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Biorepository Safety

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : June 22, 2023

What is a Biorepository? A biorepository, or “biobank”,  is a specialized facility designed to store, archive, and distribute biological samples for research or clinical purposes. Biorepositories house biological samples, such as blood, plasma, urine, saliva, tissues, DNA, and organs, among other specimen types, collected from consenting individuals. Critical associated information, including relevant health information about […]

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Liquid Nitrogen Dosing – Supporting Non-Carbonated Beverage Packaging, One Bottle At A Time

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 29, 2022

To create that perfect glass of wine, refreshing sip of water, or other non-carbonated drinks of choice, beverage producers often turn to liquid nitrogen (LN2). Liquid nitrogen fills an important role in the bottling and canning of non-carbonated beverages. What is Liquid Nitrogen? Liquid nitrogen is a cryogenic, liquefied form of nitrogen (N). Nitrogen is […]

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Thermal Vacuum Chambers: A Must Have for Space Exploration

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : July 15, 2022

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite into space, thus ushering in the Space Age. Since then, over 8,000 satellites have been launched from more than 50 countries. According to Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, at the end of 2021 there were around 5,000 active […]

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Safe Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Food Processing Plants

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : February 03, 2021

In December 2020,  two employees working at a Vernon, California food processing plant lost consciousness and died following an apparent liquid nitrogen leak. On January 28, 2021, there were several fatalities, and many other employees became sick, after being exposed to nitrogen gas when a liquid nitrogen line ruptured at a food processing plant in […]

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Plant Based Meat

Consumers Have No Beef Eating Plant-Based Meats

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : March 11, 2020

How about meat without involving animals? Move over, veggie burgers; food companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, among others, have created plant-based meats that smell, taste, and look (imagine a thick, juicy hamburger) like the real thing. Unlike traditional veggie burgers, made from soy and bean paste, which have been marketed primarily to […]

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Frozen Berries

Fast, Frozen, Convenience – Tunnel Freezers

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 20, 2019

Frozen foods first became commercially viable in the 1930s, thanks in large part to Clarence Birdseye. He is credited with inventing the double-belt freezer, the forerunner to modern quick-freeze technology, which includes the tunnel freezers used by most major food processors in North America. Frozen foods offer many benefits to today’s busy consumers, including convenience; […]

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Woman in Cryochamber

Cryotherapy – Baby It’s Cold Inside

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : July 18, 2019

Cryotherapy Cryotherapy (also known as cold therapy) is broadly defined as the use of very cold temperatures for medical or general wellness purposes.  Modern cryotherapy (which comes from the Greek kyro, meaning “cold” and therapeia,  meaning “healing”) can be traced back thousands of years, and some form of it was practiced by the ancient Greeks, […]

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DOGS EAT IT UP

Freeze-Dried Food…Dogs Eat It Up

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : June 25, 2019

Overview As dog owners, we treat our pets as we do our children, taking care that the food we give them is not only filling and nutritious but contains only high-quality ingredients sourced and processed in ways that meet our exacting standards. For many owners, far in the past are the days of grabbing any […]

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New requirements for safe use and storage of liquid nitrogen and dry ice

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : April 20, 2019

The College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) recently imposed new requirements to address risks related to the use and storage of liquid nitrogen (“LN2”) and dry ice. Background The new requirements come after a deadly incident in 2017, when liquid nitrogen leaked at a Georgia lab that was not accredited through CAP.  Emergency responders were called […]

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