Laboratory Incubators Articles

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF

    The London Women’s Clinic in Cardiff (LWC Wales) is one of ten clinics within its group which collectively provide expert fertility treatment to families across England and Wales. When it comes to IVF and fertility treatment there is no ‘off-the-shelf’ or ‘one size fits all’ solution and, as such, the medical teams produce a bespoke fertility programme for each and ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Why good incubator management is critical for IVF clinics

    There is a large and growing number of fertility clinics throughout the UK, all registered on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) database.  Each clinic is carefully monitored and assessed by the HFEA to ensure patients are protected and receive a service of high standard – even the clinic’s ‘Success Rates’ and ‘Inspection Reports’ are ...


    By Geotech

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF outcomes with Geotech’s G100

    The accuracy of incubator gases within an IVF laboratory plays a major role in success of IVF programs in any fertility clinic today. Given the crucial role that the incubator plays in the IVF process, the conditions within the incubator in an IVF laboratory must be optimal at all times to increase the likelihood of a successful assisted reproductive treatment. Geotech’s ...


    By Geotech

  • Why good incubator management is critical for IVF clinics

    There is a large and growing number of fertility clinics throughout the UK, all registered on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) database.  Each clinic is carefully monitored and assessed by the HFEA to ensure patients are protected and receive a service of high standard – even the clinic’s ‘Success Rates’ and ‘Inspection Reports’ are ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Geotech`s G100 verifies CO2 in NHS incubators

    About the customer Stockton Quality Control Laboratory, University Hospital of North Tees, England The lab provides microbiological, chemical, environmental and medical gas testing services Challenges the customer faced Before they had Geotech’s G100 CO2 incubator analyser, Stockton QC used a CO2 analyser with a collection of separate instruments for ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - The convenient and reliable alternative to chemical-based gas measurement within your incubators

    With a typical laboratory having many incubators of different types and ages, checking CO2 and O2 levels is a challenge.  Even the most modern incubators need to be checked.  An electronic gas analyser offers a faster and more convenient method than historically popular chemical analysis.  Geotech looks at why their digital gas analyser, the G100, is fast becoming the go to product ...


    By Geotech

  • Characterizing cell surface of blooming Microcystis in Lake Taihu, China

    Microcystis occurs as colonies in the natural environment but disaggregates into single cells in laboratory cultures. In order to explore the mechanism of how Microcystis forms colonies, the zeta potentials of Microcystis cells from the laboratory and the field were studied, and the hydrophobicity of Microcystis colonies in different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Probing the debromination of the flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether in sediments of a boreal lake

    After decades of using polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) as flame retardants, a large reservoir of these toxins has accumulated in ecosystems worldwide. This study used an innovative approach to examine whether the fully brominated PBDE, decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), degrades to more toxic congeners in aquatic environments. We incubated intact sediment microcosms with high‐purity ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How do Memmert ovens and incubators ensure optimum temperature distribution?

    The German manufactured Memmert range of ovens and incubators are known for their high quality materials, state of the ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Removal of fluoride and arsenic by pilot vertical-flow constructed wetlands using soil and coal cinder as substrate

    This study evaluated the performance of soil and coal cinder used as substrate in vertical-flow constructed wetlands for removal of fluoride and arsenic. Two duplicate pilot-scale artificial wetlands were set up, planted respectively with cannas, calamus and no plant as blank, fed with a synthetic sewage solution. Laboratory (batch) incubation experiments were also carried out separately to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • G100 portable CO2 incubator analyser for incubators gas readings

    The Geotech G100, which measures CO2 from 0-20%, is used to demonstrate accurate and repeatable CO2 readings of the atmosphere inside incubators. In just a few seconds an embryologist is able to take a reading from various incubators, all of which will have a different means of sampling the air inside an incubator, without fully opening the inner door and adversely affecting the environment. It ...


    By Geotech

  • In vitro biotransformation rates in fish liver S9: Effect of dosing techniques

    In vitro biotransformation assays are currently being explored to improve estimates of bioconcentration factors of potentially bioaccumulative organic chemicals in fish. This study compares thin‐film and solvent‐delivery dosing techniques, as well as single vs. multiple chemical dosing for measuring biotransformation rates of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in rainbow trout ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Biotransformation of the flame retardant tetrabromobisphenol‐A (TBBPA) by freshwater microalgae

    Tetrabromobisphenol‐A (TBBPA) is the most widely used brominated flame retardant. However, little is known about its biotransformation by algae in aquatic environments. We investigated transformations of TBBPA by six freshwater green microalgae and identified its transformation products. The transformation experiments were conducted under axenic conditions in laboratory for 10 days. The ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Broader incubation temperature tolerances for microbial drinking water testing with enzyme substrate tests

    Microbiological testing is an integral part of measures to ensure safe drinking water. However, testing can be restricted in low-resource settings by the requirement for specialized laboratory facilities and testing procedures. Precisely controlled incubation temperature is one example. The effect of varied incubation temperatures on the performance of two enzyme substrate tests for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Low-temperature limitation of bioreactor sludge in anaerobic treatment of domestic wastewater

    Two strategies exist for seeding low-temperature anaerobic reactors: the use of specialist psychrophilic biomass or mesophilic bioreactor sludge acclimated to low temperature. We sought to determine the low-temperature limitation of anaerobic sludge from a bioreactor acclimated to UK temperatures (<15 °C). Anaerobic incubation tests using low-strength real domestic wastewater (DWW) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SMF4 case study 2

    Sewer Misconnection Survey Date: March 2010 Location: Edgebaston Birmingham UK Purpose: To test the application of the SMF4 portable fluorimeter in the detection and quantification of organic pollution from faecal matter in Surface water Sewers. Background STS was invited independently by the Environment Agency and Severn ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • How You Count Really Counts (Part I)

    If you are attempting to ship your Bacillus powder products internationally to certain countries, your product may be sent for a third party plate count prior to approval. It is very important that you understand which plating method will be used to enumerate the product. If you don’t understand the method and the weaknesses of each method as it relates ...

  • ATP Results vs. CFU Results: Consideration #2

    Culture testing takes microorganisms from their natural environment and attempts to recreate a new artificial laboratory environment that is designed to be favorable for their growth and replication. However, the vast majority (>99%) of organisms from the environment will not grow under laboratory conditions (T.Kaeberlein, K. Lewis, and S. S. Epstein, Isolating "uncultivable" microorganisms in ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Air uality in IVF Labs

    Since the birth of the first baby from in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in 1978, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has grown in importance as techniques and success rates have continued to improve. Put simply, IVF involves mixing sperm and egg in a lab to create an embryo which is then replaced in a woman's womb to develop normally with success being measured in terms ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Practical quantification method for Heinz bodies in birds applicable to rapid response field scenarios

    Oil‐induced oxidative injury to red blood cells results in Heinz body hemolytic anemia. Here, the authors evaluated three Heinz body staining techniques in brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) blood. Using a range of in vitro acetylphenylhydrazine incubations, the authors validated a field‐adapted technique against laboratory wet‐mounts and verified the stability of this technique for one ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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