Motorized Pipette Controllers: 5 Things to Know

While the old 3-valve pipette filler and pipette bulb is great in its simplicity, newer motorized pipette controller technology provides a myriad of benefits for your laboratory. If you are looking to upgrade your pipetting game, an ergonomic controller will save you time in the lab and reduce fatigue. Controllers are a great way to pipette

Find the Essential Tips for Working with Pipette Tips

What You Should Know Prior to Working with Pipette Tips from Pipette.com

If you’re in the lab on a regular basis, pipetting is likely something that you can do in your sleep. Despite your level of skill, it’s always good to practice your pipette skills in order to remain at the top of your game as in the lab, it’s all about accuracy and even the smallest mistakes can skew the results of your experiments. At Pipette.com, our staff has compiled some essential tips for working with pipette tips below. Read more

Eppendorf Repeater M4 – An Ideal Lab Repeater

Although repeater pipettes are on the advanced end of the pipette spectrum, their flexibility to set and dispense specific volumes of solution into multiple tools without having to aspirate makes them a very effective and efficient tool.There are various differences between repeater pipettes and other types including the following: Read more

Vortex Genie the Most Popular Mixer Across North American Laboratories – Why?

Investing in a quality laboratory vortex mixer is something that will ensure the proper mixing of your solutions and increase the accuracy of your experiments. At Pipette.com, our Vortex Genie mixers are some of our most popular products thanks to their simple design and affordable price. They also offer a level of quality not found in any other products within their price range, making them one of the most often-used mixers in laboratories. Read more

Why the Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424 & 5424R is the Ideal Lab Centrifuge

eppendorf centrifuges - 5424rPut most simply, a centrifuge is a machine that uses centrifugal force to separate fluids and other contents that have different densities. From  processing suspended sediment soils to isolating nucleic acid, laboratories use centrifuges for a number of different reasons, which is why Pipette.com recommends using the most effective laboratory centrifuge on the market: the Eppendorf 5424 and 5424R. Read more

7 Best Practices When Using Analytical Balances

When using an analytical balance, there are several factors that could throw off its accuracy and drastically alter the readout. In order to ensure a precise measurement when using an analytical balance, Pipette.com 7 best practices for using analytical balancesencourages users to follow these 7 best practices every time they use an analytical balance: Read more

Plastic Waste In The Lab

plastic waste in the labHow is your lab impacting the environment?

Did you know that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area between Hawaii and California in which marine debris lies? The debris is located in the North pacific Gyre which has trapped approximately 100 million tons of litter in its currents. The majority of debris is comprised of PLASTIC!

There is a massive garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean. In fact, there are trash vortexes in each of the 5 oceanic gyres. The size of these trash vortices are debatable, but the facts remain, our oceans are littered with plastic and the trend is going in the wrong direction! Read more

Saving the Grand Canyon Masked Clubskimmer – Dr. Daun Stansfield’s Mission

Did you know the Brechmorhaga pertinax (B.pertinax) is an extremely rare clubskimmer dragonfly, with only two documented identifications?

What is a Grand Canyon Masked Clubskimmer?

Conservation biology is the “scientific study of the nature and of Earth’s biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and erosion of biotic interactions.”  Daun Stansfield, Ph.D is the head of the conservation of the Grand Canyon masked clubskimmer, the proposed project is entitled “Phylogeography of Critically Imperiled Grand Canyon Masked Clubskimmer (Brechmorhoga pertinax)”.

Brechmorhaga pertinaxThe Brechmorhaga pertinax (B.pertinax) is an extremely rare clubskimmer dragonfly, with only two documented identifications in Cochise and Coconino County, in the Grand Canyon region of Arizona. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has listed the B. pertinax under an S1 status, which may allow them consideration as threatened or endangered according to the Endangered Species Act. Read more

The Battle Against Childhood Malnutrition – Project Peanut Butter’s Mission

Did you know malnutrition kills 3-5 million children per year? That’s roughly half of all child related deaths worldwide. Project Peanut Butter is a non-profit organization committed to helping children recover from severe malnutrition.

What is Project Peanut Butter?

Project Peanut Butter (PPB) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Dr. Mark Manary.child-eating-450 The organization focuses on the treatment of childhood malnutrition, primarily in Africa. Project Peanut Butter produces Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) manufactured from local ingredients, in production facilities that are operated by local staff.

Originally founded in Malawi, today PPB has expanded to Sierra Leone and has helped treat over 100,000 malnourished children. PPB works closely with the Clinton Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and UNICEF, among many other international aid organizations and government agencies to aid those suffering from severe malnutrition. Read more

The Eppendorf Centrifuge 5702 – Clinical and Cell Culture Labs’ Centrifuge Dream Come True

Eppendorf Centrifuge 5702RChoosing the right centrifuge for Clinical and Cell Culture Labs can be a tedious and overwhelming task for many lab managers. Not only does the centrifuge have to be affordable but it has to be able to provide accurate and precise results while having a diversity of options. It also has to be easy-to-use for all technicians; offer options like refrigeration and heating, able to stay within protocol requirements and/or regulations. If you have just taken over the lab management duties, the task of finding the right centrifuge can be monumental. If you have worked as a lab manager for some time, then you can relate to all of these challenges. Fortunately, Eppendorf, the leader in centrifugation products, recognizes the need for a centrifuge that embodies these qualities. This is why they’ve created the Eppendorf 5702 centrifuge line, the dream come true for clinical and cell culture labs. Read more