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Behind The Scenes: Crating And Assembly

There is never a down time for Mopec’s production team, as orders are being designed, produced and shipped on a daily basis. Equipment created in our factory is often customized per customer’s request. By the time a customer receives their Mopec equipment, it has passed through our factory to a freighting company, before arriving at their facility. Before equipment has left the factory, our Crating and Assembly team ensures each order is packaged for utmost protection in preparation for the shipping …

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Mopec’s Anatomy Quiz

Test your knowledge with Mopec’s Anatomy Quiz, featuring multiple choice questions on sections of the body. This brief quiz consists of 15 questions that range in difficulty, perfect if you are looking to supplement your study materials or need a refresher. At the end, you will be given a score for the questions you answered.   Loading…

Understanding the Organ Donation Process

Choosing to become an organ donor is a personal decision and one that should not be made lightly. There are major misconceptions that prevent people from registering, with concerns that range from family matters to personal health choices. Organ donation is valuable because it’s saving and improving someone’s quality of life. However, it is crucial to research the process prior to becoming a donor. The process of organ donation begins by registering through your state, either by signing up online …

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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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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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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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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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