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August 17, 2015

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Laboratory Hazards and Risks

We know that running a research lab is a challenge, to say the least. In all the hustle of loading the autosampler, pipetting, pouring, and mixing for research experiments, worker health and safety can be overlooked, inadvertently pushed aside or forgotten–sometimes with dire consequences.

Only with Proper Guidance and a Trained Eye Can Injury and Illness be Avoided

We know that running a research lab is a challenge, to say the least. In all the hustle of loading the autosampler, pipetting, pouring, and mixing for research experiments, worker health and safety can be overlooked, inadvertently pushed aside or forgotten—sometimes with dire consequences.

Click here to read more laboratory hazards and risks.

Product of Interest

Applied Scientific Instrumentation PZ-2000FT Series

The PZ-2000FT XYZ stage has been specifically designed to provide a high resolution, and highly repeatable, means of controlling the X, Y, and Z position of the microscope stage. The XY axes derive their precise control through the use of closedloop DC servomotors employing high resolution rotary encoders for positioning feedback. By using closed-loop control for stage position, there is not chance that the stage will become lost, as can occur with open-loop microstepped stages after a number of moves and direction changes.


Read more about the PZ-2000FT Series on the ASI website.

Hach Company SL1000

The Hach SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) performs the same tests with less than half the manual steps. Get highly accurate results, with less opportunity for errors, in a fraction of the time. Up to six parameters, tested simultaneously.

  • Faster Testing
  • Less Variability
  • Less Hassle
  • Patented Chemkey™ Technology

Visit the Hach website the learn more about the SL1000


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?

HORIBA ABX Micros 60 - Parameters Problem
The machine gives garbage on screen sometimes and sometimes gives ok results. I have cleaned the data cable connectors but the problem persists. After I run my sample, my machine gives results of only 8 parameters. Please help! Advise this member.

PerkinElmer AxION 2 TOF MS - No spray mist from ESI needle
I am trying to execute an auto-tune using the syringe pump. However, there is no mist spraying from the needle. I have checked for blockage in the line, and I can confirm there is none. Can anyone offer advice on what I could do. I allowed the equipment to pulse for an 1hr to allow it to thermally stabilize, and I still don't see all ions of interest. Advise this member.

Acculab VI-Series / VIR-Series - E-53 and E-54 
When I was calibrating the V-1mg electronic balance scales an E-53 showed up on one screen and an E-54 showed up on the other screen. What does this mean? Can the calibration be finished? Advise this member.

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Company News Hot Off The Press

ZEISS Atlas 5 – a new approach to master the multi-scale challenge
ZEISS Atlas 5 is a powerful hardware and software package that extends the capacity of ZEISS scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and focused ion beam SEMs (FIB-SEM). ZEISS Atlas 5 streamlines automatic image acquisition and lets users benefit from its efficient navigation and correlation of images from any source including light and X-ray microscopes. Read more.

EDX-7000/8000 Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers Now Compliant With US FDA Electronic Signature Regulation
The EDX-7000/8000 features a secure user authentication and screen lock function that allows only authorized users access to the system. Login information is also recorded in a secure operational history log. The instrument’s audit trail log function allows users to quickly and easily output audit trail logs, including instrument setting change history and user operation history. Read more.

BioTek Adds Patent Pending Laser Autofocus to Cytation Cell Imaging Readers
The patent pending laser autofocus design puts all the required components into a single, user-installable cube that can be added at any time to a new or existing system. Laser autofocus offers speed, reproducibility and lowered risk of phototoxicity and photobleaching.  Read more.

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Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to BioTek for sponsoring the Biotechnology category on LabWrench


BioTek Instruments, Inc. is a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation and software used to aid in the advancement of life science research and to facilitate the drug discovery process. Their instrumentation provides rapid and cost-effective analysis to enable sensitive and accurate quantification of a wide range of molecules and cells across diverse applications.

They have been in business for over 45 years and are the only dedicated microplate instrumentation company with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in the USA. Their company-wide commitment to quality and value is backed by their superior customer care, technical service centers, scientific application experts and a knowledgeable field sales force.

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NuGenesis Lab Management System  

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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?

EPPENDORF Mastercycler pro - Power error
After I switch the equipment on, it blinks "power error". Can someone help me to resolving this problem? Advise this member.

Awareness Technology Stat Fax 3200 - No read
The auto-check shows me that the lamp and all is ok. But when I want to read the microplate I can not get the value and it shows 0.00 always on all 96 microplates. Could you help me? Advise this member.

Freund-Vector TFC-LAB Micro Roll Compactor - Roll pressure
I am a researcher working at the University of surrey (UK). I am looking for more details about the roll pressure range that I can use in the TFC Lab roll compactor. Can you please give me more details about it? Advise this member.

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