Pontifical Catholic University-Arecibo is Latest in Ongoing Puerto Rico Expansion
May 5, 2008
The third of the Pontifical Catholic University institutions in Puerto Rico has adopted MeasureNet for its chemistry program. Pontifical Catholic University in Arecibo joins their sister institutions in Ponce and Mayagüez with a six-station installation that includes capabilities for shared UV-vis spectroscopy, colorimetry, fluorescence, turbidity, and GC connectivity. The laboratory is part of the College of Sciences which was founded in 1986. The College of Sciences offers bachelor degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Medical Technology and Environmental Science, while offering a masters degree program in Optometry.The campus is located near Puerto Rico's northwest Atlantic coast about 80 miles west of San Juan.
Founded in 1616, the town of Arecibo is one of the oldest in Puerto Rico and was a functioning settlement long before belonging to the island's indigenous Taino people. The city is well known for the nearby Arecibo Radio Observatory, the largest single-unit radio observatory every constructed with a 305m diameter. The town also hosts facilities of a number of Fortune 500 corporations such as Merck, General Electric, and Pfizer. The town's population is approximately 104,600.
MeasureNet Technology Ltd. manufactures patented, network-based data acquisition interfaces for science teaching laboratories. It is a spin-off of the University of Cincinnati's Department of Chemistry and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Measurenet's award-winning, PC-reducing design helps reduce laboratory maintenance and operational costs while giving students access to high quality shared UV-vis spectroscopy, gas chromatograph and HPLC connectivity, and an array of innovative probeware. Its acclaimed intuitive design provides improved transparency to enable better science-focused learning. Winner of the Ohio Governor's Award For Excellence in Energy Efficiency, MeasureNet networks are found in universities, community colleges, high schools, and vocational training centers across the United States and around the world.
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