Lab Equipment

Lab Equipment

Our products have been cited in 1000s of notable publications. The laboratory equipment listed here is designed specifically for life science research. Here is where you can find a variety of microscopes, micromanipulators, centrifuges, pullers, bevelers, hotplates, animal surgery equipment and other products for animal research.

  1. Analgesia
    Analgesia testing is a growing field. Before new pain killing pharmaceuticals are brought to market, they must undergo a host of efficacy studies involving some form of analgesiometry prior to any clinical trials.  The standard nociceptive threshold testing for preclinical trials involve mechanical, thermal and chemical stimuli with mice and rats. WPI offers a variety of such equipment.
  2. Anesthesia
    EZ Anesthesia is the system of choice for anesthetizing small animals, and it comes with a variety of choices. Animals to be anesthetized are placed in the acrylic induction chamber and the system delivers a precisely blended mixture of oxygen and isoflurane. An activated charcoal air filter canister at the top of the chamber releases safe, filtered air back into the room. A water-heated cage warmer or warming plate (ATC2000) is used to retain the animal body temperature while in the induction chamber. After the initial anesthetizing, the animal can be moved to the heated surgical water bed and positioned properly in the snugly fitted nosecone. A highly sensitive valve regulated by the animal’s breathing works with the nosecone to ensure non-rebreathing efficiency, and allow safe anesthesia for up to several hours. The breathing device also includes an air filter that releases safe, filtered air back into the room.
  3. Animal Temp Control
    Keeping anesthestized animals warm during research procedures is critical. WPI's ATC2000 Animal Temperature Controller is simple to operate, because its adaptive mode takes the guesswork out of temperature control so you can focus on the details of your own experiment.
  4. Blood Pressure Monitor
    Small animal blood pressure monitors used in a research laboratory can be invasive or non-invasive. For example, if you wanted to measure direct arterial and venous pressure, you could use an animal catheter and the BLPR2 system. For non-invasive blood pressure measurements, you could use the tail cuff monitor. Our IITC tail cuff monitor allows for tail movement and is designed to minimize stress to the animal.
  5. Cameras
    The camera you choose for your microscopy will depend largely on the type of image you would like to capture, video or still. Additionally, three types of cameras are available, and two are suitable for microscopy work. These include television (direct video), computer capture and commercial cameras. Let us help you choose the camera for your microscope application.  
  6. DAQ
    LabScribe is the powerful data acquisition software included with Lab-Trax™ (formerly DataTrax). The acquisition and data display in LabScribe is easy and straight forward. It supports real units and a time-based display that is not coupled to sample rate. You can display up to 1,000,000 data points per channel on the screen. Scrolling, zoom-in and zoom-out tools, together with a searchable list of user interventions, make finding important areas of data easy. And, of course, you can print or export anything that you see.
  7. Fluid Handling
    We offer a large variety of pumps for everything from microfluidics to general fluid handling applications. Our peristaltic pumps are easy to setup and clean, offer continuous flow with virtually "infinite" volume (depending only on capacity of your source), require no contact with metal or the pump and are good for large volume pumping. Our syringe pumps provide accurate volume control and are an excellent choice for lower volume applications. Our pneumatic PicoPumps are non-pulsatile and designed for delivery of very small volumes. Are you looking for a specific type of pump? The pump comparison information is provided below.
  8. Lab Appliances
    Every laboratory needs quality appliances, whether it's in a school or research facility. We offer a range of appliances for a variety of applications.
  9. Light Sources
    Get uninterrupted, directed light for microscopes and other application. 
  10. Microforges, Pullers, Bevelers
    When you are making your own glass micropipettes and microelectrodes, you need a few reliable appliances you can count on, including a puller for custom pulling your own pipettes, a microforge for fire polishing and a beveler for putting precise angles on your tips. More Information For an overview of this product category, see the Microforges, Pullers, Bevelers Application Guide.
  11. Micromanipulators
    Micromanipulators are used when precision work is conducted under a microscope. A micropipette, electrode or probe can be mounted on a micromanipulator and move as little as a micron at a time. This tool can be used for in vitro fertilization, patch clamp experimentation, extracellular recording, microinjection and any application requiring fine mechanical placement (resolution). In addition to micromanipulators,  WPI offers tilt bases, piezo translators and a variety of stands.Micromanipulators can be broken out into three broad categories: Manual, Manual/Motorized and Motorized.
  12. Microscopes
    Microscopes are a standard laboratory tool, but purchasing the right microscope for a particular application can be a challenge. First, consider how you will use the instrument. Are you looking at slides, dissecting a small animal or performing a surgery? (The application dictates the necessary working distance and power of magnification.) What kind of a stand will you be using? (Boom stand, articulating arm or post stand) Will the microscope be used in a classroom setting? (A trinocular scope offers the option of including a camera.) Will you need a camera? (A camera allows you to project the microscope image on a PC or TV or to take still images.) The answers to these questions help you determine the required working distance, level of magnification, type of mounting stand and hardware required. More Information Microscope BasicsUnderstanding ObjectivesChoosing a Microscope Camera Adjusting a Binocular MicroscopeCamera Comparison ChartCamera/Microscope Configuration Chart
  13. Microscopy Accessories
    Any laboratory with a microscope requires accessories like eyepieces, reticles and slides. One of our most popular products are our FluoroDishes which are small dishes with optical grade glass bottoms. These are ideal for culturing cells and tissues. You can place the dishes on the microscope stage without having to transfer delicate cells to a slide for imaging.
  14. Ventilators
    These ventilators and carbon dioxide monitors are designed specifically for research laboratories for use with  rats, mice and other small animals.
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