While steam sterilization remains the method of choice for the majority of applications, there are some cases in which dry heat is the preferred method.
Autoclaves use heat and pressure with water to create superheated steam. Therefore, they can pose significant hazards to untrained or careless employees
A 3-Step Program for Working with Autoclaves
Recently a blogger on LabSpaces confessed her biggest lab mistake. No, she didn’t set fire to anything, spill a chemical, or release any noxious fumes into the environment. As a young lab technician, she simply loaded up a plastic tray with glass...
A researcher was scalded by near boiling water when she began to remove someone else's load from the top of a tower-style autoclave while standing on a step-stool. The load consisted of a nalgene tub containing bottles of media with water surrounding it. Here's how to avoid such accidents in your lab.
Operating an autoclave requires caution and adherence to strict regulatory requirements. Follow these autoclaving guidelines for sterilizing equipment and research materials.
Only PCR analysis in combination with DNA degradation assays show the true decontamination potential of a reagent.
There are a variety of options for cleaning laboratory products. First, determine what level of cleanliness is needed. Sometimes just soil, grease, or proteins need to be removed. Laboratory cleaning products, ultrasonic cleaners and laboratory dishw