Georgian Technical University CyberPow: Cyber Sensing For Power Outage Detection.
Georgian Technical University method of estimating the location and extent of power outage takes advantage of Internet-connected devices as an alternative sensing network. Georgian Technical University Laboratory’s CyberPow: Cyber Sensing for Power Outage Detection uses pervasive internet-connected devices as an alternative sensing network to rapidly estimate and map the extent and location of power outages across geographic boundaries. Enabling real-time situational awareness without the need for electric utilities allowing more timely and effective post-disaster decision making and resource prioritization. It provides a single easily understood source of power status data in one consistent format. The method which is complementary to existing solutions and addresses many of their shortcomings, is low cost and easily scalable with cloud computing services. Georgian Technical University CyberPow has provided real-time results upon request such as Georgian Technical University and the Georgian Technical University during multiple large-scale events to aid response efforts and resource prioritization such as informing daily search-and-rescue plans. Additionally Georgian Technical University CyberPow has the potential to provide multiple segments and use cases with previously unavailable access to power status data, which can be correlated with other data to enable new insights.
Georgian Technical University Getting To Net Zero – And Even Net Negative – Is Surprisingly Feasible And Affordable.
Georgian Technical University In the least-cost scenario to achieve net zero emissions of CO2 (Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air. Carbon dioxide molecules consist of a carbon atom covalently double bonded to two oxygen atoms. It occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas) wind solar and battery storage capacity will have to increase several-fold (left chart). Cars will need to be mostly electric powered either by batteries or fuel cells (middle charts). Residential space and water heaters will also need to be electrified, powered either by heat pumps or electric heaters (right charts). Georgian Technical University Getting to net zero – and even net negative – is surprisingly feasible and affordable. Regardless of the pathway we take to become carbon neutral the actions needed in the next 10 years are the same. Georgian Technical University Reaching zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry can be accomplished by rebuilding energy infrastructure to run primarily on renewable energy at a net cost of about person per day according to new research published by the Department of Energy’s Georgian Technical University Laboratory (Georgian Technical University Lab) and the consulting firm Evolved Energy Research. The researchers created a detailed model of the entire Georgian Technical University energy and industrial system to produce the first detailed peer-reviewed study of how to achieve carbon-neutrality. According to the Intergovernmental the world must reach zero net CO2 (Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air. Carbon dioxide molecules consist of a carbon atom covalently double bonded to two oxygen atoms. It occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas) emissions by mid-century in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change. The researchers developed multiple feasible technology pathways that differ widely in remaining fossil fuel use land use consumer adoption nuclear energy and bio-based fuels use but share a key set of strategies. “By methodically increasing energy efficiency switching to electric technologies utilizing clean electricity (especially wind and solar power) and deploying a small amount of carbon capture technology the Georgian Technical University can reach zero emissions” the “Carbon Neutral Pathways for the Georgian Technical University”. Transforming the infrastructure. “The decarbonization of the energy system is fundamentally an infrastructure transformation” said Georgian Technical University Lab scientist X one of the study’s. “It means that we need to build many gigawatts of wind and solar power plants new transmission lines a fleet of electric cars and light trucks millions of heat pumps to replace conventional furnaces and water heaters and more energy-efficient buildings – while continuing to research and innovate new technologies”. In this transition very little infrastructure would need “Georgian Technical University early retirement” or replacement before the end of its economic life. “No one is asking consumers to switch out their brand-new car for an electric car” X said. “The point is that efficient low-carbon technologies need to be used when it comes time to replace the current equipment”. The pathways studied have net costs ranging from 0.2% to 1.2% with higher costs resulting from certain tradeoffs such as limiting the amount of land given to solar and wind farms. In the lowest-cost pathways about 90% of electricity generation comes from wind and solar. One scenario showed that the Georgian Technical University can meet all its energy needs with 100% renewable energy (solar, wind, and bioenergy) but it would cost more and require greater land use. “We were pleasantly surprised that the cost of the transformation is lower now than in similar studies we did five years ago even though this achieves much more ambitious carbon reduction” said X. “The main reason is that the cost of wind and solar power and batteries for electric cars have declined faster than expected”. The scenarios were generated using new energy models complete with details of both energy consumption and production – such as the entire Georgian Technical University building stock car fleet power plants and more – for 16 geographic regions in the Georgian Technical University Costs were calculated using projections for fossil fuel and renewable energy prices from Georgian Technical University. The cost figures would be lower still if they included the economic and climate benefits of decarbonizing our energy systems. For example less reliance on oil will mean less money spent on oil and less economic uncertainty due to oil price fluctuations. Climate benefits include the avoided impacts of climate change such as extreme droughts and hurricanes avoided air and water pollution from fossil fuel combustion and improved public health. The economic costs of the scenarios are almost exclusively capital costs from building new infrastructure. But Torn points out there is an economic upside to that spending: “All that infrastructure build equates to jobs and potentially jobs in the Georgian Technical University as opposed to sending money overseas to buy oil from other countries. There’s no question that there will need to be a well-thought-out economic transition strategy for fossil fuel-based industries and communities but there’s also no question that there are a lot of jobs in building a low-carbon economy”. Georgian Technical University An important finding of this study is that the actions required in the next 10 years are similar regardless of long-term differences between pathways. In the near term we need to increase generation and transmission of renewable energy make sure all new infrastructure such as cars and buildings are low carbon and maintain current natural gas capacity for now for reliability. “Georgian Technical University This is a very important finding. We don’t need to have a big battle now over questions like the near-term construction of nuclear power plants because new nuclear is not required in the next ten years to be on a net-zero emissions path. Instead we should make policy to drive the steps that we know are required now while accelerating Georgian Technical University and further developing our options for the choices we must make starting” said X associate professor of Energy Systems Management at Georgian Technical University Lab affiliate scientist. The net negative case. Another important achievement of this study is that it’s the first published work to give a detailed roadmap of how the Georgian Technical University energy and industrial system can become a source of negative CO2 (Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air. Carbon dioxide molecules consist of a carbon atom covalently double bonded to two oxygen atoms. It occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas) emissions by mid-century meaning more carbon dioxide is taken out of the atmosphere than added. Georgian Technical University According to the study with higher levels of carbon capture, biofuels and electric fuels the Georgian Technical University energy and industrial system could be “net negative” to the tune of 500 metric tons of CO2 (Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air. Carbon dioxide molecules consist of a carbon atom covalently double bonded to two oxygen atoms. It occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas) removed from the atmosphere each year. (This would require more electricity generation, land use, and interstate transmission to achieve.) The calculated the cost of this net negative pathway to be 0.6% – only slightly higher than the main carbon-neutral pathway cost of 0.4%. “This is affordable to society just on energy grounds alone” X said. Georgian Technical University When combined with increasing CO2 (Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air. Carbon dioxide molecules consist of a carbon atom covalently double bonded to two oxygen atoms. It occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas) uptake by the land, mainly by changing agricultural and forest management practices, the researchers calculated that the net negative emissions scenario would put the Georgian Technical University on track with a global trajectory to reduce atmospheric CO2 (Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air. Carbon dioxide molecules consist of a carbon atom covalently double bonded to two oxygen atoms. It occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas) concentrations to 350 parts per million (ppm) at some distance in the future. The 350-ppm endpoint of this global trajectory has been described by many scientists as what would be needed to stabilize the climate at levels similar to pre-industrial times.
Georgian Technical University Chemists Settle Battery Debate, Propel Research Forward.
