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January 19, 2015

Product Resources

Product Focus: Cold Storage

Cost and energy efficiency have become critical considerations when purchasing any piece of laboratory equipment. This is particularly true when purchasing laboratory cold storage equipment, especially ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers.

ULT freezers represent some of the most energy-demanding pieces of laboratory equipment available and are ubiquitous in virtually every laboratory environment. When new, ULT freezers operating at their standard set points of -70°C or -80°C consume approximately 16 to 22 kilowatt hours (kWh) per day. After years of service this amount may climb to over 30 kWh per day, an amount in excess of the energy usage of the average American home according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. For large organizations and academic institutions that may have thousands of freezers on-site, operational costs can be astonishing and even marginal improvements in efficiency can have substantial return.

Click here to learn more about ULT Freezers.

Product of Interest

Hettich EBA 200

The EBA 200, Hettich’s new, high-performance clinical centrifuge, offers simplicity and safety within a compact, elegant frame. For convenient operation, the EBA 200 features a built-in, high-performance, 8-place, Fixed-Angle Rotor and a bright, updated LCD display. The EBA 200 is ideal for small-batch clinical chemistry applications. The higher performance version of the centrifuge, the EBA 200S, is STAT capable and achieves PPP with platelet counts of less than 10,000 platelets/µl in 3 minutes or less.

Read more about the EBA 200 on the Hettich website.


Featured Service Provider

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VORTEX is a trusted service partner providing Qualification, Maintenance, Repair and Compliance Services to the QC, Analytical, Formulation and Dissolution labs of the pharmaceutical industry. Our highly experienced team is comprised of former dissolution and analytical equipment providers, pharmaceutical chemists and metrology staff who have joined forces to offer and exceptional level of knowledge, reliability and outstanding customer service in the fields of dissolution, HPLC, GC, UV and USP tablet testing equipment. Our services are performed within the latest guidelines as set for by the FDA, USP, ASTM and ISO requirements for GLP/GMP compliance. Our Quality Management system operates under ISO 9001:2008. We service all major brands of dissolution baths, Waters, Agilent and Thermo HPLC, all major brands of UVs and GCs.

Read more about services offered by VORTEX on the their website.




Help your Colleagues

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals on LabWrench. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

Forma Scientific 3672 - Defrosting and cleaning
Can we use bleach on the inside walls and shelves of this freezer? We want to defrost and clean to perform DNA decontamination. Advise this member.

Sorvall ST 16 - Error code E97
Shows error code "E97 Lid Lock" have to turn off and then on to clear and restart. Does anyone know what E97 means? There is nothing on the manufacturer website. Advise this member.

Beckman Coulter L8-55M - Drives
Is the L8-55 drive the same as the L8-55M? Advise this member.

Click here to view all Questions and Discussions on LabWrench.

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Company News Hot Off The Press

Research-Grade Surface Characterization Results with Micromeritics’ Versatile ASAP 2020 Plus
Micromeritics’ ASAP 2020 Plus integrates a variety of automated gas sorption techniques into a single, research-grade, table-top instrument. The system is designed to provide high-quality surface area, porosity, and chemisorption data to materials analysis laboratories. The ASAP 2020 Plus is configurable with many optional accessories and features in a platform that can be expanded with additional capability as analytical requirements change.  Read more.


Beckman Coulter Genomics Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists Will help the facility more quickly move findings from clinical trials into clinical use.
Furthering a long-standing commitment to delivering state-of-the-art sequencing services and high levels of customer satisfaction, the facility in Danvers completed a comprehensive on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program involves a process of inspections of clinical lab records and quality control procedures and assessments of a lab's staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program, and overall management.  Read more.


Accelerating deformulation: A new whitepaper from Malvern Instruments for generic tablet development
A new whitepaper from Malvern Instruments on Oral Solid Dose (OSD) deformulation demonstrates how the analytical technique of Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS) can be used to accelerate the development of generic products to a successful conclusion.  Read more.

 Click here to view all news articles on LabWrench.

Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to Z-SC1 Corp. for sponsoring the Freezers category on LabWrench


Z-SC1 Corp. is a Canadian-based international company with a successful record of developing laboratory equipment for the biomedical in North & South America. Z-SC1 is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with manufacturing bases in South-Korea.


For near 20 years we are experts in Biomedical equipment, with a passion for engineering energy efficient laboratory equipment. We use this powerful combination to create pioneering most efficient equipment using the least energy. Join us and you will quickly find out why for our company Innovations have no boundaries, limits or borders.

Visit the Z-SC1 Corp. website to view their full product line.

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Questions from the Vault

We have so many questions filling our forums that sometimes questions can be missed and go without answers. Can you help us provide answers for these users with unanswered questions?

Stirling Ultracold ULT25N Shuttle - Calibrating Early Version of ULT25
The manuals for the ULT25 and the newer ULT25N state that calibration is done using the potentiometer on the circuit board inside the unit. The unit I am currently trying to calibrate doesn't have a potentiometer on the circuit board. It is a very early model of the ULT25. Can anyone tell me the calibration procedure for early versions of this unit? Advise this member.

Sorvall RC-3C Plus - Error no. 8
Please some one help me, my refrigerated centrifuge model Sorvall RC3C Plus is showing error no 8 on its display and -40 on temp display. Keyboard is not working. Advise this member.

Thermo Scientific Heraeus Labofuge 200 - Dots on Display
Working fine, but there are dots between each digit on the display. I have been told it will not work for much longer? How do we reset this? Advise this member.

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