Sample preparation is an essential step in many analyses and the importance of accurate sample preparation techniques cannot be overstated. The sample preparation procedure significantly impacts assay throughput, data quality, and analysis cost
In flame photometry, a branch of atomic spectroscopy also called “flame atomic emission spectrometry,” atoms are examined in the spectrometer.
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, a subset of infrared (IR) spectroscopy, uses a mathematical algorithm, Fourier transform, to translate raw infrared data into a spectrum.
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Integration is the main reason for the virtual disappearance of the specialist GC or MS supplier that produces chromatographs for someone else’s mass detector, and vice versa.
Time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) works by imparting equal energies to all fragments. Since smaller particles thereby travel faster, their masses are determined by how quickly they travel from the source to the detector.
The technology behind visible light microscopes, the oldest true laboratory instruments, has not changed much in fundamental operation in 200 years.
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Centrifuges separate particles and structures suspended in liquid by applying thousands of gravitational force equivalents to the sample through spinning. Laboratories use centrifuges to clarify suspensions, separate liquids, isolate suspended particles, perform density measurements and for many other applications.
A cleanroom is a rigorously controlled environment that has a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors.
Cell culture incubators, also known as carbon dioxide (CO2) incubators, are by far the largest group in terms of sales and applications. CO2 incubators support cell culture work in basic research and in the biotechnology industry where CO2 is used
One of the primary safety devices in laboratories where chemicals are used is the laboratory fume hood.
If you’ve had to lug a tank of gas to an experiment station and secure it in place, you know the hassle and danger involved.
Glove boxes are specialty enclosures that allow tight control over experimental conditions. Sizes range from less than five to several hundred cubic feet.
Turning a sample into a suspension—the essence of homogenizing— occurs in a wide range of laboratory applications.
The question of limited access or general access to laboratory goods and services applies to a range of instruments, utilities, and competencies.
A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) serves as the interface to a laboratory’s data, instruments, analyses and reports.
Low-temperature laboratory freezers will achieve temperatures of -40°C to -85°C, much lower than their kitchen-based counterparts.
Microwave digestion is the preparation method of choice for analyzing metals in complex mixtures.
A refractometer is an optical instrument that is used to determine a concentration of a particular substance within a given solution.
Freezers and refrigerators are an integral part of any laboratory that requires temperature controlled storage. Maintaining samples at an optimal temperature while in storage is vital for many lab professionals and this makes choosing the right freezer or fridge a crucial task.
Lab shakers are available in two different mixing actions: orbital and reciprocal and are primarily used for culturing organisms in shake flasks or test tubes, and can also be used for mixing liquids.
Specialty gases have become critical components for nearly every industry, including chemicals, biotechnology, materials processing, environmental, foods, semiconductors, and medical.
Magnetic stirrers are a popular type of laboratory stirrer that use a rotating magnetic field to cause a stirrer bar to rotate within the solution.
Pharmaceutical and polymer industries are increasingly interested in both TGA (thermogravimetric analysis) and DSC (differential scanning calorimetry).
Titrators are specialized instruments that perform titrations with minimal operator intervention and can thus minimize errors, improve throughput, and facilitate documentation.
A mainstay of environmental and quality control chemistry, TOC analyzers measure the carbon content of dissolved and particulate organic materials in water.
Mixing solutions is one of the most common laboratory tasks. Over the years, a number of automated methods for mixing have been devised, all of which remove this burden from the operator by offering a sustained and controlled stirring action for indefinite periods of time.
Electrophoresis relies on a basic process—particles moving in an electric field, more or less. Although known for more than 200 years, this phenomenon still drives fundamental techniques in many laboratories.
Microplate handlers are specialized robotic devices that transfer microtiter plates in three-dimensional space from one location within a workflow to another.
Analytical methods which extract aqueous samples require that the initial volume of the sample be determined, as it is necessary to calculate the concentration of the analytes in the sample.
Modular spectrometers and accessories can be combined for measurement of various spectral characteristics. In this application note we describe a spectrometer and multifunction accessory appropriate for measurement of absorbance, fluorescence, scattering or any combination of these phenomena.
Although gold nanoparticle production can be controlled to yield specific size ranges, both the concentration and size of nanoparticles must be checked following production.
Preclinical drug development relies on advanced in vitro models with a high degree of standardization to achieve maximal predictivity for an efficient compound de-risking strategy.
Labnet International is proud to introduce their new personal mini centrifuge, the PRISM MINI. Reliable and easy-to-use, the Prism Mini is compact and economical, allowing each workstation to be equipped with a “personal” centrifuge.
It is a common misconception that a bath with a larger reservoir provides greater stability because the addition of heat energy results in a smaller temperature rise, iving it the appearance of better stability than a smaller reservoir. To achieve temperature stability, heat must be accurately removed at the same rate as it is added.
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BINDER Inc. offers a range of environmental simulation equipment that provides consistent performance – a quality that allows a focus on the research at hand and confidence in the equipment holding samples.
Accelrys has a range of Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN) to meet the full spectrum of needs of scientific organizations from research to development to manufacturing.
As research and laboratories evolve, AirClean® Systems continues to innovate with sophisticated, efficient fume containment solutions.
Designed to meet the demanding requirements for scientific and laboratory research. Advanced engineered design incorporates the latest in cabinet, refrigeration, temperature control and monitoring features.
Hamilton is a global leader of world class analytical components, medical instrumentation, temperature control systems, laboratory robotics and automated liquid handling equipment. From Clark Hamilton’s development of the Microliter Syringe in
The epMotion 5075 LH is the ideal solution for advanced liquid handling demands. It offers outstanding accuracy and precision making it an excellent tool for demanding, small-volume applications such as real-time PCR set-up or magnetic bead
The BRAND Titrette® is the world’s first bottletop burette to provide titration within ASTM and ISO error limits for Class A glass burettes.
The GX-241 Liquid Handler is a compact workhorse that provides the perfect balance of size, performance, and capabilities to individual labs
The Buffer Creation Wizard is a Freedom EVOware® Add-on and allows the fully automated preparation of your set of buffers e.g. for subsequent screening experiments like High Throughput Process Development.
The Array Tape™ Platform is the new standard for high throughput applications.