Home > News > Designing the laboratory of the future
May 24th, 2005
Designing the laboratory of the future
The primary difficulty facing anyone given the task of designing a state-of-the-art laboratory is that they generally donít have access to a crystal ball to tell them exactly what will be at the leading edge of technology in two to three years time Ė the average time it takes to design and construct a facility, reports Phil Taylor.
A lot has been written on the impact of nanotechnology on the pharmaceutical and other industries, not least because of the potential of nanoparticles for the delivery of active compounds. But safety issues relating to the use of these particles will increase the containment demands of cleanrooms, just as nanotechnology itself will feature in new lab control developments, according to William Ferguson.
For instance, nanotechnology can be used to monitor the performance of HEPA filters and monitor and control airflow in the cleanroom through the use of particle counters. Simple, low-cost particle sensors could do away with the need to run HEPA filters day and night, he suggested.
Experiment and theory unite at last in debate over microbial nanowires: New model and experiments settle debate over metallic-like conductivity of microbial nanowires in bacterium March 4th, 2015
Pens filled with high-tech inks for do-it-yourself sensors March 3rd, 2015
Penn researchers develop new technique for making molybdenum disulfide: Extra control over monolayer material with advantages over graphene February 19th, 2015
Researchers build atomically thin gas and chemical sensors: Sensors made of molybdenum disulfide are small, thin and have a high level of selectivity when detecting gases and chemicals February 19th, 2015
Keysight Technologies Shifts to Direct Sales of High-Performance Products in North America March 3rd, 2015
Forbidden quantum leaps possible with high-res spectroscopy March 2nd, 2015
International research partnership tricks the light fantastic March 2nd, 2015
Important step towards quantum computing: Metals at atomic scale March 2nd, 2015