Avidity Science Blog

  1. Autoclave Feed Water Contaminants

    Autoclaves use saturated steam to heat glassware, solutions or surgical instruments in order to sterilise them. Feed water must be free from impurities in order to, not only avoid staining or corroding any items being autoclaved – impairing the sterilisation process, but to ensure the performance of the autoclave itself is not affected. Five steam feed water contaminants have been identified that are known to have a harmful effect on the autoclaving process.

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    1. Key Considerations When Choosing An Autoclave

      Systec Autoclaves

      Choosing an autoclave may not be as simple as it seems as there are a number of factors to take into consideration. We have identified 4 essential factors to consider when selecting the most suitable autoclave for your laboratory. Read more here.

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      1. 10 Tips for Efficient and Effective Water Purification

        10 tips for efficient and effective water purification

        Ensuring your water purification system is working as well as it should is vital. Whether in a laboratory or hospital; an effective purification system should not only be reliable, cost effective and energy efficient; it should also be capable of meeting the needs of every application without compromising accurate results. In this article, Triple Red offers 12 key considerations to look for with your water purification system.

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      2. 8 Common Water Contaminants and How to Prevent Them

        8 Common Water Contaminants and How to Prevent Them

        When working in laboratories and hospitals, it’s crucial that any contaminants found in water are removed immediately, before they cause any damage. Each impurity carries its own risks to chemical and biological research, not to mention the detrimental effect they cause to the quality of pure water. In this article, we discuss the 8 most common water contaminants and how to prevent them.

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      3. What’s In Your Laboratory Water?

        Laboratory Water

        Water is the most commonly used solvent in laboratories. Scientists use it for a multitude of purposes, yet it's quality is critical to the success and repeatability of experiments as contaminants can put your results at risk!

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      4. The only time that Class should matter; in Biological Safety

        The only time that Class should matter; in Biological Safety

        We’re taking it back to the beginning to remind ourselves of why Class is important when it comes to choosing the right Safety Cabinet for your work.

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      5. Pico – The New Pure Water System from Triple Red

        Pico All-In-One Water System

        The ‘Pico’ is the latest addition to the Triple Red range of high quality water systems which are manufactured in the UK to ISO9001:2015 certification. This complete, “all in one” water system provides general laboratory water with many unique features. Read more here.

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      6. Ultrapure vs Feed Water - Comparing the 4 Types of Laboratory Water

        Ultra Pure vs Feed Water, Comparing the 4 Types of Laboratory Water

        There are four levels of water purity recognised in the water purification industry, each of which are used for specific applications in laboratories. The quality of water is defined through a series of measurements of conductivity (µS/cm) or resistivity MΩ-cm), Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in parts per billion (ppb), and bacterial count (CFU/ml). Here we explain the four types of water used in laboratories, as well as the processes and properties of each type.

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      7. The Gurdon Institute Case Study

        the gurdon institute case study

        The Gurdon Institute was spending a lot of time manually pouring plates from bottles and drying them in a laminar flow. This took up a large amount of space and was very labour intensive. They also needed to manually mark on the plates what they were and the date they were made. The customer therefore required something to allow them to do this automatically. Read on to see how we helped them find the best solution for their needs.

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      8. Edstrom Industries Acquires Triple Red

        Waterford, WI | September 15, 2017 – Today Edstrom Industries LLC announced it has completed the acquisition of Triple Red Ltd. The acquisition furthers Edstrom Industries’ efforts to offer a broader range of products and solutions to the research community.

        Based in the United Kingdom, Triple Red manufactures and sells a broad range of equipment and services to support life sciences research and healthcare applications. Its products under the Triple Red brand include water purification equipment capable of delivering a wide range of water qualities and capacities.

        “By expanding global access to Triple Red’s unique portfolio of water purification solutions, the acquisition supports Edstrom’s objective of becoming a more valuable partner for our customers in achieving their research objectives, both from a product and service perspective” said Doug Lohse, Chief Executive Officer, Edstrom.

        “We are excited about how this combination will both enhance our relatio

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