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Archive for Category: Lab Equipment and Instrumentation

Optical Breadboard
02.04.2021 | Sydney Cross

What Is An Optical Breadboard?

Optical engineers performing tests and manufacturing optical components and equipment require a stable work surface possessing specific vibration dampening qualities that help to keep carefully calibrated equipment from being shifted. Optical engineering is a technical, highly precise field, one that often takes place on a microscopic scale. Pieces and components must be precisely placed, and

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optical table
02.04.2021 | Sydney Cross

What Is An Optical Table?

Optical tables are a type of platform used by optical engineers and manufacturers to stabilize and support items during the process of testing, manufacturing, or repairing the optical elements that make up lasers, microscopes, and other optical devices. Designed to be extremely stiff and rigid, the use of an optical table is intended to minimize

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biosafety cabinet vs fume hoods
12.21.2020 | Sydney Cross

The Difference Between a Fume Hood and a Biosafety Cabinet

In these uncertain times, the importance of scientific research that unearths new, valuable information cannot be overstated. A great deal of this research takes place in laboratories.  As such, those facilities should be well-equipped to protect the health of lab technicians and the integrity of their experiments.  That’s where fume hoods and biosafety cabinets come

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Food Microbiology Lab Equipment
12.04.2020 | Sydney Cross

Food Microbiology Lab Equipment

A food microbiology laboratory would not be able to complete research or conduct tests without an assortment of specific and specialized equipment. Below are some pieces of equipment that are necessary in any microbiology laboratory: 1. Analytical balance Method of operation: An enclosed measuring pan is used to prevent interference from dust, air currents, and

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02.25.2020 | Matthew Benson

Different Types of Mass Spec Instruments

What is Mass Spectrometry Mass spectrometry deals with the quantifying and qualifying of the molecular components of a sample. Ideal for chemical testing, testing for soil and water quality, pharmaceutical potency and structure, cannabis testing, and other bioscience research, spectrometry is now a broad and varied field. Like the field itself, spectrometry equipment is diverse

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