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 SPT2 and a Tidas Spectrometer

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Concentrations of DNA in solution (31µg/mL and 144µg/mL) were measured with a spectrometer and UV/VIS light source in a SPT-2. Due to the 1cm pathlength, use of a SPT-2 does not require a pre-measurement dilution within this concentration range, thus a potential source of error was eliminated. Due to the design of the SPT-2, routine measurements can be taken with samples of 10µL in standard 200µL PCR tubes. If caution is taken with regard to the location of the probe tip within a PCR via, measurements remain repeatable in sample sizes as small as 5µL.
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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.