The 5S Approach To A Lean Lab

The 5S Approach To A Lean Lab

What is Lean? Lean production (lean) is a popular quality improvement methodology that can be traced back to manufacturing and technology. Lean manufacturing principles can be used to improve efficiency in the laboratory environment. Lean has been adopted by many health care organizations and laboratories to help eliminate waste, organize the workplace, streamline procedures and [...]

Active Cooling Vest System For Surgeons In The OR

Active Cooling Vest System For Surgeons In The OR

What is an active cooling vest?  A cooling vest is a piece of equipment designed to cool a person down. Cooling vests are used by doctors, athletes, industrial workers, working dogs, individuals with Multiple Sclerosis or hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, race care drivers, and military personnel. Active cooling vests and systems require some form of power, electricity [...]

3 Different Types of Serological Pipettes

3 Different Types of Serological Pipettes

Serological Pipettes The serological pipette is commonly found and used in most laboratories for transferring milliliter volumes of liquid ranging from 1 milliliter to 50 milliliter. Pipettes are available in plastic or glass, for the purpose of this post we will be focusing on single-use, polystyrene plastic serological pipettes. We will be reviewing three types of [...]

Flip & Grip Pipette Holder By Heathrow Scientific

Flip & Grip Pipette Holder By Heathrow Scientific

The Heathrow Scientific Flip & Grip Pipette Holder makes pipette storage and selection easy. This cleverly designed pipette holder provides you the option of using on a bench top or mounting it underneath a shelf to maximize workspace. Designed to hold the most common brands of pipettes it accommodates up to 12 single channel pipettes [...]

3 Safer Alternatives To Mouth Pipetting

3 Safer Alternatives To Mouth Pipetting

Pipette controllers or fillers are used to draw liquid into a serological pipette. There are three different types of pipette controllers, ranging from simple rubberized bulbs to the more sophisticated motorized microprocessor controlled pipette fillers. These near ubiquitous liquid handling instruments may seem banal to some, but prior to the 1970’s, pipette controllers did not [...]

4 Unique Ways To Safely Store Your Pipettes

4 Unique Ways To Safely Store Your Pipettes

Pipettes are designed to efficiently deliver a small measured fixed volume of liquid into a receptacle. Proper handling and storage techniques are important to maintain accurate readings and maximize their longevity. Liquid handling equipment must be stored correctly to prevent inaccuracies and produce accurate outcomes. Pipettes are precise laboratory instruments and need to be properly [...]

Heathrow Scientific Pearl Pipettes Adjustable Volume

Heathrow Scientific Pearl Pipettes Adjustable Volume

Precision Liquid Handling The Pearl Pipette is an air displacement pipette that is made from temperature and chemical resistant materials including polypropylene and stainless steel. The pipette is equipped with a tip ejector to easily remove the used tip during operation. Air Displacement Pipettes Commonly used in biology and biochemistry, air displacement pipettes are piston-driven [...]

When Is It Time For A New X-Ray Apron?

When Is It Time For A New X-Ray Apron?

How Long Will My X-Ray Apron Last?  The life of an x-ray apron will depend on the frequency of use, applications and how it is stored when not in use. Properly caring for your x-ray apron is the easiest way to extend the useful life of your apron. It is recommended to have the lead [...]