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How to Choose a pH Meter for Your Lab

The pH meter for your lab is one of your most important pieces of equipment. What does a pH meter measure? The function of a pH meter is to measure the alkalinity and acidity of laboratory samples. Like with any equipment, not all pH meters are created equally, and some are better suited for different [...]

2024-02-23T19:47:40-05:00February 20th, 2024|Comments Off on How to Choose a pH Meter for Your Lab

What to Look for in a Benchtop pH Meter

A functional and accurate pH meter is integral to a microbiology laboratory. pH measurements are used for various applications, such as testing municipal water quality supplies, blood chemistry, swimming pools, soil, environmental remediation, the spirits brewing, manufacturing, and many other applications. Choosing the right pH meter for your specific needs will enhance your laboratory. However, [...]

2024-02-23T20:00:00-05:00February 16th, 2024|Comments Off on What to Look for in a Benchtop pH Meter

From Lab to Process: Harnessing pH Measurement in Various Applications through Automation

pH is a logarithmic measurement of the acid or base levels in a substance. It stands for “potential of hydrogen” or “power of hydrogen.” The more hydrogen ions are present in a substance, the lower the pH. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 0 being a very acidic substance and 14 being [...]

2024-02-23T19:51:27-05:00February 15th, 2024|Comments Off on From Lab to Process: Harnessing pH Measurement in Various Applications through Automation

Choosing the Right pH Meter for Your Laboratory or Field Applications

A few pieces of equipment are imperative to have in your microbiology, synthetic biology, or other laboratory. Having the right pH meter in your laboratory, or using the correct one in fieldwork, is essential to perform numerous types of applications, from testing soil to water quality. Regarding pH meters vs pH test strips, strips are [...]

2024-02-23T19:49:42-05:00February 8th, 2024|Comments Off on Choosing the Right pH Meter for Your Laboratory or Field Applications

Flow Cytometry in Clinical Diagnostics: Revolutionizing Disease Detection and Monitoring

Flow cytometry has several uses but is prominent in clinical diagnostics. It is a laboratory test that analyzes the characteristics of particles or cells, and it can analyze and process up to 10,000 cells in less than one minute—one of the amazing outcomes of laboratory automation. In general, flow cytometry in clinical diagnostics involves placing [...]

2024-02-23T19:58:47-05:00January 25th, 2024|Comments Off on Flow Cytometry in Clinical Diagnostics: Revolutionizing Disease Detection and Monitoring

Synthetic Biology Tools and Technologies: A Comprehensive Overview

Synthetic biology, often coined as syn-bio, is a rapidly evolving field that is revolutionizing various industries by harnessing the power of living organisms to create new and sustainable solutions. Synthetic biology tools are crucial in this process, enabling researchers and scientists to design, construct, and manipulate biological systems. Read on to learn more about the [...]

2024-02-22T14:23:37-05:00December 12th, 2023|Comments Off on Synthetic Biology Tools and Technologies: A Comprehensive Overview

Colony-Picking Robots: Accelerating Synthetic Biology Research and Genetic Engineering

Synthetic biology, also known as syn-bio, has emerged as a groundbreaking field that combines biology, engineering, and computer science to create and improve organisms for various applications. The ability to engineer microorganisms with enhanced productivity has paved the way for accelerated bioproduction, leading to advancements in biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemicals. However, selecting and isolating [...]

2024-02-13T21:31:19-05:00December 5th, 2023|Comments Off on Colony-Picking Robots: Accelerating Synthetic Biology Research and Genetic Engineering

PlateCrane’s Applications Beyond Plate Handling in Life Sciences

There are many advantages and benefits of robotic automation, and automation itself has revolutionized and streamlined microbiology. The benefits are many: robotic automation is cost-effective in many ways by saving manpower and time. Automation also reduces the risk of human error and is rarely inaccurate. Lab technicians and researchers can use their skills elsewhere in [...]

2024-02-22T14:27:19-05:00November 21st, 2023|Comments Off on PlateCrane’s Applications Beyond Plate Handling in Life Sciences

The Promise of Synthetic Biology in Medicine and Healthcare

Underneath the umbrella of synthetic biology (coined syn-bio) are many subfields of emerging discoveries in the scientific community. Syn-bio has many applications, from industrial to pharmaceutical, and the role of synthetic biology in medicine is an important one. An excellent description of what synthetic biology is included in a May 2023 research article: “Synthetic biology [...]

2024-02-22T14:39:36-05:00October 31st, 2023|Comments Off on The Promise of Synthetic Biology in Medicine and Healthcare

The Technology Behind Colony Picking Robots

Colony picking is the most important aspect of identifying microorganisms for many applications. Used mainly to identify different bacteria, colonies are isolated for future analysis and duplication. The technology behind and colony picking itself is the cornerstone of any microbiology laboratory. Before automated colony picking robots, it was a tedious task performed by hand, which [...]

2024-02-22T14:41:29-05:00October 24th, 2023|Comments Off on The Technology Behind Colony Picking Robots
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