Freezers and refrigerators are an integral part of any laboratory that requires temperature controlled storage.
James Gibson, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S), and Nancy Wayne, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), discuss the recently formed UC Center for Laboratory Safety, its mission and its goals.
Developers of analytical instrumentation for food laboratories are constantly being kept on their toes—foremost by the competing technical advancements and expanding market demands inherent in their business, and also by the need to help customers comply with changing and more stringent regulatory requirements worldwide.
Lab water, purified by any of a number of means, is a vital resource in most laboratories. Purified lab water ranges from Type I, which is suitable for analytical tests requiring minimal interference and maximum precision and accuracy, through Type II for analytical tests in which the presence of bacteria can be tolerated, to Type III, which is suitable for general washing and for use as feedwater for producing higher grade water, as well as bacteriological media preparation.
The latest equipment, instruments and system introductions to the laboratory market.
Problem: Contamination in cell culture is a time-consuming, costly and ongoing problem. Research can be invalidated, valuable cell lines lost and weeks and even months of work ruined.
Crystallization is the most common method used for final purification and isolation of the active pharmaceutical ingredient, or API, when synthesizing a drug at commercial scale. Molecules can and do adopt more than one type of crystal structure upon precipitation.
Translational science is a relatively simple concept. By taking a targeted point of view, the biomedical community can translate what it has learned in the laboratory into the diagnosis and treatment of patients.