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.


Monitor the Growth of Epithelial Cells in Vitro Manually

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015

TEER Measurement SystemsAre you ready to perform experiments involving a cultured cell monolayer? If your monolayer has not reached confluence, you may have holes or gaps in the monolayer that would prevent collection of valid experimental data. When confluence is reached, the electrical resistance across the monolayer peaks and then plateaus. The EVOM2 meter was designed specifically for this application.

The EVOM2 is the ideal meter for use when you are making manual TEER measurements on small batches of cell cultures and do not require a high throughput system.

Data Acqusition Designed for Muscle Physiology Pre-Clinical Trials

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LabTrax 8/16LabTrax 8/16 hardware combined with MDAC software is an excellent choice for WPI's SI-H line of muscle physiology products like the SI-MKB Muscle Platform, SI-CTS Cell Tester and SI-HTB Horizontal Tissue Baths. This data acquisition system is ideal for testing physiological characteristics like the contractile and elastic properties of different tissues in various conditions like isometric, anisometric or isotonic states. This data acquisition system was designed with the muscle researcher in mind, because the knowledge of physiological characteristics of muscles is critical when quantifying the beneficial or adverse effects of a stimulus (like a pharmaceutical drug) on muscle function in pre-clinical studies.

Choosing a Pump for your Fluid Handling Application

Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Peristaltic pump actionThe type of pump you choose for your fluid handling will largely depend on your laboratory application. In this article, we will compare the popular pump types.


Application Kits for Use with the NanoFil for Microinjection

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015

NanoFil for MicroinjectionApplication kits are specially designed for eye research for injecting retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and for intraocular (IO) injections.


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.

When a Bigger Bolus is Better

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015

You can find a range of pumps on the market today, and each microinjection pump is suited for its own applications. In this article, we will compare the volume ranges of a variety of pumps and consider the applications these pumps are best suited for.