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Well Equipped…Part II

“One only needs two tools in life WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.” –  G. Weilacher While true in many facets of instrument support, there is one other tool which lab support techs will … Continue reading

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DIY in the Lab

Things break in the lab. Here’s how to protect your equipment, and what to do when it stops working. By Jeffrey M. Perkel | March 1, 2013 With NIH funding fewer than 20% of the research grant applications received in … 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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“To PM or not to PM, that is the question.”

With sincere apologies to The Bard, this is a quandry that is often faced by many lab managers when their facilities group or a vendor informs them that a preventive maintenance procedure is being scheduled. How do you know when … 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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Welcome to our blog…

Okay, so we have a blog…big deal.  I mean everybody does, right?  Just what the world needs.   Turns out, there really aren’t a lot of places to go on the web that provide info about maintaining lab instruments.   … Continue reading

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