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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

Pipette.com Launches Its Seasonal Sale With Up to 30-80% In Savings

banner-black-friday-SOLUTIONSSan Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2014

Offering 30-80% in savings on select items, Pipette.com is announcing their Black Friday Sale which will benefits laboratories looking to extend their year-end budgets. The special holiday promotion includes pipettes, laboratory equipment, and consumables.

This Seasonal Sale is the ideal time to buy name brand pipettes, basic centrifuges, vortex mixers, and consumables. Brands included in this Seasonal Sale include Eppendorf®, Drummond®, Sartorius®, AccuPet®, Capp®, and Benchmark®. “Last year over 200 labs took advantage of these promotions and we hope to have an even bigger success this year,” said Dimitriy Grishin, Sales & Marketing Director at Pipette.com. Read more

Proper Pipetting Resources

Proper Pipetting - The effect of the pipetting position

Proper Pipetting – The effect of the pipetting position

Proper Pipetting Resources That Will Improve Your Skills

This post is in response to a tweet that said: “Any scientists out there have a good #pipetting info poster to show students?”

We are constantly adding to our growing Knowledge Base to provide our customers with excellent resources to increase laboratory productivity. We’ve compiled an extensive list of pipetting resources from major pipette manufacturers that highlight proper pipetting techniques and tools to improve your pipetting experience, regardless of your skill level. Whether you’re working in a clinical, reference, research setting, these resources will help improve your pipetting accuracy and technique.
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