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How Contaminated Cosmetics Are No Superficial Problem

Throughout human history, we have maintained a conflicted relationship with our bodies. We don’t just mean the struggle to lose a pound or two, or the issues some of us face with physical dysfunction. It goes so much further … Read More

Cleanroom News: Top 10 Articles of 2017

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 … Read More


Silicone Contamination and the FDA

Opening soon in theaters across the nation, the movie Wonder, adapted from the eponymous bestseller by R. J. Palacio, is already the subject of intense controversy. The story centers on the character of August Pullman – ‘Auggie’ to his … Read More

Clean Meat : Can a Flesh-Based Product Ever Be Considered Contamination-Free?

Food contamination. Food insecurity. GMOs. Frankenfoods. Synthetic products. What’s next to find its way onto our dinner plates? Could it be ‘cultured meat,’ a product that’s disrupting the conventional paradigm of animal agriculture? From Maastricht to Silicon Valley, ‘clean … Read More

How is Black Soldier Fly Changing How We Process Trash?

A United Nations study on global food insecurity estimated that the world’s population will reach 9 billion people by 2050. Already over 1 billion individuals live with chronic hunger so how are we going to feed the increasing population? … Read More


Are Caterpillars The New Cure For The Flu?

It’s the middle of the year, summer has just kicked off, and many of us are stocking up in preparation for our July 4th celebrations. Just around the corner are pool parties, dogs and burgers on the grill, and firework … Read More

From Biodegradable To Edibly Functional

The shift from the petroleum economy is underway. With consumers more conscientious about the environmental impact of the items they buy, the days of the plastic-based food container are numbered. While researchers at the USDA are tinkering with milk proteins … Read More

Food Contact Surfaces: Spice Manufacturing

Look a little closer at the origin of your turmeric, garlic powder, or cinnamon and you might find disturbing additions of contamination. Salmonella bacteria and lead contamination have led to recent recalls of herbs and spices … Read More


Supplement Mislabeling – More Bang for your Buck or A Clear and Present Danger to Health?

Traditionally, New Years resolutions are more subjective and personal commitments. We dedicate ourselves to losing the ten pounds that crept on over the holidays, quitting junk food, taking up running, or finally kicking nicotine to the curb. In short, … Read More


Could Neuroprosthetics Offer Hope to Patients with Spinal Cord Trauma?

It has to be said: the human body is an amazing and ingenious piece of biological equipment. When it suffers an incision, it self-heals; when it is damaged, it can – at times – regenerate. And when its central … Read More

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