Monthly Archives: January 2014

Your Ideas Deserve Proper Documentation

How many folks through the years have had important ideas they jotted down on scraps of paper and never developed? The numbers are probably astronomical. How many times have you seen an idea and knew that you had come up with it long before it was patented or claimed, but had no way to prove […]

Bring Your Cleanroom Up to Date

Bring Your Cleanroom Up to Date One of the challenges of a new year is making sure that your supplies and materials for your work are up to date, stocked and prepared to join you on your journey through the next year. Many cleanroom managers do an end-of-year inventory and make purchases for the next […]

Understanding the Basic Cleanroom

A place where products are produced in a stringently controlled environment is called a cleanroom. Inside the cleanroom, the number of airborne particles is controlled in order to comply with specific limits. Eliminating contaminants is a primary goal of such a place, even down to the use of cleanroom notebooks specially designed for these environments. […]

Keeping the Cleanroom Clean

Keeping the Cleanroom Clean Cleanrooms are important in laboratories and industrial settings where there is a need to keep products or processes from becoming contaminated. Most have to meet detailed requirements about how many parts per million of contamination are acceptable. Special equipment is used in a cleanroom, and often those who work in cleanrooms […]

Small Items to Account for in Research Grants

Small Items to Account for in Research Grants When you are filling out your application for research funding in the form of grants from a school or government entity, it can be easy to get caught up in worrying about all of the large items you may need funds for as you itemize your needs. […]

Lab Notebook Guidelines for Graduate Research

Your lab notebooks will be critical for completing your graduate research, but there are some issues that come up with how these notebooks should be created and who retains ownership of the notebooks once a student leaves a lab group. You will want to familiarize yourself with these guidelines before you begin your graduate work. […]