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Best Practices for a Healthy Building in the 21st Century

Posted on the 3rd of Aug 2022 by Westlab
John Snow, a leader in medical hygiene, is best known for implementing a sewerage system in Great Britain in the mid-1800’s. What Snow did drastically reduced the number of infections caused by the...
5 days ago

Compare the pair. Different types of gloves required in the laboratory

Posted on the 10th of Feb 2022 by Westlab
Nobody considers exactly what gloves the scientists in the movies wear, but is a glove really just a glove? Short answer, no. Gloves are a staple part of PPE. They are predominantly used to protect...
6 months ago

How to reduce your plastic consumption and save money with pipette tips

Posted on the 8th of Feb 2022 by Westlab
From the academic labs, manufacturing, quality and research, pipette tips are one of the most versatile pieces of laboratory equipment. Pipette tips have their advantages, they are cheap, versatile,...
6 months ago

Common Problems in Cell Culture

Posted on the 20th of Jan 2022 by Westlab
Article published by: Deepthi Sathyajith, M.Pharm on news-medical.netCell culture is the process of isolating cells from an organism and growing them in a scientifically controlled environment....
7 months ago

All you need to know about HEPA filtration

Posted on the 18th of Oct 2021 by Westlab
HEPA filtration units are a buzz word right now, as the World Health Organisation makes recommendations for them in a post-pandemic world. Despite common perceptions, indoor air quality can be even...
10 months ago

What is Happening with Pipette Tips?

Posted on the 14th of Jul 2021 by Westlab
Science – a very broad department of the world’s functioning and continuation, had a slap in the face through 2020. With no negative connotation on the performance of our scientific sectors,...
1 year ago

Vertical Integration – CSL Behring Leads an Australian First in Manufacturing

Posted on the 6th of Apr 2021 by Westlab
Vertical Integration is an important message to any manufacturer – whether large or small one element manufacturing firms, facilities or personnel all desire is control. Particularly in the...
1 year ago

PPE – The Correct Procedures

Posted on the 30th of Mar 2021 by Westlab
PPE is perhaps the most important aspect of health and safety within the laboratory, whether it is viral research in containment laboratories or dissection in histology departments. Either way, the...
1 year ago

Ducted vs Recirculating Fume Hoods

Posted on the 3rd of Mar 2021 by Westlab
A fume hood is a very common piece of equipment in any laboratory setting – most laboratories have one. A useful tool, fume hoods allow lab workers to conduct experiments or activities with...
1 year ago

Low Dead Space Syringes: Huge Advantages

Posted on the 1st of Mar 2021 by Westlab
Efficiency and high return on investment is an important factor in running a healthcare enterprise, particularly if it is in the public sector where healthcare relies on the extent of the investment....
1 year ago

The Many Benefits of Nitrile Gloves

Posted on the 1st of Mar 2021 by Westlab
Nitrile gloves have proven over time to be the most suitable and ultimately the best in most practices, notably in the healthcare sector. Why is that? We endeavour to find out. What is Nitrile?...
1 year ago

Feature Product: SARS CoV-2 Antigen Test Kit

Posted on the 14th of Feb 2021 by Westlab
Westlab’s rapid lateral flow antigen test kit offers great benefit to the user as a fast, efficient, effective and convenient virus testing kit. The simplicity with which the kit is used and its...
2 years ago

SARS CoV-2 LAMP Testing: Efficiency, Accuracy and Reliability

Posted on the 6th of Feb 2021 by Westlab
As the SARS CoV-2 infection diminishes in its intensity and prevalence, governmental health departments stay at the ready in preparation to attack any outbreaks—be they localised or widespread. As...
2 years ago

What to Look For When Buying a Face Shield for Medical Professionals

Posted on the 27th of Jan 2021 by Westlab
Buying face shields and PPE amidst COVID-19 is a challenging task as there are many aspects that are important to consider and can be potentially overlooked due to demands and diversity of...
2 years ago

Tips for keeping your lab sanitised and COVID-free

Posted on the 26th of Jan 2021 by Westlab
Clean and sterile laboratory equipment is now paramount in protecting students and staff.  At Westlab we’ve created some lab sanitisation guidelines, taking learnings from Australian lab...
2 years ago

Vital Criteria to Fulfil When Purchasing Hand Sanitisers

Posted on the 26th of Jan 2021 by Westlab
The current Covid-19 global health crisis has alerted us to the fact that regular hand washing and use of sanitisers is a critical component in the fight against the spread of viruses and infection....
2 years ago

All you need to know about N95 Respirators

Posted on the 25th of Jan 2021 by Westlab
The N95 respirator has fast become the face mask of choice for many Healthcare professionals and is widely considered to be the ultimate in protection against infectious aerosols. But what is an N95...
2 years ago

5 key considerations when purchasing your PPE

Posted on the 19th of Jan 2021 by Westlab
Being probably one of the most crucial elements to the fight against COVID-19, PPE has become a product of unparalleled demand in the last 12 months. Key considerations have jumped out to us for...
2 years ago

Looking Back: The Changing Face of Manufacturing

Posted on the 17th of Jan 2021 by Westlab
You can probably guess what’s coming. “2020 was probably the most difficult year in history.” Yes, 2020 was unparalleled in its circumstances and the changes brought to the global economy. But...
2 years ago

Changes in Clinical Involvement in 2021

Posted on the 10th of Jan 2021 by Westlab
The world is seeing unparalleled changes in socio-economic interaction, chiefly catalysed by the onset of a global pandemic which continues to galvanise change. From shifts in working methods, to...
2 years ago

Today’s clinicians: expectations and experiences from suppliers

Posted on the 22nd of Dec 2020 by Westlab
Westlab have collaborated from a very healthy cross-section of clinicians, pathologists, doctors and specialists, and there are distinct themes to which their expectations and experiences align....
2 years ago

Knock-on Effects of COVID-19 on our Health System

Posted on the 20th of Dec 2020 by Westlab
As the COVID pandemic ebbs and flows after its initial tidal onslaught at the beginning of 2020, authorities and intellectuals alike are considering and speculating its ongoing impact. Particularly,...
2 years ago

Westlab AU – Automated local isolation gown manufacturing leading the way

Posted on the 17th of Dec 2020 by
The many benefits of local PPE manufacturing In the current climate more than ever, consumers are looking for a secure and reliable supply chain that guarantees volume, quality and sustainability....
2 years ago

The Dangers of Fraudulent Products

Posted on the 16th of Dec 2020 by Westlab
The Concerns Frequent collaboration with personnel of the health sector in procurement and supply positions is revealing a wide concern for fraudulent products, particularly from developing nations...
2 years ago
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