DropBox Inc. Modifies Modular Lab to Assist in Tissue Culture Process

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2020 @ 16:09 PM

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Tissue culture is the process of taking small pieces of plant tissue and placing them under controlled nutritional and environmental conditions in an artificial environment to produce clones of that plant by growing new tissue. There are four primary stages:

Stage 1: Establishment

The plant tissues (also called explants) are established in the appropriate in vitro. In order for this to be done, the explants must be sterilized and done so under the proper, sterile conditions. This prevents a microorganism from affecting the process. The explants are then introduced to the culture. 

Stage 2: Multiplication

In this stage, the plant material is divided again and placed into a material that supports plant growth (also known as the medium). The medium includes components such as regulators and nutrients. This stage is what causes the rapid development of tissue and the production of multiple shoots. Shoots are stems including their appendages, the leaves and lateral buds, flowering stems and flower buds.

Stage 3: Rooting

And in this phase? You guessed it: plant roots begin to grow! Hormones are required in order to stimulate this. During this stage, complete plantlets begin to form. 

Stage 4: Acclimatization 

In the final stage, the plantlets must be acclimatized to a normal growing environment. This typically involves moving them to somewhere like a greenhouse where they can be in open-air conditions with low humidity and higher levels of light. 

Why Is The Tissue Culture Process In Demand?

There are many advantages to using the tissue culture process. These include:

      • Speed - In a short amount of time, you can produce thousands of plantlets with a small amount of plant tissue.
      • Health - Because plants that are produced during the tissue culture process are often free from disease, this can help prevent the spread of disease and virus in new plants.
      • Flexibility - This process allows for plants to be grown all year round no matter what the season or weather is.
      • Space - Since the tissue culture process does not require an excessive amount of space, ten times the amount of plants can grow in one-tenth of the space of traditional growing operations.
      • Variety - New varieties of plants are produced, cultivated and introduced to the market at a higher speed.
How DropBox, Inc. Can Help 

DropBox Inc.'s design for a tissue culture lab is focused on separate spaces that are dedicated to each stage of the process with features that support those stages. For example, tissue culture requires a dedicated air system and separated space for temperature control. We utilize an externally mounted HVAC for dehumidification control and conditioning of the space. The HVAC is "single pass" to reduce contamination. It also can be used to create positive pressure to keep the space clean.

The sterilization/transfer section typically requires cleaner air and is separated from the prep/wash section. The sterilization/transfer air passes back through the preparation/wash space with an exhaust system. The exhaust hood, which is based on Class II biosafety, laminar flow, will extract air and any additional air will be drawn back through the door louver.

Our turn-key laboratories are available with storage space, counter space, casework, sinks, insulation, ventilation, climate control, windows, doors, and much more upon request. Need something more specific to your company's needs? Our design team can work closely with you to engineer, design, and manufacture a custom modular laboratory to meet your specific size and functional requirements. 

For more information on DropBox Inc.'s modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox's Modular Labs are Configured Based on use Within Industry Needs

Posted on Fri, Apr 17, 2020 @ 13:04 PM

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DropBox Inc. is Reinventing the Box™ with high quality, customizable, and sustainable shipping container modifications and engineered enclosures that make us the design/build partner for customers around the world. In order for lab technicians to perform their duties and quality control protocols in a remote setting, we have designed, engineered, and manufactured modular labs for customers within numerous industries including petrochemical (upstream, midstream, and downstream), oil, power, cannabis, and more.

Whether you choose our standard or customized model to meet your company's specific needs, DropBox Inc.'s modular lab is a turnkey, economical solution that's configured to meet the demands of your current operation. It provides cleanroom process areas, laboratory/R&D space, and is available as an open area or with specific zones for use separation. Features include large, durable countertops to hold heavy equipment and a vent hood to limit the exposure of hazardous or toxic fumes, vapors or dusts. As a result, our customers have a proper area to perform analysis, testing, and experimentation.

As soon as your modular lab arrives onsite, it's ready to for connection to power, water, and sewer. It can also be hooked up to existing building connections or function independently. The quick installation reduces weather delays, moisture getting into construction materials resulting in mold contamination, and onsite traffic from workers equipment, and suppliers.

Are you ready to Reinvent the Box™ with your very own modular lab? DropBox Inc. is ready to help!

For more information on DropBox Inc.'s modular labs and other shipping container modifications, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate.

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What are the Benefits of DropBox's Modular Chemical Laboratories?

