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Flu Activity is on the Rise: Is your Vaccine Storage up to Par?

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While the 2018-19 flu season appears to be mild (so far), compared to last year’s epidemic that killed 80,000 Americans, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and doctors are urging people to get their flu vaccines if they haven’t already done so. Health officials recently announced that flu activity is increasing rapidly… Read More

Cooling in LiDAR Applications

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LiDAR (light detection & ranging) applications are growing in popularity as the world becomes increasingly connected through the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Mordor Intelligence, the global LiDAR market was $1.69B in 2017, and is estimated to hit $4.5B by 2023, an impressive 12.7% CAGR. LiDAR is a surveying method that is used to… Read More

USP <800>: The Simple Path to Refrigeration Compliance

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At the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear and Clinical Meeting earlier this month, Phononic joined over 25,000 pharmacy professionals seeking to expand their industry knowledge and insights. One of the key concerns of many attendees was USP <800> readiness, which isn’t exactly a surprise since the deadline for compliance (December 1, 2019) is… Read More

How Grocery Stores Can Make the Most of the Holiday Season

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With the holiday season in full swing, shoppers are making more trips to the grocery store to stock up on food for parties, guests and gifts. While this can be quite a hectic time of year for supermarkets, it can also be the perfect time to adopt new strategies that can enhance the customer experience… Read More

Addressing the Technical Challenges of Non-hermetic Laser Packages

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In today’s competitive atmosphere, optical component manufacturers are facing growing pressure to find cost-effective laser package solutions to help reduce their final product cost. An attractive lower cost option is a non-hermetic laser package – however, non-hermetics introduce their own set of design challenges, particularly when dealing with cooled lasers. Uncooled non-hermetics are fairly straightforward,… Read More

Freeze-Free Vaccine Protection: When No News is the Best News

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Whether it’s a compliance violation or the administration of potentially compromised vaccines, there are no secrets when it comes to patient safety in the media. Bad news spreads quickly and impacts patient satisfaction and the public’s perception of your facility. Just last month, a temperature mistake forced Walgreens to re-vaccinate approximately 350 SDSU students against… Read More

NICU Awareness Month: What We Learned

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September was Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, an observance that honors families who have experienced a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the health professionals who take care of them. To help raise NICU awareness and celebrate the month, Phononic encouraged nurses and parents to “share their stories”: their thoughts about and… Read More

Three Lessons Breweries Can Learn from Hospitals

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We all have that friend who won’t drink his beer straight out of the fridge or cooler because it’s not at the ideal tasting temperature. And as annoying as that can be, he’s technically right. Most beers aren’t meant to be enjoyed ice cold (despite the commercials that zoom in on frosted beers). In fact,… Read More

TEC Design Considerations for Cost and Performance

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The optical transceiver market has experienced significant growth in recent years, and all signs point to that trend continuing for the near future. Globally, industry revenue is expected to reach $10.7B by 2024, a CAGR of 10.1%. Markets Insider reports that much of this growth is driven by data centers shifting to 100G/200G/400G capabilities. Market… Read More

Three Reasons Why Grocery Shoppers Prefer Distributed Refrigeration

A cashier at a grocery store ringing up a pineapple while a woman waits at the register to pay.

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For a long time, grocery stores were the only game in town. Consumers of all ages came together week after week at local supermarkets to purchase all of the food items on their shopping list at a good value, in a convenient manner. As retail models have shifted drastically over the past few decades, traditional… Read More