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  • Best Practices for the Use of Micropipets

    Best Practices for the Use of Micropipets

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Application Note
    A. Bjoern Carle, Doreen Rumery, George Rodrigues
    Every day, air-displacement pipets are used to quantitatively dispense sample and reagent aliquots for reaction, routine analyses, and specialized tests. read more
  • Electronic Pipetting: The Call for Innovation

    Electronic Pipetting: The Call for Innovation

    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    Application Note
    Paula Heimler
    Take a close look around most laboratories and you will find an old, barely used fixture. No one knows who ordered it or who it belongs to. It is yellowed, dusty, and top heavy, with a small keyboard ... read more
  • New Electronic Pipetting Technology

    New Electronic Pipetting Technology

    Thursday, March 07, 2013
    Technical Article
    Robert McNeil
    Pipetting of samples and reagents is essential for reliable results. To meet this goal, pipetting has to be done with the highest precision and accuracy, but it must be done safely, without causing ... read more
  • Automated Botulinum Neurotoxin Detection

    Automated Botulinum Neurotoxin Detection

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Technical Article
    Karine Bagramyan, Aneela Reddy, Dobrin Nedelkov, Markus Kalkum
    Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) is undoubtedly the most potent biological toxin known. Intravenously injected it could paralyze and kill a human being at a dose of just 1.2 ng BoNT per kg body weight. read more
  • Focus on Liquid Handling and 3-D Imaging at SLAS 2013

    Focus on Liquid Handling and 3-D Imaging at SLAS 2013

    Friday, February 08, 2013
    Technical Article
    Robert L. Stevenson
    Most commonly, laboratory automation involves a few hundred wells run for a specific purpose. SLAS 2013, the meeting of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, was held at the Gaylord ... read more
  • Second-Generation Expanded Bed Adsorption Scales from Lab to Plant

    Second-Generation Expanded Bed Adsorption Scales from Lab to Plant

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Application Note
    Robert L. Stevenson
    Expanded bed adsorption (EBA) was introduced in 1999 with adsorbents that were used for pressure-driven packed beds. These had densities in the range of 1.1–1.5 g/mL, which was not much higher than ... read more
  • Reducing DNA Sample Backlogs and Protecting Chain-of-Custody in the Forensic Laboratory

    Reducing DNA Sample Backlogs and Protecting Chain-of-Custody in the Forensic Laboratory

    Monday, December 24, 2012
    Technical Article
    Laurent Baron, Bobby Chavli, Lois Tack, Annette Summers
    For years, forensic laboratories in the U.S. have struggled to reduce DNA sample processing backlogs and human errors, both of which hinder timely and reliable criminal convictions. read more
  • Optimizing HPLC Sample Preparation

    Optimizing HPLC Sample Preparation

    Monday, February 06, 2012
    Technical Article
    Caitlin Smith
    Sample preparation is an important component for analysis in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)/ultra high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC). This article outlines commonly used ... read more
  • Increasing Precision When Pipetting Protein Samples: Assessing Reliability of the Reverse Pipetting Technique

    Increasing Precision When Pipetting Protein Samples: Assessing Reliability of the Reverse Pipetting ...

    Tuesday, February 01, 2011
    Application Note
    Irmgard Suominen, Sami Koivisto
    Handheld pipets are commonplace in any laboratory and are used in the vast majority of applications. read more
  • Effect of PBS Solutions on Chemokine Secretion of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

    Effect of PBS Solutions on Chemokine Secretion of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

    Friday, January 28, 2011
    Technical Article
    Michael Lichtenauer, Stefanie Nickl, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Andreas Mangold, Andreas Mitterbauer, Stefan Hacker, Matthias Zimmermann, Hendrik Jan Ankersmit
    Phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), a buffer solution commonly used in many biological research fields, contains monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, and dibasic sodium phosphate. read more
  • Fast Gravimetric Testing of Multichannel Pipets

    Fast Gravimetric Testing of Multichannel Pipets

    Monday, May 02, 2005
    Application Note
    Karl Heinz Lochner
    Piston pipets with air cushions have long been the standard equipment in many laboratories, especially in medical research and the life sciences for the transfer of liquids in the microliter range. read more
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