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Choosing a micropipette: what criteria?
Choosing a micropipette requires evaluating normative and technical characteristics but also criteria that are much more subjective. Normative requirements for micropipettes? The micropipettes shall meet the requirements of ISO 8655-2: 2022 for volumetric piston devices – Part 2: Pipettes. This standard describes the requirements from a metrological point of view, the maximum permissible errors (MPE), the requirements for marking and the information to be […]
Swabs for DNA research
DNA swabs are increasingly used for many applications. According to studies*, in 2019, more than 26 million people have already taken a DNA test as part of over-the-counter tests for origin searches, for example. But this is not the only application of DNA swabbing. These swabs are also used for: Criminal cases (Sexual assault, forensic genetics, evidence collection …) Paternity tests Genotypic research *Source : […]
Safety rules in the laboratory
Following laboratory safety rules is a must in any laboratory, no matter where it is located. Human error, improper technique or misuse of equipment and apparatus are the cause of most injuries and infections attributable to activities performed in a laboratory. If specimens are not collected, transported and received in the laboratory properly, there is a risk of infection to personnel. What are the safety […]
Cell cultures: how to avoid contamination?
Cell culture contamination is a major issue for all laboratories as it leads to culture loss. This concern is particularly acute in medical laboratories analyzing very delicate stem cells without antibiotics, Contamination’s origins? Contamination is usually due to the presence of microorganism or mycoplasmas. As for bacteria, literature studies report that the contamination level can reach 5%. This contamination is very difficult to detect: […]
Augmented reality is coming to your laboratory: stay tuned!
Augmented reality is no longer a tech geek stuff. Indeed, smartphones are in every single hand and AR apps and technology is at one arm’s length now. Stay tuned: this becomes the new lab asset you will fancy experiencing !
3 reasons to add virtual reality into your laboratory design project
For several years now, virtual reality headsets are part of our daily lives and they are gradually starting to pop up in the labs. This technology is no longer a simple entertainment stuff, it has become a true work tool to grow performance. Virtual reality offers a 360° experience, using assets that simulate an IRL environment in the virtual world. For example, the most well-known […]
Good pipetting practices
Good pipetting pratices are essential as pipetting is one of the most common handling processes for laboratory technicians. Even with a seasonned experience, repetitive actions can make the task boring. If the workbench is disorganized, mistakes can quickly occur, and then MSPs arrise if the lab technician does not adopt the proper position. Thanks to the expertise of a former laboratory technician, we provide you […]
How to reduce plastic waste in everyday lablife ?
Every day, our laboratory garbage cans are filled with plastic… And a large part of it is packaged as IHAW and destigoes to incineration. Although difficult, environmental concern becomes key in lab’s purchasing process : they get obviously eager to reduce their impact on the processing and waste disposal of plastics.
Where can you order chemical glassware to teach ?
You wish to order chemical glassware for a school, a high school or a college ? You are looking for a good quality/price ratio ? You are opening a new chemistry class ? You must know, it is not always simple to navigate when it comes to choosing the good products at the right supplier. First of all, we must prepare your material list according […]
How to extend lithium batteries life in the laboratory
Extending the life of lithium batteries for laboratory instrumentation is crucial. Indeed, many laboratory instruments are equipped with a lithium-based battery. Electronic pipettors, for example, are equipped with them. These batteries are part of your daily life and have many advantages, but they also require a number of precautions to be taken in use, storage and charging. Recharge the lithium battery of your instrument on […]
How to become a laboratory technician ?
If you want to become a laboratory technician, you should know that is a vocation. Would you like to test, analyse and control? Then this is the job for you!
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Musculoskeletal’ Problems, a public health issue
Unfortunately, every technicians know what this is about MSP. These famous musculoskeletal’ problems which are disturbing you on a daily basis and which can lead to severe consequences for the technician, but also for the laboratories.
Staying fit on the bench with LABELIANS coach
Being healthy and staying fit also depends on the little routines you maintain at work. LABELIANS is now transformed into a sports coach to keep you in top shape in front of your workbenches !