Posted on Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 16:11 PM

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Whether it's needed as an analytical laboratory, a cannabis laboratory, or something else, DropBox Inc. offers modular laboratories that are able to be used onsite rather than relying on a tradition chemistry lab. As a result, lab technicians are able to perform their duties and quality control protocols in a remote setting. But what exactly are the benefits of this you ask? Keep reading to find out!

When a customer purchases a modular lab from us, we make sure that it's built to their standard. DropBox Inc. is able to customize the modular labs to provide the ideal workflow in order to meet the demands of each company's current operation. This way, we can provide cleanroom process areas and R&D space that meet the customers' specific needs. 

Once a modular lab is completed and arrives onsite, transportability allows it to be placed wherever it's needed and moved again if necessary. After a location for the lab has been determined, it's quickly installed and site ready for connection to power, water, and sewer. Quick installation reduces weather delays, moisture getting into construction materials resulting in mold contamination, and onsite traffic from workers,equipment, and suppliers.

Overall, DropBox Inc.'s modular chemistry labs provide all of these benefits while also being able to be completed in less time than traditional construction. By providing this product to our customers, we are able to save their companies' time and money by keeping them from having to send their materials to laboratories that are offsite!

Think you're ready to purchase your very own modular laboratory? CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to get started!

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CBD Oil Extraction Techniques: What Happens In An Extraction Laboratory?

Posted on Tue, Aug 06, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

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DropBox is continuing its pursuit to become more involved in the cannabis industry. By offering our modular labs, we can provide companies within this industry a place where they can test cannabis and extract CBD onsite. But once these companies have a lab to work in, how exactly do they extract CBD oil from the cannabis plant? Today’s blog will discuss the two primary extraction techniques that lab technicians use for this purpose.

The first, and most common, method that will be discussed is the supercritical CO2 extraction method.

The reason that this method is used so often is because it’s the safest way to extract CBD for human consumption. It's also because its high efficiency results in less waste during the process. However, the equipment that’s used to perform this method is very expensive. The most basic setups can cost around $40,000 to $100,000.

In order to extract CBD using the supercritical CO2 method, the liquid carbon dioxide’s temperature and pressure must be increased past the point where the liquid becomes ‘supercritical’ by using a compressor and heater. Being 'supercritical' means that the CO2 obtains the properties of both a gas and a liquid. This allows the supercritical CO2 to extract the CBD without damaging it and making it dangerous to consume. Next, the cannabis must be placed in an extractor and the supercritical CO2 is passed through it. This allows the supercritical CO2 to pull out the trichomes and terpene oils from the plant. The solution gets passed through a separator and is broken down into individual parts. The trichomes and terpene oils are sent to be collected while the CO2 goes to a condenser and is turned back into a liquid. The liquid CO2 is then placed in a storage tank so that it can be used for the process again.

In order to isolate the CBD, the chemical mixture goes through the processes of chromatography, winterization, and short path distillation. These processes allow lab technicians to remove unwanted phytochemicals, plant matter, and other compounds in order to have CBD in its purest form.

The second extraction method that’s used by professionals is by using ethanol to obtain CBD from the cannabis plant.

The process of ethanol extraction that is primarily used involves heating the cannabis plant to achieve something called decarboxylation. Decarboxylation is when carbon atoms are removed from a carbon chain. Once this occurs, the plant material that remains is soaked in ethanol for a long period of time. After a certain amount of time has passed, the liquid is filtered out of the plant material and left out in the open for the ethanol to evaporate. This removes water and oil-soluble compounds, such as chlorophyll, that can cause a bitter taste.

The downside to this extraction method is that not all of the ethanol can be removed from the CBD oil without the use of another filter. This can lead to the CBD oil losing more of its purity and effectiveness. However, the upside to this method is that it allows for the formation of esters. Since esters are easily absorbed by our bodies, they allow CBD to be easily absorbed by our bodies as well.

DropBox’s Class 1, Division 1 modular lab units have cleanroom process areas and laboratory/R&D space that provide the proper environment for CBD extraction. 

Configured to meet the demands of your current operation, both standard models are customizable and configured to provide the ideal workflow. The extraction techniques that we discussed require large, heavy equipment. Our modular labs provide large, durable counters in order for lab technicians to work in a safe environment while avoiding damage to costly equipment. By using our product, companies are able to have an extraction lab that is easily transportable, quickly installed, ready to connect to power, water, and sewer, and finished in about half the time of traditional construction. DropBox Inc. allows lab technicians to perform their duties and quality control protocols in a remote setting!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Completes Custom Modular Chemical Lab for AEP

Posted on Fri, Jun 07, 2019 @ 15:06 PM

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DropBox Inc. Completes Custom Modular Chemical Lab for AEP

Customers looking for shipping container modifications for modular portable chemistry testing labs turn to DropBox Inc., the most experienced shipping container modification company in the United States. We take our customers needs and our solutions to the next level. The products we provide are designed and engineered to be turn-key, portable, and ready to deliver for use within a short amount time upon arrival to their locations.

