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February 19, 2013



Limber LIMS

With today’s high-throughput technologies and state-of-the-art tools, laboratories around the world are generating mountains of data at unprecedented rates. The traditional approaches to data management—notes jotted in lab notebooks, multiple spreadsheet files tucked away in computer folders, and images of gels and computer printouts stashed in 3-ring binders—no longer suffice. As a result, many researchers are turning to computerized laboratory information management systems (LIMS)—database applications that can help collect, organize, and track information about the samples being analyzed and the data being generated in the lab.

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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?

Eppendorf 5417r error 6
We have a 5417r that throws error code 6 when you try to stop it from a run. I have cleaned and made sure that the rotor is tight. I have also tried the waiting 5 min with both the power off and power on before trying to run the unit. I am guessing here that the problem would be in the circuit board rahter than the motor. but before I waste a lot of money is this a correct diagnosis? Any help would really be appreciated in diagnosing this problem. we don't have the funds to have someone repair it for us and are trying to do this ourselves.
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How to change variant calls to three on the software?
I am doing SNP genotyping on ViiA7 using HRM technique. In my align plot I can see the possibility of three varaints but siftware is showung only two. I am just guessing that it could be a software issue which can be sorted by changing the variant call settings. I tried to do that from the tab Advance seeting and then in HRM settings. As it is for SNP I am intended to set the value on 3 for variant call but it pops up with the message that you can enter value between four and 18. Can someone help me how can I adjust to variant call 3?
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Hybaid block drive error
I have an old hybaid pcr express thermo cycler. After pluging on it start self-checking and then after 10% show an error "block drive error. Would somebody plese tell me what this error means and if it is possible to fix it?
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Cobas b 121 problem
I have one cobas b 121 machine that showing all the electrodes cross mark. I have already replaced all the tubing ,needle port. Solutions ,peristaltic pump, ref electrode. . And calibrated so many times but the problem still persists. Please help me.
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 Featured News

LECO to Host Webinar on High Resolution GC-MS for Metabolomics Applications
On Thursday, February 21 at 10 am EST (1600 hours CET), LECO Corporation will hold a complimentary e-seminar titled High Resolution GC-MS for Metabolomics Applications. Presented by Dr. Vladimir Tolstikov of Eli Lilly and Company, this live, 45-minute e-seminar will discuss the value of GC-MS in metabolomics using a case study of pancreatic cancer serum profiling. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Tolstikov questions, and the event will be archived for future reference.
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Rainin E4 XLS Proves Key to Mastering Multiple Pipette Applications
After nearly a year on the market, the flexible, accurate Rainin E4 XLS family of electronic pipettes from METTLER TOLEDO continues to prove its worth by helping users master a wide range of life-science applications worldwide—and helping manufacturers preserve research budgets and keep experienced operators on the job longer with a robust package of hand-saving, accuracy-enhancing features.
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Many Measurements, One Analyzer - DMA 1
METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the launch of its latest Excellence Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer DMA 1. This highly flexible analyzer offers six different deformation modes to more accurately gauge materials performance. As one piece of equipment able to handle multiple dynamic and static measurements to characterize viscoelasticity, glass transition, softening, crystallization, phase transformation and more, DMA 1 is ideal for both academic and manufacturing labs that handle many different types of materials under tight budget and time constraints.
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Bruker Continues its Product Innovation for Trace Elemental Detection with Launch of aurora Elite ICP-MS
At the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2013 (EWCPS), Bruker launches the aurora Elite, a new ultra-sensitive Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). Complementing the now updated workhorse aurora M90 ICP-MS for routine laboratory analysis, the new aurora Elite sets unprecedented and truly exceptional standards for sensitivity and matrix robustness, even exceeding the performance of expensive magnetic sector field ICP-MS systems in many aspects, and far exceeding the sensitivity of all other quadrupole ICP-MS systems on the market today.
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