Posted by in News on July 14, 2020
During the peak of the virus in New York, while the state was in lock down for all non-essential businesses, we shipped close to 20,000 face shields. Just doing our part to help.

Disposable Face Shields Now in Production – Helping to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

In a matter of days, we have retrofitted our facility, added equipment and mobilized staff to help meet the unprecedented demand for Disposable Face Shields. Our team is working around the clock to ramp up production and serve the critical needs of medical professionals, first responders, and public servants at risk. We feel it is our duty to use our biotechnology expertise and resources to help meet the needs of this vital community. In addition, our laboratory instruments are being used by researchers to study COVID-19 and fight other life-threatening diseases, like Cancer and Alzheimers.

Our local news station aired a TV segment about the work we are doing to manufacture Disposable Face Shields and get them into the hands of those who serve on the front lines. View video here and read article below for the full story.

Bio-Tech Company Creates Devices To Help Workers On The Front Line

By Melissa Steininger
PUBLISHED 8:00 PM ET Mar. 30, 2020

A bio-tech company in Rensselaer County is used to making machines that help in the study of viruses and diseases. Now the company is stepping out of its comfort zone to help protect those on the front lines fighting the coronavirus.

Medical Devices are assembled by hand at Next Advance in Pittstown. The company was started by Ian Glasgow in 2003. The company designs and creates medical and laboratory devices which help scientist’s research diseases and viruses. Eric Lapier is a scientist for the company.

“I actually have the ability to help many scientists in many different fields do their research so in some ways, I feel like I have a greater effect here than I did doing the research,” says Lapier.

The equipment is used in labs around the world. It gives researchers the tools to fight diseases like Cancer and Alzheimer’s. It’s also useful to study new viruses, like the coronavirus.

“We do have customers working on COVID-19 so it feels good that we’re helping in that battle,” said Glasgow.

They say it’s important to be able to work fast to stop the spread.

“As a research company we’re able to understand more about it to help prevent future occurrences of the disease,” Lapier added.

However, the workers still felt like it could do more.

“Basically everyone who works here is already in the business and we’re proud of the fact that we’re out there helping find cures for diseases,” said the company president.

So they came up with a plan, to help those on the front lines. However, it wasn’t easy, as certain materials are hard to come by amid the pandemic.

“It was a scramble to find the materials and supplies,” said Glasgow.

“We’re able to take our strengths and retool,” added Lapier.

The company will create face shields to protect those working in hospitals as the nation faces a shortage of protective gear.

“They’re on the front lines we’re just trying to help out where we can,” said Glasgow.

The disposable shields will be medical grade and the company plans on making more than 40 thousand in a week and a half.

“We are able to create these where we can actually make sure that they are clean and safe,” said the scientist.

All of it done by hand, on an assembly line, just as their laboratory devices.

“We’re used to making hundreds in a year, not tens of thousands in a week.”

However, the company says no challenge is too big, when it comes to helping their own.

“Ultimately the reward will comes when we’re able to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Lapier.

The 40,000 shields will be sent to hospitals across the country. Next Advance hoping hospitals in the Capital Region could benefit. They say if there’s a high demand- they will continue to produce them.
Good news. We are pleased to announce that the Bullet Blender Storm has been updated with an easy touch screen and built-in system testing.

We’ve got Good News! Next Advance was selected as one of four very deserving businesses in Rensselaer County to receive the annual “Good News Award” from the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Together with Rensselaer County Executive, Steve McLaughlin, the Chamber visited our facility and presented the award to Next Advance.

According to the Chamber, Next Advance was selected for the award because we have made significant impacts on both the economic advancement of Rensselaer County, and the quality of life for its residents. We were also selected because we represent exemplary corporate citizens that focus on being community partners with a demonstrated commitment to reinvesting in our region.

“Each of this year’s Good News Award recipients offers inspiring examples of what community focused business success truly looks like,” said Kate Manley, president of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We’re incredibly honored to recognize each of these businesses and thank them for their continued commitments to the betterment of Rensselaer County.”

The Bullet Blender Gold now comes with a digital display user control screen, featuring an updatable library of protocols with color photographs and a user guide with instructions for preparing samples.
Next Advance RINO tubes are now clear! Our goal was to provide a tube which allows better visualization of the homogenate – the plastic is now clearer. We are not planning any further modifications. As always, your success remains our main focus and so the tubes perform exactly as they have in the past. You will not need to modify your protocols in any way. We love hearing from our customers so if you have any questions, comments or feedback, please reach out.
Next Advance is happy to announce that we now have all of our Checkit sizes available for your pipetting needs! 2uL, 5uL, 10uL, 20uL, 50uL, 100uL, and 200uL

Posted by in News on August 29, 2017
Next Advance had grown too large for its location in Averill Park, NY and has now moved just down the road to the home of Uncle Sam. Our new address is 2113 NY-7 Troy, NY 12180.
We are excited to introduce to you a new way to evaluate the accuracy of pipettes: the Pipette Checkit®. Low-cost, fast, and easy to use, the Checkit can save money on calibration services while giving you the confidence that your pipettes are delivering accurate volumes. Get instant, easy verification anywhere. No more precautionary calibrations — no more messing with scales!

Posted by in News on December 22, 2016
Our crew is hard at work developing new products and features. This past year the U.S. patent office awarded us 4 patents. Don’t worry, we’re still working hard and have several more patent applications in process.

Posted by in News on August 31, 2016
Our website is now much faster. Check it out. Or come back again. We’re continuously working to improve our website functionality and content.
We will be assisting our distributors exhibiting at AACR 2016, April 16 – 20 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and at Analytica, May 10 – 13 in Munich (München), Germany. Come and see our latest products and meet them and our staff.
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