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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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Because of the pandemic, diagnostic labs are working around the clock to deal with the flood of suspected COVID-19 test samples. Amid this crisis, it is all the more important for lab personnel to take extra steps to protect themselves from the virus and other harmful pathogens during investigations. Apart from wearing gloves, PPE equipment, masks, and having splash shields, this involves taking precautions while working in biological safety cabinets. The role of NSF-certified biosafety cabinets as a viral specimen containment device is now more important than ever before. As these help lab personnel to test samples safely and swiftly,...

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Corroded lab furniture is a common sight in most labs, be those chemical labs or bioresearch. Even if your laboratory has specialized metal casework cabinets and other corrosion-proof pieces of furniture, corrosion may find its way inside at some point. Many times, it’s an acceptable consequence of lab activities

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