ISO shipping container modifications like our modular labs are constructed from COR-TEN steel for its durability and longevity. Designed to endure travel overseas, these shipping containers are known for their strength, portability, and long life. In addition to the inherent strength of the steel being used to construct the containers, the steel is built from corrugated walls and can be stacked up to 10 containers high. All of these features make shipping containers the perfect building block for a wide range of portable jobsite solutions. 

The containers we use for products like our portable chemical labs have been used all around the world by a wide range of companies like Dow Chemical, DuPont, and American Electric Power. 

The latest example of that customer-oriented design, engineering, and manufacturing of a custom product is illustrated by the nearly finished portable chemical lab pictured in this weeks shipping container mods blog. This unit is complete with lab equipment for wet chemistry testing, cabinets, and emergency shower and eye wash. In addition to the lab equipment necessary for chemistry testing, this unit also has an office and two unisex restrooms. 

Designed and engineered specifically for chemical testing and experimentation, our portable laboratories are guaranteed to meet the demands of customers in the chemical industry. All of our products meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in the U.S. and around the world.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our shipping container modification capabilities CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Wet or Dry Chem Testing in a Modular Chemical Labs

Posted on Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 15:05 PM

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DropBox Inc. Provides Wet or Dry Chem Testing in a Modular Chemical Lab

Although instrumentation in wet chemistry testing has shifted to more modern forms, classical wet chemistry techniques are still prevalent in many remote locations, and those classic techniques continue to maintain their importance. Many modern labs that employ the use of wet chemistry testing often require not only a high level of skill, but also the right testing apparatus in the right place at the right time. While analytical chemistry labs are science-based, the ability to provide sufficient modular laboratories for chemical testing can also require a bit of ‘art’ to get the engineering and design specifics for the laboratory just right.

DropBox Inc. continues to provide wet and dry chemistry testing space in
modified shipping containers that can be delivered almost anywhere in the world. Custom-fitted with a wide range of insulation and HVAC packages, the modular chemical labs we deliver can be used in any climate: hot, cold, wet, or dry. Our modular chemistry labs are specially designed to provide the right work space for performing rigorous and wide-ranging chemical testing and examination capabilities while providing a safe, comfortable and fully-functioning space for individuals performing the tests. DropBox Inc. provides modular labs for both qualitative and quantitative wet and dry chemistry testing. Our customizable floor plans, standard models, and wet/dry designs guarantee that regardless of your lab needs we have the turn-key, portable solution for you. 

Many of our customers partner with us because their current labs are outdated, they need additional testing space, and/or because they need their lab in a remote location where access to some utilities might be difficult to come by. Our expertise in engineering, designing, and building shipping container modifications has given us the opportunity to work with some of the biggest companies in the world – from Dow, Duke Energy, and American Electric Power to the US Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. DropBox Inc. has provided shipping container modifications of many kinds to many different kinds of companies.   

Our in-house shipping container modification experts are ready to offer their assistance in the engineering, design, and delivery of your custom built modular chemical lab today
. For more information on DropBox Inc. and our modular chemical labs feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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Modular Chemical Labs for Refineries and Chemical Plants

Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 09:01 AM

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Modular Chemical Labs for Refineries and Chemical Plants

Modular Chemical Labs from DropBox Inc. break the traditional standards for what a chemical lab is. By developing modular, turn-key, portable labs that can be delivered anywhere at any time, we are pushing the boundaries for where and when a lab can be utilized.

DropBox Inc. engineers and designs our modular chemical labs for the processing of chemicals at a variety of locations and climates. Our units are insulated, climate-controlled and come complete with your specified lab needs. DropBox Inc. can provide lab facilities for chemical testing and processing for a wide range of situations. 

Our modular chemical labs are site-ready for connection to power, water and sewer, and are immediately ready for operation. These mobile chemical labs are perfect for both temporary and permanent installations. 

