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The NEW Controlled Rate Freeze Thaw from Grant Instruments

Grant have introduced the new Controlled Rate Freeze Thaw (CRFT), which is a liquid nitrogen and cryogen free controlled rate freeze and thaw system for cryopreservation in a wide range of applications.

Cryopreservation is a process where biological materials such as cells, tissues or organs are frozen to preserve the materials for an extended period of time.

Vortex mixer vs centrifuge
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Vortex mixer vs centrifuge

Vortex mixers are mainly used to mix samples in tubes, plates and occasionally flasks by creating a vortex within the sample. Vortex mixers come with different accessories to enable it to mix samples of different sizes or multiple samples at once. For more information about vortex mixers please see this blog here Camlab choice vortex mixer Centrifuges are mainly used to separate samples ...
Vortex Mixer
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What does a Vortex Mixer do?

A vortex mixer is a piece of laboratory equipment that is used in the rapid mixing of samples. This type of mixer has a small footprint with a high rpm. Vortex mixers can be used in any laboratory but is mainly used in microbiology, biochemical, bioscience, and analytical laboratories. Vortex mixers mainly mix samples/reagents but they can also be used to suspend cells. Camlab Choice vortex...
Double Walled Jacketed Duran Bottles
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Double walled jacketed Duran bottles for temperature control

The Duran Group has extended their range of wide mouth laboratory bottles by introducing two new double walled or jacketed bottles for temperature control of samples and experiments. [caption id="attachment_11619" align="aligncenter" width="253"] The new double walled GLS 80 bottles by The Duran Group[/caption] These GLS 80 bottles incorporate a jacket which can be used to circulated ...
How does a circulating chiller work?
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How does a circulating chiller work?

The basic principles of a circulating chiller is that a temperature of a system or object is governed by the heat flow into it and the heat flow out of it. There are a lot of heat sources electrical, mechanical, radiation, or chemical etc. that enter into systems that need to be overcome to maintain a constant temperature. Typically when is cooling needed? Want to keep a sample/syste...

JB Academy water baths
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What water should I use in a water bath?

Using the right water in your water bath will help to avoid corrosion and give the bath a longer life. We've taken a look at selecting suitable water to make sure your bath stays clean, free from corrosion and reliable. [caption id="attachment_10419" align="aligncenter" width="434"] Water Baths like the JB range from Grant can last for many years - if cared for properly and filled with th...
Ultrasonic bath XUB5 model
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Testing the performance of ultrasonic baths

Ultrasonic baths are a great way to clean items or to dissolve solids into solvents fast. If you are concerned that your ultrasonic bath may be dropping in performance, you can perform a quick foil test (also known as the "foil ablation test") to check it. [caption id="attachment_10329" align="aligncenter" width="233"] Ultrasonic baths like the Grant XUB model above are great for cleaning...
SBB Aqua Plus water baths
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How can I make sure my boiling water bath does not run dry?

Water baths are an excellent way to maintain samples at a set temperature, though when they are run at high temperatures or for long periods of time the water will of course evaporate. If the bath runs dry this will not only mean your samples are out of temperature, but it can also damage the bath. There are several things you can do to ensure this does not happen. [caption id="attachm...
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New stirrer hotplate from Grant

Grant instruments have a new hotplate stirrer to add to their portfolio of stirring and heating products. The MSH-300i Hotplate Stirrer is aimed at clinic/healthcare and pharmaceutical laboratories and has the same clean, ergonomic and robust design that you would expect from Grant Instruments. [caption id="attachment_7661" align="aligncenter" width="183"] MSH-300i Hotplate Stirrer[/capti...
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How can I make my lab greener? 5 tips to reduce your lab's carbon footprint

Many laboratories want to make their operation more environmentally friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. The 5 steps below are a good starting point for simple changes to get closer to being a green lab [caption id="attachment_5129" align="aligncenter" width="300"] How can you make the laboratory more environmentally friendly?[/caption] We've been reading the great tips and ...

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Give it some rock and roll...

Two great new offers from Camlab Ltd courtesy of Grant Instruments : Multi-function tube rotator with FREE PRS_10 platform for 50ml Falcon tubes. [caption id="attachment_6301" align="aligncenter" width="300"] PRS-10[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6303" align="aligncenter" width="300"] PTR-35 Multifunctional Rotator[/caption] The PTR Series are compact variable-speed, variable-ang...
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Temperature Control of Experiments and Equipment - how do you keep your cool?

Maintaining a constant temperature is vital in many processes to ensure consistency and safety. This can be difficult in a laboratory environment. Cooling systems might be used to keep a reaction or piece of equipment below room temperature. They are also employed to remove excess heat generated by the system to give a constant temperature which might be at, or even above, the room temperature...
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