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November 5, 2012



Biohazard Control

Working in biological containment facilities or with infectious agents is serious business. The research performed usually entails indigenous or exotic agents with the potential for severe or lethal disease. Two examples of infectious pathogens that have received a lot of attention recently are yellow fever and West Nile virus. Obviously, if released they have the potential to cause extensive harm or damage to people, the environment, and the community. Needless to say, we do not want these agents to get out into the community nor do we want our employees who are working with these agents to be in harm’s way.

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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?

FDO Error
Our Miele dishwasher is giving the error Fdo. When we replaced the detergent and neutralizer with full bottles and tried to prime the system, the do1 light blinks and will not prime the detergent. Any suggestions?
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Trouble shooting
I want to find out how you know that the capillary of 3130xl genetic analyzer has a problem?
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Update Agilent chemstation B.04.02 to B.04.03
Currently I am working on Windows XP station with Agilent Chemstation ver B.04.02. I need to get updated version of Agilent LC Chemstation for my new pc (Windows 7 based). How should I do to update the chemstation using installer of B.04.02. Anyone can suggest me please? Thanks
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Positional Containers in Watson
Has anyone used the positional container option in Watson I can create a container OK but the Select Container button is greyed out so I cannot transfer any samples to it. When I create a Freeform container everything works as expected. Please advise.
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High Definition Camera Reveals Faintest of Thermal Anomalies
Designed to provide ultra-sensitive and accurate measurements, ease of use and the most advanced connectivity in a compact, yet full featured thermal imaging camera - FLIR SC8400 /SC6500 systems are ideal for scientists and R&D professionals working on the most demanding applications.
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Comprehensive range of ready-to-use RNAs
With more than 20 years of experience in RNA isolation, AMSBIO has generated over 4000 individual total RNAs ready to go off-the-shelf, many with bioanalyser RIN scores to demonstrate their high quality. Isolated from a variety of tissues - the AMSBIO biorepository of RNA samples covers over 30 species including human, animal, plant, insect and cell line.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Kit to Simplify Detection and Analysis of Hormones in Water
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced the Thermo Scientific Hormones Application Kit, a complete package designed to simplify the detection and analysis of hormone contaminants in ground water and drinking water samples using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).
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Cole-Parmer Introduces PBI Shredder SG3™ System for a New Method in Sample Preparation
Achieve better sample integrity and longer DNA with the new PBI Shredder SG3 from Cole-Parmer. Ideal for the extraction of DNA, RNA, protein, mitochondria, and small molecules, the device creates a closed system in which to safely prepare samples. It is also portable for easy and efficient field collection.
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