Designed and engineered expressly for chemical laboratory use with industry standard interior finishes and mechanical systems, these modular laboratories are guaranteed to meet the demands of chemical industry standards. Our products meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in all 50 states and can be shipped internationally as wellRegardless of whether you need additional restrooms, ground-level offices, or chemical labs, we have the perfect modular shipping container modification solution for you. Over the years our team has worked to develop a range of standardized floor plans for chemical labs for a variety of industrial and commercial customers.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our ISO shipping container modifications feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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Chemical Plants & Refineries Turn to DropBox Inc. for Portable Chemical Labs

Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 14:10 PM

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Chemical Plants & Refineries Turn to DropBox Inc. for Portable Chemical Labs

Portable Labs from DropBox Inc. are leading the industry in their use of shipping container modifications fully equipped with everything needed in a state-of-the-art lab. We have created a portable chem lab, that allows lab technicians at chemical plants and refineries to have the ability to perform their work duties and quality control protocols in even the most remote areas. Our portable chemical labs are delivered turn-key and site ready, for connection to power, water, and sewer.. These modular solutions are perfect for both temporary and permanent solutions at chemical plants and refineries. 

Our modular chemical laboratories allow customers to perform onsite experimentation and testing without the need to build a permanent lab and deal with the ever-increasing cost of construction. Whether your company operates locally, regionally or on a global scale, having the right lab space for chemical testing to help you monitor and control all of your processes is a key to your success. 

If you need a dry lab or a wet lab, fume hoods, casework (cabinetry), or any combination of chemical accessories required to perform chemical analysis, testing, and experimentation, we can deliver the product that’s right for you and your work space. Our products meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in all 50 states and can be shipped internationally as wellOver the years our team has worked to develop a wide range of standardized floor plans for chemical labs for a variety of industrial and commercial customers.

DropBox Inc. has been building portable chemical labs for customers at petrochemical plants and refineries for years. Based on our customers’ site-specific needs, we have engineered, designed, and manufactured modular chemical labs that meet the needs of customers throughout the U.S. and around the world. 

For more information on our Portable Chemical Labs, you can CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. 

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Modular Chemical Labs for Petrochemical Plants and Refineries

Posted on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 13:08 PM

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Modular Chemical Labs for Petrochemical Plants and Refineries

Whether your company operates locally, regionally or on a global scale, having the right lab space for chemical testing to help you monitor and control all of your processes is a key to your success. Regardless of whether you are in the petrochemical or refining industry, from raw materials processing to the final production line, having the right lab at the right time and in the right place can streamline workflows to make sure your products meet defined specifications, safety requirements and quality standards. 

DropBox Inc. has been building portable chemical labs for customers at petrochemical plants and refineries for years. Based on our customers’ site-specific needs, we have engineered, designed, and manufactured modular chemical labs that meet the needs of customers throughout the U.S. and around the world. Whether you need a dry lab or wet lab, fume hoods, casework, or any combination of chemical accessories required to perform chemical analysis, DropBox Inc. can deliver the product that’s right for you.

Modular Labs from DropBox Inc. are leading the industry in their use of shipping container modifications fully equipped with everything needed in a state-of-the-art lab. DropBox Inc. has created a portable chem lab, that allows lab technicians to have the ability to perform their work duties and quality protocols in a remote area. These portable chemical labs are site ready, for connection to power, water, and sewer, and almost instantaneously ready for operation. These modular solutions are perfect for both temporary and permanent use. Shipping containers are the perfect solution for chemistry and research, they can easily be shipped, they come in multiple sizes, and are durable regardless of weather conditions.

For more information on our Portable Chemical Labs, you can CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. Don't forget to check back, as our website is regularly updated with more shipping container modification info and products. 

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DropBox Inc. and the Modular Chemical Laboratory

Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

 

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DropBox Inc. and the Modular Chemical Laboratory

When you think about a modular, portable chemical lab for chemical testing and experimentation you might think that due to the limited space associated with something small enough to be portable that you are going to get a more stripped down or rudimentary setup with only the most minimal of laboratory experimentation devices.

If that's what you're thinking you're wrong. 

DropBox Inc. has been able to engineer and design portable chemical labs that offer a fully functional portable lab with all of the amenities you'd expect in any common laboratory around the world. Complete with fume hoods, dry/wet analysis features, storage, and more DropBox Inc. delivers top notch portable chemical labs in a wide range of floor plans with any number of customizable amenities. 

Our modular chemical labs allow for onsite experimentation and testing without the need to build a lab and deal with the cost of construction. Utilized as either temporary or permanent chemical labs, DropBox Inc. labs provide the flexibilty and durability our customers have come to depend on time after time.

Over the years, DropBox Inc. has been building portable chemical labs for customers in the chemical industry based on our customers’ site-specific needs. While we have recently begun development of a standardized line of chemical labs that will meet the needs of customers throughout the chemical industry, we can also customize our design to meet your individual concerns.

For more information on our Portable Chemical Labs, you can CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. Don't forget to follow our blog, as our website is regularly updated with more shipping container modification info and products.  

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