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How Do Chemical Manufacturers Assess Purity?
Testing the purity of substances is one of the most important tasks chemical manufacturers are faced with. If an impure substance is used, it could cause adverse effects. For example, a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that caused the deaths of 48 people was traced back to a pharmacy that hadn't been using proper cleaning and...
The Importance of Fume Hoods in Laboratory Settings
Today's technology makes laboratory settings safer and more effective than ever. From clean rooms to effectively removing fumes, scientists can do it all with technology. In fact, electronic sensing devices allow scientists to maintain and monitor the humidity in clean rooms as close as plus or minus 1%. But despite advances in technology, when it...
Which Industries Benefit from Cleanrooms?
Cleanrooms are a staple in many industries. With the United States accounting for more than 45% of the global pharmaceutical market, there are numerous laboratories and high-risk facilities throughout the country. With the help of cleanrooms, scientists, researchers, and manufacturers can have the right environment to do their jobs. So who exactly uses cleanrooms?
Why Carbon-14 Is the Element of Choice for Radiolabeling
When it comes to selecting radiolabeled compounds for generating data in laboratory settings, chemical companies may find themselves having numerous options to choose from. And with about 810,000 people working in chemical companies throughout the United States, there are endless research studies being conducted. But because the use of a radiolabeled material or compound is...
GMP Standards vs. GLP Standards: What Are the Differences in Lab Testing?
Laboratory testing protocols are in place to make sure lab settings are safe and follow the rules. This is especially true in the U.S., which is the largest national producer of chemical products around the world. But when it comes to laboratory testing, people often get confused by differences between Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations...