Category: Laboratories

Content centered around Laboratory applications and what Sentry Air offers to mitigate common fume, particulate, and dust

Stool Culture + Sentry Air Systems

What is Stool Culture? Stool culture is the process of testing a sample of stool in order to determine whether you have an infection in your lower digestive tract due to pathogenic germs such as bacteria, fungus, viruses, or protozoa. This test is used to identify the various types of bacteria that can cause disease… Learn More

Laboratory Fume Hoods

laboratory fume hoods

Laboratory fume hoods provide operator and environmental protection from hazardous fumes, particulate, and other gases. Through inhalation, harmful fumes directly enter the blood stream and small particles may become embedded deep within the lungs (Ref. 1). A laboratory fume hood reduces exposure by containing the fumes and particulate dispersed during an experiment and a powerful… Learn More

Mycology Culture Sampling & Testing

Ductless Fume hood and Portable Clean room Mycology

Mycology, a branch of biology, focuses on the study of fungi. Heinrich Anton de Bary, a research botanist from Germany in the 1800s, is credited for his ground-breaking research on fungi-related plant diseases, which laid the foundation for modern mycology and plant pathology. The field of mycology is vast and includes a wide array of… Learn More

Toxicity of methyl methacrylate in dentistry

Initially, denture teeth were made of ceramic material. With the advent of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) in the 1940s, a new material was introduced for the fabrication of denture teeth. Denture teeth are currently made of either methacrylate-based resins (acrylic resin) or ceramics. Loss of teeth, which may be due to trauma, dental diseases, pathology, or… Learn More

Mineral Dust: Geological Sample Preparation

Crushing, cutting, splitting, pulverizing and dividing. These are all common practices when preparing geological and mineral core samples for further testing and analysis. Breaking down a larger sample via these methods helps reduce volume and/or particle size, creates representative samples, and preps the sample for analyses like specific gravity or bulk density. There are several… Learn More

Mobile laboratories need modular, compact fume extraction solutions

Portable labs have unique needs when it comes to outfitting their trailer with equipment and tools. While space is tight, technicians and researches still need most of the same supplies found in brick and mortar labs. Items in particular are fume hoods and clean spaces. Fume hoods and fume extraction units help filter out hazardous… Learn More

Controlling ambient dust during soil sample testing

  Soil is the bedrock on which we build the world around us. Before highways, buildings or roadways are constructed, the soil must be tested to measure strength, stability, and possible contaminants. Civil engineers, geo-technical engineers, environmentalists and the like rely on these tests to make decisions and plans about if and how to build… Learn More

Commercializing biotechnology? Constraints, constraints, constraints!

Biotechnology entrepreneurs are a varied lot. They may be wringing out a drug discovery process, or developing a medical device that will end up inside the human body, or perhaps creating robotics systems that speed up laboratory tasks. They have the same concerns as entrepreneurs everywhere – keeping expenses in check, retaining key personnel, attracting… Learn More

Economical, adaptive enclosures for simulated pharmacy training

The pharmaceutical industry in America is complex in that multiple agencies, both private and governmental, develop standards and regulations on everything from beta testing new drugs to compounding and selling approved medications. These standards are not only meant to protect the health and safety of end users, but also those who manipulate, manufacture, and package… Learn More