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A Guide to pH Measurement Instruments in the Lab

Why Do Workers Like Using an Automated Pipette Machine? Lab workers compare sample ratings with pH standards called buffers to garner reliable results. Measuring accurately is all-important when making complex pH measurements are important to get accurate.  pH measurement instruments help laboratories compare acidity and alkalinity of solutions at given temperatures to measure pH levels [...]

2022-10-24T20:30:26-04:00October 25th, 2022|Comments Off on A Guide to pH Measurement Instruments in the Lab

Why Get An Automated Pipette Machine?

Liquid handling machines that take up little benchtop space, such as an automated pipette machine, transfer liquids between containers without needing users to monitor the operation. The machine's pipetting head, control interface, liquid handling core, deck, and pipette tips increase workflow. Other automated instruments such as microplate stackers, reagent dispensers, a pressure filtration station, heating/cooling [...]

2022-10-24T20:25:42-04:00October 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Why Get An Automated Pipette Machine?

How Lab-Grown Meat is Made: A Concise Guide

Everyone is asking about cultured meat, "How is lab-grown meat made?" The concept of synthetic meat originated in the 90s when Jon Vein submitted and received a patent to make synthetic or in-vitro meat. Contrary to preconceived myths, lab-grown meat is not genetically modified. Instead, cultured meat cells perform exactly as they would inside an [...]

2022-10-24T20:20:39-04:00October 11th, 2022|Comments Off on How Lab-Grown Meat is Made: A Concise Guide

Plasmid Isolation from DNA: Process & Challenges

DNA plasmid isolation is integral to biology as it’s used in many functions. This includes DNA sequencing, cloning, in vitro translation, gene therapy, blotting, and more. However, while the process of DNA plasmid isolation is a crucial aspect of biology, it also comes with its challenges. In plasmid isolation, it is up to the technician [...]

2022-10-24T20:14:08-04:00October 4th, 2022|Comments Off on Plasmid Isolation from DNA: Process & Challenges

The Benefits of an Automated Colony Counter

Colony counting determines how many microbial colonies are growing on cell culture media, such as agar plates. Automated colony counters are a newer technology that uses digital images and machine learning algorithms to provide a high-throughput alternative to manual colony counting. Since colony counting has applications ranging from product testing to cancer research, automated colony [...]

2022-09-13T14:53:22-04:00August 30th, 2022|Comments Off on The Benefits of an Automated Colony Counter

How Can Synthetic Biology Be Applied to Plants?

Plant synthetic biology utilizes existing nutritive plant value to identify biological pathways and generate alternative resources of food, medicines, and other products. These redesigned organisms have a different genetic code consisting of longer DNA matter as compared to the original plant. For example, the common aspirin's main ingredient, salicin, was derived from salicylic acid extract [...]

2022-08-16T15:27:55-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on How Can Synthetic Biology Be Applied to Plants?

Standard Operating Protocol for Calibration of pH Meter

The calibration of the pH meter using an SOP (standard operating procedure/protocol) is highly important and serves a very important purpose - keeping the data that the electrodes generate within specifications. pH determinations need several measurement, calibration, and maintenance processes. If an electrode is not properly calibrated, it can lead to inaccurate readings. These small [...]

2022-09-13T12:14:46-04:00August 16th, 2022|Comments Off on Standard Operating Protocol for Calibration of pH Meter

ELISA Microplate Reader: Principle and Uses

The Drug Discovery Process ELISA stands for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. It is an evaluation technique for immobilizing an antigen to a solid surface to determine peptide, protein, antibody, or hormone concentrations. The procedure uses an automated ELISA microplate reader in combination with a series of microplates—a plate with 96 indentations, or "wells"—that act as tiny [...]

2022-08-16T15:16:59-04:00August 9th, 2022|Comments Off on ELISA Microplate Reader: Principle and Uses

Usage of Synthetic Biology in Drug Discovery

Synthetic biology is a new life science label for processes like Protein Engineering and Genetic Engineering that apply engineering design principles to molecular biology to create new biological parts and systems. In drug discovery, synthetic biology creates a world of possibilities for efficient and effective medical treatment. The future of synthetic biology will incorporate synthetic [...]

2022-07-26T14:18:44-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Usage of Synthetic Biology in Drug Discovery

Single Cell Colony Picking: Tools & Challenges

Colony picking involves removing a sample from a healthy microbe colony after culturing a microbe sample on a plate. Single-cell colony picking means isolating a single microbe cell from a cultured colony. The growing fields of genomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics rely on isolating and studying single cells. Learn more about the tools and methods behind [...]

2022-07-26T13:53:56-04:00July 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Single Cell Colony Picking: Tools & Challenges
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