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How to Determine Which Biosafety Cabinet is Right for Your Lab

As we’ve previously discussed, laboratory settings must adhere to standard Biosafety Levels (BSLs) established by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Part of those standards include provisions for storage and quarantine of potentially...

Why Culture Media Requires Higher Levels of Quality Control

Central to the success of a microbiology laboratory is ensuring quality control in culture media. However, the proper approach to ensuring quality control standards is by no means standardized. Growth Promotion Testing is a common example of media quality...

When is the Proper Time for Aseptic Technique?

The aseptic technique is used in microbiology to prevent contamination of microorganisms, the testing facility, and personnel. As many common functions of microbiology involve known pathogens or delicate cultures, the importance of using the proper sterilization...

What Brewers Can Learn from Microbiology

If you’ve ever tried your hand at brewing your own beer, you know it’s more challenging than simply walking out of a supply store with a brew pot and a thermometer. The entire brewing process involves a great deal of microbiology and the best...