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Information about Thermocyclers and Hot Plate Stirrers

Two common pieces of lab equipment are thermocyclers and hot plate stirrers. Here is some basic information about both to assist you in making your lab purchases.


Thermocyclers, or thermal cyclers, are instruments used to amplify DNA and RNA samples by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The thermocycler raises and lowers the temperature of the samples in a holding block in discrete, pre-programmed steps, allowing for denaturation and reannealing of samples with various reagents. Amplified genetic material can be used in many downstream applications such as cloning, sequencing, expression analysis, and genotyping.

Definition, History and Applications of Electrophoresis
Electrophoresis, also known as cataphoresis and anaphoresis, is the motion of colloidal particles suspended in a fluid medium, due to the influence of an electric field. Breaking that definition down, in chemistry, a colloid is a mixture of insoluble particles that are suspended throughout another substance. For instance, milk is an emulsified colloid of liquid butterfat globules dispersed within a water-based solution. To qualify as a colloid, the mixture must be one that either does not settle or takes a very long time to settle. Add electricity to the equation, and you’ve got electrophoresis. Electrophoresis is a technique used in laboratories in order to separate macromolecules based on size.
Laboratory Instruments Guide
Whether you are seeking a high-end instrument or a more affordable option, when it comes to buying balances and scales, you will get the most value for the price at NextDayScience. Plus, you'll have the security of knowing that you are buying the best in precision instruments, no matter what your price point. The analytical balances and top loading balances set new standards of weighing excellence, while the compact balances are the best choice for economy and simple operation. And our laboratory aspirators are a safe and reliable way to eliminate liquid waste and pathogens, no matter how dangerous. Following is more detailed information about the many instruments we offer at NextDayScience:

Analytical and Top Loading Balances: Our Precisa analytical balances and top loading balances couple premium workmanship of robust die-cast aluminum housing with the finest engineering materials, providing excellent protection against mechanical and electrical interference.

How to Manage Your Cryogenic Storage

Cryogenic freezing is a process of cold preservation that is accomplished with very low temperatures. We’re talking a bone-chilling -238° F or -150° C. The storage method is derived from the science of cryogenics, which is about creating very cold environments and studying what the results are for samples that experience extremely low temperatures.

The Science Behind Tissue Culture

The term Tissue Culture may not evoke the most exciting of visions as a scientific pursuit, but the reality couldn't be more different. Think of scientists working in labs, coaxing life in Petri dishes from a few cells, and you begin to have a glimpse of what tissue culture is all about. When you are growing tissue or cells separately from the organism where they originated, that's Tissue Culture. The growth is usually promoted by using a growth medium, such as broth or agar. Tissue culture, a term invented by an early 20th century Midwestern pathologist, revolves specifically around the growth of animal and cell tissues. Plant tissue culture refers specifically to plants.

A Brief History

The science of biology has its origins in the early scientific work of two centuries ago. It began with a German zoologist named Wilhelm Roux, who removed part of a chicken embryo and kept it alive in saline for several days in 1885. Next, another zoologist grew nerve cells from a frog embryo cell set. By the 1990s, regenerative tissue replaced a small piece of a urethra and mammalian embryonic stem cell growth was developed. The same principles applied to plant tissue culture, where it was posited as early as 1902 that every plant cell had the capacity to develop a whole plant.

Your Guide to Purchasing the Best Rocker and Roller for Your Laboratory

Setting up or adding new equipment to a laboratory can be a daunting prospect, at best. There are so many models at so many price points, and the budget numbers can really start adding up. 

While there are many types of equipment and materials necessary to fully outfit any lab, some of the most important components of any lab is the mixing equipment, such as rockers and rollers. Fret not! Here is a guide to purchasing all the right rockers and rollers

A Guide to Some Best Practices Liquid Lab Handling
Handling liquids in a lab environment requires specialized knowledge and instruments. Accuracy and precision are crucial, so you need the best instruments you can get. But even the best instruments need to be paired with good technique, and they can't protect against damage to samples and accidents when handling hazardous items. Here's how to incorporate best practices, safety, and precision into your lab when handling liquid materials
Centrifuge 101: Best Practice Tips

When operating a centrifuge, there are things you can do to that will help ensure your success. Here is a guide to help you keep your centrifuge process on track.

Using the right size tube for the correct centrifuge is imperative for the success of your analysis. There are many different types of centrifuges out there and knowing which one you need is very important. 

Z326 & Refrigerated Z326K Hi-Speed Centrifuge

Your Laboratory's New Best Friend

One of our most popular models of centrifuges from our large selection of laboratory products is the Z326 Hi-Speed centrifuge.

Next Day Science is proud to present our new centrifuges

Next Day Science is proud to present our new expanded selection of universal and high speed, high capacity centrifuges to choose from.

These new centrifuge products are built with the end user in mind.  The new innovative, ergonomic design makes these new models a great choice for any lab.  

Choose from the new Z216 mk-2 microlitre centrifuge for compact, powerful centrifugation or check out our new versatile universal benchtop models.

Choosing the Right Centrifuge

We often receive call from potential customers that are in the market for a new centrifuge. More often than not, they are unaware of the many options and the pertinent information that is required to make an informed buying decision. I would like to provide you with some valuable information and important considerations that will hopefully make your job easier in the finding the right centrifuge for your lab.