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Scientists from BAL are Published Once Again!

scientists-collaborateCollaborations with scientists at Brooks Applied Labs have yielded two new scientific publications. Through the efforts of Dr. Hakan Gürleyük, Russell Gerads, and the entire laboratory staff at BAL, research was made possible supporting two recent papers published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.

Health effects following subacute exposure to geogenic dusts from arsenic-rich sediment at the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area, Las Vegas, NV (DeWitt et. al., 8/1/16) describes the characterization of the toxicity of dust from these sediments, which contains a mixture of many metals and crystalline silica. View abstract and access full article

Reduction of hexavalent chromium by fasted and fed human gastric fluid. II. Ex vivo gastric reduction modeling (Kirman et. al., 9/1/16) provides insight into the reduction capacity and metabolic kinetics of hexavalent chromium in gastric fluid, which will dictate the toxicological significance of Cr(VI) ingestion. Read full article

BAL continues to collaborate with scientists around the globe in the pursuit of expanding our scientific understanding of the world around us, applying our considerable experience and knowledge to everyday projects. Check out our website or contact us to find out how we can take the uncertainty out of choosing a lab for your next project.

On the Road Again…Just Can’t Wait to Get on the Road Again

on-the-road-againEmbracing the famous words of Willie Nelson, Brooks Applied Labs is putting in the miles this late summer. Dusting off his boots, Business Development Director Russ Gerads will be attending and presenting at the AOAC Annual Meeting, held this year in Dallas September 16th-21st. This meeting offers scientific sessions, roundtables, workshops, and poster presentations to meet a variety of analytical needs, bringing our community research and technical information from the top scientists in the world. Don’t miss Russ’ talk on Organometallic Complexes of Contaminants in Cocoa, Tea, and Coffee on the 21st!

Meanwhile, Michelle Briscoe (President/CEO) and Jaime Fox(Technical Sales Manager) will be attending the US Department of Energy’s Consolidated Audit Program Analytical Service Program (DOECAP ASP) Workshop in Cincinnati September 19th-22nd. This workshop brings together DOE employees and contractors with the laboratories that provide analytical services at many of the DOE sites. Jaime will be presenting on Mercury Speciation in Tank Waste at Savannah River Site on the 22nd.

Next up, Elizabeth Madonick (Technical Sales Specialist) and Ben Wozniak (Project Manager) will be hitting the Las Vegas Strip October 5th-7th at the Supply Side West Expo. Supply Side Westis the world’s largest ingredient and solutions tradeshow, bringing together suppliers and buyers that drive the dietary supplement, food, beverage, animal nutrition, personal care & cosmetic industries.

Please feel free to reach out to any of BAL’s road warriors!

BAL Welcomes another New Face to the Family

andromedaOn July 12th, after 98 hours of labor, BAL Sample Control Specialist Jen Wallawine gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Andromeda Lily Wallawine was born at 5:32 am, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. She took her time in coming, but she is well worth the wait. Nicknamed Galaxy baby, she is truly out of this world. Congratulations to Jen and husband Jason on the new addition from all of us at Brooks Applied Labs!