Laboratory Equipment Blog

Data Acqusition Designed for Muscle Physiology Pre-Clinical Trials

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LabTrax 8/16LabTrax 8/16 hardware combined with MDAC software is an excellent choice for WPI's SI-H line of muscle physiology products like the SI-MKB Muscle Platform, SI-CTS Cell Tester and SI-HTB Horizontal Tissue Baths. This data acquisition system is ideal for testing physiological characteristics like the contractile and elastic properties of different tissues in various conditions like isometric, anisometric or isotonic states. This data acquisition system was designed with the muscle researcher in mind, because the knowledge of physiological characteristics of muscles is critical when quantifying the beneficial or adverse effects of a stimulus (like a pharmaceutical drug) on muscle function in pre-clinical studies.

Choosing a Pump for your Fluid Handling Application

Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Peristaltic pump actionThe type of pump you choose for your fluid handling will largely depend on your laboratory application. In this article, we will compare the popular pump types.


Application Kits for Use with the NanoFil for Microinjection

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015

NanoFil for MicroinjectionApplication kits are specially designed for eye research for injecting retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and for intraocular (IO) injections.


NanoFil for Sub-Microliter Injection in Small Animal Research

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Are you looking for a unique, low-volume syringe that holds metal tips (with needles as small as 36 gauge) as well as glass or quartz tubing? NanoFil is the answer.

NanoFil for Sub-Microliter Injection in Small Animal Research


Surgical Instrument Coatings and Features

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015

Surgical instruments for dissecting come in a variety of patterns, types, shapes,and sizes. Choosing the correct one for your application will improve your outcome and reduce the frustration of trying to use an inappropriate tool.

Surgical Instrument Care and Handling

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015

The proper care and handling of your valuable surgical instruments will improve their longevity and function. Choose a protocol appropriate for your environment from the cleaning techniques below.

When a Bigger Bolus is Better

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015

You can find a range of pumps on the market today, and each microinjection pump is suited for its own applications. In this article, we will compare the volume ranges of a variety of pumps and consider the applications these pumps are best suited for.

Born Before the Test Tube Baby

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015

One of WPI's articles was posted on ALN's site. If you are interested in the history of surgical instruments, take a look at Advancements in Surgery Through the Ages. But, there's more. We ran out of space to tell you about the barber surgeons. Read the exclusive here!