Monthly Archives: April 2016

  1. How to Improve Pipetting Techniques

    How to Improve Pipetting Techniques

    Pipetting is one of the most common functions performed in labs. It is both a measuring technique and the conveyance used for transporting small volumes of fluid. Operations can become rote, but it’s critical to follow best-practices—with such small sample volumes, even trivial mistakes influence results.

    How Many Standard Deviations From the Mean? Preventing Statistical Anomalies in Data Sets

    Whether you are collecting data for a Pre-Market Authorization submission to the FDA or acquiring publication-quality data to satisfy the most shrewd peer reviewer, statistical outliers can destroy the confidence value of a data set. Many sources of variables exist when handling microliter volumes of liquid for experimental analysis.

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  2. Box, Muffle & Tube Laboratory Furnaces

    Box, Muffle & Tube Laboratory Furnaces

    Furnaces have been part of laboratories for hundreds of years. Some of the first chemists to experiment with ultra-high temperatures were indeed brave, considering the flammability of many substances (in those days, perhaps known, or not…). Yet even today with our most modern processes and equipment, ultra-high temperature is still used in chemistry and manufacturing. Advances in furnaces have certainly been made over the years, improving efficiency and safety. As industry has grown and developed, we’ve also expanded the range of applications for furnaces.

    Here, we look at some lab furnace types—how they work and how they are used.

    Box and Muffle Furnaces

    Box furnace by Thermo Scientific
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