Thursday, January 23, 2014

In Science, equipment is your best friend!

Researchers, scientists, and doctors are categorized among the most successful people anywhere in the world. They tackle specimens, and micro bodies, that most people do not even know the names of.

They spend years in pursuit of their dream, and yet even after realizing it, continue to learn and grow faster and more consistently than others.

For anyone in this profession, it is a dream to get a well-facilitated and perfectly functioning lab. Perhaps, the high quality lab equipment you select is the most crucial aspect in this regard. Every discipline of medical science is unique and in turn, a certain set of standard equipment is used for each discipline.

The following list comprises of the five most crucial equipment that directly affect the work flow of your lab:

Hemacytometer: If microbiology or biotechnology is your thing, that you’d need a hemacytometer to study blood cells. They are used for counting platelets. They are used to study liquid samples. Quality meters, mean accurate reading, so bear that in mind before you buy.

Caliper: A Caliper looks something like a compass. It has two ends that are fixed on two sides of an object, to measure the distance. Good quality ones, are easy to operate, and come with precise readings.

Incubator: A highly advanced device, used by microbiologists for performing researches that helps to observe the progress of cells or organisms in a carefully manipulated environment. Good incubators are stable, safe and help create exact temperature/condition. 

Microtome: While selecting fresh tissue, a microtome comes in handy during the preparation phase. Any scientist would understand the importance of good quality microtome.

Cell Counters: A cell counter or what is medically known as automated blood cell counters are used for counting blood cells. Essentially, their purpose is to determine the exact amount of RBC’s in a particular sample. Once again, accuracy is important, and good cell counters would always give a precise reading.

If any of these devices are of importance to you, do not make the mistake of letting the years you spent, learning how to use them go to waste by investing in generic versions.

Modern consumerism gives you all the advantage, and you can easily find a manufacturer that is reliable and affordable at the same time

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Why do you need disposable laboratory products?

With increasing population and steadily decreasing living standards, infections are more likely to spread. When it comes to health care facilities, it’s important to take the necessary safety precautions in order to protect both the staff as well as the patients from infectious diseases.

That is why every health care setting relies greatly on disposable laboratory products as preventive measures against infections. At hospitals, people come with a variety of health problems and diseases for right medical treatment.  Ironically, health care facilities are the first places where communicable diseases can easily spread. Therefore, the use of disposable medical supplies is vital to provide patients with safe environment.

Example of such kind of safety measures used by doctors includes different disposable syringes for patients that are disposed of, after use.

Different types of laboratory products used in health care facilities include examination gloves, microscope slides, plastic products, wooden products, blades & lancets, masks, syringes etc.

In other words, any lab product used for a patient should be discarded to make sure that infection from one patient would not spread to another. Let’s take a look at the disposable lab products used most often.

Examination Gloves: Medical examination gloves are used by health care professionals, to prevent patients from coming in contact with infectious particles. Different types of examination gloves available in the market include, latex gloves, vinyl gloves, nitrile gloves, nitrile flock lined gloves etc. These gloves come in attractive designs and with heat and moisture resistant features.

Microscope slides: are thin pieces of glass used to place specimens over it. Microscope slides come in various types including plain slides, single concave slides, double concave slides, Frosted glass slides, glass cover slips etc.

Blades & lancets:
Blades and lancets are the medical apparatuses that are widely used in medical procedures to make incisions. Various types of blades and lancets used in labs include blood lancets, scalpel, stainless steel handles etc.

Wooden products: Various types of wooden products such as tongue depressors, plain applicator sticks, cotton tipped applicator sticks are used to test tongue, an apply gel or liquid medicines on sensitive areas.

Apart from this, plastic transfer pipets, plastic measuring cylinders, dropper bottles, biopsy and embedding cassettes etc., are widely used in medical labs.

Disposable laboratory products play a vital role in routine based activities performed at laboratories and health care settings.