Friday, November 7, 2008
Laboratory equipment evaluation
This is a great check and balance system in doing science--always examine the testing equipment for stability and in the case of apparatus...calibration.
"The standard lab equipment used by scientists to study subtle chemical reactions and examine biological processes may be compromising their results. A new study found that disposable plastic tubes, pipette tips, and culture plates contain compounds that can leach into common solvents. The study is the first to show how thousands of scientists worldwide may be unwittingly contaminating their experiments with plastic lab equipment."
Plastic Lab Equipment May Be Distorting Research Results