Inovatia Blog

Check Out The Garden Dreamer

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Thu, Mar 03, 2022 @ 11:24 AM

It has been a while since we have done anything with the Inovatia Blog - the result of pandemic fatigue and starting a new laboratory (more on that in a future post).  Having good information is always a good reason to post, right?  That is the case here - please take a look at the site, The Garden Dreamer, if you are interested in home gardening peppered with information on the practices of other cultures.  As well, the site provides a forum for you to share your own experiences so others can learn from you.  The site is authored by our good friend and PhD agronomist, Eric Lorenz.  He would love to hear from you on the site.  Here is the link:

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Tags: plant science, Gardening, soil science

April 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Tue, Apr 07, 2020 @ 07:45 PM


COVID-19 UPDATE – April 6, 2020

Open During State-Wide Stay-at-Home Order

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Tags: Analytical Services, COVID-19, Water Pollution Control, Essential Services

2020-03-31 Inovatia COVID-19 Notice

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 @ 12:37 PM

Inovatia has updated its facility access policies.  Please see the attached image for guidance on how to make entry into the laboratory. We appreciate the support, understanding, and cooperation of our employees, customers, and valued service providers during this strange and unprecedented time. 

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Tags: Analytical Services, Chemistry, Environment, Consumer Products, Product Development, COVID-19, Critical Services, Water Pollution Control, Essential Services

Latest COVID-19 Update - Yes, Another One

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 03:50 PM

We apologize – here is one more COVID-19 notice – it is brief because we are certain your inbox is being flooded with information.

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Tags: Analytical Services, Chemistry, Environment, Chemicals, Product Development, Critical Services, Water Pollution Control

Coronavirus | COVID-19 Notice

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Sat, Mar 14, 2020 @ 04:05 PM

Inovatia Laboratories is committed to maintaining service to its customers during any crisis – natural or human-made. We want everyone to know the lab is open and ready to serve. There are no specific restrictions, currently, but we do have some suggested modifications to interactions with us, if circumstances require it.

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Tags: Scientific Data, Reverse Engineering, Deformulation, Inovatia, Analytical Services, Chemistry, Environment, Product Development

We are taking a break from labor...on Labor Day

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 @ 01:53 PM

Inovatia will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in order to observe the Labor Day holiday.  Please call, email, fax, write, smoke signal, or other our customer service team to make arrangements for this modified schedule.  We will deal with any issue that may arise.

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Tags: Analytical Services

Ice Melt and a Case of Depression

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Mon, Jan 21, 2019 @ 04:56 PM

Unless you are a member of a flat Earth society (not the band) you will agree that the Northern Hemisphere - that half of the Earth that is north of the Equator - is, at this moment (21 Jan 2019), moving toward the mid-point of the winter season.  Thus, there is no better time than the present to present (See what I did there?) some information about those noggin and sit-bone-saving granules of metallic salts known as ice melt.

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Tags: Chemistry, Environment, Consumer Products, Ice Melt, Water, Freeze Point

Deformulation of a Stone Soup

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 @ 09:54 PM

     Recently, I shared the Kindle Edition of the book "Stone Soup" with members of our team (Stone Soup on Amazon).  This children's book tells the story of how some savvy travelers were are able to bring a community of people together to make something out of nothing.  It is a cute fable that demonstrates some simple truths (of course, that has not stopped some 'wanna be' business gurus from overstating and over-analyzing it - stay away from this, if at all possible).  I have read through this book several times as an adult (it only takes a few minutes) and always enjoy it.  I will not break it down (a.k.a., deformulate it) any further, in case you would like to read it yourself.  However, I would like to share what moved me at this recent itteration - that is, reflecting upon the people I have encountered along my journey as an entrepreneur/business owner.

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Tags: Stone Soup, Human Capital, Inovatia, Analytical Services

Thanksgiving - Analytical Services Laboratory-Style

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @ 09:01 AM

     Many of us use the holiday season to reflect upon the activities of the past year. Personally, I enjoy doing this while contemplating what the future may hold for me, my family, my friends, and my company.  The Thanksgiving holiday, in particular, is a great reminder to take into account all of life's blessings as part of that process.

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Tags: Reverse Engineering, Deformulation, Analytical Services

'Tis the Season - for Reverse Engineering Charities

Posted by J.B. Waggoner on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 @ 01:00 PM

     As the holiday season approaches, many of us begin to think about giving - giving gifts for religious holidays, giving time to help others during the holiday season, making charitable contributions, and perhaps planning future gifts as part of a corporate or personal budgeting process. At Inovatia we spend the entire year focusing on customer projects breaking down products, materials, and processes to make them "er" - that is, we make them better, faster, stronger, higher, louder, etc., - "er". Similar resources exist to break down the activities of the charities you you may be interested in supporting this year. Organizations such as Charity Navigator, The American Institute of Philanthropy, and the Better Business Bureau can help you evaluate the organizations you intend to support with your dollar by providing information such as administrative overhead expense, executive compensation, and marketing / advertising expense (at Inovatia this GL item is known as Schwag/Chotchkie Expense). Even the United States Postal Service's inspection group can help. It will provide information on known, fraudulent solicitations being made through the mail.

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Tags: Charitible Giving, Philanthropy, Reverse Engineering, Deformulation