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Tips for Making Your Lab More Sustainable

  1. Watch Chemical Usage If your lab is using chemicals on a regular basis, take inventory frequently, to avoid ordering unnecessary quantities. It is best to research for environmental-friendly alternatives to hazardous and toxic chemicals. If these safer options are not available, order the minimal amount needed. Check with others first, before buying duplicates of chemicals and set up a shared chemical repository if your workplace does not have one already.  If any chemicals are leftover and cannot be …

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News 4 Jax: Overcrowded Morgue’s New Cooler Arrives

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new cooler to hold more bodies at the Northeast Florida regional morgue in Jacksonville arrived Tuesday morning. The manufacturer, MOPEC, delivered the parts of the cooler, which is so big it has to be assembled piece by piece. “We are ecstatic for having the cooler here,” said Tim Crutchfield, the director of operations at the regional Medical Examiner’s Office. “What it will do is almost double our capacity so we can better serve our population.” The Medical Examiner’s Office said …

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Behind The Scenes: Consumables Warehouse

Providing medical equipment and supplies to multiple industries, Mopec features several warehouses for our vast assortment of products. One of these warehouses stocks a large inventory of accessories, supplies and instruments for pathology, mortuary and anatomy industries. This warehouse utilizes all available space as every box, shelf and palette is labeled clearly by stickers or signs. This well-defined organization allows for quick pulling of customer orders, and in turn yields rapid shipments. Customers should expect to receive orders within 5 …

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Best Practices for Lab Storage

Having your lab organized and well maintained is crucial when it comes to optimizing its performance and safety. Your lab will not operate at its maximum potential if your workspace is unkempt. Here are a few storage options to help you and your team keep your lab free of clutter. Dissection Instruments: Properly storing your pathology instruments is key when organizing your work station. Having sharps laid out in common areas or placing them in your pocket is hazardous and …

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Modernism in Architecture

Around the beginning of the 20th century, a general dissatisfaction with the emphasis on revivalist architecture and elaborate decoration gave rise to many new lines of thought that served as precursors to Modern Architecture. Notable among these is the Deutscher Werkbund, formed in 1907 to produce better quality machine made objects. The rise of the profession of industrial design is usually placed here. Following this lead, the Bauhaus school, founded in Weimar, Germany in 1919, redefined the architectural bounds prior …

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Business Insider: Mopec Announces Addition Of New Board Members

OAK PARK, Mich., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mopec, an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality pathology, anatomy, mortuary, and necropsy equipment and products, is pleased to announce the addition of Sally Brandtneris and Dr. Joyce deJong to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mopec has a storied history and industry leading reputation of providing American-made, innovative and high-quality equipment and laboratory solutions to a variety of healthcare institutions, medical schools, and research laboratories around the globe. Having served eighty-three countries worldwide, Mopec’s twenty-five …

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A Tale of Two Saws

When considering what autopsy saws are available to a pathologist, there is certainly a limited array of models on the market to choose from. Certain styles of saws are specifically made with distinct features to complete the tasks at hand. One particular model is regarded as an industry standard by forensic pathologist after decades of use on the medical market. The Stryker saw was invented by Dr. Homer Stryker, an orthopedic surgeon who invented medical equipment based on the needs …

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Funeral Home & Cemetery News: Mopec Creates Cadaver Lifts With Adaptable And Clear Design That Exceeds Industry Standard

OAK PARK,MI— Mopec’s new cadaver lift series features more versatility in design and performance. Created with the consumer in mind, each lift has an adjustable top with a simple structure, achieving a Mopec standard in efficiency. An enhanced mechanical system offers advanced technological features that surpass all lifts in the industry. With a single scissor frame, the series offers a more durable structure that provides a safe and balanced load. Th is innovative design features a removable side handle that …

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Understanding OSHA For Lab Safety

Lab safety is a major concern when working in an environment with toxic chemicals and sharps that can cause physical harm. OSHA, better known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enforces safety standards by providing regulations for those working in these types of hazardous conditions. With over 20 years of OSHA Health and Safety experience, Mopec’s Safety Coordinator, Ken Roberts, knows the importance of a secure working environment. We asked him some key questions for pathologists and those working …

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Lab Design News: Hydraulic Lifts

  Mopec‘s cadaver lift series that feature more versatility in design and performance. Created with the consumer in mind, each lift has an adjustable top with a simple structure, achieving a standard in efficiency. An enhanced mechanical system offers advanced technological features that surpass all lifts in its industry. With a single scissor frame, the series offers a more durable structure that provides a safe and balanced load. This innovative design features a removable side handle that can be placed …

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