Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The blog is being moved to Be sure to go there for current updates!


We've had a lot of changes over here at esyringe. Which has put me behind on updating the blog. Sorry 'bout that.

We're hoping to get more information up here for those of you looking into hematology analyzers and syringes.

A very interesting press release from Horiba is shown below:

Horiba Instruments, Inc.
17671 Armstrong
Irvine, CA, 92614

POC CPA Compliant Clinical Chemistry and Haematology Assured by Pentra SAfe Solution

HORIBA Medical's secure access solution now enables remote working on ABX Pentra 400 and ABX Pentra 80 analysers

The ABX Pentra 400 can now be securely accessed remotely via the Pentra SAfe solution

Northampton, UK, - HORIBA Medical's Pentra SAfe secure access solution for remote analysis is now available for both the ABX Pentra 400 clinical chemistry analyser and ABX Pentra 80 haematology analyser - both ideal for remote 'hot lab' locations. The Pentra SAfe solution provides remote Point-of-Care (POC) managers full, secure access to all software on these analysers as if they were standing in front of them. This new development follows the Pentra SAfe solution's highly successful initial launch in conjunction with the ABX Pentra 60 C+ bench top haematology analyser which enabled CPA compliant POC haematology service provision with this analyser.

Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) (UK) Ltd specifies requirements for the quality and competence of POC testing. It is essential for CPA accreditation and subsequent patient safety purposes that all analysers within POC and 'hot lab' environments, such as A&E, clinics, healthcare centres and community hospitals, have password protection and full audit trails available. The HORIBA Medical Pentra SAfe solution meets these needs and provides CPA compliant POC testing within such environments.

In line with CPA requirements, the Pentra SAfe solution can provide a full audit trail of all personnel who have processed samples using the ABX Pentra 400 and ABX Pentra 80. This is possible since this desktop secure access solution requires a username and password to access the analysers' operating systems. By only assigning a password to fully trained personnel, POC Managers can monitor the competency of individual users in a POC location to guarantee quality of results and ultimately the safety of patients.

In addition to the password functionality of the Pentra SAfe solution, which locks the analyser's screen after it has been idle for a user defined time period, the new solution now enables fully secure remote access for POC Managers to all ABX Pentra 400, ABX Pentra 80 and ABX Pentra 60 C+ analysers under their supervision. Remote bidirectional access functionality means the Manager can access all files and run the analyser as if they were in front of it, except for physically loading samples. This means they can monitor in real time performance of users, patient results, reagent levels, instigate a cleaning cycle and even monitor the Quality Control performance of the system as required.


Press Release source is here

Thursday, September 15, 2011


esyringe got a facelift. It was fun to see the transformation, and a bit frustrating.

I was, of course, blamed for customizing the html so a feature wouldn't work. Turns out, that feature isn't enabled, period. So I was vindicated of my unjust accusations!

And every time I turn around, something else that needs attention crops up. Never a break! So, back to the grind.

This is life at esyringe. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sales Promotion!! Can I get a What-What?!

$5 off your entire order if you use coupon code LABORDAY at checkout!

We don't do promotions often, so take advantage! It's only valid until 9/9/2011.

Don't miss out!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Sales are coming in nice and steady. I love the website. Makes everything so much easier. Kind of like the Staples' "easy button":

- copyright Staples easy and all that...

I've always wanted one!

Monday, August 22, 2011


My first day back to work after nine weeks. Summer quarter is finally over. An accelerated program is almost too much work to expect of someone. But esyringe doesn't hire no dummies (pun intended).

So here I am, with piles of inventory on my desk because it became a convenient place to set things down. Oh, well. It's inventory I need to look at, anyway.

Getting back into the swing of things has been nice. Got some paperwork done, had lunch, came back and am now writing a blog. Not much to complain about.

Tomorrow will be a whole other bag of chips. Research to be done, for sure. Well, back to *real* work. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I have been away for quite a while now, and the company is still moving along fine without me.

I wish there were some great catastrophe that only I could fix, but that's pretty selfish. So I smile and accept that esyringe ran fine before me and it will continue to do so even after I leave for a while.

But (never fear!) I will be coming back to work at the end of August. I'm very excited about this. School has been difficult, but the MBA program is teaching me things that can be implemented immediately.

I'm pumped to get started on it!

This is life away from esyringe... and, even while away, life is still about esyringe.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Last Day

Eek! It's my last day for a while at esyringe. Things are really going to start changing. 

The company can run without me (not that I'd like to admit that), but my expertise is appreciated, I'm sure. So I'll try to do as much as possible while earning my MBA. 

There really isn't any escape from the job, though. Not when it's a family business and you care so much about it. 

Well, this is life at esyringe.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


It's so difficult to gain knowledge outside of work. I constantly find myself wanting to know more about the different topics that interest me. But I also consistently find myself doing brainless and menial tasks, just doing the things that have to get done before anything extra is possible.

There doesn't seem to be enough room in my brain or enough time in the week to learn what I want. 

I'll be going back to school for my Masters of Business Administration soon. Which means that soon I will be dying to cram as much information in my brain as possible. And the family business will be one family member short for a while. I'll be working remotely on the things that I can, but it will be different, that's for sure.

