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January 26, 2015

Product Resources

Top 6 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Fume Hood

  1. Can your lab go ductless? Ductless hoods are a viable solution for most routine laboratory applications.
  2. What is the hood constructed from and how is it constructed? Will the chemicals you use attack, degrade, or physically alter the material of the hood?
  3. What types of safety controls are included in the base cost of the unit?
  4. Has the manufacturer/distributor gone through a thorough application review process? Does the suggested filtration make sense?
  5. How hard is installation? Will there be a future/potential need to move the hood after initial installation? Should the hood be portable?
  6. What are the capital, installation and operational costs? From the lab manager’s perspective, capital costs are but a fraction of the overall budget.

Click here to read more about choosing the right Fume Hood for your needs.

Product of Interest

COY Laboratory Products Hypoxic Chambers

COY’s Hypoxic Chambers maintain a consistent atmospheric control of oxygen for your cell culture or animal studies. Easy to use and easy to customize, COY’s complete line of glove boxes and cabinets allows you to maintain desired levels;

  • Oxygen
  • CO2
  • Temperature
  • Humidity

Options for HEPA Filtration, Microscope Ports and intermittent hypoxia upgrades with In vitro or in vivo configurations available.

Glove Boxes allow you to handle your samples without ever exposing them to ambient conditions. Cabinet system are an inexpensive way to perform short term experiments or initial feasibility studies.



Read more about the Hypoxic Chambers on the Coy Laboratory website.

 Heidolph North America Hei-VAP Rotary Evaporator

All Hei-VAP Rotary Evaporators (Value, Value Digital, Advantage, and Precision) come with a detachable operating panel with 4’ (ft) tethered cable for remote control. All Hei-VAP models have a stainless steel heat bath with 2 independent safety circuits for added safety, can accommodate up to a 5 liter flask and a maximum bath temperature of 210ºC. Our non-sticking vapor tube/clamping sleeve eliminates hassle and broken glass.

Visit the Heidolph website the learn more about the Hei-VAP Rotary Evaporator

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?

Agilent Technologies 7700x ICP-MS - Unknown interlock 0 has occurred
We have an ICP MS and when we run the plasma it is lit for awhile then it turns off with an error. "unknown interlock 0 has occurred." Advise this member.

PerSeptive BioSystems BioCAD 700E - Monitor display cuts off
We recently purchased a BioCAD 700E. The only problem is for some reason after the instrument is booting up, the display goes out. If you unplug the monitor from the BioCAD, the screen functions for a few seconds, then goes black again. How can you change the video card? Is this issue common? Advise this member.

Leica Biosystems CV5030 - Locks up 2-3 times per day
I have a CV5030 cover slipper that freezes 2-3 times per day. The Staff then turns the unit off then back on again and the symptom goes away. I am being told the unit "locks up" but every time I go to the clinic, I cannot duplicate. Advise this member.

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Company News Hot Off The Press

Learn How BioTek Solutions Can Transform Your Research at SLAS 2015
Join BioTek Instruments as they demonstrate the latest microplate innovations at the SLAS 2015 Conference and Exhibition to be held February 7-11 in Washington DC. Learn how you can transform your research with state-of-the-art microplate-based imaging, detection, liquid handling and automation solutions. As a Platinum Sponsor of SLAS 2015, the company will showcase their newest innovations at booth #305.  Read more.


Malvern to show new analytical systems at Pittcon 2015 and present five educational short courses
As part of its rapidly expanding range of analytical tools for materials characterization, Malvern Instruments will showcase a new chromatography system and detectors at Pittcon 2015 (Mar 8th – 12th, New Orleans, USA). New additions to Malvern’s recently acquired MicroCal microcalorimetry range will also be on display.  Read more.


Affordable High Performance Gel Documentation & Analysis
Uniquely combining high performance, leading edge features and affordability the omniDOC series provide an easy-to-use, yet powerful gel imaging system that satisfies the needs of most laboratories. The omniDOCi shares all the same features as the standard omniDOC but with the added benefit of wireless connectivity enabling the system to be run in a darkroom from a remote PC or tablet.  Read more.

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Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to BenchPro for sponsoring our Lab Furniture category on LabWrench
BenchPro is an industrial and medical furniture manufacturing company based in San Diego - California. The company’s notable workstations include quality features such as 3 – 5 day custom lead time,5 minute assembly, 25 year unconditional warranty and are fully customizable upon order. The company uses the finest of materials such as Formica, Cardinal powder paint, chemical resistant phenolic resin, grade 304 stainless and grade A solid maple butcher-block to deliver the highest quality finishes amongst their competitors. BenchPro’s workstations, chairs and carts extend into a range of industries such as medical, laboratory, higher education, electronics, manufacturing and more.

Visit the BenchPro 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?

NuAire Pharmagard NR797 - Troubleshooting
Does anybody have literature on the hydraulic lift stands for Nuaire BSCs and hoods? I have one in the field that is not operating, making it impossible to rig it out. A copy of the service manual on the stand would be great. Didn't come with the equipment. Advise this member.

BUCHI Corporation Rotavapor® R-220 - Bearing noise
The ball bearing of the drive unit of my BUCHI R-220 is worn out and makes a lot of noise. I want to know how to remove it myself. If someone is able to tell me how, I'd be very grateful. Advise this member.

JEOL JSM-6610 - Gun aligning
Any tips on manually aligning the gun? Struggling to keep it aligned. Serviced 10 days ago but it's out again. Still fairly new at this. Can anyone help? Advise this member.

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