Videos

This video, which has 25,000+ views, uses animation and narration to  explain the measuring principle of Pt100 thin-film sensors. It also provides hints for installation in the process and describes the evaluation of the signals using temperature transmitters and displays.

This video explains the differences between the two most common  curing methods of silicone tubing; platinum curing and peroxide curing. In so it provides the viewer with an improved understanding of the advantages and challenges to be found with each.

This video, which has 18,000 views, describes the various pressure relief solutions available to protect operators and process equipment alike.

This video by Mettler Toledo, which has 9,500+ views, shares the  three things you really should know about the recommendations  made in USP 41 for achieving good weighing practices.

This video, which as 12,000+ views, utilizes a series of highly informative slides to explain the principles and practices associated with upstream bioprocessing aspects of fermentation.

This video, which has 10,000+ views, explains the role of cell therapy and that which differentiates it from the other therapeutics.

This video, which has 40,000+ views, explains through a narrated illustration the principle of measuring level with vibration.

This video, which has 35,000+ views, explains how the oxygen concentration in a liquid can be measured using the amperometric or optical measurement principles.

This video, which has 80,000+ views, uses narration and illustration to explain how a pH electrode and meter work together to measure pH.

This video, which documents a Gene Therapy site build, provides insight into the role modular/prefabricated facilities are playing in the advancement of our industry.

This video, which has 40,000+ views, provides a helpful introduction to the principles and practices associated with measuring flow with a Coriolis meter.

This video, which has 165,000+ views, provides a narrated demonstration of proper procedure for cleanroom gowning in bioprocessing.

This video, which has 80,000+ views, explains the role of clinical trials in drug discovery.

This video, part 2 of 6, provides an introduction to the principles and practices associated with viral safety.

This video, part 1 of 6, provides an introduction to the principles and practices associated with viral safety.

This animated video, which has 295,000+ views, provides an explanation of normal phase vs reverse phase HPLC. Please note that while highly informative, there is no audio.

This video, which has 19,000+ views,  demonstrates why you cannot use geometric scale-up of a batch reactor with heat transfer.

This video, part 3 of a 4 part series, provides insights into the principles and practices associated with bioprocess validation.

This video, which has 160,000+ views, provides the principles and practices associated with aseptic gowning for work in a cleanroom.

This video provides insight into the reality of viral contamination and serves as an introduction to the principles and practices associated with viral safety.

This video, which has 20,000+ views, explains cell culture media and the components of culture media for cell growth.

This video, which has 8,500+ views, explains several methods for the separation of proteins.

This video, which has 69,000+ views, provides a highly informative explanation of the differences between aerobic and anaerobic processes.

This video, which has 123,000+ views, utilizes animation and narration to explain the various protein structures and the practice of folding.

This video, which has 320,000+ views, utilizes animation and narration to explain how gel electrophoresis functions to separate molecules by size.

This video, which has 77,000+ views, is hosted by Amgen's Sean Harper and discusses the future of biotechnology.

This video, which has 180,000+ views, provides a highly informative introduction to the principles and practices associated with infrared spectroscopy.

This video, which has 221,000 views, provides both an illustration and narration explaining the operation of most common industrial valves and their associated features as well as benefits.

This video, which has 18,000+ views, provides a highly informative overview of the operating principles behind peristaltic pumps.

Chemist Lee Cronin is working on a 3D printer that, instead of objects, is able to print molecules. An exciting potential long-term application: printing your own medicine using chemical inks.

We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? That's the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein's lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIYbio.

Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness -- when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.)

Calling them "our bodies' own repair kits," Susan Solomon advocates research using lab-grown stem cells. By growing individual pluripotent stem cell lines, her team creates testbeds that could accelerate research into curing diseases -- and perhaps lead to individualized treatment, targeted not just to a particular disease but a particular person.

Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now? At TEDxSummit, Juan Enriquez sweeps across time and space to bring us to the present moment -- and shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests rapid evolution may be under way.

We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells.

Cheryl Hayashi studies spider silk, one of nature's most high-performance materials. Each species of spider can make up to 7 very different kinds of silk. How do they do it? Hayashi explains at the DNA level -- then shows us how this super-strong, super-flexible material can inspire.

In this accessible talk from TEDxBoston, Richard Resnick shows how cheap and fast genome sequencing is about to turn health care (and insurance, and politics) upside down.

Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answer, at TEDxBoston, is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost.

Reuse of syringes, all too common in under-funded clinics, kills 1.3 million each year. Marc Koska clues us in to this devastating global problem with facts, photos and hidden-camera footage. He shares his solution: a low-cost syringe that can't be used twice.

Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.

Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.

This video, which has 70,000+ views, provides an introduction to the principles and practices associated with buffer solutions.

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time.

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases … but could also be used to create so-called "designer babies." Doudna reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works — and asks the scientific community to pause and discuss the ethics of this new tool.

As the world's population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we'll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: "resurrection plants" — super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they hold promise for growing food in our coming hotter, drier world?

Are human genes patentable? Back in 2005, when Tania Simoncelli first contemplated this complex question, US patent law said they were — which meant patent holders had the right to stop anyone from sequencing, testing or even looking at a patented gene. Troubled by the way this law both harmed patients and created a barrier to biomedical innovation, Simoncelli and her colleagues at the ACLU challenged it. In this riveting talk, hear the story of how they took a case everybody told them they would lose all the way to the Supreme Court.

What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology. Get to know Harper's "food computers" and catch a glimpse of what the future of farming might look like.

Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being. Now, as scientist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini shows us, we have the power to read this complex code, predicting things like height, eye color, age and even facial structure — all from a vial of blood. And soon, Sabatini says, our new understanding of the genome will allow us to personalize treatments for diseases like cancer. We have the power to change life as we know it. How will we use it?

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, this technology has led to questions: How will this new power affect humanity? What are we going to use it to change? Are we gods now? Join journalist Jennifer Kahn as she ponders these questions and shares a potentially powerful application of gene drives: the development of disease-resistant mosquitoes that could knock out malaria and Zika.

What if we could find cancerous tumors years before they can harm us — without expensive screening facilities or even steady electricity? Physician, bioengineer and entrepreneur Sangeeta Bhatia leads a multidisciplinary lab that searches for novel ways to understand, diagnose and treat human disease. Her target: the two-thirds of deaths due to cancer that she says are fully preventable. With remarkable clarity, she breaks down complex nanoparticle science and shares her dream for a radical new cancer test that could save millions of lives.

Andrew Pelling is a biohacker, and nature is his hardware. His favorite materials are the simplest ones (and oftentimes he finds them in the garbage). Building on the cellulose structure that gives an apple its shape, he "grows" lifelike human ears, pioneering a process that might someday be used to repair body parts safely and cheaply. And he has some even wilder ideas to share ... "What I'm really curious about is if one day it will be possible to repair, rebuild and augment our own bodies with stuff we make in the kitchen," he says.

Neuroengineer Ed Boyden wants to know how the tiny biomolecules in our brains generate emotions, thoughts and feelings — and he wants to find the molecular changes that lead to disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's. Rather than magnify these invisible structures with a microscope, he wondered: What if we physically enlarge them and make them easier to see? Learn how the same polymers used to make baby diapers swell could be a key to better understanding our brains.