As mercury-in-glass thermometers were replaced with alternatives, the question remains how accurate are the alternatives? What is the best option for a particular application? How much does accuracy cost?
The announcement of a proficiency testing (PT) round, or scheme, can invoke a variety of responses from anxiety to resignation. Very few analysts look forward to performing these checks and sometimes feel they are being put on the spot and judged. In fact, a PT is used to evaluate laboratory and analyst performance, but it is not analogous to those dreaded college finals which one had to pass; instead, it is a tool of a quality management system to review methods and performance to weed out error and improve laboratory functions. This webinar will look at the best practices for achieving the passing results for PT analysis and tips on what to look at when challenged by a PT.
A multidisciplinary team at Duke University is using a Masterflex pump and tubing to discover if using a patient's own endothelial progenitor cells to coat titanium stents will create a biocompatible lining.
Traceable® is a leading manufacturer of individually serialized, calibrated, and certified lab instruments. Our services extend to monitoring systems, reagents, and various precision tools for use during critical, controlled, accredited processes. We provide accurate and efficient instruments that use current technology to achieve reliable results that are so imperative among biopharmaceutical and healthcare facilities.
qPCR specificity and efficiency relies on precise temperature control during the denaturation and annealing steps. For the highest accuracy, temperature must remain uniform across the entire heat block, ensuring that all samples are processed equally. The patented hollow silver and gold liquid filled thermal block design of Eco 48 achieves this with a unique heating and cooling system that provides accurate ±0.1ºC (measured at 95 ºC) temperature control and quickly cycles from one temperature to the next not requiring any settle time at all to hit your specified temperatures.