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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
With the development of new products, medicines, and technologies each day, laboratory managers are turning to automation. Automation increases throughput, reduces errors, and makes lab protocols easy to repeat.
Scientists have long sought ways to maximize their laboratory throughput by developing machinery that simplifies difficult or repetitive tasks. The use of laboratory automation products increased following the world wars, where Dr. Masahide Sasaki became the first scientist to develop a fully automated lab in the early 1980’s. At the [...]
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 [...]
Laboratories are constantly adopting new technology whether it be new equipment or software. One of the most impactful solutions in recent decades is in lab automation systems. Automation utilizes software that automates equipment and robots to operate with minimal human supervision, which in turn improves efficiency and the quality of [...]