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Keeping Your Lab Equipment Calibrated – A Guide

Originally posted on November 8, 2019, this post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. In most scientific industries, data is the primary incentive governing everyday work. Therefore, labs use complex, expensive equipment to produce reliable readings. Of course, many scientists affirm that science is only as good as the tools of the scientist. As  … Read more

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4 Things to Check When Your Lab’s ULT Freezer Fails

A lab’s ULT freezer is critical to your work. However, what do you do when it stops working? How do you properly diagnose its error? What should you be checking if it starts malfunctioning? In this post, we’ll discuss what you should do when your lab’s ultra-low temperature freezer malfunctions. At Cryostar Industries, we know  … Read more

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5 Steps to Reduce Lab Equipment Downtime and Maximize Productivity

In the fast-paced world of laboratory operations, minimizing equipment downtime is crucial to maintaining efficiency and productivity. Cryostar Industries, a Long Island-based company, specializes in laboratory equipment calibration and repairs, serving the tri-state area. In this blog post, we’ll explore five essential steps to help laboratories reduce equipment downtime and boost overall productivity by leveraging  … Read more

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How to Fill Your ULT Freezer for Efficiency

For hospitals and labs, ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezer efficiency is incredibly important. With the COVID-19 vaccination being distributed, clinics need to make sure they have the right storage capacity in their ULT freezers. In addition, filling the freezer with maximum efficiency in mind will also provide your facility with some significant benefits. Did you know  … Read more

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How to Clean Your Lab’s CO2 Incubator

Our previous blog post explained the ways to keep your lab’s incubator in great shape. However, what’s the best way to keep your CO2 incubator clean? Obviously, an incubator’s purpose is to foster an environment ideal for specimen growth. Therefore, it’s critical to keep them sanitary. In order to properly store and develop tissue cultures,  … Read more

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Lab Equipment Services: Repair vs Replace?

A vital piece of lab equipment has broken down. Now what? How do you know if you should replace or repair your lab equipment? It can be tough making that decision. Especially when you are relying on scientific equipment to carry out your day-to-day operations. Additionally, you may find equipment that is not performing well  … Read more

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Choosing the Right Fume Hood For Your Lab

For years, Cryostar has assisted labs in acquiring the best lab equipment for their work. Finding the right laboratory equipment isn’t just about being able to do your work. It’s also about keeping lab personnel safe, optimizing results, and ensuring consistent reliability. Choosing the right fume hood for you lab can be overwhelming. Finding the  … Read more

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5 Common ULT Freezer Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them

Are you experiencing issues with your ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezer? As a Cryostar customer, you have access to our expert technicians who can diagnose and repair your lab equipment quickly and effectively. However, before you schedule a service call, you may want to check if the problem is something you can solve on your own.  … Read more

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The Best Pipettes for Your Lab

Part of keeping a lab functional is acquiring the right equipment for the job. Everything from CO2 incubators to fume hoods need thorough evaluation prior to purchasing. This way, you can be certain that the significant investment you’re making will provide maximum benefits. When it comes to pipettes, one of the most common lab tools,  … Read more

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How Often Should a CO2 Incubator be Calibrated?

Calibration is an important part of maintaining CO2 incubator performance. In fact, it’s critical to maintaining the performance of most lab equipment. So, how often should you calibrate? If you’re properly maintaining the incubator, then you should only need to calibrate a few times per year. However, if not, then we recommend monthly CO2 calibration.  … Read more