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Halloween in Flow...

Today, Halloween is associated with “trick-or-treating” in scary fancy-dress costumes, carving pumpkins and watching horror movies however, according to www.history.com “…Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween.”


The fabulous team over at Compound Chemistry have produced some fantastic Halloween-themed infographics over the past few years and this year we would like to share our favourite one – “The Chemistry of Blood


An infographic by Compound Chem titled "The Chemistry of Blood"
The Chemistry of Blood infographic, produced by Compound Chem

Of course, the marketing team at AM Technology always find a way to link days like Halloween to flow chemistry, and this month is no different! The human body is constantly acting as a continuous flow reactor, With the heart pumping blood to deliver oxygen and nutrients where needed. Interestingly, the same factors that impact the design of Coflore® flow chemistry reactors, such as length and diameter, solution viscosity and pressure also apply to the body’s own flow reactor!


“One of today's most important tools for modernizing the pharmaceutical industry is a process known as continuous manufacturing”

Director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Janet Woodcock M.D.