2016 R&D 100 Finalist: Congratulations to our Purifier® Axiom® manufacturing team
In a small, quiet lab, in the back of the Kansas City headquarters of Labconco, a design team labored for two and half years to develop a unique biological safety cabinet (BSC) that is shaking up nearly half a century of lab design dogma. This BSC (the world’s first Class II, type C1) was selected as an R&D100 Awards Finalist. But that’s not the whole story.
When I started with Labconco almost a decade ago, my grandmother asked me, “What does Labconco do?” A tough question to succinctly address.
We support scientific research… We are experts at moving air… We design laboratory equipment. We innovate.
We bend steel.
We build laboratory equipment that serves people—to keep scientists safer—to enable scientific work that may otherwise be impossible—to enable science to make the world a better place for everyone.
The efforts of our purchasing, engineering, metal fabrication and assembly groups resolutely demonstrate Labconco’s support for those who depend on biological safety cabinets to make their work, life and the world safe.
Because that… is what we do.
Congratulations to our entire manufacturing and production teams for exemplary production of the 2016 R&D100 Awards Finalist: The Purifier Axiom. Thank you for your dedication and craftsmanship; without which, this ground-breaking new technology would not be possible.
In the photograph: Standing (left to right) are Eric Swope, Brian Garrett, Francis Sutton, Herb Watts, Harold Davis, Sean Meadors, Jim Hogan and David James. Seated (left to right) are Joshua Mustain, Colton Brockmeier, Daniel Hull (holding plaque) and Larry Streeter. Just some of the many people at Labconco whose work goes into the Axiom.