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May 6, 2013


 Laboratory Management Resources

Is Your Message Getting Lost in the Sauce?
During the past several years, the scientific community has been subjected to a campaign to improve communications with the external public. The drumbeat for enhanced engagement emanated from a range of interests. People working in industry, academia, and professional organizations as well as communication scholars and gurus all aggressively urged scientists to refine what they say and how they say it in dealings with global collaborators, citizens, funders, opinion leaders, and legislators— all to better improve relationships and outcomes. Learn more

Managing R&D Data in a Virtual World
Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are moving from centralized organizations to a virtual network of contract research organizations (CROs), academic partners, internal labs, and government agencies. Access to real-world patient data, supporting precision or stratified drug discovery, and the general trend to externalize services all require sophisticated data management that enables the right mix of access and security. Learn more

Nurturing Talent
In the science world, as in all technical fields these days, there’s a strong emphasis on the need to find the best talent. That’s not surprising, given the fact that most hiring managers are well aware of the growing shortage of people working in all STEM jobs. As baby boomers prepare to retire, and as higher educational institutions continue to produce less people who are willing to invest their time in the study of these critical professions, competition for talent will only become stronger and more challenging. Learn more

 Featured Product

Configure Eclipse™ Steel Casework Online

The Eclipse™ series of casework provide the building blocks to easily and systematically furnish any modern lab. Now configure your casework online and obtain your quote via email. The Eclipse Online Configurator features drag & drop simplicity. Choose for dozens of drawer and cabinet configurations in both counter- or desk-height models. Fast and easy. Eclipse™ series brings versatility, ease of future expansion and reconfiguration, storage, mobility, strength and stability, with full accessibility to mechanical, plumbing and electrical components.

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Master 40

The Master 40 Microwave will drop kick your samples from the "to be prepped" rack, to the "ready for analysis" rack in no time! Backed by Buck Scientific's legendary customer service, this import from Shanghai is ready to digest samples, and take care of your extractions with the push of a button. The Master series of microwaves are designed to be cost effective and durable with multiple coats of PFA on all surfaces and a price lower than the competition!

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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?

Failed diagnostics
The interruptor by the uv lamp moves back and forth on start up. the filter wheel rotates. the mirror toward the front that appears to direct the beam from the uv lamp housing thru the filter wheel rotates back and forth. So all parts appear to operate. The holmium oxide scan looks normal. Is this a position sensor problem? Vis lamp has been peaked. View this discussion

GC 600 will not move out of initialize. COM1 is working. Light on the side of GC is yellow. Provide an answer

How do I verify speed accuracy?
I need to do RPM checks on 2 instruments. Not sure how to do that. View this discussion

Temperature adjustment
Can we adjust the temperature in Nanodrop 1000 spectrophotometer? Provide an answer

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 Featured Sponsor

Thank you to GenTech Scientific for sponsoring the HPLC and GC categories on LabWrench

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 Featured News

Raman Analyzer Company, DeltaNu Purchased by SciAps, Inc.
SciAps, a Woburn, MA based portable analytical instrumentation company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired DeltaNu, located in Laramie, WY and formerly a business unit of Intevac Photonics. DeltaNu develops and manufactures a range of Raman-based analyzers applicable for pharmaceutical, law enforcement, and many general analytical spectroscopy applications. Read more

Waters Biopharmaceutical, Bioanalysis and Screening Solutions Now Shipping with UNIFI 1.6
Waters Corporation is now shipping UNIFI® Scientific Information System, release version 1.6, for the Waters® Biopharmaceutical Platform Solution, Regulated Bioanalysis Platform Solution, Screening Platform Solution, Pesticide Screening Application Solution and Metabolite Identification Application Solution. UNIFI 1.6 features improved software performance, default and customizable workflows capabilities, and multi-user server-based connectivity. Read more

Ultra Compact 0.50ml Storage Tube
In low temperature storage facilities the cost of freezer space is an important cost of operation both in terms of the number of freezers required and electricity costs. The ultra-compact design of the Octygen tubes at just 25.6mm tall to deliver 475µl working volume uses only 60% of the space that competitive 0.50ml 96-well format screw cap tubes use to store the same volume. Read more

Low-Temperature Benchtop Chillers
A line of compact, powerful, and highly affordable low-temperature chillers are available from PolyScience. Designed to maximize bench space, LS-Series / LM-Series / MM-Series Chillers provide up to 1290 watts of cooling at 20°C, making them ideal for use with rotary evaporators, jacketed incubators, small reaction vessels, spectrophotometers, chromatography columns, condensers, and other devices that require robust heat removal. Read more

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