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Scientists from BAL are Published Once Again!

Collaborations 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

Embracing 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 16 th-21 st. This meeting offers scientific sessions, roundtables, workshops, and poster p resentations 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 21 st !

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

Next up, Elizabeth Madonick (Technical Services Specialist) and Ben Wozniak (Project Manager) will be hitting the Las Vegas Strip October 5 th-7 th at the Supply Side West Expo. Supply Side West is 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

On July 12 th, 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!

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