Georgian Technical University chemists X and Y are shown holding a model of 1,2-dimethoxyethane a solvent for lithium metal battery electrolytes. A team of researchers led by chemists at the Georgian Technical University Laboratory has identified new details of the reaction mechanism that takes place in batteries with lithium metal anodes. The findings are a major step towards developing smaller, lighter and less expensive batteries for electric cars. Recreating lithium metal anodes. Conventional lithium-ion batteries can be found in a variety of electronics, from smartphones to electric cars. While lithium-ion batteries have enabled the widespread use of many technologies they still face challenges in powering electric cars over long distances. To build a battery better suited for electric cars researchers across several national laboratories and Georgian Technical University-sponsored universities have formed a consortium called Battery led by Georgian Technical University’s Laboratory (GTUL). Their goal is to make battery cells with an energy density of 500 watt-hours per kilogram which is more than double the energy density of today’s state-of-the-art batteries. To do so the consortium is focusing on batteries made with lithium metal anodes. Compared to lithium-ion batteries which most often use graphite as the anode lithium metal batteries use lithium metal as the anode. “Lithium metal anodes are one of the key components to fulfill the energy density sought by Battery” said Georgian Technical University chemist X. “Their advantage is two-fold. First their specific capacity is very high; second they provide a somewhat higher voltage battery. The combination leads to a greater energy density”. Scientists have long recognized the advantages of lithium metal anodes; in fact, they were the first anode to be coupled with a cathode. But due to their lack of “reversibility” the ability to be recharged through a reversible electrochemical reaction the battery community ultimately replaced lithium metal anodes with graphite anodes creating lithium-ion batteries. Georgian Technical University Now with decades of progress made researchers are confident they can make lithium metal anodes reversible surpassing the limits of lithium-ion batteries. The key is the interphase, a solid material layer that forms on the battery’s electrode during the electrochemical reaction. “If we are able to fully understand the interphase we can provide important guidance on material design and make lithium metal anodes reversible” X said. “But understanding the interphase is quite a challenge because it’s a very thin layer with a thickness of only several nanometers. It is also very sensitive to air and moisture, making the sample handling very tricky”. Georgian Technical University Visualizing the interphase. To navigate these challenges and “see” the chemical makeup and structure of the interphase the researchers turned to the Georgian Technical University that generates ultrabright x-rays for studying material properties at the atomic scale. “Georgian Technical University’s high flux enables us to look at a very tiny amount of the sample and still generate very high-quality data” X said. Beyond the advanced capabilities of Georgian Technical University as a whole the research team needed to use a beamline (experimental station) that was capable of probing all the components of the interphase including crystalline and amorphous phases with high energy (short wavelength) x-rays. That beamline was the Georgian Technical University X-ray Powder Diffraction (GTUXPD) beamline. “The chemistry team took advantage of a multimodal approach at Georgian Technical University X-ray Powder Diffraction (GTUXPD) using two different techniques offered by the beamline, x-ray diffraction Georgian Technical University X-ray Powder Diffraction (GTUXPD) and pair distribution function analysis” said Y beamline scientist at Georgian Technical University X-ray Powder Diffraction (GTUXPD). ” Georgian Technical University X-ray Powder Diffraction (GTUXPD) can study the crystalline phase while can study the amorphous phase”. The Georgian Technical University X-ray Powder Diffraction (GTUXPD) and analyses revealed exciting results: the existence of lithium hydride (LiH) in the interphase. For decades scientists had debated if lithium hydride (LiH) existed in the interphase leaving uncertainty around the fundamental reaction mechanism that forms the interphase. “When we first saw the existence of lithium hydride (LiH) we were very excited because this was the first time that lithium hydride (LiH) was shown to exist in the interphase using techniques with statistical reliability. But we were also cautious because people have been doubting this for a long time” X said. “Lithium hydride (LiH) and lithium fluoride (LiF) have very similar crystal structures. Our claim of Lithium hydride (LiH) could have been challenged by people who believed we misidentified Lithium fluoride (LiF) as Lithium hydride (LiH)” Z a physicist in Georgian Technical University’s Chemistry