Mike May, PhD, Author Profile

Mike May Bio PictureMike May, PhD, is an Ohio-based freelance writer and editor for science and technology. He earned a PhD in neurobiology from Cornell University. His resume includes hundreds of articles and many editing projects, including Scientific American Worldview.

Recent Articles

Product Focus: pH Meters

July 9, 2012

This article covers the trends in laboratory pH Meter technology from the early days to the latest updates to pH Meter r...

Product Focus: Homogenizers

July 9, 2012

Turning a sample into a suspension— the essence of homogenizing—occurs in a wide range of laboratory applications...
Product Focus: PCR Reagents

Product Focus: PCR Reagents

June 6, 2012

To get enough DNA for processing, such as sequencing the chain of nucleotides, researchers turn to the polymerase chain react...

Product Focus: Freeze Dryers

June 5, 2012

The use of freeze dryers extends from applications in academic labs to zoos. Moreover, this technology contributes to basic r...

Product Focus: LIMS

May 9, 2012

A laboratory information management system (LIMS) consists of software with the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks....
Product Focus: Thermal Cyclers

Product Focus: Thermal Cyclers

May 9, 2012

This year marks the 25th anniversary of commercial thermal cyclers for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In brief, this te...

Product Focus: Fume Hoods

May 9, 2012

The fume hood in your lab might seem ancient, unless you imagine Thomas Edison working in the early 1900s under a fireplace c...

Product Focus: Gas Generators

April 6, 2012

Lug a tank of gas to an experiment station, break the connection to the old tank, unhook the device that keeps the tank in pl...
Product Focus: Electrophoresis

Product Focus: Electrophoresis

April 6, 2012

Electrophoresis relies on a basic process— particles moving in an electric field, more or less. Although known for more...
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