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What is a Cosmeceutical? Can Chocolate Really Prevent Skin Aging?

Sometimes it is tempting to think that the science of the cleanroom is all about lunar landings and semi-conductors. But the reality is that the spectrum of research conducted in contamination-controlled environments is much broader and cannot be confined to … Read More

Update: Kicking Back with Kratom – and Salmonella?

When Berkshire wrote Kicking Back with Kratom and Salmonella our main focus was clearly salmonella poisoning.

“As of March 18, 2018, more than fifty cases of salmonella have been identified  by the CDC across 27 states with patients ranging in … Read More

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

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 … 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

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

Is The World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee Worth It?

Civets and coffee cherries, pachyderms and poop – can the artificial fermentation of coffee beans mimic the digestive effects that produce the world’s most expensive – and arguably most unusual – cup of joe? To learn more about … 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

Food Poisoning – The Wedding Crasher

There is no such thing as a free lunch, isn’t that how the saying goes? And it might also be true of dinner – even at a wedding reception. If you are one of the unfortunate guests to be … Read More

Activated Charcoal – Could This Ingredient Be An Ice Cream Game Changer?

The heat index is rising. The mercury is heading skyward. And we are all searching for ways to cool off this summer. So inevitably our thoughts turn to ice-cream – what could be better? Soft and creamy, pure white … Read More

How Much Do You Know About the New Generation of Cannabis-Edibles?

Doobie, aunt mary, skunk, ganja, grass – whatever you call it, marijuana is in the news. Historically classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule 1 narcotic, the herb has recently been legalized for both medical and recreational … Read More

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