Contained Environmental Systems – from Flow Sciences


When it comes to keeping employees and equipment safe and laboratories or production lines hygienic, traditional vented enclosures and hoods are being challenged to provide increased protection for…


Sampling and Dosing Starts with Containment


When sampling and dosing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) or high-potency APIs (HPAPIs), containment can be critical. Good laboratory practices (GLP) and the proper equipment designed and…


Industry Trends: Risk MAAP Overview


Below is the second part of a conversation with George Petroka, Director of BioPharma/EHS Services at IES Engineers, about trends and changes he sees within the industry, specifically related to Risk…


Challenges in Nanomaterial Processing


We sat down to discuss nanotechnology, nanomaterials and safety issues within this upstart industry with Donna Heidel, CIH, Prevention Through Design Coordinator for the CDC/NIOSH (Centers for…


Mixing and Blending Starts With Containment


When mixing or blending active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) or high-potency APIs (HPAPIs), containment is king. Good laboratory practices (GLP) and the proper equipment designed and calibrated…


Chromatography Cabinets: Task-Specific Containment Enclosures


When one of Flow Sciences’ clients came looking for a way to safely vent the exhaust from a flash chromatographer (a bench-top device that separates elements in a solution for distinct use in a more…


Industry Trends: Contract Manufacturing and Safety


George Petroka, Director of BioPharma/EHS Services at IES Engineers, and Ray Ryan, Founder and President of Flow Sciences, Inc., sat down recently to talk about trends the two saw in the…


Nanotechnology’s Need for Containment


As the exploration of analytical-scale and micro-scale applications has increased among organizations and universities, so has the ability to safely weigh, transfer and use nano-materials. Advances…


Five Reasons to Reassess Your Safety Practices


By Jason Frye According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 500,000 workers are employed in laboratories in the United States alone.  That means a half-million workers are…


Channel Partner Report: Bob Davis, Process Control Solutions


By Jason Frye for Flow Sciences   We spoke with Bob Davis, a Manufacturers’ Representative with Process Control Solutions and Channel Partner of Flow Sciences, to get his take on trade shows,…


Nitrogen and Containment


Keeping labs, production lines and other work areas safe and hazard free starts and ends with the right combination of proper workplace hygiene practices and containment solutions. The isolators,…


Why Containment and Proper Hood Use is Important in Animal Science Laboratories


Douglas B. Walters, Ray Ryan, and Sai Kotha   Several articles appeared recently in Lab Animal News about the importance of bio-containment in the planning and design of animal laboratories1,…