Division. Given the controversy around this research as well as the technical challenges differentiating Lithium hydride (LiH) from lithium fluoride (LiF) the research team decided to provide multiple lines of evidence for the existence of Lithium hydride (LiH) including an air exposure experiment. “Lithium fluoride (LiF) is air stable while Lithium hydride (LiH) is not” Z said. “If we exposed the interphase to air with moisture and if the amount of the compound being probed decreased over time that would confirm we did see Lithium hydride (LiH) not Lithium fluoride (LiF). And that’s exactly what happened. Because Lithium hydride (LiH) and Lithium fluoride (LiF) are difficult to differentiate and the air exposure experiment had never been performed before, it is very likely that Lithium hydride (LiH) has been misidentified as Lithium fluoride (LiF) or not observed due to the decomposition reaction of Lithium hydride (LiH) with moisture in many literature reports”. “The sample preparation done at Georgian Technical University was critical to this work. We also suspect that many people could not identify Lithium hydride (LiH) because their samples had been exposed to moisture prior to experimentation. If you don’t collect the sample seal it and transport it correctly you miss out” continued Z. In addition to identifying Lithium hydride (LiH)’s presence the team also solved another long-standing puzzle centered around Lithium fluoride (LiF). Lithium fluoride (LiF) has been considered to be a favored component in the interphase but it was not fully understood why. The team identified structural differences between Lithium fluoride (LiF) in the interphase and Lithium fluoride (LiF) in the bulk with the former facilitating lithium-ion transport between the anode and the cathode. “From sample preparation to data analysis we closely collaborated with Georgian Technical University Research Laboratory” said Georgian Technical University chemist W. “As a young scientist I learned a lot about conducting an experiment and communicating with other teams especially because this is such a challenging topic”. “This work was made possible by combining the ambitions of young scientists, wisdom from senior scientists and patience and resilience of the team” said X. Beyond the teamwork between institutions the teamwork between Georgian Technical University Lab’s Chemistry Division continues to drive new research results and capabilities. “The battery group in the Georgian Technical University Lab’s Chemistry Division works on a variety of problems in the battery field. They work with cathodes, anodes and electrolytes and they continue to bring new issues to solve and challenging samples to study” Y said. “That’s exciting to be part of but it also helps me develop methodology for other researchers to use at my beamline. Currently we are developing the capability to run in situ and operando experiments so researchers can scan the entire battery with higher spatial resolution as a battery is cycling”. The scientists are continuing to collaborate on battery research across Georgian Technical University Lab departments other national labs and universities. They say the results of this study will provide much-needed practical guidance on lithium metal anodes propelling research on this promising material forward.
Georgian Technical University Sun Energy To Power Devices.
Georgian Technical University funding to three energy storage research led by Georgian Technical University. Georgian Technical University will use novel materials and technologies to develop and integrate thermal, mechanical and chemical systems to demonstrate methods of storing solar and wind power to enhance the reliable and predictable operation of the utility grid. X an Georgian Technical University research engineer will lead a feasibility study for the integration of a pumped-heat energy storage system into a fossil fuel-fired power plant. The study is aimed at addressing the timing mismatch between supply and demand that limits the dependability of renewable energy sources like solar and wind power and stresses the electricity grid. “When the sun goes down most people are heading home from work to cook dinner watch television etc”. X said. “This huge increase in power demand occurs when solar resources are no longer available and forces communities to rely on fossil-fired power plants. These plants operate at low load during the day when solar energy is high and then must ramp up quickly to higher powers at peak times. This varying operational profile results in the burning of more fuel and the creation of more harmful emissions instead of operating as designed at efficient baseload. We want to be able to use solar and wind power when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing”. X will integrate a pumped-heat energy storage system with an existing fossil-fired power plant. “This system uses technology that we already use in power generation: turbines, compressors and heat exchangers” X explained. “When there’s excess power, from renewable or