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Wheaton is More Than Glass

Wheaton’s admiration for those individuals who devote their lives to science provides the motivation to offer the best customer service and the most dependable products in the industry. The main focus of our 125+ year old company is to design and deliver today’s most innovative solutions for those who are actively pursuing laboratory research. Wheaton […]

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Tips from the Glass Room: All About Vials

Vials are small glass or plastic bottles used for storage.  Depending on supplier they can be made of amber or clear glass, plastic, with or without markings and in various configurations of features and sizes. Vials can be used for media, diagnostic, storage, display and sample collection applications.  There are different mouth and cap styles to accommodate […]

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Why is Pipette Calibration Important?

Pipette calibration is important for good laboratory practice and is a vital part of any lab regime where precise volumes of fluid need transferring or diluting. Routine calibration produces higher quality results and saves money on reagents. Pipettes typically wear down or break 0.1-1.0% over each year, even with normal usage. Worn pipettes are outcomes […]

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The Benefits of Safety Coated Bottles

Laboratory accidents happen. Unfortunately, glass is one of the most common materials susceptible to breaking, and is used in every laboratory. Considering the vast amount of hazardous materials handled in laboratories today, there is a significant health and safety risk associated with broken laboratory containers and glassware. While broken glass presents some very serious dangers, […]

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How To Protect Products from Light: Colored Glass

  Glass comes in a variety of colors, from clear glass windows to amber beer bottles. Colored glass is important because it protects its contents from the damaging effects of light. The harmful types of light are primarily light with wavelengths from 290 to 450nm. Blocking these specific wavelengths prevents the contents of a container […]

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4 Steps to Master Reverse Pipetting

What is reverse pipetting? Do you know how it can help you pipetting certain types of samples? First for those who are not familiar with it. Pipettes have two stops. The first is generally used to aspirate liquid into the pipette, and the second stop ensures the entire volume is purged. About Reverse Pipetting Reverse […]

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Accuracy vs. Precision . . . Know the Difference?

I never really thought about this until I became the product manager for pipettes. I had been using the terms synonymously in conversation to describe measurement errors. However in statistical calculations, regulations and pipetting, these two terms have different and very distinct meanings. Accuracy refers to the deviation of a measurement from a standard or true […]

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Pipetting – 5 Steps for Fantastic Results!

Do you remember the first time that you used a pipette? It was probably sophomore year of college. If your class was like mine, there was not much time for training. We were focused on completing the lab assignment and recording data. Fast forward ten years, now pipetting is like a reflex. We just do it without […]

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Discovering STEM in Middle School

As a parent, Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The children return to school! I have a passion for learning and want to share a recent experience. My oldest son is now in middle school. Last spring we selected two STEM classes for his schedule. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating […]

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