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    Synthetic biology: what is it and why is it all over the news?

    Synthetic biology: what is it and why is it all over the news? Several of our recent blogs have focused on topics in synthetic biology, such as cultured meat, algae photobioreactors, and bioplastic – and now synthetic biology is showing up all over the news. In case you haven’t yet seen the headlines, this is […]

  • Leaf
    Photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen production

    Photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen production The products of photosynthetic processes such as photocatalysis and CO2 reduction are motivating technological developments in artificial photosynthesis. If properly replicated, such photosynthetic processes could be used to efficiently and sustainably produce highly desirable fuels and chemicals such as hydrogen. Photoelectrocatalysis and electrolysis Photoelectrocatalytic processes offer the potential to use solar energy […]

  • Bioreactors and industrial facility
    Hybrid facilities provide necessary flexibility to biologics manufacturing

    Hybrid facilities provide necessary flexibility to biologics manufacturing We’ve compared advantages for single-use plastic and multi-use stainless steel bioreactors over a series of blogs. Here, we’ll look at use cases for both single-use and multi-use skids in biologics manufacturing and discuss how they can be used cooperatively in hybrid facilities. What is a hybrid facility? […]

  • 9v firmware update

    Tucson, AZ, 8 June 2021, Alicat Scientific has announced the release of a new firmware version (9v). This update features modifications to the map menu that enable easier navigation of popular features. It is now easier to access the details of gas mixtures and to configure the display settings of your device. Communications protocols are […]

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    Thin film deposition techniques

    Thin film deposition techniques Over the years, the thin film deposition industry has seen some amazing innovations and improvements that have led to the development of fast, scalable, highly efficient deposition setups. In this blog, we will discuss prevalent chemical vapor deposition and physical vapor deposition techniques and applications. What is thin film deposition? Thin […]

  • Hydrogen
    The northern Germany hydrogen economy

    The northern Germany hydrogen economy The northern German states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, and Schleswig-Holstein are well known for their use of renewable energy, and are now joining together in what is called the HY-5 initiative to further stabilise their energy supply and diversify their renewable energy technologies. Establishing a hydrogen economy The HY-5 […]

  • Microplastics on a beach
    What is bioplastic?

    What is bioplastic? We’ve written quite a bit about bioreactors made of plastic. Now we will discuss plastic made in bioreactors. The plastics made in bioreactors are known as bioplastics. They are quite distinct from traditional plastics and offer numerous benefits over them. Traditional plastics are petroleum products, introducing harm to the environment from oil […]

  • Welding worker
    Portables for flow meter calibration in industrial hygiene

    Portables for flow meter calibration in industrial hygiene Industrial hygiene is the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities. Federal organizations including OSHA and the NIOSH strictly enforce industrial hygiene regulations to ensure workers are safe from hazardous substances within the air they breathe. Industries […]

  • Rotterdam port
    Maritime hydrogen power and transport

    Maritime hydrogen power and transport The shipping industry contributes 3% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions, a significant portion of which can be attributed to shipping hubs. The port of Rotterdam, for example, produced 22.4 million tonnes of CO2 in 2020. While improvements to operational and system efficiency are decreasing these numbers, it is […]

  • Air monitoring
    Clamp-on flow meters and Alicat portable flow meters

    Clamp-on flow meters and Alicat portable flow meters A key benefit of portable flow meters is their ability to measure flow without needing to be built into your process. Here we analyze two portable flow meter technologies: the commonly used ultrasonic clamp-on flow meter and the Alicat portable differential pressure mass flow meter. We will discuss […]