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Drug Stability Testing and Analysis

Stability testing of pharmaceutical products such as medications in pills, creams, liquids, etc., is a critical characteristic of any pharmaceutical agent. Stability not only indicates how long medication is effective when sitting on a shelf but patient safety can also be threatened when some medications break down over time or when exposed to light or [...]

2021-08-31T16:53:24-04:00August 31st, 2021|Comments Off on Drug Stability Testing and Analysis

pH For Stability Testing and Analysis

Microplate Washer ELISA For over 100 years, pH has been an invaluable tool for measuring the acidity of solutions. Based on a logarithmic scale from 0 - 14, the pH scale made what was once a difficult calculation, an easy to understand measure of free hydrogen protons (H+) in a solution. This simple scale is [...]

2021-08-26T14:52:50-04:00August 24th, 2021|Comments Off on pH For Stability Testing and Analysis

Bacterial Colony Morphology 101

Microplate Washer ELISA Bacterial colonies are an important component of microbiology that remains relevant to this day and probably will always stay that way. These colonies are used for medical research, development of pharmaceuticals, use in the food industry (the safe ones, naturally) and more. Once a bacterial colony is cultivated, the first thing to [...]

2021-08-17T15:36:54-04:00August 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Bacterial Colony Morphology 101

Serial Dilution Method In ELISA: What & How

ELISA is based on the interaction of antibodies and antigens where the antibodies attach to specific proteins or nucleic acids. With measurable reporter molecules attached to the antibodies, it is possible to measure the amount of protein or nucleic acid present. Serial dilution ELISA is an important part of testing whenever examining an unknown peptide [...]

2021-08-10T12:27:46-04:00August 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Serial Dilution Method In ELISA: What & How

qPCR Analysis Software: Uses & Benefits

Initial Problems Developing Automated Liquid Handling Robots The “q” in qPCR stands for quantitative. Over the past 20 years, the tremendous advances made by the development of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) have been augmented by the ability to quantify nucleic acid replication with qPCR analysis software in real-time. With qPCR analysis software, everything from [...]

2021-08-03T13:25:33-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on qPCR Analysis Software: Uses & Benefits

The Basics of Protein Expression and Purification

Initial Problems Developing Automated Liquid Handling Robots Whether human, plant, or bacteria, proteins play a vital role in every living cell's structure and function in our universe. Proteins were first discovered in 1838 by the Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius who recognized the critical importance of these substances for life. Consequently, he chose the name [...]

2021-07-27T01:36:37-04:00July 27th, 2021|Comments Off on The Basics of Protein Expression and Purification

Components of a Liquid Handling System

In modern science and pharmaceutical laboratories, tiny amounts of liquid must be transferred many times to perform everything from genetic testing to drug screens. As science has improved, the amount of liquid needed for accurate testing has been reduced to low microliter and even nanoliter amounts. Trying to transfer these very small quantities fully and [...]

2021-07-20T16:15:23-04:00July 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Components of a Liquid Handling System

Automatic Plate Loading for Improved Instrument ROI in the Lab

Microplate robots have advanced the availability of automated qPCR and ELISA and many other applications and assays in laboratories that rely on studying genetics, nucleic acids, and antibodies rapidly and accurately in the animal, plant, and microorganism cells.These microplate handling systems can incorporate a wide array of peripheral devices including a 96 well plate dispenser, [...]

2021-07-13T14:04:10-04:00July 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Automatic Plate Loading for Improved Instrument ROI in the Lab

Automated and Fully Automated PCR Robots

PCR is a widely used technique, but it's also very hands-on and time-consuming. Additionally, manual PCR does have some challenges that can affect the final result of the test.By automating the process with PCR robots, labs can increase throughput and reduce the hand-on time for your staff and improve accuracy and precision for more reliable [...]

2021-07-06T16:16:53-04:00July 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Automated and Fully Automated PCR Robots

What to Look for in Automated Barcode Labeling

The use of barcode labeling is not just helpful when using automated laboratory equipment. It’s essential when your laboratory technology is designed to increase productivity, improve experimental and testing precision and accuracy, and keep costs under control. Scientific labels with robots like microplate readers allow a more hands-off approach which limits technician’s exposure to potential [...]

2021-06-29T10:52:12-04:00June 29th, 2021|Comments Off on What to Look for in Automated Barcode Labeling
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