP washer has the capability of 3 levels of washing in one cycle and easily adjustable level positions of each rack.  This allows great flexibility for various glassware types and sizes, plus allows the capability of multiple sizes of glassware to be ran in one cycle.  Along with this flexibility the washer also provides chamber and injector drying capabilities.  

Direct injection cleaning, HEPA filtered injector drying

The 1400 LXP provides injection washing and drying on one to three levels simultaneously, delivering the wash/rinse solutions into narrow-necked glassware to provide for efficient and effective cleaning. 4 Washing positions are available and adjustable for the upper levels and provide for greater wash load flexibility. Low profile, rear manifold connections provide wash/rinse solution to the racks, maximizing usable rack surface, which is often reduced by common center manifold designs. 100% of the chamber volume is then available for an unbeaten washing capacity in this size/range of glassware washer dryer. HEPA filtered chamber and direct injection drying, adjustable by 1º C increments, reduces cycle time by drying glassware and labware inside and out. This fast turnaround of glassware increases productivity by reducing the waiting time for glassware.

 

Ease of Use

The 1400 LXP features microprocessor controls with 4 pre-set programs for chemistry glassware, bacteriology/virology (high temperature), stubborn stains (agar) and volumetric glassware (lower temperature).  For other applications, the 1400 LXP offers 36 additional programs that can be modified to fit any application. These custom programs offer the user the ability to easily adjust cycle parameters for program phases, temperatures, phase times and chemical dosing. The system control panel is user-friendly with a 7 button keypad and 2 ½ inch LCD interface. Self-diagnostic software provides visual and audible alarms to quickly alert the user in the event of a malfunction, displaying the error and allowing the owner to avoid costly service calls. Additionally, with on-board storage capacity, the 1400 LXP provides added safety.  

 

Unbeaten cleaning and drying results

Lancer’s superior hydraulic design maximizes flow and pressure with a single, direct fluid
path and no intermediate accessories. Additionally, racks are held in place by the door to ensure a positive connection without the loss of pressure and flow that is common with other designs. Top and bottom spray arms provide thorough coverage for the interior and exterior of glassware. Water rinses are programmable for hot, cold and hot/cold DI water. These features allow for maximum use of the space within the chamber and ensure cleanliness. This design enhances full interchangeability of the racks between levels, providing further flexibility and reducing the number or racks needed. 


Inventory systems

Having the right rack or accessory to fit your cleaning application is key to ensuring cleanliness and increasing productivity. With this in mind, Lancer provides versatile rack systems to accommodate all types of glassware and laboratory items. These rack systems include a wide range of accessories with various configurations of sizes and quantities of jets or baskets to handle all types of glass and labware from bottles to pipettes. Racks can be interchanged between levels to achieve further flexibility.

Lancer manufacturers a wide range of washers sizing from undercounters to large stand-alone units. Our DAI’s sales rep are thoroughly trained on Lancer’s full line of washers. They work with end-users to understand each facility’s washing needs and what product will work best. Contact us today to find out which one is best for your lab.