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August 13, 2012



Replacement Parts

To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.

For Joseph Vacanti, the quest to build new organs began after watching the death of yet another child. In 1983, the young surgeon was put in charge of a liver transplantation program at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts. His first operation was a success, but other patients died without ever being touched by a scalpel. “In the mid-80s, kids who were waiting for organs had to wait for a child of the same size to die,” says Vacanti. “Many patients became sicker and sicker before my eyes, and I couldn’t provide them with what they needed. We had the team, the expertise, and the intensive care units. We knew how to do it. But we had to wait.”

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 Featured Question and Discussions

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. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

Molar extinction co-efficient
My protein's molar extinction co-efficient is around 49000 M-1cm-1. How do I modify this value before entering the molar extinction co-efficient in nanovue plus? It requires a value with M-1 units.
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Low O2 sensing
I have inherited this incubator in my lab, which was never used. After connecting the O2 and CO2 to the intake ports, the CO2 levels are OK, but the O2 levels are 1%, even though it is set up to 21%... Am I doing anything wrong?
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Reagents and Controls
What reagents and controls are used with the Cell Dyn Emerald. I just walked into a job where the person before me bought a cell dyn analyzer and left nothing to help me out in regards to the maintenance or the reagents I may need.
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Cleaning procedure
Is there a cleaning procedure for RIDs? I have a possible system contaminant and would like to clean the RID. Any information would be helpful! Please let me know.
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F22, Due to overload the speed reduced to 40 rpm
A message that reads on the screen of the planetary ball mill states "F22, Due to overload the speed reduced to 40 rpm."
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 Featured News

Innovative Evaporator Technology Protects Samples & Increases Productivity
Comprising two thermocouples and a unique sample temperature radio transmitter, SampleGuard™ provides real time feedback enabling unmatched accuracy in controlling of actual sample temperatures. SampleGuard™ probes can measure temperature at any point in the sample holder.
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Avanti J-26S High Performance Centrifuge Provides Enhanced Environmental, Safety Benefits
The newly redesigned Avanti J-26S high performance centrifuge from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences combines important environmental benefits with increased BioSafety* features. Coupling the J-26S with new 1-liter polypropylene bottles furthers sample security and extends the range of biopharmaceutical and research applications.
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Automated Multi-Sample Homogenizing System
The DPS-20 Dual Processing System simplifies sample preparation by combining mechanical and ultrasonic (sonication) homogenizing and sonication into an automated, closed compact and timesaving unit. Its unique design allows the use of each homogenizing method dependently or independently of each other within a programmable or manual mode.
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New SPE Accessories Hold Tubes in 96-Well Spacing for Automated Applications
Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces two new Tabless Tube Holder accessories for its Strata® and Strata™-X lines of silica-based and polymeric solid phase extraction (SPE) sorbents.
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