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FAQs on Lab Biosafety and COVID-19

Biosafety measures for protection from exposure to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is changing day to day. Lab personnel should adapt based on CDC, WHO, and OSHA standards. While general guidance, such as frequent hand washing still applies, those exposed to the virus need extra precautions. Obviously, all of these precautions may not apply to every  … Read more

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3 Steps to Successful Lab Decommissioning

Disposing of or moving scientific equipment is complex. When it comes time to dismantle, remove or discard your equipment, this process is known as decommissioning. Unfortunately, you can’t simply dispose of lab equipment in a dumpster. In order to accomplish this right, you need professional decommissioning services. Essentially, we make sure that lab equipment goes  … Read more

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Preventing Contamination in Your Lab

Every lab has had their run-ins with contamination. Managing a lab can be quite the balancing act. Whether you’re dealing with scientific 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 fight contamination  … Read more

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5 FAQs on Effective BSC Decontamination & Certification

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 in. Here, we’ve broken down a few FAQs on BSC decontamination and certification.  … Read more

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Lab Equipment Certification: Why is it important?

Most lab managers would agree that maintaining a laboratory or cleanroom is a spectacular balancing act. Laboratories of any kind – whether medical, biological or pharmaceutical – require an extraordinary management to ensure they function safely and efficiently. An important aspect of this is lab equipment certification services. Certification services are integral to laboratory safety  … Read more

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All About Cleanroom Air Showers

Cleanrooms are controlled environments used in scientific and manufacturing fields. Essentially, pollutants like dust, aerosol particles and airborne organisms are kept at a minimum using laminar airflow. Another indispensable tool in cleanrooms are air showers. Air showers are critical to the safety of personnel and instruments in several facilities. In this post, we’ll present a  … Read more

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5 Common Methods of Lab Sterilization

In a professional lab setting, you can never be too hygienic or safe. Scientific industries often present specific safety challenges in the handling of biological specimens and hazardous materials. In order to ensure laboratories and lab personnel remain as safe as possible, we have specific services in place. Services like lab equipment disposal, biosafety cabinet  … Read more

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8 Steps to Handling Chemical Spills in the Lab

No matter how careful you are with your laboratory equipment, spills are inevitable. There are steps you can take to clean the spill safely. However, there are times where you will need professional lab decontamination services. When it comes to lab safety, you can never be too educated or prepared. At S.E.P.S., we place the  … Read more

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A Quick Guide to Lab Equipment Decontamination

At S.E.P.S., we respect the value of laboratory cleanliness. For years, we’ve made laboratory equipment certification and maintenance a priority. Ensuring laboratory hygiene and safety is a process we’re very familiar with. We also place a very high importance on the decontamination of lab equipment. Decontamination is the term used to describe a treatment or  … Read more

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Laminar Flow Hood Usage in the Lab

Working in a laboratory involves using some pretty elaborate equipment. At S.E.P.S., we’ve certified and decontaminated scientific equipment for over 18 years. Scientists in several industries rely on their instruments to produce their data and perform their work. And one device that’s indispensable in several industries is the laminar flow hood. Laminar flow hoods have  … Read more