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  • SBS format rack: The Origin Of Microplate Standards

    February 27, 2014 By Kevin Jaquith Microplate Standards The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Society of Biomolecular Screening (SBS) now named the Society For Laboratory Automation And Screening (SLAS) approved a standard for microplates in 2004. In 1995, as early as the firs...
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  • What is a 2D barcode?

    A 2D barcode is a set of small geometric shapes organized within a square or rectangle to store information. Since they can store information in both the vertical and horizontal planes, they provide hundreds of times the amount of data than a 1D barcode can store. One 2D barcode can store more th...
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  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

    Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) AP.BIO: IST‑1 (EU) , IST‑1.P (LO) , IST‑1.P.1 (EK) A technique used to amplify, or make many copies of, a specific target region of DNA.   Key points: Polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is a technique to make many copies of a specific DNA region in vitro (in a tes...
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  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Pipette Tips And More

    Everything You Wanted To Know About Pipette Tips And More   It is hard to believe that simple, plastic molded disposable tips are the bread and butter of molecular biology, chemistry and the world of medicine. That’s right, we are talking about pipette tips. These tips create a dependable an...
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