How to Pour your own Agar Plates

Agar plates are a key resource when working in the field of molecular biology. When working with microorganisms, agar plates allow proper control of bacteria, and prevent spreading between colonies. Made up of sub-units of galactose and algae, it is the main culture media used for microorganisms. Compared with lesser alternatives like gelatin, agar is […] ... Read More

Case Study – Inner Sydney High School

Inner Sydney High School is a brand new, highly modern and innovative STEM school which was completed in time for the 2021 school year. Westlab was pleased to be invited by the client to consult on their immediate set up requirements. Our Specialist Science Team worked closely with the school, and provided an equipment package […] ... Read More

Tips for Improving Lab Lighting

Lighting is fundamental in a laboratory’s work environment as it directly affects the performance of those who work in the lab. For instance, a large number of lab personnel are required to complete intricate tasks that allow for no margin of error. To improve productivity, personnel are encouraged to implement the below suggestions: 1.      REPLACE LIGHT […] ... Read More

All You Need to Know About N95 Respirators

The N95 respirator has fast become the face mask of choice for many Healthcare professionals and is widely considered to be the ultimate in protection against infectious aerosols. But what is an N95 respirator and how do we determine the suitability and compliance criteria we need to comply with? The article below helps to summarise […] ... Read More

What is the Difference Between Level 1, 2 & 3 Face Masks?

Choosing the right type of face mask has never been more crucial than now in your purchasing processes in the lab. While face masks may be hard to find, don’t simply go with the cheapest or those available in the largest quantities. Take your time to find one that is the right grade for your […] ... Read More

How to Disinfect

Disinfection is one of the most important processes in ensuring a safe process in today’s medical/health workspace. Here are a few steps on how to achieve a clean and safe work area.  What to Use  There are several media by which to effectively disinfect you, your PPE or your work surfaces.  Hospital Grade Decontaminant   A ... Read More

Tips for Keeping your Lab Sanitised & COVID 19 Free

Clean and sterile laboratory equipment is now paramount in protecting students and staff.  At Westlab we’ve created some lab sanitisation guidelines, taking learnings from Australian lab technicians (Thank you for your input) to minimise the spread of COVID-19, protect health and wellbeing, and keep your practicals on track. The purpose of this document is to […] ... Read More

Hand Sanitisers: Vital Criteria to Look for When Purchasing Hand Sanitisers

The current Covid-19 global health crisis has alerted us to the fact that regular hand washing and use of sanitisers is a critical component in the fight against the spread of viruses and infection. Whilst washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water tops the list for keeping yourself safe through from the Coronavirus outbreak, […] ... Read More

9 Key Points When Buying Face Shields

Buying face shields and PPE amidst COVID-19 is a challenging task as there are many aspects that are important to consider and can be potentially overlooked due to demands and diversity of choice.  In this article, we look at key aspects to ensure you make a good choice while putting the safety of your medical […] ... Read More

Disinfecting & Cleaning Australian Schools to Assist with a Safe Rebound

There are many measures to take to reduce the spread of flu in schools and universities including staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands often. More importantly, as Australia rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to minimise risk through cleaning and disinfecting your school prior to students coming back. […] ... Read More

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