Avidity Science Blog

  1. Spotlight on BMDS - A Newly Acquired Business to Avidity Science

    BMDS Animal Identification Reader

    BMDS Animal Identification Reader

    For the last 35 years Bio Medic Data Systems (BMDS) has assisted with the requirement to identify and track research animals. BMDS launched the first Electronic Lab Animal Monitoring System (ELAMS) back in 1987. Today, BMDS leads the industry in RFID animal identification to the global research market.   

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  2. Bedding Recommendations for Edstrom Animal Drinking Valve

    Bedding Recommendation Title

    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:

    • Size consistency
    • Shape
    • Dust content
    • Potential metabolic inhibitors and microbiological contaminants *

          * Could readily be controlled if the bedding material is autoclaved prior to being utilized

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  3. The Key To Extending The Life Of Animal Drinking Valves

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    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.

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  4. Avidity Science™ Expands Biomedical Research Solutions

    Avidity Science™ Expands Biomedical Research Solutions Through Acquisition of New Companies

    New Companies Logos

    Waterford, WI | 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 biomedical research portfolio,” said Doug Lohse, chief executive officer, Avidity Science. “Bio Medic Data Systems, Hydropac®, and Lab Products are recognized leaders in innovation, and we will now be able to offer the most comprehensive and technologically-advanced portfolio of products and services to support biomedical research around the world.”

     

    • BMDS provides advanced state-of-the-art products for the safest, most accurate identification of research models available today, creating fully integrated systems designed to automate gathering, recording, and validating research data for researchers and facilities.
    • Hydropac® is a unique water pouch and valve system that re-defines water delivery. A complete research model watering solution, the revolutionary Hydropac® system features a single-use, disposable, FDA grade flexible film water pouch combined with a single-use, sterile Disposable Valve™ and an on-site machine for filling and sealing the pouches.
    • Lab Products, Inc. manufactures an extensive line of research mod
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  5. Water Quality in Automated Watering Systems

    What's In Your Water?

    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.

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  6. Qualité de l'eau d’abreuvement des animaux de recherche

    Que contient votre eau?

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  7. Keeping the Lights On | Lighting Control for Vivariums

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    Keeping The Lights On

    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 automatically

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  8. Avidity Science™ Expands Water Purification Leadership Via Acquisition of Cascada™ and Operations Investment in Asia

    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.

     Expands Water Purification Leadership in Asia

    “We are excited about our investments as they add critical products, capabilities, and services to our industry-leading water purification portfolio,” said Doug Lohse, chief executive officer, Avidity Science. “With the addition of manufacturing and distribution capacity in China, we will now be able to support the rapid growth of life-saving research throughout Asia.”

     

    The Cascada™ Lab Water Purification product line brings a full complement of water purification solutions for all water types used in Life Sciences research. “The portfolio offers a unique combination of flexible, secure pretreatment design, dual water quality models covering all water types, and informative operator interfaces which aligns with our customers’ needs,” said Tim McDougle, managing director and head of Avidity’s Global Lab Water business.

     

    “We are pleased with this transaction and are confident that Avidity Science will continue supporting our Cascada customers with strong product and service offerings. We are excited for our Cascada associates to join the growing Avidity Science team and ensuring a smooth business transition,” said Allen Li vice president and g

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  9. Avidity Science Acquires Edstrom Japan Ltd

    Edstrom Japan

    Avidity Science Acquires Edstrom Japan Ltd

    WATERFORD, Wis., October 17, 2019 -- Avidity Science is pleased to announce it has completed its acquisition of Edstrom Japan Ltd. The acquisition furthers Avidity Science's efforts to build its global footprint supporting the research tools market.

    Based in Tokyo, Japan, Edstrom Japan has provided a broad range of product and service solutions into the Japanese vivarium research market for over 30 years. In addition to supporting the Avidity Science water purification portfolio, Edstrom Japan provides a wide range of equipment, consumables, and services used in biomedical research.

    "By acquiring Edstrom Japan, we will expand our customer engagement in Asia, supporting our objective of becoming a more valuable research tools partner in key markets," said Doug Lohse, Chief Executive Officer, Avidity Science. “This is another step forward in our mission of enabling science to improve the quality of life.”

    "We are excited about how the capabilities of Edstrom Japan will enable our company to provide both high-quality products and services in Japan," said Yasuto Tamukai, Managing Director – Greater Asia, Avidity Science.

    About Avidity Science

    Avidity Science is a worldwide leader in water purification systems and laboratory equipment for scientific research and healthcare facilities. Since its inception in 1969, it has built a leadership position in the laboratory research market through a unique combination of water purification and delivery, environmental monitoring, and service solutions. Visit us at www.AvidityScience.com.

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  10. Avidity Science Launches Geno CL Series, Setting a New Standard For Deionized (DI) Water Purification Systems

    Avidity Science Launches Geno CL



    Long Crendon, UK | 6 August, 2019
    Avidity Science is proud to be launching the next generation of Clinical Laboratory Reagent Water (CLRW) systems, the Avidity Science GenoTM CL.  Avidity Science will showcase the Geno™ CL along with its broad range of water purification solutions at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA,

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