Laboratory Equipment Blog
September 12, 2019
Researchers around the globe trust WPI products. Here are a few who have shared glimpses into their research areas. If you would like to share your story, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Xiling Li
Xiling Li is a fifth year graduate student at the University of Southern California who is interested in neuroscience, especially signal transduction at a neuromuscular junction. Ideally, she wants to look at the properties and molecular mechanisms for synaptic transmission and plasticity and how these are modulated during development and in disease models. Xiling uses WPI's line of microinjection instruments and electrophysiology equipment.
Xiling's paper can be found at https://elifesciences.org/articles/34338
Xiling's google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rjDUN3UAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN
September 06, 2019
Benefits of black coated surgical instruments
Black coated surgical instruments are not only visually more attractive than the stainless-steel ones, there are several other benefits as provided below:
- Non reflective surface reduces eye-fatigue
- Has prolonged life
- Up to 10 times harder than stainless steel
- 60% lower wear rate than stainless steel
- Corrosion resistant due to oxidized aluminum coating
- Anti-allergic due to the absence of Chromium and Nickel coating
- Easy to clean
Making of the black coating instruments
The black coatings are created by applying a layer of Titanium Aluminum Nitrate (TiAIN) to the instrument, using an environmentally friendly Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process.
In this process Titanium and Aluminum are magnetron-sputtered onto the substrate in a vacuum chamber. The metal particles of the ta
August 21, 2019
Are you looking for a microliter or sub-microliter and high precision syringe that holds needles as small as 36 gauge (G), in addition to having the capability to connect to quartz tubing?
WPI’s NanoFil is the answer. We offer NanoFil syringes with NanoFil needles or the option to connect the NanoFil syringe to quartz tubing to use in research studies, mainly involving sub-microliter volume injections into animal tissues.
Why Select WPI’s NanoFil (Syringe and Needle) System?
Low Dead Volume
The dead volume of NanoFil's is minute or neglig
August 09, 2019
Whether you are working with your surgical instruments under bright lights or using a microscope, non-reflective black surgical instruments offer a distinct advantage. The titanium coating not only hardens and protects the cutting edge, but it also minimizes reflection from the surface of your instruments while you are working. They are corrosion resistant and biocompatible.
August 02, 2019
The new WPI MICRO-ePORE™ pinpoint cell penetrator is a simple and versatile system that can be used to facilitate microinjection of a diverse array of compounds and biomolecules into oocytes and pre-implantation stage mammalian embryos. Patent pending Flutter Electrode Technology assists in small, clean, precise membrane penetration without tearing or damaging the membrane. It results in substantially increased viability of embryos.
In this quick video, Dr. Pelczar from the Center for Transgenic Models in Switzerland demonstrates the ease of cell penetration using the new MICRO-ePORE™.
July 23, 2019
World Precision Instruments (WPI) offers a broad range of research instruments for zebrafish research, from the time the genetics of the subject are modified through the point where the physiological effects of the change are monitored. Whether researchers are performing microinjection or making cardiovascular measurements, the WPI product line includes instruments for research on oocytes, embryos, larvae and adult zebrafish.
Enhanced microinjection efficiency for genetic modification
The customizable Zebrafish Microinjection Toolbox includes components favored by researchers: SYS-PV820/SYS-PV830 Pneumatic PicoPump, PUL-1000
July 22, 2019
WPI offers custom fiber optic cables and assemblies. This video show how to create a custom ordering code to designate what you need. If you have any questions about ordering Fiber Optic Cables and Assemblies for your laboratory or application, just give us a call (866-606-1974) or email us at email@example.com.
June 19, 2019
The new WPI MICRO-ePORE™ Pinpoint Cell Penetrator is a simple and versatile system that can be used for efficient microinjection of a diverse array of compounds and biomolecules into oocytes and pre-implantation stage mammalian embryos. Patent pending Flutter Electrode Technology assists in small, clean, precise membrane penetration without tearing or damaging the membrane. Here Gabe sets up the system and connects all the components.
Unpacking Your MICRO-ePORE™ System
Connecting Your MICRO-ePORE™ System
Connecting the MICRO-ePORE™ Electrode Holders
June 19, 2019
For intracellular dual or differential studies, WPI's Duo773 has separate negative capacity controls and built-in active filtering that allows the precise balancing of time constants for artifact-free differential measurement. It comes complete with two probe headstages, 1015Ω and 1011Ω probes to monitor signals from ion-specific micro-electrodes as well as KCl-filled electrodes. Jim shows you how to safely unpack and properly setup your new Duo773.
May 17, 2019
Optical measurements are important to researchers. Discover today how WPI has contributed with the recent release of Qualified Fiber.