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March 22nd, 2011



What a great time I had at Pittcon. I love the opportunity to visit with current and prospective LabWrench members. Did you attend the show? Share your Pittcon highlights with us on the LabWrench Facebook page at

 Featured Question and Discussions

To ask a question on LabWrench, visit the homepage and use the ‘Ask a Question’ function to get started.

Equipment or Instrument Needed for Measurement
We need an instrument/equipment being used for the cracks measurement in paddy & rice grains. Click here to respond.

Hex Address Not Recognized on New Computer
Hex address on SS-420 board not recognized with new Windows 2000 computer. This is an older EZChrom package. Click here to respond.

Service Manual Needed
Is there a PDF Service Manual for the model SHC-4A2 Horizontal Laminar Flow Hood? Click here to respond.

Minimum Concentration
I am trying to detect how much melatonin is present in sour cherries at 278nm. When I plot the Absorbance of my unknown against my melatonin standard curve I get an unrealistic concentrations. Click here to read more of the question.

 Featured News

New Purair 5 Ductless Fume Hood
The NEW PURAIR 5 Ductless Fume Hoods from Air Science USA feature a high level of operator protection where routine work is being carried out. The units exceed OSHA, ANSI and all relevant international standards. The Ductless design eliminates installation costs and allows the unit to be positioned over a sink or benchtop apparatus. Read More.

Biochrom launches the new EZ Read 400 microplate reader
Renowned instrument manufacturer, Biochrom Ltd (Cambridge, UK), has launched the new EZ Read 400 microplate reader through its international network of distributors. Customers can now benefit from the cost-effective and easy to use instrument. Offering flexibility and full performance with no redundant features, the filter-based, PC-controlled EZ Read 400 can be tailored to suit application requirements. Read More.

Ultra-Compact Precision Weigh Modules
With new WMC weigh modules, in-process control and embedded weighing is now possible in any critical instrument or system operation. These new weigh modules feature the highest degree of miniaturization which support single or multi-sensor integration in precision weighing applications where installation space is a premium. Read More.

 Featured Product

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Webcast: New Designs in CO2 Incubators - When and Why Should You Upgrade?

As an Attendee You Will Learn:

  • What type of CO2 incubator can be best tailored to your specific applications and workflows.
  • Which considerations/factors/features should be taken into account when selecting a vendor and CO2 incubator.
  • Recent trends and the long-term outlook of a CO2 incubator.

Live Webcast
Thursday March 24th, 2011
Time: 12:30-2:00pm ET

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 Featured Expert / Special Thanks

Thanks to NETZSCH for Leading Thermal Analysis and sponsoring our Thermal Analyzer category on LabWrench.

When it comes to thermal analysis, calorimetry and the determination of thermophysical properties, NETZSCH leads the way. Our 50 years of extensive applications experience & engineering know-how, broad state-of-the-art product portfolio, and comprehensive service offerings ensure that our solutions will not only meet your every requirement but also exceed your every expectation.

Let NETZSCH put our expertise to work for you.

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