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dbusiness: Oak Park Firm Creates Custom Medical Exam Tables for Detroit Zoo’s Penguins

Mopec, an Oak Park-based mortuary and pathology equipment manufacturer, has donated two custom medical exam tables to the Detroit Zoo’s new $30 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center. “The Detroit Zoo is right around the corner from our headquarters,” says Jane VanDusen, CEO of Mopec. “When we received the (request for quotation) from the zoo, our staff decided they wanted to customize and donate the tables.” The two tables will allow zoo veterinary staff and zookeepers to provide medical treatments and …

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CAP Today: Hydraulic Cadaver Carrier

March 2016—Mopec has developed a powered hydraulic cadaver carrier capable of transporting up to 700 pounds with a simple light touch. Powered by a battery-operated motorized base, the Mopec JA800 Powered Hydraulic Cadaver Carrier easily navigates corners, ramps, and doors as it safely moves without manual force, allowing even small operators to transport effortlessly, free from back and body strain. For more information, please visit: CAP Today

Oakland Press: Mopec – Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2016

Mopec of Oak Park, www.mopec.com. Mopec of Oak Park designs and manufactures equipment for the pathology, anatomy, mortuary and necropsy industries. Its products are used in top facilities in more than 80 countries. U.S. customers include: Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Stanford, Cleveland Clinic and University of Michigan. Founded in 1992 by Rick Bell and George Hallman, the company was sold in 2012 to private equity firm Blackford Capital of Grand Rapids. “Recognition of our efforts from Michigan Celebrates …

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Health Facilities Management: Post Mortem Facility Design

In medical facility new construction or renovation projects, the morgue is often considered after higher profile, revenue-producing areas, resulting in a need to efficiently design the layout of limited morgue real estate. Since usable space also can be restricted by building columns or other structural elements, optimizing morgue design and workflow can be particularly difficult. “Some morgue customization is often required in new construction to improve design layout and function,” says Jennifer Cardettino, a partner in Linea Inc., a Boston-based, …

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Briefings on Hospital Safety: Postmortem Storage, Transport, and Processing

At the heart of hospital morgue design is the goal of safely maximizing refrigerated cadaver storage while allowing flexible, productive workflow. With the morgue frequently allocated in leftover facility space, architects and equipment planners must figure out how to fit everything required, including the refrigeration system, autopsy tables, lifts, racks, trays, and tools, so they can be efficiently utilized. The key to making this work is customizing the postmortem refrigeration unit and choosing complementary morgue equipment to develop a total …

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Xconomy: Nothing Gross About It: Mopec Innovates Autopsy Stations

  Back in the early aughts, I never missed an episode of the HBO series “Six Feet Under,” which followed the trials and travails of a funeral home-owning California family. I tuned in for the morbid storylines and superior acting, but there was also a fair amount of the show dedicated to the fascinating ins and outs of the funeral business. The characters on “Six Feet Under,” like many other families who had been in the mortuary business for generations, at times …

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ThomasNet: Powered Hydraulic Cadaver Carrier moves without manual effort

With a battery-operated, motorized base, JA800 Powered Hydraulic Cadaver Carrier navigates corners, ramps, and doors. Safe movement without manual force, eliminates back and body strain for any operator transporting up to 700 lb loads. Along with ergonomically placed activation/speed control grips, features include aluminum frame with a heavy-duty vinyl cover, end to end tilting, and 11 in. elevation range. Aligning mechanisms and large diameter casters are impervious to embalming chemicals. For more information, please visit: ThomasNet

Laboratory Equipment: Workstation Equipped With Touch Screen

Mopec’s MB800 is the industry’s first touch screen grossing workstation. The interactive screen monitors formalin level, bio waste level, filter usage duration and ventilation performance. High output, touch-free LED lighting illuminates the dissection space, which offers interchangeable grid plates and cutting board surface options. The smooth rounded front edge provides the user with a comfortable point-of-contact. A hands-free sink faucet, combined with a hand spray rinse, offers an extra measure of sanitation and ease of clean up. For more information, …

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CAPToday: Touchscreen Grossing Station

Mopec introduced the Mopec MB800 touchscreen grossing station. Its interactive touchscreen display, which highlights essential grossing station operational information, monitors formalin level, bio waste level, filter usage duration, and ventilation performance. The high-output, touch-free LED lighting system permits adjustments in color and intensity and uniformly illuminates the dissection space, which offers interchangeable grid plates and cutting board surface options. For more information, please visit: CAPToday

Laboratory Equipment: Grossing Station Useful for Anatomical Pathology Laboratories

The Mopec MB800’s interactive touch screen display highlighting essential grossing station operational information monitors formalin level, bio waste level, filter usage duration and ventilation performance. High output, touch-free LED lighting uniformly illuminates the dissection space, which offers interchangeable grid plates and cutting board surface options. The smooth rounded front edge provides the pathologist with a comfortable point-of-contact. A hands-free sink faucet, combined with a hand spray rinse, offers an extra measure of sanitation and ease of clean up. For those not linking to …

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