This is life at esyringe.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Green Movement

And yes, I do mean that kind of green. Many companies, universities, and individuals are trying to be 'green' and sustainable. Well, so is esyringe. What this means is using florescent lighting, using paperless methods such as emailing invoices rather than mailing them, and biking around instead of driving. These are choices made by the individual that have a greater impact on those around us than we realize. 

esyringe isn't the epitome of sustainable operations, but we are in a constant state of change: moving toward green. I hope the ease of changing for sustainability encourages many.

This is life at esyringe.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fun Times

Well, we are allowed to have fun at esyringe. I've got a nice sun burn from my lunch break and I spent some time surfing the web. I can't help but laugh at the lol catz:

Reminds me of when I put the office cat on a leash. She doesn't like that too much. 

Yesterday was a fun lunch break as well. The team played basketball for about an hour. Pretty embarrassing really. It's been almost a year since I last played. And everyone else was similarly afflicted. Although, by the end, I got a little better.

This is life at esyringe.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Whew! They can really leave you with a lot of work to do. My to do list just got a mile longer. Speaking of... I should probably be doing some of that work. 

This is life at esyringe.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Wow, it's May already! And the sales keep rolling in. This place has been exciting to work at.

The marketing team is really getting things going for the whole team. There's nothing like some good advertising to get some new customers interested. is looking pretty darn fabulous too (uhh-hum, maybe because I've been working on it so much -- just a thought, but I don't want to brag or anything)!

All in all, my time back in the states has been very productive. The esyringe family and team have been working hard; and there have been great results from all this work!

This is life at esyringe.

Monday, April 25, 2011


It's been going very well! I have been in Korea for the past two weeks, enjoying myself. Almost time to head back to the grind, though. 

Hope all is well with you!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Theme Song

I think my new theme song is "Taking Care of Business" by Bachman Turner Overdrive. It's a fun song and applies well at the moment. 

This is life at esyringe.

P.S. If you want to hear it, click here. Seriously this time (and sorry about my sense of humor). 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

This Week

We had great sales this week. Love to see the orders roll in and syringes go out! Very happy with all that is going on. is really looking great! Check it out sometime. 

This is life at esyringe. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Does it have to take so long?

This is life at esyringe. 

Monday, March 21, 2011


Finally finished my Bachelors Degree in Finance with a minor in Economics. It feels good to be finished for a while.

But I suppose we're all learning all the time. Otherwise life would be pretty boring.

This is life at esyringe.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


The intensity is ramping up! Things are moving right along... and I'm really enjoying it. 

Sometimes in the day to day activities, I don't see the impact on the overall picture. But there are other times when everything I do seems to resonate through the entire picture. That can be scary, but also very fun!

This is life at esyringe.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Busy Work

Sometimes life is full of busy work. We keep spinning our wheels, hoping something will happen -- will change. It doesn't mean we're upset with where we are at, just that we don't want to be there forever. So we hope. And we work. 

It is hard work. 

This is life at esyringe. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Recently life has been a little crazy; for me, at least. But that's when I realize what a blessing it is to work with my family.

My parents are very understanding, and I've seen a change in them. Less micromanaging from the boss, for sure.

I imagine these posts will continue to reflect my mood swings regarding work and family.

This is life at esyringe.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Okay, maybe I was pessimistic about my family earlier. Being around them is actually fun. We can be relaxed with each other and goof off. The almighty Company is not glowering over your shoulder as you work. We allow autonomy and creativity into our workplace (doesn't that sound like an ad? But it is true).

Working with your parents is difficult at times -- especially when trying to come to a decision, but you have a bond there that you don't have at a normal workplace. I may not have too much freedom, but my opinions are heard (if I yell loud enough).

This is life at esyringe.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Cat

We have a cat at esyringe. Her bed is a bath towel on a gorilla shelf. Sometimes she agrees to stay there. Most times she likes attention. Doing your job on the computer is not a worthy excuse for not petting her. She thinks that the best way to be petted is to lay down on your keyboard. 

I think that the oatmeal: cat vs. the internet has perfectly described what my cat is like (no use reinventing the wheel, right). 

This is life at esyringe.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Running a business isn't easy. Saying that is very easy; I've said it for years. I don't think I really understood "not easy" until this past month while working at esyringe. 

A company that deals with hundreds of customers and several suppliers requires a lot of attention. Not just to the big picture, but also to the details. The details are what's killing me right now. I'm very particular; the webpage has to look just... so. And then someone - *ahum* maybe a family member - looks over my shoulder and tells me it needs to be revamped. 

And who actually appreciates or likes someone looking over their shoulder anyway? The only thing they tell you is what you were thinking yourself seconds before it spills out of their mouth. 

For the person running the business, these details are hard to walk away from or to delegate. The details are what they have been focused on for years. But now it's time to step back. And that's hard too. 

This is life at esyringe. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

To Start

I work with my parents at a company that they created years ago. Sometimes we actually get along. Other times we end up in a yelling match over the best way to label inventory. 

I wish I worked with complete strangers. Then we would at least have to be civil. But it's not all bad; I get paid occasionally. 

I'm an out-loud thinker, no one else in the office is. I let the computer know when I'm mad at it. And no, it's never operator error (okay, maybe sometimes it is... maybe 80% of the time it's OE... but never more than 85%... or 90%). 

I'm not sure that anyone other than me wants to read this blog. Hopefully it becomes enjoyable to others. We'll see. 

This is life at esyringe.