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March 10, 2014



Those working in labs may be familiar with the issue of starting a cell line or thawing a stock tube only for it to become contaminated days later.  Lab professionals spend hours countless cleaning their incubators after a contamination incident.  Lost time and experiments due to contamination are exasperating. Contamination issues aren’t just frustrating, they are costly.

Lost hours spent cleaning lab incubators, changing pipette filters, and autoclaving shelves after each contamination can add up.  The cost is estimated to be around $100 and takes upwards of 4 hours.

Another expense, is having to dispose of media, numerous flasks, and even cell stocks after contamination.  This can cost $500 or more and often results in days of productivity loss.

Consider the cost of lost experiments when contamination creeps up in the midst of analysis and/or treatment of your cultured cells.

Click here to read more about avoiding contamination in the lab.

Distek – symphony 7100 “Bathless” Dissolution Instrument

The symphony 7100 Bathless Dissolution System is the most advanced dissolution design to date, bringing to market features never before available in a dissolution instrument. This third generation instrument offers the fastest media heating time in the industry. The proven bathless technology eradicates bath based maintenance costs and supplements your laboratory’s green efforts by saving water and power.

  • Patented “Bathless” Technology
  • Run up to Three Methods Simultaneously
  • In-shaft Temperature Monitoring
  • Scalable from 1 – 8 Positions
  • Intuitive Color Touch Screen Interface
  • Independent RPMs with Continuous Monitoring
  • Rapidly Heat Media from Ambient to 37°C in less than 15 Minutes
  • Semi-Circle Footprint for Improved Vessel Access

Learn more about the symphony 7100 by visiting the Distek website.

Raising Research by Intelligent Design

The In-VitroCell ES (Energy Saver) NU-5810 CO2 Incubator provides a reliable controlled in-vitro environment for optimum tissue cell culture growth. The chamber also provides an environment for the storage and preservation of gametes and animal tissue cell cultures intended for research at or near body temperature. Dual sterilization cycles assist with contamination control. Touchscreen controls makes operation simple. Onscreen descriptions and direction increase user adaption.

Contact NuAire today and raise your research.

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?

GE Healthcare Amersham Pharmacia RediFrac Fraction Collector problem
The RediFrac will only function for three seconds regardless of collection mode. Occasionally when the arm is wiggled it will continue its cycle but always stop with second left and throw an error code, CH. 01. "No more tubes or tubes missing”, delivery arm in standby position, rack movement jammed collection has stopped. But none of these seem to be the problem.  Help this member.

EMD Millipore AFS Analyzer Feed Systems leak in valve
Our AFS 3D has developed a leak on the left side of instrument how do I remove the shroud to get inside of unit to see exactly where water is leaking? Do I have to take the face plate with instrument panel off first or does it all come off as one piece?  Respond to this member.

D-Star Instruments DLC-20/DLC-20P wavelength not changing
Hey, I just want to ask why my wavelength button isn't working. I have no idea.  Can you guide me?

View all Questions and Discussions on LabWrench

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MIDSCI is here to help simplify and better your research because after all you have enough to worry about!

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Entry Level System Provides Top CHN Microanalysis Performance
Exeter Analytical has introduced an entry-level manual version of their high performance Model 440 Elemental Analyser for determining percentage levels of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen (CHN) quickly, easily and reliably across the widest range of sample types.  Read more.

Lightweight Modular Chest Freezer Rack
Micronic has added a Modular Vertical Freezer Rack to its extensive range of sample storage accessories for biobanking. Manufactured from a special durable high grade plastic - Micronic Modular Vertical Freezer Racks are ideally constructed for long term storage at ultra-low temperatures. The lightweight modular storage system fits into all chest freezers and is fully compatible with all ANSI / SLAS standard footprint storage racks. Read more.

LabStrong Now Manufacturing Ventgard Filter Replacement for Thermo Scientific Barnstead Water Storage Reservoirs
LabStrong Corporation now manufactures a ventgard filter suitable for operation in Thermo Scientific Barnstead* water purification system storage reservoirs, the 25001LS Ventgard Filter.  Under normal operating conditions, the filter will last up to 90 days or until 1,000 gallons of water have been drawn from the water storage reservoir.  Read more.

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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?

Thermo Scientific iCE 3000 Series
We've been having numerous errors on our iCE 3000 and we're wondering if it's suitable for our samples. We are a testing lab for minerals. The DL of the equipment is too low, so we have to switch to secondary wavelength more often. Are minerals one of the types of samples this AAS can analyze? We are having trouble with the accuracy and precision of our results. Advise this member.

We have a FLUOstar Optima Plate reader, serial number 413-3039. We are planning to replace our associated computer and want to know if the software will be compatible with a newer computer.  Share your experience.

CHIRALIZER SERVICES, L.L.C. LC Spiderling Column Selector
After a power cut, my 6 position Spiderling now has 10 positions.  How do I reset the oven the 6 port configuration?  Respond to this member.

Click here to view all Questions and Discussions on LabWrench

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