Life Science Technology

Subsystems and Subcomponents are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design

A subsystem is a self-contained module within a larger system. Often in the life sciences marketspace, manufacturers look for partners that specialize in a specific industry to design and supply...
On September 17, 2019

New Miniature Proportional Valve for Next Generation Ventilators

  One of the most import medical devices created in the last century is the ventilator. The ventilator is critical for patients who cannot breathe on their own due to medical procedures or long-term...
On August 1, 2019

How OEMs Can Improve Life Science Instrumentation Performance

Today, gas chromatography (GC), mass spectroscopy (MS) and similar life science instrumentation are contributing to results in drug discovery, drug development, forensic labs, and the next...
On July 31, 2019

Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of the healthcare industry. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse array of advanced medical diagnostic equipment that can be...
On July 8, 2019

Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other life...
On June 27, 2019

Bringing Medical Devices to Market Faster With Early Supplier Involvement

Market globalization, increased regulatory requirements, more educated consumers, and today’s cultural demand for immediate results and satisfaction are fueling the whirlwind pace of breakthrough...
On June 27, 2019

Extend Seal Life and Reduce Maintenance Costs With Our Versatile FF156

We are coming up on two years since the birth of FF156-75 and this compound is one worth celebrating.  If you don’t know what FF156 is, thank you for taking a few minutes to read this blog. FF156 is...
On June 12, 2019

Advances In SCBA Couplings Give Manufacturers Innovative Options

A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has long been standard equipment for firefighters, rescue personnel and divers. SCBA has even found its way into the health care industry for use by...
On May 31, 2019

A Guide to Biopharmaceutical Filter Qualification

Filter qualification typically involves demonstrating bacterial retention of a filter under process simulated conditions. A crucial first step in this is in the hands of the filter vendor, who...
On May 15, 2019

What's the Difference Between Volumetric Flow and Mass Flow?

What type of flow measuring device should I use? This is a recurring question. The choice is bounded by customer needs, product variables and different technologies available on the market today. It’s...
On May 7, 2019

Important Tips When Selecting Valves For Analytical Instruments

Valve technology has come a long way with many available features. Gas and liquid multimedia valves that are used in chemical analysis such as Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Liquid...
On March 8, 2019

The Importance of Reliability in Diaphragm Pumps

Reliability is the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well. Here at Parker, we’ve made reliability the focus of our products since the company was established; this has...
On March 7, 2019

Instant Fittings for Drinking Water Require KTW Certification

Drinking water is one of the most controlled food products. The materials of products in contact with drinking water can generate impurities and microbial growth. This makes a significant health risk...
On February 20, 2019

How Can Clinical and Analytical Chemistry Labs Increase Throughput?

Clinical and analytical laboratories are under constant pressure to increase throughput. Throughput is the amount of material or items passing through a system. In this case, it’s analyzing a higher...
On February 1, 2019

Automating and Enclosing Bulk Fill Operations - the Way Forward?

The consequences of failure during downstream processing are severe. Following the Affinity Chromatography stage, the value of the product increases significantly at every step. A failure at the final...
On January 17, 2019

Mycoplasma Contamination: Understanding the Risks and Taking on the Challenges

Mycoplasma contamination events, although rare, can have an enormous and immediate negative impact on biomanufacturers leading to reduced productivity and delays in products reaching patients. Parker...
On January 7, 2019

Practical Applications for Precision Electromechanics in Photonics

In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down. Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties and...
On January 4, 2019

Reducing the Noise Impact of Medical Devices

Medical-care settings are often stressful, making it hard to rest or sleep—both of which are important for healing and recovery. And, as the portability of medical technology continues to...
On December 11, 2018

Key Technology Considerations for Dynamic Metrology Applications

Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018

The Biopharmaceutical Industry's Definition of Integrity

One of the challenges faced in any biopharmaceutical process is bioburden control and containment — or how do you keep what is out, "out" and what is in "in". For a stainless steel-based manufacturing...
On September 13, 2018