Together, we are facing a truly unique situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, we have witnessed individuals and companies of all sizes step out of their comfort zone and extend themselves to help others in need. MIJA thanks you and is here to support our customers and those in need that are fighting against this virus.   The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused many states, even whole countries to exercise caution via lockdowns as we try to reduce the spread of the virus. Just this week, Massachusetts, where MIJA is headquartered,Read More →

MIJA specialty gases

Have you ever gone deep-sea diving, had an MRI or used a cell phone? Then you have high purity specialty gases to thank for that. What are Specialty Gases? High purity gases like Helium, Nitrogen, or Oxygen, as well as other valuable gases, are what many refer to as specialty gases. Specialty gases are rare or ultra-high purity gases that consist of one single gas or a gas mixture containing components at high concentrations. They are closely scrutinized for purity from the percent range down to part per billion and sometimes even part per trillion (99.995 percent min. purity to 99.99999% ) as they are usedRead More →

When most people think of counterfeit, the first thing that comes to mind is money. But in reality, counterfeiting is a more complex issue than you’d think. Counterfeit goods are generally made from lower quality components, in an attempt to sell a cheap imitation of similar goods produced by brands consumers know and trust but tend to miss on minor details. Understanding this can help consumers spot the difference.  MIJA’s gauges are no different. Importance of a Genuine MIJA Gauge Pressure gauges serve several purposes within a variety of industries. The monitoring of gas pressure is a safety precaution and MIJA takes that responsibility very seriously. WhereasRead More →

Innovative Pressure Solutions is not just MIJA’s slogan, it’s our passion. Each year MIJA receives several new gauge inquiries, some from new customers and others from current customers, all of whom are looking for an innovative solution. In most cases, customers come to MIJA looking for a fresh perspective that is backed by over 4 decades of experience and over 1200 UL listings. MIJA’s approach to every new project is strategic with an emphasis on delivering an innovative and quality solution. In recent months, MIJA had the privilege of working in conjunction with a long-time customer’s engineering team to develop a pressure gauge that wouldRead More →

E-cig Chart

It’s a Different World The children of our generation are growing up in a completely different world than we did and especially our ancestors. As kids, most of us were out from morning till night with our friends and found joy in playing outside until the streetlights came on, riding our bikes, and making forts. Now, the average American between the ages of 8 to 28 spend an astounding nine hours a day intently bent over the electric-blue glow of a smartphone or ipad entertaining themselves on social media and streaming videos. Incidentally, social media is a feeding ground for companies and influencers to advertiseRead More →

Respiratory Care

As a manufacturer of life safety products and pressure gauges commonly used on respiratory equipment, we would like to acknowledge this important week October 20-26th, as it is Respiratory Care Week.  History of AARC and Respiratory Care Week  The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has roots leading back to 1943, where Edwin R. Levine, MD established an inhalation therapy program using on-the-job trained technicians to manage post-surgical patients at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. It wasn’t until 1946 that the group of students and other doctors began the Inhalation Therapy Association (ITA).  40 years later in 1983, US President, Ronald Regan issued a proclamationRead More →

School Bus

As our children go back to school and jump on that big yellow bus, excitement and anxiety runs through me as a parent. How safe are they aboard that big bus? School bus fires – too rare or too frequent? School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road, as they are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries, but what about fires? The discussion of school bus fires is often dismissed with the quick assumption that they are too rare to worry about. But a report published on November 2016 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal reportedRead More →

I recently came across an article online by Patient Safety Solutions that went on to describe a product as “sorely needed”.  As I continued to read the article I was surprised to learn that they were talking about our product, the Critical Alert, low oxygen alarms.  Oxygen Tank Monitoring Oxygen tank monitoring is one of the many challenges hospital and nursing home staff face daily. While accidents resulting from oxygen tanks rarely occur, when they do, it can be very costly for the health of the patient and the facility, making it critical that patients’ tanks are monitored regularly to avoid unnecessary risks and adverseRead More →