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  1. Setup WPI CleanRay-2000 Ultraviolet Room Sterilizer

    Setup WPI CleanRay-2000 Ultraviolet Room Sterilizer

      When your protection from bacteria, molds and viruses is important, WPI's CleanRay-2000 becomes a critical piece of your personal protective equipment. WPI's CleanRay-2000 UV Sterilizer can sterilize a small room in 30-60 minutes. Here we show you how to install the UV bulb in the lamp and setup your unit.          The CleanRay-2000 UV Room Sterilzer is easy to setup. Before you begin, though, we offer a few warnings.  WARNING: THIS UNIT USES UVC LIGHT, WHICH WILL DAMAGE SKIN AND EYES. PEOPLE AND PETS SHOULD NEVER
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  2. CardioPhys ECG is Perfect for Affordable Cardiotoxicity Testing in Small Animals

    CardioPhys ECG is Perfect for Affordable Cardiotoxicity Testing in Small Animals

    [by Mikaël Berrou] CardioPhys™ and Cardiotoxicity When a new drug is discovered with an effect against a pathology, a natural public demand would ask to administrate it immediately. Although the new drug may be beneficial in many aspects, that new molecule could potentially have side effects that need to be evaluated. The most important potential side effect is cardiotoxicity. What is Cardiotoxicity? Cardiotoxicity is the damage to the heart by harmful chemicals (www.nccn.org/patients/resources/life_with_cancer/managing_symptoms/cardiac_toxicity.aspx), and its evaluation has become the fi
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  3. Significance of Transepithelial/ Transendothelial Electrical Resistance (TEER) Measurement in Lung In vitro Models 

    Significance of Transepithelial/ Transendothelial Electrical Resistance (TEER) Measurement in Lung In vitro Models 

      Epithelial and endothelial cells are known for their barrier function like selective permeability. Lung tissue is comprised of epithelial cellular layers, residing adjacent to endothelial layers and allowing exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between lung and blood. Currently, the biomedical research community’s major focus area is to understand the details of the infection caused by this novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or by similar viruses. This new virus can disrupt the lung’s normal cleaning ability to get rid of foreign particles in the lung, and the selective permeability or barrier function of the lung may become severely impaired. The adverse physiological effect may be sustained once the inflammatory cascade is initiated. Researchers in collaboration with clinicians are trying to develop vaccines and drugs to
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  4. OEM Optical Fiber Manufacture - Your OEM Partner for Qualified Fiber, Assemblies, Probes and Flow Cells

    OEM Optical Fiber Manufacture - Your OEM Partner for Qualified Fiber, Assemblies, Probes and Flow Cells

    WPI's Photonics Center of Excellence in Friedberg, Germany provides a full range of optical components and optical sensing solutions, including proprietary multimode silica qualified fiber, optical assemblies and sub-assemblies
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  5. Benefits of Black Coated Instruments

    Benefits of Black Coated Instruments

    Benefits of black coated surgical instruments Black coated surgical instruments are not only visually more attractive than the stainless-steel ones, there are several other benefits as provided below: -        Non reflective surface reduces eye-fatigue   -        Has prolonged life -        Up to 10 times harder than stainless steel -        60% lower wear rate than stainless steel -        Corrosion resistant due to oxidized aluminum coating -        Anti-allergic due to the absence of Chromium and Nickel coating  -        Easy to clean Making of the black coating instruments The black coatings are created by applying a layer of Titanium Aluminum Nitrate (TiAIN) to the instrument, using an environmentally friendly Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process. In this process Titanium and Aluminum are magnetron-sputtered onto the substrate in a va
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  6. Non-Reflective Instruments Minimize Glare when Working under Lights

    Non-Reflective Instruments Minimize Glare when Working under Lights

    Whether you are working with your surgical instruments under bright lights or using a microscope, non-reflective black surgical instruments offer a distinct advantage. The titanium coating not only hardens and protects the cutting edge, but it also minimizes reflection from the surface of your instruments while you are working. They are corrosion resistant and biocompatible.  See Selection
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  7. How to Clean Surgical Instruments Using an Ultrasonic Cleaner

    How to Clean Surgical Instruments Using an Ultrasonic Cleaner

    Prior to sterilizing surgical instruments, it is a good idea to make sure you have cleaned them to remove blood, tissue and all other organic material.  If soiled materials dries or is baked onto the instruments, it will interfere with microbial inaction and can compromise the sterilization process. Cleaning is the removal of foreign material (e.g., soil and organic material) from objects and is normally accomplished using water with detergents or enzymatic products. The most common type of mechanical automatic cleaner is the ultrasonic cleaner. Ultrasonic cleaners are used in conjunction with detergents and enzymatic cleaners.  Ultrasonic cleaning removes particulates by cavitation (bubbles) and implosion. Waves o
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  8. WPI Zebrafish System Demonstrated in Brazil

    WPI Zebrafish System Demonstrated in Brazil

    The Butantan Institute, an agency linked to the State Department of Health of São Paulo and one of the largest biomedical research centers in the world, held the 4th edition of the Zebrafish Creation and Management university extension course in December where they exhibited WPI's Zebrafish Microinjection System. The training is aimed at professionals and post-graduate students involved in zebrafish research as an animal model. The program addressed the physical characteristics, the environment of origin and the way of reproduction and growth of this fish. The coordinators are the researchers Mônica Lopes Ferreira and Carla Lima, responsible for the Zebrafish Platform of CeTICS Butantan whose current capacity holds 6,000 adult fish. https://www.redezebrafish.com.br/parceiros           
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  9. WPI Awards Prize to The Zebrafish Network Winner

    WPI Awards Prize to The Zebrafish Network Winner

    Jonas de Jesus, from WPI Brasil visit the winner of a contest to name a mascot for the Zebrafish Network. Jonas presented the winner with a surgical kit for zebrafish research. The project "The Zebrafish Network" is a result of the partnership of the Center for Toxins, Immune Response and Cell Signaling (CeTICS) of the Butantan Institute, and aims to promote communication and integration, as well as foster collaborations between researchers studying the fish "Paulistinha ", Which has been used for many scientific studies because of its genetic similarity with humans (70%). "The idea is that everyone who belongs to the network can divulge their work, interact with other researchers and inform about what is happening, such as publication of articles, lectures and congresses on the subject," explains Mônica Lopes , director of the Special
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  10. Get a Clean Consistent Cut Every Time with Biopsy Punches

    Get a Clean Consistent Cut Every Time with Biopsy Punches

    Clean, Consistent Cut Every Time When you need to quickly take minimally invasive, small samples, the biopsy punch is an easy choice. The biopsy punch is a hand held, pencil-shaped instrument with a slender, pencil-like body. It is lightweight with a hollow, circular, stainless steel, cutting tip. In 1887 Edward Lawrence Keyes, the first president of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, was the first doctor who documented the importance of using the biopsy punch for dermatological diagnostics. He observed that the skin tissue samples can be obtained without complications, minimal bleeding and no need for suturing. Uses for Biopsy Punches Punches are not solely used in dermatology. Biopsy punches are also designed for therapeutics, cosmetic
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