N95DECON Scientific Consortium Compiles Critical Research on N95 Mask

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

April 2, 2020 – The ongoing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 masks, during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has forced many hospitals, care centers, and first responders to reuse their limited supply of critical resources. This lack of protective devices puts healthcare workers at increased risk of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which […]

Biosafety Level Guidance for COVID-19 Research

Written by: Scott Mechler

What biosafety level is required to handle samples and/or perform research containing the SARS-CoV-2 virus?  Read on for the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Background A Biological Safety Level (BSL 1, 2, 3, or 4) is assigned to a biological lab as a safeguard to protect laboratory personnel, as well as […]

COVID-19 Update: Consolidate Sterilizer Systems Staying Open

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

03/25/2020 Consolidated Sterilizer Systems will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated 16 critical infrastructure sectors that are deemed to be crucial to the nation’s economy, security, and health.  Consolidated is supporting our clients in the Healthcare and Public Health Sector. This Sector is vital to the economic […]

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An Automated Autoclave Process for Use in Determining Glassware Quality [USP 660]

Written by: Amit Gupta

Glass containers for pharmaceutical use are intended to come into direct contact with pharmaceutical products. The glass container manufacturing process directly results in the quality of glass produced. Certain types of glass are less durable than others and are therefore more susceptible to delamination of the interior of the glass container. If delamination occurs on […]

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Leading Autoclave Manufacturer Awarded $140k Workforce Grant

Written by: Jason Thompson

January 31, 2020, (BILLERICA, MASS.) – Consolidated Sterilizer Systems was recently awarded a $143,500 grant by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of the Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP). This funding presents an exciting opportunity for Consolidated to train their employees in many areas of the business.  Employees will receive training in lean manufacturing, continuous […]

Laboratory Autoclaves That Are Built to Last

Written by: Scott Mechler

When choosing an autoclave to purchase, it’s important to select one that is designed for durability and built to last. Here at Consolidated Sterilizer Systems (CSS), we’ve manufactured over 14,000 state-of-the-art laboratory autoclaves since 1946 — some of the oldest of which are still in operation today. Take, for example, the autoclave pictured below. This […]

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10 Items That Should Be on Every Autoclave Log Sheet [w/ Free Template!]

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

There’s a well-known saying in the business world that “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”; this concept is true for sterilization cycles, as well. In order to ensure that each cycle meets the appropriate sterilization standards, multiple agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Prevention […]

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Consolidated Sterilizer Systems to Host Manufacturing Day Plant Event on October 4th for Billerica Community

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

Program Designed to Expand Knowledge of Manufacturing, Improve Public Perception of Manufacturing Career Opportunities September 13, 2019 (BILLERICA, Mass.)  – In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2019, Consolidated Sterilizer Systems (CSS) will open its doors on Oct. 4th to dozens of students and community members as part of an effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s […]