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December 19, 2011



Pure water is classified, in order of decreasing purity, as Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. Culture media, clinical laboratory analyzers, and buffer preparation get by nicely with Type 2 water, which also serves as feedstock for Type 1 purification systems. Labs use Type 3 “pure” water for labware washing and rinsing and for heating and cooling devices in which mineral deposits from circulating water are a problem. Click here to read more about Water Purification Systems: Under-Recognized “Utility” Essential for Laboratory Operations from Lab Manager Magazine.

 Featured News

Horizon Technology Introduces the SmartPrep™ Extractor
SmartPrep™ is the first automated, small footprint, SPE extraction system designed specifically for cartridge based sample prep on a wide range of contaminants found in clean aqueous and organic matrices. SmartPrep combines intelligent graphical software, versatile hardware and ease of use to simplify and automate SPE.
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WHEATON introduces the New UniSpense® PRO and OmniSpense® ELITE Peristaltic Pumps
Designed to be the smartest intuitive dispensing pumps on the market, the UniSpense PRO and OmniSpense ELITE are operated by an icon driven interface that features the largest display screen available.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New, Highly Efficient Cryogenic Storage Solutions
The CryoExtra™ vacuum-insulated, stainless steel vessels are available in four different sizes, from 407 liters to 1,630 liters, accommodating both vapor- and liquid-phase storage. These containers minimize top-to-bottom temperature variation, preserving the integrity of critical cryogenically frozen samples.
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AirClean Systems offers AirMax polypropylene total exhaust fume hoods
The AirMax fume hood with Wet Fume Scrubber system is a complete solution for protecting personel from dangerous chemical exposure while also protecting ductwork and the environment by scrubbing acids and other water soluble gases from fume hood exhaust.
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 Featured Product


The PURELAB flex combines ease of use with the accurate delivery of pure and ultra pure water from a single system.

  • Tap to ultrapure in one step
  • Absolute water purity of up to 18.2 MΩ-cm
  • Ergonomic handset shows your essential water purity information
  • Real Time TOC monitoring
  • Perfect for analytical and life science applications
  • Unique choice of water dispense options

Click here to learn more about PURELAB flex




 Featured Question and Discussions

Problem with connecting a second Q-Pod dispenser
Now I already connected first Q-Pod element to Milli-Q Advantage A10. But in documentation written:"if you want to connect second Q-pod dispenser please refer to documentation attached to the complect of Q-Pod". I checked all boxes twice and haven't found any additional documentation! So the question is: How to connect a second Q-Pod in the right order?
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PURELAB® UHQ will not dispense water
The unit is full pressure is correct all the correct lights are on, however it is only not dispensing water.
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Molecular Devices/Beckman Spectramax Paradigm - any experiences?
Does anyone have any experience to report with Paradigm technology in multimodal spects (either from Beckman-Coulter or new owners Molecular Devices). Reliability? Bugs? Problems? Especially needed for UV/VIS, Fluorescence Polarization, Fluorescence Intensity, FRET. Wish for input before purchasing. Thanks.
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Corning model pc 420
Where can I get scematics for the Corning Model pc 420?
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