FREE temperature data logger worth £170 with every purchase of any Grant Heated Circulating Bath

FREE temperature data logger worth £170 with every purchase of any Grant Heated Circulating Bath

For every Heated Circulating Bath ordered before 31st July 2015, All Camlab customers will receive a YL-T10 fridge/incubator temperature data logger worth £170 FREE OF CHARGE*.

Valid across all our OptimaTM Heated Circulators, Plastic and Stainless Steel tanks, customers can choose between 32 variations of tank and Optima unit for ultimate flexibility.

Grant Thermostatic circulator TXF200-ST26 Bath

To claim your FREE fridge/incubator data logger, use promotional code SCI1515 when placing your order or add the code to the comments box when ordering online.

The Grant Optima™ Immersion Thermostats are a general purpose digital heating circulator with easy to use rotary dial and two function keys for quick temperature setting and menu navigation. It provides digital control for simple, precise temperature control. The range can be used in combination with the Grant ST and P ranges of stainless steel and plastic tanks or with other vertical sided vessels. For low temperature applications, combine with one of our refrigeration units.

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Posted on May 4, 2015 at 10:38 am by Karen Lemon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Testing for Nitrates in water what are the options?

Nitrate is a naturally occurring substance in the environment and is commonly found in most water sources, it is usually only a cause for concern in areas where water supplies can be affected by farm runs offs and agriculture, its use as a fertiliser can cause increased levels in water supplies

The UK safe limit for nitrates in Drinking water is 50mg/l as described in the current advice on Nitrate from the DWI, The Drinking water institute.

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Posted on April 29, 2015 at 10:17 am by David Miller · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Automated water analysis: Conductivity, pH and Alkalinity from a 15mL Tube

Automated water analysis: Conductivity, pH and Alkalinity from a 15mL Tube

New automated system for conductivity, pH and laklainity from a 15 ml sample

Sample size is often critical in automation, you may have limited sample or limited space, all of this is helped by a smaller sample footprint without compromising accuracy Read the rest of this post »

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Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:05 am by David Miller · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Käppala (Wastewater) Association in Sweden awards single source innovation contract to MANTECH for PeCOD

Käppala (Wastewater) Association in Sweden awards single source innovation contract to MANTECH for PeCOD

Mantech Automated PeCOD system

The Käppala (Wastewater) Association, located in Sweden, has awarded a single source pre-commercialization and innovation contract to MANTECH to test and validate the PeCOD® technology. Read the rest of this post »

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Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:49 am by David Miller · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Techne’s new Flexi-block accessory allows safe heating of any sample vessel

Techne® Dri-Block® heaters have been providing a safe, dry precision temperature source in the laboratory for 50 years. The 2014 range introduced 6 new block heater models with several new features and a modern new look.

 

Techne flexiblock with tubes in a DB200-3

Techne flexiblock with tubes in a DB200-3

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Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:48 am by David Miller · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Why is alkalinity an important parameter in environmental water analysis?

Why is alkalinity an important parameter in environmental water analysis?

Its not just pH

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Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:28 am by David Miller · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Hach Dr2800 water testing spectrophotometer now obsolete.

With the launch of the new Hach DR1900 portable spectrophotometer Hach have discontinued their popular Dr2800 spectrophotometer.

DR2800 portable spectrophotometer

DR2800 portable spectrophotometer

We have created this blog to answer a few of our customers common questions about this change and the way forward for customers upgrading or servicing their units. Read the rest of this post »

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Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:17 am by David Miller · Permalink · Leave a comment
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How can I detect Nitrite in meat

How can I detect Nitrite in meat

In Europe many meat products like ham and smoked pork chop are cured. Curing is a process to preserve meat and sausages by addition of common salt. The meat develops a typical curing taste and becomes red in color. This process is important to avoid a grey coloration and a growth of microorganisms. However the reaction of nitrite with amino acids, can cause the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines. Quantofix nitrite is ideal for this test.

Quantofix nitrite in meat

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Posted on April 16, 2015 at 11:54 am by David Miller · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Socorex Tips and Pipettors, a perfect match………..

Socorex are the leading Swiss supplier of quality precision pipettes and tips. If you want to avoid buying the wrong tips for your new pipette, buy both the pipettes and tips from the same manufacturer. Whilst it is possible to source after-market OEM varieties you cannot be sure that the tip you buy will fit the barrel of the pipettes correctly and then dispense the required volume accurately. In some instances this dispensing volume can be critical. i.e. in immuno-assay development where the antibody/antigen volumes dispensed can be small but the accuracy has to be high between pipettes and users. Any error or inaccuracy can lead to manufacturing deviations which may worsen over time, until the assay does not work properly anymore.

 

Acura 825, 835 Manual Pipettes

Acura 825 Pipettors from Socorex

Acura 825 Pipettors from Socorex

Equipped with a precision digital display, the new line is continuously adjustable down to a very fine volume resolution. Single-handed volume setting is easy and  measuring unknown volumes by aspiration is also possible with a high degree of accuracy.

 Acura 825 Pipettes

A total of 8 micropipettes covering the range from 0.1 to 1000µl are available.

Acura 825 adjustable pipettes are equipped with a precision digital display and can be continuously adjusted down to a fine volume resolution.

Acura 835 Macro Pipettes

3 models to choose from; 0.2-2ml, 0.5-5ml, 1-10ml

For the right tip for your Socorex pipette refer to the Acura Manual Datasheet page 6

Breaking News!!!!  10% OFF Socorex Tips – Bagged and Non sterile

Socorex pipette tips are currently being offered at 10% off RRP.  The complete range of bagged tips are available here which fit the Acura Manual pipettes.

For larger pipettes like the Acura 835 Macro there is also 10% off   the RRP on tips 2ml, 5ml and 10ml which can be found here.

For smaller volume Acura Pipettes 0.1-2µl and 0.5-10µl use Socorex precise Ultra tips can be found here

Why not get a rack to hold your pipettes and colour code them so you know they are yours!!

Coloured caps

Coloured caps for Pipettors

 

 

 

Caps are available to identify your pipettes and distinguish them from others in the laboratory, You could also use the colours to denote the size or the intended use.

 

 

 

Socorex Twister Rotary Stands are ideal for storage of Pipettes. The Concept stand can hold 6 pipettes of most brands. Simple to use and with interchangeable coloured discs.

Socorex Pipettor Rack with Colour Coded Rack Options

Socorex Pipettor Rack with Colour Coded Rack Options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted on April 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm by Karen Lemon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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I can’t find a block which will fit my tubes, can I request a custom block for my block heater?

Block heaters are a great way to accurately heat and cool samples in small vessels like test tubes or micro-centrifuge tubes.

There are models which heat and cool (like the IC20XR for -10 to +110°C), models which can be programmed to run heating profiles unattended (like the IC25) or even ones which shake as well as heat and cool (like the SC20 and SC25 with built in orbital mixing)

A wide range of blocks are available to fit different sized tubes, but if you can’t find one which fits the tubes or plates you are working with you can request a customized block. These are simple to specify and ensure you can achieve good contact with the tubes for better temperature control.

The SC25XT Chilling/Heating Shaking Dry Block unit

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Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm by Sophie Bryant · Permalink · Leave a comment
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