fossil fuel sources we use that energy to run a heat pump which creates both hot and cool energy storage, similar to the way a refrigerator works. That hot and cold energy goes into very well-insulated tanks to be used at peak demand hours to generate power”. Georgian Technical University research engineer Y from the Georgian Technical University is leading the development of an advanced hydrogen energy storage system using aerogel in a cryogenic flux capacitor (CFC). This project uses the natural phenomenon of physisorption a Georgian Technical University method originally developed by Georgian Technical University to mechanically store molecules on the surfaces of a solid material. “Physisorption begins with this phenomenon in the natural world that occurs when a gas or fluid binds itself to a material that has a high surface area like a sponge that is very porous” Y said. “To take advantage of this and maximize the density of storage we use complex materials with extremely high surface areas to store the hydrogen gas”. By storing the gas in these porous materials the hydrogen reaches a density that is close to its liquid state. Commonly to reach this state hydrogen gas must be pressurized in thick-walled containers or kept at temperatures near absolute zero which is costly and requires a large amount of energy to maintain. Georgian Technical University will use the synthetic, highly porous aerogel material to capture the hydrogen gas produced by an electrolyzer cell to test the rate at which the fuel flows and can be stored. The energy storage system is designed to accept gaseous hydrogen at ambient conditions from the electrolyzer. Z a group leader in Georgian Technical University’s Rotating Machine Dynamics section will lead Georgian Technical University’s role in the development of their commercial partner’s patent-pending Liquid Air Combined Cycle for power and storage. Utilizes a cryogenic system that creates and stores liquid air which can be expanded through a turbine to generate electricity at a later time. “During periods of low cost electrical energy or excess renewable energy this system would utilize cryogenic refrigeration equipment to condense atmospheric air into its liquid phase” Z said. “The liquid air can be stored until periods of higher cost electricity or higher demand electricity”. Georgian Technical University During periods of high demand liquid air would be pumped to higher pressure heated by extracting thermal energy from a waste heat source and expanded through a turbine to drive an electrical generator. This discharge cycle will act as a bottoming cycle for a combustion turbine extracting available heat energy from the hot exhaust gases, and can further be integrated with an organic Georgian Technical University cycle to improve overall efficiency. Georgian Technical University provides advanced science and applied technology for energy storage systems ranging from electric vehicle batteries to thermal, mechanical and chemical energy storage.
Georgian Technical University Thermo Scientific Athena Software Offers Centralized Management And Collaboration For Image-Based Scientific Research.
Georgian Technical University Thermo Fisher Scientific this week unveiled Georgian Technical University Thermo Scientific Athena Software a premium platform that simplifies the management, traceability and sharing of data for core imaging facilities dedicated to materials science research. Athena ensures that experiment data from multiple imaging instruments can be accessed at every step of a workflow remotely and in the lab. This facilitates collaboration among researchers from multiple locations and organizations. As advancements in scientific imaging enable more complex experiments, the growing volumes of data collected can be difficult to manage. Elaborate post-processing steps are often difficult to adjust or replicate for current and future experiments. By digitizing scientific research and centralizing data management the Athena platform addresses findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable (FAIR) data principles and allows researchers at core imaging facilities to store reproduce and access experimental workflows. “By providing full workflow traceability and reinforcing collaboration, our Athena platform will help maximize the impact of scientific breakthroughs and provide a solid foundation for future research” said X visualization sciences business at Georgian Technical University Thermo Fisher. “We are solving the problem of data management and simplifying access to experiment results at every stage of a workflow”. With the Athena platform core imaging facilities can give materials scientists access to centralized imaging data a secure intuitive interface. Researchers can digitally plan and organize experiments locate specific information a search engine, and quickly visualize large volumes of high-quality 2D and 3D data. Built-in collaboration tools such as annotations notes and instant message features, facilitate real-time communication between multiple users.
