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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

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Environmental Chambers: What They Are and What They Do

If you work in a laboratory, then you know that environmental chambers are an important piece of equipment. But what are they, and what do they do? In this blog post, we will discuss environmental chambers and their many uses. Additionally, we will talk about the importance of lab equipment calibration and how to find  … Read more

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3 Simple Ways to Maintain Your Centrifuge

For many scientific industries, a centrifuge is a valuable (and necessary) device. At Cryostar, we have a diverse range of services which repair, maintain and calibrate these instruments. All labs rely on their centrifuges to develop their samples and perform daily procedures. However, a centrifuge is a complex device. Therefore, the notion of maintaining one  … Read more

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4 Hospital Refrigeration Units Needing Repair

Hospital refrigeration units are important for long-term storage, as well as day-to-day activities. They store and help the preparation of both food and medical needs. Hospitals depend on refrigeration equipment in hospitals for keeping important goods spoiling. Whether its an ice machine on the hospital floor or freezers for medicine, these units will need to  … Read more

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Cryostar Industries: Maintaining Your Lab’s CO² Incubator

If you’re like most lab managers, you’re always looking for ways to optimize your lab’s performance. One way to do this is by calibrating, certifying, and maintaining your CO² incubators. Scientists worldwide rely on CO² incubators for culture growth. Breakdowns will result in work disruption and loss of samples. Here, we break down a helpful  … Read more

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3 Important Things to Know When Selling Used Lab Equipment

When it comes to research, using the right equipment is critical. Of course, all kinds of research can sometimes take unpredictable turns. It’s not uncommon for even the mostcost-efficient labs to suddenly need new equipment in order to complete their work. Often times, enhancing your lab with new equipment is unavoidable in order to continue  … Read more

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Essential Safety Protocol for Diagnostic Laboratories 

Unless you have experience working in a diagnostic lab, you’re probably unaware of the demands in this setting. Lab technicians don’t just handle complex procedures. In addition, their jobs are dangerous. Workers must ensure proper waste removal, handle toxic chemicals, monitor radiation and more. Therefore, safety has to be the highest priority. Safety policies keep  … Read more

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5 Benefits to Upgrading Your Lab Equipment

As all lab managers know, buying brand-new lab equipment isn’t exactly a modest cost. To avoid the expenses of new lab equipment, many facilities try to make their devices last as long as possible. However, it’s important to know the distinction between being economical and using your equipment past its expiration date. Doing so can  … Read more