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With snow banks quickly disappearing and giving way to the lawns underneath, spring is finally in the air in New England! The March weather was quite fierce with three severe snowstorms in a two-week period.
The Element-A solution in our Cambridge, MA office noted the various pressure drops at the times of snowstorms. The days of the snow storms were:
Snowstorm #1 (the bomb cyclone) – March 1-2, 2018
Snowstorm #2 – March 7, 2018
Snowstorm #3 – March 13, 2018
These dates coincide with the pressure drops recorded by our Element-A device, as shown in the figure below:
These pressure changes are relatively small and almost indistinguishable to humans, but they are important in understanding weather patterns. Here’s to hoping that the next pressure drops in New England are April showers (not snow) that bring May flowers!
Elemental Machines is looking forward to showcasing our next generation lab solutions atInterphex 2018 at the Javits Center in New York, NY on April 15-17, 2018.
Stop by Booth 4055 to learn more about our solutions for biotech, pharma, and medical device companies. Our products harness the power of data-driven insights to help customers improve laboratory operations, research, development, and manufacturing outcomes.
In a one-week period, two fertility clinics in the US reported issues with cryogenic storage conditions for frozen eggs and embryos. As a result, the viability of thousands of egg and embryo samples is now in question. The estimated cost of lost material, based on the medical procedure expenses and annual storage fees, exceeds ten million dollars. To further complicate matters, in some circumstances, the lost embryos are irreplaceable, as highlighted in lawsuits against both facilities.
There’s lots of discussion about lab monitoring, the Smart Lab and the next generation of technologies, including promised benefits for both lab operations staff and scientists. The top-of-mind question for many is how real-world teams are using these platforms today? Here’s a snapshot of one.
SynBioBeta is an annual conference — now in its sixth year — that brings together experts and innovators in synthetic biology, ranging from academia to entrepreneurs to industry. In addition to being a great place to cross paths with dear friends from previous chapters of my career and hear from luminaries like George Church, what is always most striking to me is the intellectual horsepower in this industry that is being applied to humanity’s biggest challenges — from sustainably feeding, clothing and accommodating a growing global population to improving human health.
People love surveys, and we’re no exception. After all, data from a pool of respondents on an interesting topic lets you pattern match to see if your profile matches your cohort. So, being the curious types that we are, Elemental Machines conducted a survey of lab managers and other science professionals to:
Learn more about their experiences and monitoring priorities,
Understand how they think about strategic uses of the data, and
Know what they do with the data and where they store it.
When it comes to lab equipment maintenance strategies, there are two prevalent options. The first is the tried-and-true preventative maintenance, and the other (often preferred) is planned maintenance optimization (PMO). Smart Lab technologies can help with both.
The IoT — Internet of Things — is an omnipresent part of our lives, supporting everyday tasks across home, work, fitness and more. Distributed sensors, wireless networking and cloud computing enable us to control lights, monitor security systems, and manage entertainment and HVAC systems, all from our smart phones. In our work lives, smart building technologies sense how many people are in a conference room and automatically adjust lower the thermostat set point, dim smart windows to block out sunlight, and more. Along the way, these systems are gathering and using critical data that can be analyzed to optimize the systems and provide users with valuable insights.
Elemental Machines is revolutionizing science-based industries with powerful, data-driven insights that help customers improve laboratory operations, research, development, and manufacturing outcomes. Continuously monitoring equipment and environmental variables provides new levels of clarity, transparency and consistency, and improved repeatability.