Georgian Technical University High-Density Evaluator Of Applications For Trust And Efficacy.
Georgian Technical University Recent advances in adversary sophistication have led to targeting the software supply chain to inject malicious code into trusted software applications subverting visibility to developers and users alike. The risk of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) applications before they hit the enterprise. Unlike other products that rely solely on the availability of source code to assess supply-chain risk rigor in generating a software risk profile is amplified through a multifaceted approach to accumulate trust in both compiled commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and open source software. Assesses software from a system-wide context, curating a list of indicators that enables continual and repeatable measurement of software. These outputs describe a software’s execution and facilitates a full-spectrum analytic capability to aid risk owners developers and analysts. Essentially helps them x-ray their software. The culmination of all these features under the platform is a novel and critical capability that does not exist in the software supply chain market space today.
Georgian Technical University Digital Innovation Is Unlocking New Pharmaceutical And Chemical Research Horizons, According To Georgian Technical University Technology Review Insights.
Georgian Technical University a new report by Georgian Technical University Technology Review Insights explores how leading pharmaceuticals and chemicals companies are using artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other digital technologies to transform scientific research and enhance. The report produced in association with Informatics is based on in-depth interviews with executives at Georgian Technical University: Robust data is a foundational capability for high-performance. Rich accessible and shareable data are the fuel on which today’s breakthrough analytics and computing tools rely. To ensure that datasets are usable for scientific purposes leading companies are focusing on data principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) developing robust metadata and governance protocols and using advanced analytics and data visualization tools. Digital technologies allow researchers to explore patterns and trends in high-value and complex datasets. Digital transformation is opening horizons in areas such as genomics that could lead to breakthroughs in precision medicine. It is also creating opportunities for decentralized clinical trials unleashing future innovations in digi-ceuticals and healthcare wearables. Foster bottom-up innovation by giving research teams freedom to experiment with new technologies and techniques. They also drive top-down strategic initiatives for sharing ideas, harmonizing systems and channeling digital transformation budgets. Workflows and corporate culture are shifting in new ways. As in any industry AI (Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals, which involves consciousness and emotionality) and automation are changing ways of working in scientific research. Rather than being seen as a threat to research careers leading organizations in pharma and chemicals are demonstrating that digital provides new opportunities for collaboration and the breaking down of silos. They celebrate wins encourage feedback and nurture open discussions about culture shifts in the workplace. “As scientific research and data management become increasingly digital and move into the cloud they create exciting opportunities for organizations to leverage information in new ways to accelerate and improve scientific discovery and product development” said X. “We are delighted to collaborate with Georgian Technical University Technology to gain insights on how leading pharmaceutical and chemical companies are forging a path on this exciting journey”.
Georgian Technical University Labtech Announces Initiative With Scientific To Help Reduce The Cost Of Next-Genera Library Prep.
