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3 Steps to Successful Lab Decommissioning

Originally published on March 11, 2020, this post has been updated for relevancy and accuracy. Disposing of or moving scientific lab equipment is not nearly as simple as many may think. Of course, the natural assumption would be to transport and dispose of equipment as we would anything. However, dismantling and discarding lab equipment requires a  … Read more

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Laminar Flow Hood Usage in the Lab

Originally posted on November 11, 2019, this post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy Working in a lab involves using some pretty elaborate equipment. Here at SEPS, we’ve certified and decontaminated equipment for over 18 years. Scientists in several industries rely on their instruments to produce data and conduct their research. And one device  … Read more

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5 FAQs on Effective BSC Decontamination & Certification

Originally published on February 6, 2020, this post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. Biological safety cabinets (or BSC’s or biosafety cabinets) are one of the most important tools in modern labs. They provide an enclosed, ventilated space for safely handling hazardous materials. Most labs with a biosafety level rating have these cabinets to handle samples  … Read more

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All About Cleanroom Air Showers

Originally published on January, 7, 2020, this post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. Cleanrooms are controlled environments used in scientific, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Within these rooms, laminar airflow limits pollutants like dust, aerosol particles and airborne organisms that can compromise work and the health of your employees. In addition to laminar airflow,  … Read more

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Fume Hood: Essential Info & Guidelines

S.E.P.S. has provided Tri-State area labs with fume hood certification for years. Of course, our numerous techniques ensure your unit (and consequently, your lab) operates efficiently and maintains safety. In addition, every industry veteran understands that fume hoods are an essential part of any modern lab. So what exactly are fume hoods, and why are  … Read more

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8 Steps to Handling Chemical Spills in the Lab

Every lab with inherent risks implements their own safety protocol specific to their industry and the hazards within their facility. However, no matter how cautiously you may navigate day-to-day work or material handling, accidents are inevitable. Of course, you can develop and apply policies with the strictest possible standards addressing every potential scenario. But no  … Read more

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5 Common Methods of Lab Sterilization

In order to ensure labs and personnel remain as safe as possible, we have specific services in place. Specifically, handling biological specimens and hazardous materials present unique safety challenges. Services like lab equipment disposal, biosafety cabinet maintenance and certification are all keys to upholding cleanliness and safety. In addition to these, procedures like lab equipment  … Read more

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3 Simple Steps to Preventing Contamination in Your Lab

Every lab has had their own personal contamination scares. Whether you’re dealing with lab equipment repairs, calibration or chemical spills, lab administration can be demanding and stressful. Naturally, close calls with lab contamination are simply par for the course. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t actively resist contamination each and every day. Essentially, when it  … Read more

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Lab Equipment Certification: Why is it important?

Most lab managers would agree: maintaining a lab or cleanroom is a balancing act. Labs of any kind – whether medical, biological or pharmaceutical – require constant oversight to ensure they function safely and efficiently. One of the most integral ways to ensure safety, accuracy and functionality is with lab equipment certification. Lab certification services  … Read more

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A Quick Guide to Lab Equipment Decontamination

At SEPS, we respect the value of laboratory cleanliness. For years, we’ve made lab equipment certification and maintenance a priority. Lab hygiene and safety are two principles essential to our everyday mission. We also know how essential it is to decontaminate lab equipment. This term describes a procedure that renders a device, instrument or surface  … Read more