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Tax Deduction for 2018, act now

section 179 equipment tax deductionAs we are nearing the end of Q1 2018, it is not too early to start thinking and acting  upon the Section 179 Deduction.

This deduction is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software.  Start to educate yourself now.  Take action early. Reap the benefits of your equipment and the tax deduction in 2018.

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Leave a Comment February 28, 2018

Going Automated – Lessons Learned

automated pipetting

Tecan pipetting from 1.5ml Eppendorf tubes

Making the leap from manual laboratory processes to automation is loaded with benefits but be aware of the challenges.

In this Lab Manager article, labs share the benefits and the difficulties of transitioning to automation.

Benefits:

  • Time and Cost Efficiency – Improve throughput
  • Improve data quality – Accuracy and sample tracking
  • Ergonomics – Reduce repetitive injury and free up scientists
  • Support miniaturization of processes
  • Cut labor expense and utilizing scientist where they are of most value
  • Moral booster – Scientist are focused on science not repetitive pipetting

Cautions:

  • Choose instrument and vendor wisely – It’s more than just hardware price
  • Environment Specifications – Space and utilities to support instrument
  • Change may not occur quickly
  • Leadership must be on board – Focus on staying the course

Let automation help perform the science better –

Leave a Comment December 5, 2017

Magnetic Bead Block – Custom when needed

Magnetic Beads allow the separation and purification of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and other molecules in a very efficient manner.  It is used commonly in forensics for DNA extraction and used in many DNA/RNA/Protein purification kits.  Depending on the labware for the particular process the appropriate contact is necessary between the walls of the well and the magnet.  There are instances where post style magnet blocks are very effective but times when very small sample size in Eppendorf plate requires an exact dimension ring magnet to ultimate separation.

Bead separation   Bead separation   

We can design the correct mag bead block for the microplate and volumes required by your assay.  See more.

Leave a Comment April 10, 2017
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