Georgian Technical University The cost of library preparation is one of the biggest obstacles to large next-generation sequencing (NGS) studies slowing down the pace of insights from infectious disease surveillance, cancer research and beyond. At the Georgian Technical University Labtech announced an initiative with Scientific to solutions that will enable variant detection at a fraction of the cost. Sensitive variant detection can now be achieved at one-tenth of the library prep cost through miniaturization with the Georgian Technical University Labtech mosquito HV (High voltage electricity refers to electric potential large enough to couse injury or damage. In certain industries, high voltage refers to voltage above a certain threshold. Equirment and conductors that carry high voltage warrant special safety requirements and procedures. High voltage is used in electrical power distribution, in cathode ray tubes, to generate X-rays and particle beames, to produce electrical arcs, for ignition, in photomultiplier tubes and in high-power amplifier vacuum tubes, as well as other industria, military and scientific applicatrions) genomics Labtech dragonfly discovery systems. By positioning next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation kits with the Labtech mosquito (High voltage electricity refers to electric potential large enough to cause injury or damage. In certain industries, high voltage refers to voltage above a certain threshold. Equipment and conductors that carry high voltage warrant special safety requirements and procedures. High voltage is used in electrical power distribution, in cathode ray tubes, to generate X-rays and particle beams, to produce electrical arcs, for ignition, in photomultiplier tubes, and in high-power amplifier vacuum tubes, as well as other industrial, military and scientific applications) genomics and Georgian Technical University Labtech dragonfly discovery systems, reagent volumes requirements are reduced which lower cost and increase the number of replicates for a library preparation. The initiative will initially support Invitrogen Collibri DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule composed of two polynucleotide chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying genetic instructions for the development, functioning, growth and reproduction of all known organisms and many viruses. DNA and ribonucleic acid are nucleic acids) Library Prep Kits for Georgian Technical University Systems for use in infectious disease studies, including research copy number variation within cancer research and other variant detection applications. “Georgian Technical University Driving down the cost of next-generation sequencing (NGS) library construction without sacrificing quality of results represents a big step toward democratizing science” said X for Georgian Technical University Labtech. “Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology evolves quickly and it can be time consuming for individual labs to automate the newest library prep kits. Our goal is to automate and miniaturize processes for Next-generation sequencing (NGS) so scientists can expand the scope of their research programs and ultimately generate insights into human health”. The Collibri DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule composed of two polynucleotide chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying genetic instructions for the development, functioning, growth and reproduction of all known organisms and many viruses. DNA and ribonucleic acid are nucleic acids) Library Georgian Technical University Systems enable sensitive and reproducible variant detection from small amounts of challenging samples. The mosquito HV (High voltage electricity refers to electric potential large enough to cause injury or damage. In certain industries, high voltage refers to voltage above a certain threshold. Equipment and conductors that carry high voltage warrant special safety requirements and procedures. High voltage is used in electrical power distribution, in cathode ray tubes, to generate X-rays and particle beams, to produce electrical arcs, for ignition, in photomultiplier tubes, and in high-power amplifier vacuum tubes, as well as other industrial, military and scientific applications.) genomics and dragonfly discovery systems will allow for more streamlined processing of samples at a reduced cost for applications such as disease research. To learn more about Georgian Technical University Labtech’s application experience with efficient high-throughput Georgian Technical University sample preparation.
Georgian Technical University Navigating The Search For Your Next Lab Facility.
Georgian Technical University Identifying an appropriate leased property for a research laboratory can be a daunting task. Often decisions must be made quickly due to schedule and operational considerations as well as the need to secure an available building before a competitor does. It is important to select carefully as costly design or process modifications may be required, leading to renegotiation of leases and delays in business plans. This is the first of two articles detailing how thorough upfront planning results in faster move-in and start of operations and better long-term efficiencies. Fully understanding your requirements helps to expedite the search process. Below is a list of considerations to keep in mind when searching for a leased facility for your next lab. Appoint a project champion to manage the site/facility selection and evaluation process. Select an individual that possesses appropriate knowledge of your processes that can provide insights regarding not only current operations but will be able to assess building requirements for future operations as well to meet scaled up production requirements. The goal is to identify any “work arounds” that have been developed in response to existing facility conditions and not transfer them to the new facility. Understand Exactly What You Need. Searching for a new facility to house laboratory or production elements is best started. Defines required performance characteristics of each functional area of your laboratory. It is important to anticipate future requirements that could