Laboratory Equipment Blog

Low Flow Dampening Kit for a Pump

Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014

This simple kit helps to dampen the pulsations of a peristaltic pump.


High Intensity LEDs Allow New Applications for the Biofluorometer

Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013

WPI's new Biofluorometer is now available with high intensity LED modules, opening a wide variety of new applications in cellular biology and neuroscience.


Front Filling Nanofil Syringe

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Recording from Sensory Nerves While Stretching Muscles

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

This article details how to turn your SI-H muscle research system into one that records the action potentials from the stretch receptors at thesame time that the length and tension of the muscle are recorded.


DNA/RNA Quantification Using DIPUV-Mini and a Tidas Spectrometer

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Concentrations of DNA in solution (31µg/mL and 688µg/mL) were measured with a spectrometer and UV/VIS light source in a DIPUV-Mini. Due to the 2mm pathlength, use of a DIPUV-Mini does not require a pre-measurement dilution within this concentration range, thus a potential source of error was eliminated.


DNA/RNA Quantification Using a 2mm Cuvette and a Tidas Spectrometer

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Concentrations of DNA in solution (31µg/mL and 561µg/mL) were measured with a spectrometer and UV/Vis light source in a cuvette. A 2mm pathlength cuvette does not require a pre-measurement dilution within this concentration range, thus a potential source of error was eliminated. Although a 2mm cuvette has a total internal volume of 0.7mL, only 350µL is required to obtain an accurate measurement.


Using LEDspec for Nutrient Analysis

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WPI's LEDspec is an LED-based, multi-wavelength detector with integrated reference channel. LEDspec is suitable for a variety of applications from nutrient analysis to water purity and trace metal detection.


Constructing an Extracellular Suction Electrode

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Suction electrodes are used with muscle research systems to record the action potentials from the stretch receptors at the same time that the length and tension of the muscle are recorded.