What is Controlled Environment Testing?

A controlled environment, also known as a critical environment, refers to any area that must have specific parameters controlled. Most often, these parameters are pressure, temperature, and segregation, although other factors come into play depending on the industry. Some examples of controlled environments include cleanrooms, isolation suites, biological safety cabinets, fume hoods, and laminar flow…

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ULPA Filters for Surgical Smoke

Hospitals and medical facilities have some of the strictest rules regarding indoor air quality and management. Airborne particles can be harmful and viruses, bacteria, and other hazardous pathogens will wreak havoc on patients and staff if not contained properly. A large concern recently has been regarding smoke from laser and electrosurgical procedures. Surgical plume, or…

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The History of HEPA Filters

HEPA filters, or High Efficiency Particulate Air filters, are some of the most popular air filters on the market for homes, businesses, and custom use. They are required to filter a minimum of 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns to be considered True HEPA, although many industrial and custom HEPA filters will perform even…

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APC Filtration at the AALAS National Meeting in Denver

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science has held its annual National Meeting each fall since 1950. This meeting is designed to bring professionals together from multiple industries to have workshops, lectures, exhibits, and topics relevant to the entire base of people who work within laboratory animal science. APC Filtration is excited to be an…

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Air Filters for Preventing Allergies and Asthma at Schools

From daycares to universities, allergens can be very problematic in schools and educational institutions. While educators have taken great lengths to help accommodate children with food allergies, there are also millions of children suffering from airborne allergens. This includes pollen, dust, dust mites, dirt, dander, mould, and more. Students suffering from allergies in the classroom…

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