Avidity Science Blog

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Avidity Science Acquires Edstrom Japan Ltd

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    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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  4. 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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  5. Avidity Science Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

     Avidity Science Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

    Waterford, WI, February 18, 2019 – Avidity Science launches its golden anniversary today with a year-long celebration of achievements and milestones from the past 50 years.  From humble beginnings in a small farmhouse, Avidity Science, formerly known as Edstrom Industries; has expanded to become a leading innovator in the global science community through a unique combination of water purification and delivery, environmental monitoring, and service solutions.  Today, more than 17 million Edstrom™ animal watering valves operate worldwide. 

    Commenting on the golden anniversary milestone, Doug Lohse, CEO said, “The same commitment to quality and innovation established in 1969 by the company’s founders, Bill and Sy

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  6. Avidity Science Acquires CT Chemicals Inc.

    Avidity Science Acquires CT Chemicals Inc.


    WATERFORD, Wis., Sept. 24, 2018 -- Avidity Science is pleased to announce it has completed its acquisition of CT Chemicals Inc. The acquisition furthers Avidity Science's efforts to broaden its range of products and solutions supporting the research tools market.


    Based in Lebanon, OH, CT Chemicals manufactures and sells filtration products including ion exchange and filtration media-based solutions used in water purification applications. CT Chemicals' broad range of products are widely used by pharmaceutical, biotech, academic, and government customers.

    "By expanding Avidity's portfolio of water purification solutions to include ion exchange and filtration media and cartridges, this acquisition

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  7. Edstrom Industries and Triple Red Combine to Become Avidity Science™

    Edstrom Industries and Triple Red Combine to Become Avidity Science™

    WATERFORD, Wis., July 31, 2018 - Today Edstrom Industries, LLC and its UK-based subsidiary Triple Red Limited, announce they will unify the company under the name Avidity Science. The change is a key part of the company's strategic plan to build a diversified research solutions business which exceeds the product and service needs of scientists and healthcare customers around the world.

    The new name marks the beginning of a significant chapter in the company's history, providing a platform to add product lines

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  8. Edstrom Industries Launches Innovative Avidity ScienceTM Laboratory Pure Water Systems; Available through Thomas Scientific

    Waterford, WI | July 10, 2018 – Today, Edstrom Industries introduces the innovative Avidity Science line of pure water systems for laboratory applications.  The comprehensive range of high value products includes Type 1, 2, and 3 pure water systems, all designed to deliver superior reliability in a minimal footprint.  All models are available through Thomas Scientific, a leading laboratory equipment and supplies distributor.

     

    The Avidity Science line of pure lab water products can meet virtually any application and any budget with production rates ranging from 10-80 liters/hour, a wide variety of external storage tank capacities, available UV light options, low energy consumption, and easy-to-maintain cartridges. Product options include the following:

     

    • The AltoTM and DuoTM Type 1 polishers offer multiple water dispense options: a flexible on-unit mounted variable rate dispense gun, a remote mounted variable dispense rate
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  9. 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 relations

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