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August 19, 2013


 Product Resources

Are You In The Market for a Lab Balance?

With older mechanical balances fading from the picture, balances are becoming sophisticated in terms of user interface, ergonomics, data acquisition, and built-in diagnostics. Most balances interface with the user through a front panel, although some features are available through a computer connection. Newer models are designed to make sample introduction and removal a comfortable experience and to reduce the likelihood of repetitive-stress injuries.

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 Product of Interest

Open the door to comfort with the Purifier® Logic®+ Biosafety Cabinet.

Labconco's Logic+ was designed for the human body and normal human habits, with built-in comfort that goes beyond ergonomics. Experience less fatigue, fewer distractions, more comfort  AND a greater ROI.

  • Total comfort
  • Effortless operation
  • Maximum safety

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Thomas Scientific Water/Wasterwater Environmental Program 2013

Products to support Environmental Testing and Water/Wastewater Sampling and Monitoring. Special Offers Available for 2013.

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 Help your Collegues

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

Sartorius Stedim Biotech LC820 control

Can the LC820 be run under program control using a USB or other connection to a computer? Help this member.

Bio Tek EL404 Inadequate fluid flow
Inadequate fluid flow message. Changing tubing temporarily fixed error message, but it has returned.  Any suggestions? Help this member. 

Thermo Scientific Heracell 150i with leak
We have a Heracell 150 incubator that leaks from the water level sensor port. Has anyone encountered this? Is there a fix for it? Help this member.

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 Company News Hot off the Press

Smart, safe and affordable distillation: The new RV 8 rotary evaporator from IKA® - entry-level model with intelligent technology
With the RV 8, IKA introduces an affordable rotary evaporator backed by the proven technology of the successful IKA rotary evaporator range. This entry-level model is recommended for all standard evaporation applications. Read more.

Powerful, Easy-to-Use Temperature Control for Respirometry Applications
Two powerful, yet easy-to-use products for controlling temperature during respirometry applications are now available from PolyScience. Ideal for use by researchers and others performing metabolic studies, biodegradation assessments, forensic evaluations, compost research, toxicity screening studies, and other anaerobic or aerobic research, the Model 210 Heated Circulator and Model 5206M Recirculating Chiller provide temperature control over a range as broad as -10° to +70°C (14° to 158°F). Read more.

Evaporation Chemistry at ACS
Genevac, an SP Scientific group company, has announced that it will display its latest products for productive evaporation at the 246th American Chemical Society meeting and exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (8th – 12th September 2013).
Read more.

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 Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to Distek for sponsoring the Dissolution Testing Category on LabWrench

Distek, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical laboratory instruments, specializing in dissolution testing products, as well as an experienced provider of validation and qualification services.
In addition, Distek provides solutions for dissolution media degassing, dispensing and disposal, in-situ fiber optic UV, bathless tablet disintegration testing, physical tablet testing, and programmable automated sampling.
Founded in 1976, Distek has grown to offer their innovation and support to companies worldwide. Their success is dependent upon Distek's employees, who bring their expertise, experience, and dedication to providing dissolution products and services of the finest quality.

Conduct dissolution testing like never before! 

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 Questions from the Vault

We have so many questions filling our forums that sometimes questions can be missed and go without answers. Can you help us provide answers for these users with unanswered questions?

Metrohm 848 Titrino Plus 806 Exchange unit can not move
Pls help me!  After I  take out exchage unit to clean cylinder and piston, I reattached the exchange unit. But now, I can not move the exchange unit. The display shows error: piston blockage, take out exchange unit and remove blockage. Help this member.

TOC Analyzer (Software Glitch?)
 We have a Tekmar Phoenix 8000 TOC Analyzer running with the program TOC Talk Version 3.6.  We have been getting some random communication issues with the system.  In one instance, the whole computer AND sequence (schedule) freezes and does not advance to the next sample... Help this member.

Working with a CSV file
I'm new to the Biomek FX and I come with experience using the Hamilton Star system. I noticed that the Biomek FX is acting weird when using a csv file....any reason? It seems that it as a mind of it's own. Using a csv file in order to gather some samples from multiple plates to 1 plate is problematic. For example: If I have 96 samples that are in 4 different plates and I would like to use a csv file to pool all these samples in 1 96 well plate in a specific order(Done with the Span-8), I need help, I haven't been successfull. Help this member.

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