The Multi-Prep Laboratory Homogenizing System is one product that can simplify the labor and time of the typical homogenization process and to make it easier for the end-user.
One product that can solve this sample quality issue is BiOS, a new, third-generation biobanking system from Hamilton Storage Technologies. The BiOS system can store, retrieve, and manipulate samples at ultra-low temperatures (-85ºC)5.
How can you add automation to your laboratory workflows in a way that is effective, efficient, and future proof? Researchers automate their workflows with the intention of increasing efficiency, throughput, data reproducibility, and walkaway time. However, simply inserting automation into the workflow does not always guarantee the intended results. For example, a researcher may add a liquid handler in order to remove a specific bottleneck, such as low throughput due to existing manual serial dilution methods. However, it is important to keep in mind that while automation may remove a bottleneck in one stage of the process, it can create a new bottleneck at a different point in the process. For instance, as you automate sample preparation steps upstream, you may unintentionally introduce a bottleneck downstream where plates begin to accumulate as they wait to be analyzed by other laboratory researchers.
The measurement of polydisperse nanoparticles in the region from 10 nm to 1000 nm in liquid is a challenge. Traditional light scattering methods such as dynamic light scattering (DLS), while being excellent for monodisperse samples, tend to skew results to larger sizes (and numbers). This is particularly important in making real time measurements such as in the study of protein aggregation, viral vaccines and exosomes/microvesicles.
pH, one of the most fundamental properties in all of nature, is measured in nearly every industry including general laboratory research, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing, environmental testing and agriculture. Despite the importance of measuring pH, traditional glass pH meters have long suffered from problems associated with calibration and maintenance.
Published studies, such as those documented by Artel®, have shown how a change in environmental barometric pressure creates volume variations, which alters the pipetting accuracy of air displacement pipettes. This effect is particularly noticeable when pipetting small volumes.
Counting the total number of live microorganisms (TVC/TVO) on a Petri dish is one of the main laboratory procedures. It has been used worldwide in microbiological, medical, food, biotechnological, and environmental laboratories ever since the Petri dish was invented more than 120 years ago.
A researcher or lab manager’s worst nightmare is to walk into their lab and find a freezer, refrigerator, or any temperature controlled storage unit that has failed overnight and ruined or jeopardized precious samples, specimens, tissues, or products—not to mention the loss of countless hours of research.
Pipetting is a fundamental activity for a laboratory scientist. Almost every experiment requires small and precise volumes of liquid to be transferred from one container to another.
Problem: Forensic labs in the US are faced with backlogs of samples waiting to be processed.
Launched in the summer of 2010, Lab Tech In Depth is the newest addition to Lab Manager Magazine's extensive series of informative online videos. The series reports on new features of the latest technologies in laboratory equipment and provides a sna
In this video, sponsored by Molecular Devices, Katia Caporiccio talks about some of the newest microplate readers on the market.
Lab Manager Magazine Assistant Editor Katia Caporiccio talks about the latest innovation from Thermo Fisher Scientific—LIMS-on-Demand.