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Best practices ensure the best functioning of the laboratory. When setting up a laboratory, you have to go through a lot of decisions about licensing, finding genuine laboratory equipment suppliers, and much more. What tops all of it is the safety and maintenance of your lab's environment. Adequate maintenance, cleanliness, disinfection, and an orderly environment are some of the vital things for all laboratories. A cluttered workspace or a biohazard-contaminated area is a threat for both the employees and the visitors. Here are some strategies and protocols by LEI Sales that will help you keep your lab's environment protected. Timely...

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There was a time when only glass beakers were used in chemistry labs for mixing, heating, and stirring liquids. Today, labs have started using plastic beakers because they can be cleaned much more easily and hold up quite strongly against more chemicals than before. They have become so popular and widely used because they are now made using better plastics such as polypropylene.Greater use of plastic beakers will not necessarily stop the usage of glass beakers; these beakers have their specific applications. But in most of the applications, plastic beakers perform just as well, in some cases, even better. In...

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Maintaining any piece of equipment in any laboratory is integral. One may not realize it until the results become under-qualified. Just as every other activity performed in a lab is done with accuracy and precision, maintaining a refrigerated incubator shaker demands the same. If you’re seeking reliable lab results, the rule of thumb is to properly use and maintain the unit. Perhaps, some devices can be hefty in terms of their price, but, once you invest in one, you do it to keep it for the long-term. Adapting to best practices of maintenance can help you keep the quality of the...

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Nearly 30% of lab professionals have been reported to be involved in a lab accident during their years of practice, reveals statistics. This shows that lab accidents are more common than you may think. Even if lab workers follow all the safety guidelines and utilize safety equipment, such as flammable storage cabinets, accidents can still occur and cause serious injury to the workers involved. This, in turn, can impact the lab productivity and efficiency. Here are the common lab accidents that lab workers should be aware of: Chemicals burns These accidents most commonly occur because of incorrect handling and storage...

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Almost all types of labs — from research to bio labs and others — are incomplete without a fume hood. After all, a hood does a critical task of removing harmful contaminants and particles from the lab space and keeping lab workers safe and healthy. This makes it one of the essential lab equipment, which demands your meticulous attention now and again.  Often, a fume hood tends to underperform because most lab owners either don’t pay attention to it or install an inferior quality hood bought from any lab furniture vendor. But even if you have one of the best-branded...

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