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How Simplified Cell Count and Viability Measurements Work

by EMD Millipore

Problem: The assessment of cell concentration and viability is an important step in the characterization of cell health. This information can be used for monitoring proliferation rates, optimizing growth conditions and normalizing cell data for further studies, such as assessing the impacts of cytotoxic compounds.

Current methods rely on multiple, sometimes complex, instrument platforms to provide these answers, reducing flexibility and increasing research costs. Other, simpler methods provide inconsistent results due to their dependence on single-uptake dyes, which do not effectively discriminate between the various states of cell demise. As a result, there is a crucial need for analytical methods that efficiently provide reproducible count and viability data.

How a Bulk Solvent Delivery System Works

by EMD Millipore

Problem: Solvents are used in virtually every laboratory to perform routine research procedures as well as product quality control and medical and diagnostic tests. Laboratory staff are responsible for the documentation, staging, storage and transport of solvents, which compromises valuable time spent on research.

Elix® UV Technology Compared to Single and Double Distillation

by EMD Millipore

Today, newer purification technologies have proven able to compete with long-established distillation. Following a brief review of these purification technologies are data for performances of a single and double distillation system, and the Millipore Elix UV system.

How IR Spectroscopy for Protein Quantitation Works

by EMD Millipore

Classical methods for protein quantitation rely on colorimetric assays, such as those involving protein-copper chelation (bicinchoninic acid (BCA) and Lowry assays) and dye-binding based detection (Bradford and “660 Assay”) or ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy.

How EMD Millipore Water Systems Let Work Flow in the Laboratory

by EMD Millipore

In today’s challenging economy where laboratories are being asked to “do more with less,” lab personnel are looking for ways to improve productivity. One often overlooked place to start is the water purification system found in almo

How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Pure Water in the Lab

by EMD Millipore

Laboratories everywhere rely on water purification systems to produce the pure water they need for their daily procedures and experiments. Such systems, including those from EMD Millipore, use a combination of several purification technologies in order to remove contaminants present in tap water.

Benchtop Flow Cytometry

by EMD Millipore

Benchtop, micro-capillary flow cytometers, paired with ready-to-use cell analysis kits, enable any researcher to leverage the power of flow cytometry, regardless of expertise or access to a core facility.