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5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a pH Meter

When you are purchasing a pH Meter, there are 5 essential things you should consider: Accuracy, Calibration, Electrodes, Temperature, and Portability. In this article, we seek to discuss these aspects and help guide you to make a decision that will best suit your needs. Accuracy Consider the accuracy needed for your reporting. A research or […] ... Read More

The Importance of Maintaining and Monitoring Waterways

Without water, no life could exist, and many essential and nonessential human activities wouldn’t be possible without the use of healthy waterways. It is therefore the responsibility of us all to ensure that our local waterways, whether it be a creek, river, or lake are kept healthy and clean. Much like arteries or veins in […] ... Read More

Why use a non-bleeding pH test strip?

What exactly does it mean when we see non-bleeding test strips? Unlike common indicator papers, non-bleed is a patented technology whereby the test strips are chemically bound to the test pads. This safely prevents the dyes from bleeding into the sample which prevents contamination and allows you to continue with further analysis of the solution. […] ... Read More

A Competitive Edge Through Layout And Workflow In Canadian Pathology Laboratories

Smart pathology management involves sample throughput assessment in all divisions of the pathology laboratory whilst maintaining precision and accuracy. Whilst automation with digital pathology is great for speed and accuracy, layout and workflow processes are often overlooked, resulting in inefficiency and downtime through unnecessary motion. In this article, the team at Modulab impart a few […] ... Read More

What is the Clean-in-place (CIP) Method?

Clean-in-place (CIP) is a method of cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, vessels, process equipment, filters and associated fittings without disassembly. The CIP system is run by a digital computer called programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to control the flow, temperature, and time for the chemical solutions, which could be acidic, alkaline or sometimes both, to […] ... Read More

Difference in Quantitative and Qualitative Filter Papers

Filtration is the mechanical-physical operation which is used for the separation of solids from fluids by interposing a porous media through which only the fluid can pass. Over-sized solids in the fluid are retained on the surface as well as within the matrix of the filter media. Since filter paper is regarded as a depth […] ... Read More

A Guide to Choosing a Pipette Tip

There are an array of pipette tips available in the market and it can become difficult to select an appropriate tip for your application. Not only do you need to find a tip that fits your pipette, you also need to decide on the type of tip and the quality of the tip. We’ve compiled […] ... Read More

Insights into what inspired Westlab to design and develop the popular square bunsen tubing

  The well-known “Westlab Square Tubing” has been a massive takeover in secondary schools across the world due to the customer centric approach of the Westlab global product development team. In this article we seek to give you a sneak peek into the development of the well-known square Bunsen burner tubing and what inspired our […] ... Read More

Choosing the Right Fume Hood for Your Laboratory

Selecting a fume hood can seem intimidating. When working in a laboratory environment, whether it be educational or industrial, it’s not only important to have a properly functioning fume hood at your disposal and a lab worker that knows how to use it, it’s crucial to have the right one for your intended use to […] ... Read More

Is Dissecting Specimens Ethical?

This is a very interesting question that we come across a bit, so we thought we would write an article to better understand each side.   One of the main concerns today with animal dissections is ethics. Is it right to kill animals for the purpose of research? At what point does technology become advanced […] ... Read More

Is Your Lab Asbestos Free?

  In the mid/late 20th Century, asbestos was regarded indispensable to many modern laboratory processes. It is a highly fibrous, soft material which is resistant to heat, corrosion and electricity, and can be woven into other materials, such as fabrics and synthetics. The asbestos used in labs is called transite and surprisingly, is still found in […] ... Read More

10 Ways to Decrease Cost Per Sample in Your Laboratory

  There are several ways to reduce the cost per sample in a throughput laboratory. In this paper, we go over some of the easier ways to reduce your sample cost. Investing the time into being smarter and leaner can have great outcomes for your laboratory giving it the competitive edge to scale into the […] ... Read More

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