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Lab Magnetic Stirrers and Hotplate Stirrers: Choosing the Best One for Your Laboratory
Selecting the perfect laboratory stirrer for your chemistry, biology, or microbiology laboratory applications from thousands of models available can be overwhelming. In this episode, our editor-in-chief John Buie talks about key items to keep in mind before acquiring hotplate stirrers and magnetic stirrers.
Getting the show on the road, John started by enumerating important application requirements that users must consider, the first step to narrowing down stirrer options. He gave a good list of items to review including temperature requirements, rpm requirements, type of experiments done, plus more and suggested what type of lab stirrer or hotplate stirrer to purchase based on each of these.
To familiarize users on various laboratory stirrer types and help them decide which one suits their applications best, John also compared and differentiated each of the commonly used scientific stirrer types.
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|Jul 18, 2018|
PCR Thermal Cycler: How to Purchase the Best Unit for Your Lab
Finding the best-fit PCR Thermal Cycler for your experiments and research can be challenging. So in this episode, our editor-in-chief, John Buie, shares some helpful tips on how to zero in the best model options for your applications without sacrificing your budget.
John started the show by bringing to the table a simple list of questions to help users determine demands of their applications, an initial step in identifying the perfect unit to get. He suggested types of PCR thermal cyclers to look into based on common laboratory tasks, expected sample throughput, as well as flexibility and sensitivity requirements.
He provided recommendations on features and functionalities to consider depending on temperature and ramp rate requirements as well as common PCR issues encountered in the lab.
Lastly, John also discussed tips on what to evaluate when it comes to user-convenience offered by most thermal cycler units.
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|Jul 10, 2018|
Liquid Scintillation Counter (LSC): Get the Perfect Unit for Your Laboratory Applications
In this episode, our editor-in-chief John Buie disclosed smart shopper tips and a checklist of items on what to consider when getting best-fit liquid scintillation counter for scientific and clinical laboratories.
John discussed the importance of reviewing application requirements and demands before jumping in and purchasing an LSC counter, providing easy questions to answer that can help users get ahead on what equipment functionalities, upgrades, and enhancements they need in an LSC unit.
He also recommended a list of liquid scintillation counter (LSC) features to look out for and what these features can offer multi-user laboratories.
In addition to these, John provided some of the latest liquid scintillation counter (LSC) models to guide users on lsc options that can bring the highest detection performance and highest resolution level for maximum throughputs.
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|Jul 06, 2018|