Blood separation : The process, techniques and recommendations

Blood separation is one of the crucial processes in a clinical lab and is usually conducted via a process called centrifugation. Blood cell separation Blood consists of two types of cells: Red Blood Cells (RBC), called also erythrocytes and White Blood Cells (WBC), called leucocytes. Erythrocytes are the blood cells that distribute oxygen from the […]

How to choose the correct Impeller for your Overhead Stirrer

When purchasing an overhead stirrer it is crucial to select the correct impeller (also known as paddles or blades). Impellers are distinguished according to The type of flow they generate in the stirred material, The speed, depending applications The various designs for different viscosities required We distinguish the following Impeller types Blade Impeller (radial flow) […]

Refractometer applications

In the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, flavor, fragrance and essential oils, petrochemical, metalworking and automotive industries, refractometers play an important role in quality assurance. They determine the refractive index of liquid or solid substances, from which their identity and quality as well as the concentration in binary or quasi-binary mixtures can be derived. The […]

Homogenizer, Rotor-stator, Dispering, Emulsifying – Glossary

Dispersing is the actual generic term for work, which is executed using rotor-stator units. It is also referred to as “wet grinding”. The main task of rotor-stator dispersers is crushing, mixing or foaming of different components to evenly distribute them. The resulting dispersions, emulsions, suspensions and foams are used in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food, life […]

Improve Your Pipetting Technique

Pipetting: Find proper pipetting technique and eliminate the sources of error in pipetting Establishing a proper pipetting technique and eliminating potential sources of error in pipetting can be quite a challenge in an everyday lab. When learning how to pipette, a few aspects are worth taking a closer look at. First of all, the types of […]

Guide to pipetting and handling of difficult liquids

When the liquid becomes the challenge – Guide to pipetting and handling of difficult liquids Whether they are viscous, fluorescent or light-sensitive substances, or reagents that require extra strict aseptic conditions, handling of difficult liquids can be quite challenging in your daily lab routine. Follow Capp’s guide to pipetting. Guide to pipetting. Handling of difficult liquids […]