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Spotted Lanternfly attracted to vibration

How cool is this? The Spotted Lantern Fly is apparently attracted to 60 Hz vibration. This was discovered when researchers found them attracted to power lines and subsequently tested that theory in the lab. Successful development of a pest management program based on vibration can reduce the use of pesticides. ...
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Earthquake in Philadelphia

Wow, Philadelphia experienced the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that was centered in New Jersey just west of Newark. Did you know about this new study that indicates 75% of the states in the U.S. are at risk from damaging earthquakes? While SenSV isn’t intended for earthquake monitoring, it can certainly detect ...
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Mispro Grand Opening Event

On February 8, 2024, the SenSV team attended the grand opening party of Mispro Philadelphia. They are located in the Cira Center building next to 30th Street Station, along with B+Labs which occupies several floors. We got a tour of Mispro’s vivarium space and an explanation about how they work…it’s ...
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Animal Science at Wageningen University

Wageningen University in the Netherlands is focused on health and well being of animals in both research and the food chain, and the impact of this on the environment. Ernst van den Ende, managing director of the Animal Sciences Group at Wageningen University & Research, says to achieve those goals, ...
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SenSV spotlighted!

We have some very exciting news! We just found out that we were one of three companies selected from Pennsylvania to be spotlighted on America’s SBDC success stories for Innovation and Investment!! We have been working with our local chapter, Widener University Small Business Development Center, to launch SenSV, and they have been a ...
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Scientific Advisors

We are so excited to announce not one but two prestigious university-affiliated researchers who are now SenSV’s scientific advisors! The first is Mark Schafer, who is a research professor at Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. Dr. Schafer is an expert in ultrasonic sound and will help us ...
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Adaptive Building Reuse

We love this article, Adaptive Building Reuse, in Construction Specifier Magazine (page 15) by Brad Pridham, Michael Wesolowsky, Ph.D., P.Eng., Rabih Alkhatib, and Sami Rahman – all from Thornton Tomasetti. SenSV has been deployed in many of these commercial to lab buildings and has had much success in informing prospective tenants about what VC ...
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NIH’s ORIP Organizes Workshop

In September 2022, the NIH’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) organized a workshop titled “Enhance Rigor and Reproducibility in Animal Research by Managing Extrinsic Factors”. https://orip.nih.gov/about-orip/workshop-reports This workshop was supported by seven NIH Institutes including: The workshop served as a forum to discuss the current status of and needs ...
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The 3Rs of animal research

The “3Rs alternatives” refers to the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animals used in research, teaching, testing, and exhibition. Drs. William Russell and Rex Burch first described the 3Rs in 1959 in their book, “The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique”. They have since been updated in line with common scientific parlance ...
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Of mice and men

In the world of medical testing, the rodent testing stage is critical in the development of new drugs. With the need for speedy drug development at an all-time high, the demand for improving efficiency at this stage has also increased. Reliable laboratory experiments call for the elimination of as many ...
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