Perspective On: A Quality Control Lab
In order to ensure that products going into the market meet the highest standards, many manufacturing companies have a designated division that tests the quality of its material. Brian Newell heads one such division. He is a quality services lab supe
Learning Management Systems
Managing a lab is a tough job for a number of reasons, especially for those lab managers who work in regulated industries. In those industries, keeping your team members up to date on the latest safety, environmental, or process information is critic
MindMap: Reduce My Lab’s Environmental Impact
The annual energy usage in a typical U.S. life science laboratory has recently been estimated at 4.54 GJ/m2/year,1 almost three times the energy usage of a medium intensity commercial building (1.79 GJ/m2/year).
Portable Flashpoint Tester
Grabner® MINIFLASH Touch
Features an extended temperature range from 0 to 400°C
Automatically determines flashpoint according to advanced ASTM D7094 Standard
Self-Balancing Centrifuge Rotor Technology
Problem: With the invention of the centrifuge came the problem of rotor balance. Specimen containers must be properly sized and properly located on the rotor to provide rotor balance each and every cycle. Rotor balance is achieved by symmetrically pl
Maximizing ELISA Throughput and Efficiency
Problem: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) are commonly used in diagnostic and quality-control laboratories. During an ELISA, an unknown amount of antigen is immobilized to the surface of a microplate well and an enzyme-linked antibody is s
Lab Manager's Independent Guide to Purchasing a GC System
Gas chromatography (GC) is a common technique used in analytical chemistry for separating and analyzing compounds that can be vaporized without decomposition.