Editorial Article: Trending in Lab Essentials: Keep Yourself and Your Results Safe in the Lab

Discover our latest application guides and top tips for keeping your workspace safe and protecting the quality of your results

30 May 2019


Application Guides

Microplate containing liquid forming a color gradient

 

Essential Automated Liquid Handling Guide

Many processes that involve liquid handling can be laborious, time-consuming and have limited reproducibility. The key to overcoming these limitations is liquid handling automation. Download this guide to discover how an automated liquid-handling platform could benefit you across a wide range of applications.

 

 

Protein Interactions: Your Applications Guide

Understanding protein-protein interactions plays a large role in basic research and drug development, yet many of the conventional analysis methods don’t provide enough information. This application guide highlights several examples of robust, reproducible protein interaction assays, conducted on multi-detection microplate readers for higher throughput workflows.

Dr. Jens Thielmann

 

Don’t Overlook Your Incubator: Cell Culture Optimization

It’s ingrained in our subconscious that we should take great care when setting up and handling cell cultures, but, when it comes to the incubation step, it’s easy to get complacent as the largest window of opportunity for contamination has passed. In this expert-led SelectScience webinar, Dr. Jens Thielmann explains how incubators can affect both workflow efficiency and the integrity of our samples. 

 

Cabinet and Fume Hood Safety Essentials

5 Most Common Missed Reminders When Operating Your Biosafety Cabinet

From arm movements to ergonomics and airflow checks, this downloadable infographic covers the five most important rules you need to follow to stay safe and improve your practices when working in a biological safety cabinet.

 

10 Top Tips for Working Safely with Your Biosafety Cabinet

Proper aseptic technique is critical for minimizing air turbulence and preventing splatter or unwanted spread of aerosols in your biosafety cabinet. This infographic presents 10 top tips to help you maintain proper airflow and safe working conditions.

Scientist cleaning biosafety cabinet

 

Decontamination of a Biological Safety Cabinet

This video demonstrates the proper protocols you should follow to fully decontaminate a biological safety cabinet and avoid potential contamination risks when work has been completed.

 

 

Maintaining Pipetting Accuracy

Scientists using pipettes in lab

 

How to Avoid Contamination in Pipetting

Preventing contamination in pipetting is paramount to achieving reliable experimental results. This white paper addresses the three contamination types that originate from pipetting: pipette-to-sample contamination, sample-to pipette contamination, and sample-to-sample contamination.

 

 

Ways to Prevent Pipetting Errors

This poster presents a comprehensive how-to guide on proper maintenance, usage and appropriate techniques for laboratory pipettes.

 

Integration of Liquid Handler Quality Control into the HTS Daily Routine

Find out how you can introduce a liquid handler quality control system into your daily high-throughput screening routine. Analyze pre-existing protocols and dramatically reduce the time you need for carrying out routine quality control processes.

Latest Reviews About the Lab Technology You Use

Don't just take our word for it, read reviews left by scientists to help you choose the best instruments for your lab, or share your opinion to help your peers by writing your own review today. Read one of our latest reviews below by Kerrie Davies from the University of Leeds for the Whitley A95 Anaerobic Workstation by Don Whitley Scientific.