What is a Cryostat?

What is a Cryostat?

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According to Merriam Webster, cryostat is defined as "an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature especially below 0°C" — which is, ess...
What is Cryo Freezing Used For?

What is Cryo Freezing Used For?

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Short for cryogenic freezing, cryo freezing is the act of freezing an object to temperatures below a certain temperature — generally, anything belo...
What is a Microtome?

What is a Microtome?

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A microtome is a device used to slice samples (either organic or inorganic) into extremely thin strips called "sections", which are then mounted on...
Free Online Resources for Finding Lab Equipment Manuals

Free Online Resources for Finding Lab Equipment Manuals

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One of the drawbacks of buying used equipment is the fact that the products often do not include any documentation — no user manuals, setup guides,...
PerkinElmer Launches PKeye Workflow Monitor, a Remote Lab Monitoring Solution

PerkinElmer Launches PKeye Workflow Monitor, a Remote Lab Monitoring Solution

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Last Monday, November 22, PerkinElmer, Inc. announced the release of PKeye Workflow Monitor, a remote lab management software that "offers scientis...
Recommended Used Spectrophotometers for Cuvettes and Microplates

Recommended Used Spectrophotometers for Cuvettes and Microplates

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In the market for a new spectrophotometer? Here are 5 things to consider before buying.   Recommended Cuvette Reader: Varian/Agilent Cary 100/300 W...
Tutorial: How to Find the Vacuum Leak in Your Freeze Dryer Manifold Valve

Tutorial: How to Find the Vacuum Leak in Your Freeze Dryer Manifold Valve

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Having issues with your freeze dryer? Our troubleshooting guide may be a help!   Finding a pinhole leak in one of your manifold valves is a serious...
Tutorial: How to Change the Oil in Your Freeze Dryer Vacuum Pump

Tutorial: How to Change the Oil in Your Freeze Dryer Vacuum Pump

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Oil changes are a vital part of maintaining your freeze drying setup. If you're new to lyophilization, here's a guide to get you started with reple...
Dual-Stage Cascade vs Stirling Engine ULT Freezers

Dual-Stage Cascade vs Stirling Engine ULT Freezers

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In the market for a used ULT freezer? Here are 6 things to consider before you buy.   While the vast majority of ultra-low temperature (ULT) freeze...
Tutorial: How to Replace Brushes in Centrifuge Brushed Drive Motor

Tutorial: How to Replace Brushes in Centrifuge Brushed Drive Motor

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While many modern centrifuges contain brushless motors, many older models still have brushed drive motors. If these brushes aren't replaced when t...
Tutorial: Replacing the Gas Springs in Your Beckman Coulter J-Series Floor Centrifuge

Tutorial: Replacing the Gas Springs in Your Beckman Coulter J-Series Floor Centrifuge

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Centrifuge lid gas springs will inevitably wear out from regular use. You'll know the gas springs need replaced because they will no longer be abl...
Troubleshooting Your Cryostat's Microtome

Troubleshooting Your Cryostat's Microtome

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Although they're simple devices, it's not uncommon for mechanical issues to crop up in microtomes. Oftentimes these issues aren't anything a little...