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April 15, 2013


 Lab Health and Safety Resources

Blood, Sweat, and Fears
A significant concern for scientists in biohazard labs is preventing contact with potentially contaminated human body fluids, whether it is during collection of samples or during evaluation and analysis in the laboratory. Inadvertent exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), or other human pathogens is a potential occupational risk that should never be overlooked. Learn more

Develop a Safety Orientation Program
All new employees, students, faculty, and staff should receive a specially designed introduction to your safety program. This orientation should cover the philosophy, policies, and procedures. It should explain how to deal with emergencies and how to handle emergency equipment. Learn more

Too Hot to Handle: A 3-Step Program for Working with Autoclaves
Like the coffee pot used for brewing your favorite morning beverage, an autoclave is such a common and familiar piece of lab equipment that it is easy to overlook the associated hazards. If we do not think about what might go wrong, sooner or later we will get burned (couldn’t resist the bad pun). Learn more

 Featured Product

Introducing the New CLARIOstar Microplate Reader

Anything is possible with BMG LABTECH’s CLARIOstar. Any wavelength. Any bandwidth. Any assay.

BMG LABTECH is excited to launch our newest microplate reader, the CLARIOstar. The CLARIOstar features an advanced monochromator with continuously adjustable wavelengths and bandwidths (8- 100 nm) for excitation and emission, in addition to filters and a spectrometer.


Miele PG 8535

Laboratory glassware washer with integrated hot-air drying unit and drawer for two supply containers. For reprocessing laboratory glassware used in analytical experiments in industry, environmental and research laboratories, biology and pharmaceuticals.

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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?

Asking about Hitachi Nano Frontier eLD
We are planing to quantitate many proteins using iTRAQ method, but cannot set the protocol in the instrument to measure low m/z. Could you please tell if the Hitachi Nano Frontier eLD can measure ion at low m/z at 115? Provide an answer

Sorvall RC-5B centrifuge won't start
Our lab got an early-80s model Sorvall RC-5B ultracentrifuge last year (used, obviously) and so far we've not been able to get it to actually spin.Colleague picked up a GSA (fixed angle) rotor recently to see if maybe it would only spin with a rotor installed but still no action... View this discussion

Oxygen consumption in cells
Does anyone has an experience using Luxcel assay to measure oxygen consumption in cells with the PerkinElmer Envision? Provide an answer

Testing Applied Biosystems GeneAmp® PCR System 9700
Can anyone tell me how to perform a PM on these? I assume that a well verification is all that is needed... View this discussion

View all Questions and Discussions on LabWrench

 Featured Sponsor

Thank you to EZKem for sponsoring the Auto Analyzers categories on LabWrench

EZKem is one of the most complete parts and service supply companies currently serving the Flow Analysis Laboratory Operations Industry worldwide. They specialize in spare parts, training, repair, installation and technical assistance for a wide variety of analytical flow instruments. Their people have over 20 years of experience with Alpkem and OI Analytical systems as well as many other lab analysis instruments, and they source their supplies from all over the globe to assure their customers the best products at the best price — even if that means making flow analysis parts in-house on occasion if need be.

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 Featured News

Analytical Balance Has Selectable Environmental Settings
An analytical balance that can be adjusted to compensate for vibrations and other disturbances that occur in everyday settings and has an easy to clean draftshield is available from Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts. Read more

New Materials Microscope for Routine Inspection and Quality Control
The new materials microscope Leica DM2700 M from Leica Microsystems is ideal for all kinds of routine inspection tasks in metallography, earth science, forensic investigation, and materials quality control and research. It offers users state-of-the-art universal white-light LED illumination with high-quality Leica optics. Read more

EMD Millipore Introduces SmartFlare™ RNA Detection Probes to Detect RNA Expression in Live Cells
EMD Millipore, the life science division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, today introduced SmartFlare™ RNA Detection Probes, a novel technology able to detect RNA expression in live cells with only a single incubation step. The new probes provide researchers with real-time, physiologically relevant data, while eliminating the laborious sample preparation required of traditional RNA detection techniques. Read more

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