Laboratory Supplies

Laboratory Supplies

Looking for a quality source for affordable laboratory equipment? From capillary glass and adhesives up to micromanipulators, pumps and microscopes, we offer the full range for the well stocked scientific and research laboratory.

  1. Absorbent Paper Points
    These Absorbent Paper Point are perfect for soaking up tiny spills, absorbing fluids during micro surgeries or for small projects in a research laboratory.
  2. Adhesives
    The adhesive you choose will depend largely on your application. Use the guide below to select the appropriate glue for your life science research application.
  3. Batteries
    Find the replacement batteries for your laboratory equipment.
  4. Cables
    Looking for lost cables or power cords? Let us help you select the one you need. These cords are the most popular ones used with WPI electronics and equipment for life science research applications.
  5. Connectors and Adapters
    Whether you are working with electrodes for electrophysiology applications or biosensors, anyone who works will electronic hardware in their laboratory needs a variety of electrical connectors and adapters. Find what you are looking for here. More Information Choosing Cables and Connectors
  6. Footswitches
    We have a variety of components for building Electrophysiology systems. Check out this page to see all the Foot Switches.
  7. Glass and Holders
    Whether you are making your own electrodes or using ours, we have a variety of microelectrode holders, along with a variety of accessories for filling glass micropipettes. We even have optical quality glass bottom dishes for delicate cell work under a microscope. WPI’s microelectrode holder-half-cells couple fluid-filled glass micropipettes to high input impedance amplifiers. A Ag/AgCl pellet (or a silver wire) molded into the holder body provides stable potential. Electrical connection is made via male 2mm pins or female 2mm sockets. The pipette may be mounted axially or at right angles to the holder. Pipettes are held with screw-caps or rubber gaskets (without caps). Filling WPI microelectrode holders with electrolytes containing chloride results in stable electrode potential. Suitable electrolytes include KCl, NaCl andCaCl2. Holders are supplied for standard WPI single glass capillary tubing of 1.0, 1.2, 1.5 and 2.0mm outside diameters. (Call WPI regarding custom designs for other glass diameters.) The holder style you select will depend on your experimental application, space, and instrumentation. More Information For tips on selecting and using our micropipette holders, see Micropipette Holders and Half Cells.
  8. Glass Capillaries
    WPI offers a wide spectrum of high-quality glass capillaries. We take pride in our abil­i­ty to ship your glass order within 48 hours. If you need a special glass that does not ap­pear on our website, please call us. We will make every effort to provide it for you.
  9. Luers and Fittings
    Luers and fittings are commonly used in a laboratory for plumbing systems and experimental setups.
  10. Miscellaneous Lab Supplies
    Find odds and ends for your lab... demagnetizer, agarose, screwdrivers and more.
  11. NanoFil
    NanoFil is a specially designed syringe developed in response to customer requests for improved microinjection in mice and other small animals. It makes quantitative nanoliter injection much easier and more accurate than any other method currently in use.
  12. Pipettes and Tips
    A pipetter, often called a pipette, are used to deliver precise volumes of liquids in a laboratory setting. Below is some information on selecting the appropriate pipetter for your use. WPI offers a variety of pippetters.
  13. Power Supplies
    We have a variety of components for building Electrophysiology systems. Check out this page to see all the Power Supplies.
  14. Pre-Pulled Micropipettes
    Now, you can eliminate the cost and trouble of making your own micropipettes. WPI can quickly supply your need for consistently sized pre-pulled glass micropipettes for injection of dyes or proteins into cells, oocytes and for many other biomedical laboratory applications. Tip diameters (ID) range from 0.1 to to 10µm. Silanized Tips (Luer Shank) Silanization waterproofs the glass to retard water when inserting into a cell. This will not let the outside fluid run down the pipette and get easily inside.
  15. Rackmounts
    Mount your laboratory electronics in racks and save precious bench space.
  16. Specialty Wire
    This specialty wire for research applications is available in PtIr, W, Sn, Ag, Au, Ti and C. We offer a large variety of wire for laboratory use, platinum iridium, tungsten, tin, silver, gold, titanium, carbon and more. See our comparison chart for the specifications on all our precious metals and specialty wire for research applications.
  17. Stands and Clamps
    Need an extra pair of hands? Every research laboratory requires Non-Magnetic Bases, Stands and Clamps like these for experimental setups. Hold an electrode or a beaker or a flask.
  18. Syringes
    These syringes are ideal for use with our syringe pumps for a wide range of research laboratory applications, including microinjection. We offer a variety of microsyringes with gas-tight luer tips and gas-tight Teflon luer lock tips, as well as syringes with replaceable needles. These laboratory microsyringes work with a variety of syringe pumps, like the UMP3 UltraMicroPump, the MMP and DMP Manual Microsyringe Pumps, the Aladdin pumps, and other syringe pumps. We offer a broad range of fluid handling equipment.
  19. Thermometers
    A variety of temperature probes for any research application Are you looking for a specific thermometer for your research application? We offer a variety. Flexible Teflon microprobes are used for implantation in tissue, in spectrophotometer cuvettes, rectally in neonatal mice, in water baths, PCR thermal cyclers, etc. Monitors animal rectal temperatures during surgical procedures and pyrogen testing Benefits Thermocouple wire used meets NIST standards (Certification is available for an additional cost) Applications Rectal temperature monitoring Instant read in tissue, semi-solids, small specimen and other materials When precise temperature measurements are required, WPI can provide you with a very accurate monitor and thermocouple microprobes. WPI monitors have both resolution and accuracy of 0.1°C in the 0-50°C range and are traceable to NIST standards, whereas, other competitive electronic thermometers have an accuracy that is usually to 0.5°C or worse. Furthermore, all our type T clinical probes are guaranteed accurate to 0.1°C, due to our stringent wire standards. These are five times more accurate than competitive probes made with regular “Special Limits” wire. 
  20. Zebrafish Molds
    Here is a simpler method for handling zebrafish embryos for high throughput microinjection research. Check it out.
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