7 Reasons to Use Open Steel Wire Shelving for Laboratory Storage

  Tired of having less than optimal storage solutions for your laboratory, hospital, healthcare and medical facilities.  Whether you are looking for storage and shelving options for a new lab design or refitting a laboratory, there are many considerations you need to contemplate.  Laboratory storage shelving units needs to be functional and economical.  The Westlab […] ... Read More

What Style of “Wishlister” are you?

    Wishlists are an interactive method to collect and organise the current and future laboratory ordering requirements. Using Wishlists will help make the process of ordering consumables, supplies and equipment more efficient and less stressful. Why using Wishlists in the first place? Here are some good reasons as to why wishlists are an effective […] ... Read More

8 Steps to Handling a laboratory Chemical Spill

Careful handling, storing and good laboratory practices in the use of laboratory chemicals will significantly reduce the occurrence of spills.  However, despite laboratory best practice, chemical spills are not uncommon.  Luckily, most chemical spills can be safely cleaned up by trained laboratory personnel.  When a chemical spill does occur, it is essential that you are […] ... Read More

5 Ways to Make a High Throughput Laboratory More Efficient

In a competitive world, the most active and agile laboratory in the market wins! In this article, we seek to look at ways to make your laboratory more lean and agile. A competitive edge can be achieved in many ways including automation, professional training, lean process, and continuous improvement. Finding your laboratory’s Unique Selling Proposition (USP) could come back to your ability to […] ... Read More

The Different Types of Glass in the Lab 

Glassware in the form of beakers, petri dishes, vials, burettes and cylinders among others has always been a part of even the smallest laboratories. This is because of the unique inert qualities that allow chemical substances to be placed inside it. However, not all glassware is equal. There are different materials used in making laboratory glass such as […] ... Read More

A Guide to Purchasing a Compound Microscope

The microscope is one of the greatest inventions in science giving the ability to place small subjects such as cells and microorganisms on a slide and magnify them between 40x and 1500x allowing for a clear magnified view of the object. There are several different types of microscopes used in the lab, but the compound […] ... Read More

A Guide to Purchasing a Centrifuge

An essential equipment item in many laboratories is a centrifuge. It is used in processes such as separation of red blood cells, DNA, cellular debris, and organelles. Lab managers need to keep in mind that there are numerous brands of centrifuges in the market and as a result, there are a number of consideration to […] ... Read More

A Competitive Edge Through Layout And Workflow In Australian Pathology Laboratories

Smart pathology management involves sample throughput assessment in all divisions of the pathology laboratory whilst maintaining precision and accuracy. Whilst automation with digital pathology is great for speed and accuracy, layout and workflow processes are often overlooked, resulting in inefficiency and downtime through unnecessary motion. In this article, the team at Modulab impart a few […] ... Read More

Top 10 Questions Asked When Purchasing Or Leasing Modular Science Laboratories

Top 10 questions asked by principals, school boards, and educators when purchasing or leasing modular science laboratories in Australia Building a temporary or modular science laboratory can be a daunting decision and as you delve into the project, more and more questions arise. Together, the team at Modulab Systems and Ausco Modular have highlighted some […] ... Read More

High Throughput Using Workflow in Today’s Histology Laboratory

The transition to automation in today’s histology laboratory can assist with high throughput, however there is a lower cost and simpler way that can assist with automation called workflow. Workflow is just as important, especially in larger pathology operations were multiple laboratory staff, pathologist, and histologist are working in the same laboratory space. Large amounts […] ... Read More

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