How Cleanrooms are Revolutionizing DNA Analysis

Cleanrooms and DNA

Against a neutral blue background, the young man in a pressed, button-down shirt and polka dotted tie smiles the hesitant smile of the new hire. Blue eyes matching his suit blazer and blond hair slicked to one side, Scott Johnson’s fresh-faced, preppy college look belied the strength of his ambition and his drive to succeed. […]

Protecting NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Parker solar probe

In 1941, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, was killed in a mid-air collision over the bucholic hamlet of Roxholme, England. Practicing maneuvers in his Spitfire VZ-H, an aircraft he’d flown in engagement with the German Luftwaffe just four weeks earlier, Magee was just 19 years old when […]

Cleanroom Beer – How High-Tech is Ensuring the Safety of the World’s Oldest Tipple

Four glasses with different beers.

As a species, we sure like to make simple things complicated. We live at warp speed and chase inherited dreams, and then we wonder why the stress we’ve created have us reaching for pharmaceuticals, therapists, gurus, and other self-comforting tools and vices to carry us from day to day. In our fast-paced, multi-tasking, always-on 21st […]

Cleanroom News: Top 10 Articles of 2017

top 10

Last year, we dipped our corporate toes into the pool of industry analysis, tentatively creating articles that we thought might be of interest to our customers, partners, and the broader contamination control community. We expected that only a handful of readers would return week after week to see what scientific curiosity had caught the eye […]

What is the Impact of ‘Multiplanetary Life’ on Commercial Aviation?

mulit planetary

The year is 1999. The location is the scientific research station Moon Base Alpha, nestled in the moon’s crater, Plato. The team of scientists is led by one Captain John Koenig who oversees operations in the orbiting satellite/nuclear waste dump. The personnel inhabiting the moon base include technicians, security, and a handful of non-humans including […]

How does Vertical Farming and the IoT Intersect in the Cleanroom?

Vertical Hydroponic Farm

Here at Berkshire, we love solving riddles. So here’s one that had us scratching our heads as we searched for an answer: What do floppy discs and salads have in common? It’s ok, we’ll wait while you ponder. Give up? Cleanrooms! Wait, how can lettuces have anything to do with cleanrooms? We’re glad you asked […]

Ducted or Ductless? Why Forensic Labs Need to Review their Choice of Flow Hoods

Forensic scientist at work

Last week saw the much anticipated, and subsequently critiqued, launch of Apple’s latest generation of i-products. From the new and improved Apple TV to the updated Apple Watch with integrated SIM card, fresh innovation seemed to be the theme of the keynote held at the newly unveiled Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. But it […]

Satellite Images – Doves Made In Home-Made Cleanrooms?

White Dove isolated

Here at Berkshire, we love technology. From the AI of semi-autonomous cars to the bug-zapping power of the IV hospital robots, we are inspired and motivated by the creative ways in which technology is positioned to improve our lives. And it’s not just in industrial settings. We also have a passion for technology in the […]

How Will Concept Cars Get Us to Mars?

Mars, The Schiaparelli Hemisphere

We are unashamedly geeks here at Berkshire Corp. We love technology, revel in innovation, and eat-drink-breathe science. We embrace our nerdy sides, and promote our dorkiness. Why? Because we believe in blue-sky projects, wild and crazy ideas that contribute to our society, shape our future, and make life just that little bit easier, more rewarding, […]

Rise of the Bugs – How Can We Win the Battle for the Cleanroom?

bugs outline

  According to the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research institution, there are more than 10 quintillion insects alive at any given moment.(1) That’s an estimate, of course, and quintillion – for those of us unfamiliar with the scope of the term – refers to 10 to the 19th power, or 10,000,000,000,000,000,000. While […]

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