Life Science Technology

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

Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of the healthcare industry, especially for at-home care and disease management. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse array of...
On August 7, 2018

Using Hydrogen as a Carrier Gas for GC

Gas chromatography (GC) uses a wide range of gases including helium, hydrogen, and nitrogen as the carrier gas. The most common carrier gas is helium. In recent years, however, the availability of...
On June 18, 2018

Choosing a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment, such...
On June 14, 2018

Servo Motors and Drives Used in Tilting Beds Improve Patient Comfort

In radiographic tilting beds the table upon which the patient is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives play a key role....
On May 23, 2018

A Simple Guide to How To Use Hydrogen in Flame-based Gas Chromatography Systems Part 3 of 3

There are a wide variety of carrier gases potentially available for use with gas chromatography (GC) systems, including helium, hydrogen and nitrogen. Your range of choices, however, may be limited by...
On May 2, 2018

How Switching to Hydrogen Can Impact Gas Chromatography Temperature Programs Part 1 of 3

Depending on the type of gas chromatography system employed, hydrogen is often an attractive replacement for helium as a carrier gas. It is less expensive and more widely available resulting in cost...
On April 30, 2018

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 and development, forensics labs, and the next...
On April 24, 2018

Filtration and Biopharmaceutical Process Protection

Effective filtration is vital to process protection and factors such as filter selection, testing and optimization can have an impact on process risk. Here we examine the factors to consider when...
On February 13, 2018

How to Specify Precision Linear Mechanics for a Cleanroom Environment

A cleanroom is an environment maintained to ensure minimal levels of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. It is critical for...
On September 20, 2017

Know Your Pneumatics: Hints & Tips For Specifying Linear Actuators

Pneumatic linear actuators are designed to move in a straight line and are one of the simplest, most cost effective and straightforward ways to accomplish linear motion.  Introduction to Linear...
On August 29, 2017