Ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers provide the extremely cold environment needed to preserve biological samples during long-term storage in research laboratories. The criteria outlined in this article outlines how to train users and maintenance staff on protocols to keep the ULT freezer running optimally and reliably for cell preservation.
When cells are grown in a lab setting for research, incubators simulate their ideal living conditions. Researchers place their trust in both the incubator and the lab manager who supervises its use and care. Learn the risks and best practices to develop training for CO2 incubator users and establish a preventive maintenance program and setup criteria.
The purchase of a biological safety cabinet should be made with much consideration. These cabinets serve as the first line of defense in providing personnel environmental and product protection against biohazards and potentially harmful agents in a range of laboratory, research, clinical, and industrial settings.
Centrifuges are an essential tool in any modern laboratory and are used for many applications in both research and clinical laboratories. Centrifuge technology has evolved, and while advanced features offer improved functionality, proper use and care on a daily basis is critical. This maximizes performance and extends the equipment life.