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  1. How to Clean Surgical Instruments Using an Ultrasonic Cleaner
    March 13, 2019
    Prior to sterilizing surgical instruments, it is a good idea to make sure you have cleaned them to remove blood, tissue and all other organic material.  If soiled materials dries or is baked onto the instruments, it will interfere with microbial inaction and can compromise the sterilization process. Cleaning is the removal of foreign material (e.g., soil and organic material) from objects and is normally accomplished using water with detergents or enzymatic products. The most common type of mechanical automatic cleaner is the ultrasonic cleaner. Ultrasonic cleaners are used in conjunction with detergents and enzymatic cleaners.  Ultrasonic cleaning removes particulates by cavitation (bubbles) and implosion. Waves of acoustic energy are transmitted in aqueous solutions and disrupt the bonds that hold particulate m
  2. What's the Difference between Hanging and Standing Cell Culture Inserts used in EndOhm Chambers
    February 22, 2019
    WPI EndOhm chambers are used with WPI's EVOM2 meter for making TEER (transepithelial electrical resistance) measurements. Here Subhra shows the difference between hanging cell culture inserts and standing cell culture inserts.
  3. Prevent Damage to Snapwell Inserts by Using STX3 Electrode
    February 21, 2019
    The WPI EVOM2 meter is used to measure TEER (transepithelial electrical resistance) in cell culture inserts. The STX2 electrodes with a static length may cause damage to Snapwell inserts. Here Subhra demonstrates how to use the adjustable STX3 electrode to prevent damage to your cell culture inserts.
  4. Choosing an EndOhm Chamber Compatible with your Cell Culture Inserts
    February 21, 2019
    WPI's EndOhm chambers are used with WPI's EVOM2 meter to measure TEER (transepithelial electrical resistance) in cell culture inserts. Three chamber sizes are available for 6-well plates, 12-well plates and 24-well plates. Here Subhra demonstrates how to choose an EndOhm chamber to match the cell culture inserts you are using.
  5. Resurfacing Electrodes in a WPI EndOhm Chamber
    February 21, 2019
    WPI EndOhm chambers are used with WPI's EVOM2 meter for making TEER (transepithelial electrical resistance) measurements. After heavy use your background resistance measurement may start to rise. Your electrodes may need to be resurfaced to remove buildup of proteins, sugars and biological materials. Here Subhra demonstrates how to clean and resurface your EndOhm chambers.
  6. How to Set the Gap on your WPI EndOhm Chambers
    February 21, 2019
    WPI EndOhm chambers are used with WPI's EVOM2 meter for making TEER (transepithelial electrical resistance) measurements. Each EndOhm chamber comes with a "spacer" disk for calibrating the gap between the two chamber electrodes. A consistent gap ensures reliable measurements. Here Subhra shows how to calibrate your chambers.
  7. Why Choose Qualified Fiber Optic Assemblies
    February 11, 2019
    Not all fibers are created equal. When your research is on the line, the choice is clear. Because,WPI optical fibers are qualified for your next project. Think of it this way–it is optical fiber that finally addresses the lingering issue of fiber performance variability. Qualified fiber ensures repeatability from one fiber cable to the next.
  8. Your OEM Partner for Qualified Fiber, Assemblies, Probes and Flow Cells
    February 08, 2019
    Trusted Partner for Reliable Measurements WPI is dedicated to being your preferred OEM supplier for optical fiber products by offering the following: Quality Products and Expert Service – After over 50 years in business, we’ve learned that it takes more to be your partner than just great quality and fair prices. We have implemented measures such as our ISO-9001:2015 certification throughout our home office and production facility to improve our efficiency and ensure quality. We also have invested in six sigma certifications with continuing effort to improve processes within the organization. Personal Service – A dedicated OEM account manager and a seasoned optical engineering team with over 20 years of technical design experience make all th
  9. How To Select Electrodes For Making TEER Measurements
    November 28, 2018
    Selection of Electrodes for TEER Measurements Transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER), also referred as the transepithelial resistance (TER) is used to monitor cellular health. TEER is comprised of measurements of the transcellular pathway (i.e., resistance due to an individual cell) and paracellular pathway (i.e., resistance due to the formation of the cellular junctions). TEER is commonly used to monitor cellular confluence. TEER values can indicate changes in the cellular monolayer permeability, showing the monolayer barrier function of cells such as, endothelial (brain microvessel) and epithelial (alveolar, kidney, and intestinal) cells. High TEER values generally reflect tighter cellular monolayers or cellular junctions (Lewis 1996, Matter and Balda 2003, Denker and Sabath 2011). A few major benefits of WPI TEER measurement systems are described below. The TEER values (electrophysiological analysis) can be combined with other analysis methods to further understand
  10. Easily Measure Color Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM)
    October 08, 2018
    What is CDOM? CDOM (Color Dissolved Organic Matter) is organic matter whose optical properties are measurable using WPI’s LWCC (Liquid Waveguide Capillary Cell). CDOM occurs naturally in water systems and is derived from organic tannins. CDOM concentration depends on the location where samples are taken, with coastal waters showing higher CDOM concentrations compared to open-ocean waters. In addition, CDOM absorption depends on open-ocean water depth. Why is the study of CDOM levels important? CDOM is naturally occurring but the environment can influence the level of CDOM in water particles. Measuring the level of CDOM is important because CDOM can have a big effect from fresh to oceanic environments. For example, a higher concentration of CDOM in water particles reduces photosynthesis and negatively affects the food chain.
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