Laboratory Equipment Blog

How Do I Select Appropriate Surgical Instruments for My Application?

Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

selecting appropriate surgical instrumentsSelecting surgical instruments for a procedure? Get answers to your questions here and suggestions for appropriate instruments.

  • What procedure are you performing?
  • What is the size of your subject?
  • How often will the instrument be used? 

In this article we will consider some of these factors and offer a few tips for selecting an appropriate pair of scissors, tweezers and forceps.


Get the FREE WPI Instrument Care Poster

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

cleaning poster for downloadSurgical instruments are crucial in your research, and proper cleaning, handling and storage will ensure your instruments last for many years to come. Our 11x17  Instrument Care Poster is suitable for printing. Download your free copy of the Instrument Care Poster so you can post the best practices for instrument cleaning in your laboratory.


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.

Caring for your Surgical Instrument Investment

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014

Intro - Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sterilizing
#2 - Manual Cleaning
#3 - Ultrasonic Cleaning
#4 - Sterilizing

WPI Instruments featured in JoVE Video on Cross-Pollination

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Which Alloy is Best for My Surgical Instruments?

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Alloys used in surgical instrument - scissor tipInox, Titanium, Dumoxel®, Dumastar®, Antimagnetic... Have you ever looked at the variety of metal alloys for surgical instruments and laboratory tools and wondered which is best for your needs? Here's a brief rundown.

DLC Coating Multiplies Useable Life of Surgical Instruments

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

Diamond like coating on the tip of the vannasWhen applied to surgical instruments, Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating dramatically increases the life of the surgical instrument.