Laboratory Equipment Blog

Z-Dimensions Are Not Created Equal

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Z-DimensionCuvettes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one of the most important specifications of a cuvette is its Z-dimension. The Z-dimension of an instrument (cuvette holder or spectrometer) is the distance from the bottom of the cuvette chamber floor to the center of its light beam (see image). A cuvette’s Z-dimension must match the Z-dimension of the instrument with which it will be used.


Surgical Loupes Defining Differences

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Surgical LoupesSurgical Loupes help to alleviate eye strain by enlarging the image when you are working on tiny subjects or conducting precision operations. They are portable and easier to use than a surgical microscope. However, they are not created equal, and choosing the pair that's right for you is important to your satisfaction.


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.

Science Behind the Snake Oil

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TBR for Nitric Oxide detectionCures Acne! Relieves arthritis, dysphasia and chronic pain! Speedshealing of inflamed muscles! Melts belly fat! Even used for treating cancer!The claims are so broad and general that it sounds too good to be true. Yet, thescience behind the new, non-invasive treatments is fascinating. While scientistcontinue to explore how electromagnetic fields and electric stimulation affecttissue, the science behind infrared therapy is solid.


WPI's Low-Noise Amplifiers Outperform Cheap Imitations

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dam80 amplifierFind out what you need to know before you buy your next amplifier. WPI amplifiers consistently outperform the cheaper competitors, because WPI reduces the schott noise, which provides a cleaner output. Read this article to learn how an amplifier works so you will know what to look for when you are buying your next amplifier.

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.

What's the Difference Between a 3-way and 4-way Stopcock?

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013

3-way stopcockA 4-way stopcock allows for 360° of rotation and has the states (shown below) for each of the four available positions. A 3-way stopcock has only three positions and has the first three states shown below.

Cleaning Lab Glass

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013

New GlasswareWPI sells a new line of quality borosilicate glassware for laboratories. This article includes information on caring for your glassware.