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17 Feb

An Easy Start to Pure Lab Water

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Where do you start for a laboratory water treatment system?  Especially if you have a small laboratory.  Initial water treatment in the lab could start with a water pre-filter to remove particulates followed by a reverse osmosis system.  This is … Continue reading

13 Feb

Brushes for Cleaning Test Tubes

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The right tool for the right job!  Test Tube Brushes seem to be one of those items you don’t really think about until you need it.  I recently received orders from several labs.  In each case, the tech ran out … Continue reading

10 Feb

Your Lab Water is Important

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What type of water do you need in your day to day lab work?  Water types used in the laboratory can be Type I water, Type II, Type III – determined by the levels of impurities.  If you are washing … Continue reading

06 Feb

Vortex Mixers

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A Vortex Mixer is actually a simple devise found in most laboratories. The phrase “Shaken not Stirred” comes to mind, though not sure how functional this would be for your next cocktail party. All kidding aside, it is designed to … Continue reading

03 Feb

Beer’s Law

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No it’s not a law about beer as in ale. Beer’s law, or the Beer-Lambert law describes the relationship between absorbance of light by a substance, the distance the light travels through the substance, and the concentration of the substance. … Continue reading

30 Jan

Safety Caps

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Though not exactlly related to laboratory geer and might be considered a bit of a reach, I thought these were pretty neat and worth sharing as we all prepare for Super Bowl 2014 MSA, manufacturer of Safety Equipment and in … Continue reading

27 Jan

Coulter Counter

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The Coulter principle is used to count particles suspended in an electrolyte, in a flow cell this would be flow cytometery.  This principle applies to cell counting in hematology as well as any small particle counting.  Not only are the … Continue reading

23 Jan


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Well it is that time of year when dealing with the winter elements can be a challenge. Given the fact that the temperatures here in Chicago have been in single digits with windchills -20 degrees, sales of the Kimberly Clark  Windguards  by … Continue reading

20 Jan

Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography: UPLC

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Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography is related to HPLC (High Performance or High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) but uses smaller particle sizes (less than 2 μm.) and smaller diameter columns.  The efficiency of HPLC separation is inversely related to particle size.  Unfortunately the smaller … Continue reading

16 Jan

Anti-Vibration Tables

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Anti Vibration Tables, also known as Balance Tables, are an excellent solution for providing stability in the laboratory for highly calibrated equipment.  The adverse effect of vibration to   scales, analytical and microbalance procedures, can produce gross inaccuracy for test results. … Continue reading