Grab a cup of tea and in the time it will take you to drink half of it we will tell you a little bit about the water. For something that is generally clear and odourless, there is actually a lot of science behind water and how to purify it for your laboratory work. We have to admit, water is our favourite subject. Frankly we love the stuff and we love talking about it, and it sometimes feels a bit like the unsung hero of the lab so we thought we would try and big it up a bit, after all, it’s a universal solvent and what we do best.
From time to time we are asked to provide information on which bedding produces the lowest incidence of compromising the functionality of the animal drinking valve.
Here is our reply.
The most important aspects of any contact bedding material utilized in solid bottom cages should be focused on a particle:
* Could readily be controlled if the bedding material is autoclaved prior to being utilized
What are the most common water contaminants? Avidity Science Drinking Valves are made from autoclavable 316 stainless steel and silicone rubber components, materials renowned for their resistance to chlorinated or acidified water found in animal watering systems. We have best practices for the care of our drinking valves which includes information for sanitization, sterilization, and storage of the valves whether they are integral to the cage, removable or integral to the manifold. These guidelines are key to extending the life of your drinking valves.
Long Crendon, Thame | October 26, 2020 – Today, Avidity Science announces significant steps in expanding its global leadership in biomedical research solutions via the acquisition of Bio Medic Data Systems, Hydropac®, Lab Products, Inc., and Harford Systems. These investments expand Avidity’s portfolio of water purification and delivery products, control and monitoring solutions, and service capabilities to enhance its support of the global biomedical research community.
“We are excited about this investment as it adds critical products, capabilities, and services to our industry-leading biom
What are the most common water contaminants? A basic principle in research is to eliminate as many variables as possible during a study. Water quality is an important variable to consider. Many contaminants are found in water such as particles, organics, dissolved ions, pyrogens, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.
Many animal behaviors are strongly influenced by the amount of ambient light. Lighting is a critical factor in both circadian rhythms and breeding cycles. Knowing the importance of lighting in the vivarium, how do you select the best lighting solution?
Lighting for vivarium use should be designed for animals and the staff that care for them. Energy efficiency is important, but it is secondary to reliability and verification of lighting. Animals cannot override the lights if the lights are not correct. Vivarium management must ensure proper light cycles for animals under their care and provide evidence that it is working correctly. Reliability means knowing what failures the system can detect and if these failures can be automatical
Avidity Science™ Expands Water Purification Leadership Via Acquisition of Cascada™ and Operations Investment in Asia
Waterford, WI | April 28, 2020 – Today Avidity Science announces significant steps in expanding its global leadership in water purification solutions via the acquisition of the Cascada Lab Water Purification product line from Pall® China and establishing manufacturing and distribution operations in Jiaxing, China. These investments expand Avidity’s portfolio of water purification solutions for science and provide regional capabilities to enhance its support of both its life sciences and biomedical research customers throughout Asia.
What is water purification? What are the most common water contaminants? How is water purity measured? Avidity Science has put together a helpful Guide to Water Purification to help you answer the toughest questions on water in the laboratory.
Hospital decontamination centres rely on a consistent supply of high quality purified water to wash, rinse and sterilise reusable surgical instruments and for the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. Pure water is also used to feed clinical analysers in blood science laboratories. Read on to learn more.