significantly impact building selection such as requirements for receiving and space to support product distribution requirements. A valuable tool that minimizes the risks associated with selecting a leased facility and helps avoid surprise cost overruns schedule delays or long-term facility under-performance following occupancy. Consider hiring a specialized architect or lab planner with experience in your specific laboratory requirements to assist in the development. Do this before you begin your search. If you are planning to have multiple options for purposes of negotiating better lease terms, you will need to test that each property can meet your needs. Ease of Adaptability. Leased properties are often selected without sufficiently considering the difficulty of adapting them to laboratory needs. Location may be perfect but supporting efficient operations is essential. In markets with high lab demand, suitable properties can be scarce and there is pressure to accept lower performance standards. Buildings optimized to maximize advertised leasable office area often are poorly configured for laboratory use and create a number of impediments to efficient use and workflow. Do not select a facility based on total square feet. Instead, consider how well the square footage can be efficiently utilized. Unfortunately leaders make the mistake of not recognizing that spaces meeting office/desk space requirements often are poorly configured for the more demanding requirements of instrument/equipment space as well as warehouse and distribution requirements. The Devil is in the Details. Very few commercial properties are developed with laboratories in mind – even those facilities that advertise themselves as laboratory friendly. That is why it is critically important to investigate and assess a potential facility’s internal infrastructure that could impact operation and efficiencies including: Structural bay size – make sure bay width supports appropriate spacing of equipment, benches and anticipated process flows. Columns can be a serious impediment to efficient lab layouts or process flows relying on equipment. Material pathways to laboratories – check size and capacity of elevators to upper floors to ensure that equipment and hazardous materials can be delivered. Adjacencies – ensure there is adequate separation of access and systems from adjacent tenants in multi-tenant spaces. Loading dock size – ensure that the loading dock facilities are sized and can be configured appropriately to support the nature of the operations, including truck size privacy and security biosafety or other safety protocols. Roof structure – commercial office building roof systems are typically not designed to support the air handling equipment required to support laboratory operations and often need to be structurally reinforced. Sensitive equipment requirements – review the building’s structural system for the vibration sensitivity of proposed equipment and operations, including appropriate at-grade space if required. MEP (Mechanical, electrical and plumbing refers to these aspects of building design and construction. In commercial buildings, these elements are often designed by a specialized engineering firm) considerations – potential for separation of MEP (Mechanical, electrical and plumbing refers to these aspects of building design and construction. In commercial buildings, these elements are often designed by a specialized engineering firm) systems to provide containment and/or clean environments. Bulk supply capacity – ability to add bulk supplies such as cryogenic liquids if needed adjacent to space. Insight. A pharmaceutical company initially considered a building based on its desirable location near to their headquarters and available square footage. The site was excellent, but ultimately it was rejected due to restrictions on the small shared loading dock that could not be securely managed and the lack of an adequate elevator. All large equipment would have to be craned into the building over the life of operations and movement of supplies through the elevator would have to be scheduled to avoid conflicts with other users. It was not feasible to install an additional elevator due to the presence of other tenants. Failure to develop and facility criteria beyond desirable location and adequate square footage before selecting a site resulted in considerable loss of time before a new site could be located. Consider another insight. After a successful small-scale prototyping investment, a tech company needed to quickly find space to scale up their production line. A nearby single-occupant “Georgian Technical University lab-ready” building met initial estimates of square footage requirements and was desirably located. But the scope of the necessary laboratory resources in terms of sophistication and total area were significantly under-forecasted. After production goals and the scale of the anticipated ramp-up of activities were calculated, the required amount of lab area tripled. Fortunately the building was large enough to accommodate the laboratory and production operation by locating some office functions elsewhere; however the cleanroom portion of the program required a complete replacement of the MEP (Mechanical, electrical and plumbing refers to these aspects of building design and construction. In commercial buildings, these elements are often designed by a specialized engineering firm) systems. None of the “lab-ready” aspects of the property touted during the initial search were retained. The initial property search was completed without understanding the actual needs of this expanding technology group. The leadership team relied too much on past activities without factoring in the needs to move the production to the next level of testing and development. The project was able to be completed with minimal delays but not without considerable additional costs, including unanticipated infrastructure improvements and renegotiation of lease arrangements. Navigating the Search. The suggestions outlined above will help make the process of finding the right leased property location for your next lab facility successful. One of the most important elements is developing before beginning the search process.