Automation of Synthetic Biology Processes: Some Staples to Consider

Synthetic biology refers to an interdisciplinary branch of bioengineering in which scientists create or change biological systems. Currently, most synthetic biology applications relate to the metabolites produced by genetically modified organisms. For example, instead of yeast that ferments sugar into alcohol, consider a yeast that transforms agricultural waste into surfactants for cleaning products.Synthetic biology relies [...]

2022-05-18T16:31:30-04:00May 17th, 2022|Comments Off on Automation of Synthetic Biology Processes: Some Staples to Consider

Liquid Handling Devices You Need In Your Laboratory

Every laboratory needs an automated liquid handling machine and other devices. Liquid handling is an important part of any process, whether you’re running a full-scale multifunction workstation or are using simply one pipet. Liquid handling devices and machines have come a long way—the first system for liquid handling was presented in 1875 by Thaddeus M. [...]

2022-05-18T16:30:58-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Comments Off on Liquid Handling Devices You Need In Your Laboratory

Automation Opportunities in a Microbiology Lab

Automation in microbiology offers very distinct benefits: first, laboratory robotics and automation provide accuracy and efficiency, which is a benefit when many samples must be analyzed. However, there has also been a lack of staffing within the past several years. As of 2018, it was estimated that 17.4 percent of laboratory staff was expected to [...]

2022-04-26T17:29:49-04:00April 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Automation Opportunities in a Microbiology Lab

Automated ELISA and Its Applications

ELISA, which stands for Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay, is a type of immunological assay. Antigens from a sample are placed onto a surface, followed by an antibody in its most basic form. The antibody then must link to an enzyme, removing unbound antibodies. Finally, the enzyme’s substrate is added right before the detection phase. ELISA has [...]

2022-04-19T00:58:15-04:00April 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Automated ELISA and Its Applications

pH Meter Storage Tips: How To Store pH Meter Electrodes and More

Given pH can vary between city water treatments, growers must be able to properly read their local water’s pH so that they can start their healthy indoor gardens. While deciding on the best pH meter is the first concern, growers and scientists must consider knowing how to store pH meter electrodes for long-term use is [...]

2022-04-12T19:09:09-04:00April 12th, 2022|Comments Off on pH Meter Storage Tips: How To Store pH Meter Electrodes and More

A Guide to Different Types of ELISA

There are 3 different types of ELISA that are widely used: direct ELISA, indirect ELISA, and ELISA sandwich assay. ELISA tests have been used to detect and diagnose HIV, Covid-19, food allergies, and many other conditions. You’ll learn how ELISA tests work, how different types of ELISA are used, and why scientists would choose one [...]

2022-04-05T17:47:06-04:00April 5th, 2022|Comments Off on A Guide to Different Types of ELISA

What Does a Microplate Reader Measure and Other Microplate Questions

Microplate readers measure changes in biochemical, cellular or physical properties in the wells of a plate. Microplate readers are designed for a standard 96 well plate, but there are some plate readers available for other plate sizes. As lab automation increases, adherence to a standard microplate size is critical so that automated systems can handle [...]

2022-03-29T05:15:17-04:00March 29th, 2022|Comments Off on What Does a Microplate Reader Measure and Other Microplate Questions

Approaches to Synthetic Biology 101

When you begin learning about synthetic biology, it can feel like reading a science fiction novel. The terminology and techniques can be challenging, but this field is worth exploring.Read on to learn about the definition of synthetic biology and the two most common synthetic biology approaches. Synthetic Biology Definition Synthetic biology is an emerging field [...]

2022-03-22T13:57:52-04:00March 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on Approaches to Synthetic Biology 101

All About pH Meter Calibration Solutions: What, Why, and How

pH is an integral aspect to many scientific disciplines, where most scientists will likely consider pH at some point in their research or industry. For instance, did you know corals cannot properly grow their calcium skeletons when pH is too low? Ocean acidification directly threatens coral species, affecting all life in coral reefs, even microbes! [...]

2022-03-15T17:10:20-04:00March 15th, 2022|Comments Off on All About pH Meter Calibration Solutions: What, Why, and How
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