Category Archives: Plate Readers

Nervous…System Support

My last post about standardization and open source scheduling software for integrated systems got me thinking more about the post-sales support side of those systems. As many of you know, systems can be very expensive so end-users are making critical … Continue reading

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IT’s an IT Thing

We’ve been hearing a lot of our customers ask about various lab instruments being compatible with Windows 7 lately.   Seems  IT groups everywhere are struggling with the eventual demise of Windows XP.  Already unavailable for new PC’s since 2010, Microsoft … Continue reading

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Do I Really Need An Extended Warranty or Service Contract? (Part 2 of 2)

Although the patent for PCR expired back in 2006 and promised to herald in a new wave of low-cost thermal cyclers, the legal debate over Taq polymerase enzymes continues to make some manufactures nervous about the North American market.   Still, … Continue reading

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