Monthly Archives: December 2013

30 Dec


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Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) torches are used in atomic emission spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectrometry, and Mass spectrometry.  Plasma is considered the 4th state of matter.  A Plasma is charged particles of gas and can reach extremely high temperatures; a star … Continue reading

26 Dec

Innoculating Loop

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Innoculating Loops are calibrated for culturing, transferring, streaking or isolating tissue cultures in cytology or histology. The loop allows an innoculum to be taken from a liquid by using surface tension.  Innoculating Loops are 10 cm long and come in packs … Continue reading

23 Dec

Distillation Glassware

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Distillation sets can be assembled from many different types of laboratory glassware.  Ace Glass, Chemglass, Wilmad Labglass and Kimble offer distillation apparatus for many types of distillation and extraction.  Apparatus for water and steam distillation are available from all of … Continue reading

19 Dec

Phlebotomy Tray

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The Phlebotomy Tray and Organizer by UNICO offers a great solution for the vampire, I mean phlebotomist on the go.  And by the way, any phlebotomist’s out there reading this blog, you have my respect for what you do for a living.  I … Continue reading

16 Dec

Calibrated Instruments

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Calibration of scientific instruments such as thermometers and hydrometers means comparing the measurement performance of a test instrument to the measurement performance of a reference standard instrument.  The reference standard instrument has been determined to be accurate or has been … Continue reading

12 Dec

Air Lift Bag

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So apparently the title of this blog “Air Lift Bag”, sparked your curiosity as it did mine.  When I first came across this item, I had a vision of a helicopter hovering overhead while lifting this bag that contained a … Continue reading

09 Dec


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A bulb pipet is very useful for transfer of fluids such as samples, reagents, and stains. Also known as a disposable transfer pipet these tools are indispensable. The pipettes are made from polyethylene and are pliable but tough. They are available … Continue reading

05 Dec

Fingerprint Development Chamber

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There are eight million stories in the naked city; this is one of them.  Okay, if you didn’t grow up in the 60′s, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about.  This was the opening line from the old Dragnet TV … Continue reading

02 Dec

Water Quality

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Testing water quality may require a Nitrate test or a Calcium test or testing of any one of a number of ions.  You don’t need a complete laboratory to perform these tests.  Water testing can be performed using test strips. … Continue reading