Welcome to Darwin Chambers
a division of HARBORSIDE FARMS !
Darwin Chambers manufactures, installs and services environmental chambers, environmental rooms, cannabis drying rooms, laboratory incubators, and stability testing chambers. This website provides normally stocked environmental testing chambers, stability chambers used in the pharmaceutical industry, and temperature controlled incubators. You will also find stock laboratory refrigerators, cannabis drying rooms, laboratory freezers, insect growth chambers (or insect rearing chambers), freeze thaw chambers, concrete curing, seed storage, evidence storage, and thermal cycling chambers. In addition to these models, a custom reach-in chamber or walk-in environmental room can be made to your specifications.
Whether you need your environmental chambers repaired, qualified, scheduled for calibrations or preventive maintenance, Darwin Chambers is capable of ensuring your needs are met using in-house employees, not outside contractors.
Buzzkill: Will America's Bees Survive?
(Source: Discover Magazine) Commercial beekeeper Darren Cox stands among some of his hives in a bee yard in the rich Cache Valley north of Salt Lake City. Bees have been dying at faster rates than normal, as a host of ailments weaken colonies. Photo taken by Kim Raff Despite all the years, and all the troubles, Darren Cox still likes...
How Heat from the Sun Can Keep Us All Cool
(Source: Scientific American & Nature) At Hotel Star Sapphire in Dawei, Myanmar, guests sip from coconuts in cool, air-conditioned comfort as the steamy tropical night rolls on. Seven thousand kilometers to the west, in dry Khartoum, Sudan, patients rest in a United Nations Hospital, cocooned from the baking desert heat. In both buildings, the pleasant conditions come courtesy of air-conditioning units that...
U.S. Lists a Bumble Bee Species as Endangered for First Time
(Source: Scientific American) Photo Credit Wikimedia The rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed on Tuesday as an endangered species, becoming the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain such federal protection. One of several species facing sharp declines, the bumble bee known to scientists as...
Congress approves deal to keep government open, fight Zika
(Source: USAToday) WASHINGTON — Congress approved a stop-gap spending deal Wednesday to avert a government shutdown and provide $1.1 billion in long-awaited aid to combat the Zika virus. The House voted 342-85 to pass the legislation, which will keep the government funded through Dec. 9 and give lawmakers time to work out a long-term spending bill for the fiscal 2017 year that begins Saturday. The Senate approved the bill by a...
Latex Glove Production Require Tight Control of Humidity and Temperature
(Source: Rotronic) Latex gloves in general Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, minor impurities of other organic compounds and water. It is harvested mainly in the form of the latex from certain trees. The latex is then refined into rubber ready for commercial processing. Around 25 million tons of rubber...
St. Louis and Israel ag tech connection grows stronger
(Source: St. Louis Public Radio) This article brought to you by St. Louis Public Radio, click the source link above to listen to the interviews! Two years ago BioSTL set out to put St. Louis on Israel’s radar. The non-profit, founded in 2001, helped develop the support system for St. Louis bioscience startups. Then, a few years ago, president and CEO...
Darwin Chambers Goes Green with Solar Panels
(Source: Original Article) Darwin Chambers Company has recently completed a rooftop solar panel project installed by Microgrid Energy. Having unsurpassed expertise, Microgrid Energy has become a leader in todays solar energy world, serving the St. Louis area as well as nationwide. With this addition of solar panels Darwin Chambers Company has gone green. 255 solar panels helps offset approximately 80%...
Lab Mice are Freezing Their Asses Off- and That's Screwing Science
(Source: Gizmodo) Most science labs maintain a temperature far below levels preferred by mice, and it’s taking a toll on their health. New research suggests these chilly mice are skewing science results across a wide range of research areas—and the problem is far worse than anyone realized. A new paper in Trends in Cancer by researchers from the Roswell Park...
Know More than your Boss
(Source: Original Article) Preface: The goal of the Know More Than Your Boss series of papers is to provide an education in the intricacies of environmental chamber operation and performance. There is some subjectivity based on our experience as a manufacturer and servicer of environmental chambers. Humidification Do you need humidification? Everyone knows that to go from 4°C @ 85%RH...
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