Category: publications

How to find out just what is in tattoo ink

Metallic contaminants in tattoo ink can be identified using Postnova AF2000 FFF system

The growing popularity of tattoos, especially among young adults, raises concerns about the composition of tattoo inks and any potential long-term health effects they present. The European Commission Joint Research Centre recently noted that about 12 percent of Europeans have…

Free guide helps make labs greener

Magazine-format eco guide from Anachem includes special offers on pipettes

A FREE guide to reducing the environmental impact of a laboratory has been produced by Anachem. The Eco News magazine includes tips on reducing laboratory plastic waste, such as specific tips on recycling the packaging of pipette tips: pipette tip…

How to get gel and blot images at publication quality

Smart Capture Technology from Aplegen means no more wrestling with low pixel counts

ONE common difficulty with automated gel and blot imaging systems is that of photographic resolution. Images are typically displayed on monitors at a standard resolution of 72 dot per inch (dpi). When it comes to printing and publication, this is…

How to choose the best liquid flowmeter for the lab

A NEW white paper, ‘How to specify liquid flowmeters’, draws on many years of experience from Titan Enterprises . The company observes that accurate, reliable, and cost effective flow measurement is more important today than it has ever been. The…

Ward off pipetting RSI with this free lab poster

ANYBODY who has worked in a lab for any length of time will be aware that pipetting increases the risk of developing Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Risks can be reduced by applying Good Pipetting Practice (GPP) within the laboratory. Advice…

Learn all about laboratory external quality assessment

A NEW website dedicated to its Riqas external quality assessment (EQA) scheme has been unveiled by Randox. The company says riqas.com provides everything a laboratory might need to know about the scheme, an acronym of Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme.…

Agilent catalogue is ‘user-friendly’

Agilent Technologies has introduced its 2013 Essential Chromatography and Spectroscopy Catalogue. The new volume is divided into five sections to help the reader easily navigate the company’s portfolio, which includes general chromatography, sample preparation, GC and GC/MS, LC and LC/MS,…