The Dow Chemical Company and Dow AgroSciences officially opened a new 175,000-square-foot R&D facility this week. Part laboratory, part greenhouse, the laboratory is part of a global growth plan for Dow AgroSciences’ research efforts for the development and commercialization of new crop protection and seed, traits, and oils products for growers around the world.
The basement laboratory near the University of Washington campus is, literally,...
The Dow Chemical Company and Dow AgroSciences officially opened a new 175,000-square-...
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New technologies and changing attitudes about effective, efficient research impact the way laboratories are equipped.
As the laboratory construction industry struggles to recover, fume hood manufacturers jockey for better positions and products.
Chilled beams can provide an energy-efficient laboratory environment even in a tropical paradise.
A new University of Michigan study shows that when researchers share a building, and especially a floor, the likelihood of forming new collaborations and obtaining funding increases dramatically. The findings make sense, but the increases were dramatic—researchers who share floors in the same building are more than 50% more likely to form collaborations than those that don’t share the same buidling.
Laboratory water purification specialists for more than 75 years, ELGA provides complete water purification solutions for new and refurbished laboratories. ELGA has recently released a new set of videos that describe both the company’s expertise in delivering labwater solutions, and the many options for configuring these solutions for the laboratory.
As the design and function of industrial laboratories have changed to meet new research and manufacturing demands, the gases and gas technologies used in testing, analysis, and measurement, and the associated gas equipment and supply systems have advanced.
Fume hoods have been present within society and science since the 17th century. However, throughout the years fume hoods have changed to accommodate user’s needs and laboratory applications. While the first fume hoods were fixed and far from flexible, with modern and mobility needs, fume hoods have now become flexible in design, more efficient, energy-saving, and also now have many types from benchtop or conventional fume hoods, radioisotope fume hoods, perchloric fume hoods, ductless fume hoods, and more.
Running a lab lean, fast, and green is about more than choosing the right personnel, facilities, and equipment. Increasingly, software can make the key difference.
A modest, basic building once housed an advanced polymer research lab for one of India's biggest companies. After renovations the building remains, but everything else has changed for the better.
Gaps between the promise and performance of research lab design can be bridged through greater diligence and creativity during the beginning stages.