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Monthly Archives: June 2009

30 Jun

Pretty somber statement don’t you think?! Lets get you on the right track. You employ workers that need to be protected from their work environment. You may want to start by providing your employees with safety training specific to their … Continue reading

26 Jun

If you work in a clinical lab, research lab, or perform water testing you will most likely use a ph meter at some point in your work. A ph meter is an electronic instrument designed to measure the acidity or … Continue reading

23 Jun

That is a German Proverb Quote. What I want to really introduce you to is the world of Safety Glasses. If you are in any type of an industry where safety is a concern for your vision then you will … Continue reading

22 Jun

Stereomicroscopes and stereozoom microscopes can open up a whole new world of discovery for young and old alike. From your kitchen to your backyard to a local forest preserve, the microscopic world around you beckons. A few grains of salt … Continue reading

19 Jun

Laboratory glassware refers to glassware used for experiments in biology and chemistry laboratories. Some of the characteristics of laboratory glassware that make it better than plastic are its strength and increased heat resistance. Laboratory glassware can be used for measuring … Continue reading

16 Jun

“The use of personal protection equipment (PPE) is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing these exposures to acceptable levels.” This is a quote from the United States department … Continue reading

15 Jun

Viewing the microscopic world around us with a compound or stereoscopic microscope is a common daily activity in virtually every discipline of life science and material science. Perhaps only slightly less common but certainly as useful is the counting and/or … Continue reading

12 Jun

Laboratory safety, the first thing on the mind of anyone teaching an instructional laboratory course. There are many ways in which safety in the laboratory can be compromised. Laboratory health and safety is becoming more important with the increased risk … Continue reading

10 Jun

Microscopes may be optimized for many biomedical applications including live cell specimens, fixed cell specimens and special staining and/or observation methods. Common techniques include brightfield observation, phase contrast observation, polarization and fluorescence staining. As an example, asbestos particles in lung … Continue reading

05 Jun

What is electrophoresis? Electrophoresis, more specifically gel electrophoresis is a method used to separate DNA fragments or protein molecules of different size through a gel matrix using an electric current. In most cases the gel used for this technique is … Continue reading