Monday, November 24, 2014

Get acquaint with different types of lab products

Be it clinics, hospitals, diagnostic centers, dental clinics, and teaching labs lab products are commonly used in every industry. Each gear has its purpose to serve in every industry. For instance in medical care center, thermometers are used to check fever of patients, in teaching labs of schools and colleges human skeleton are displayed to given proper understanding to students about the human body.

Mentioned below are some laboratory products and its uses-

Animal skeletons:
In the Zoology field, study on animals is done. This is why animal species skeleton like cat, chicken, rat, frog and more are required in labs to teach or to test and make researches. Students and zoologist get better understanding about the animal bodies by these skeleton systems.

Sterilizers and autoclaves:
Sterilizers are used to sterilize medical gears, so that no health issues are spread. For example, unsterilized tooth tools can cause infection to other person, if dentist make use of same infected tools to treat the other patients. Therefore, with the need to maintain hygiene autoclaves and sterilizers are used in microbiology, medicine, podiatry, tattooing, body piercing, veterinary science, mycology, dentistry, and prosthetics fabrication areas.

Botany models: Likewise, study of humans and animals is done; study of plant life is also possible. Botany models are used for this purpose. Botanists make use of botany models to study life of plants and make following researches or teach students who are procuring studies in this botany.

Dental equipment:
Dental students or dentists require dental equipment to treat patients tooth problems like cavities. Dentists make use of dental stimulators to teach students about the teeth and various issues related to it.

Disposables: To maintain hygienic level in health care centers, various disposables are used for conducting tests, and diagnosis patients. Examination gloves, blades, testing tools, microscope slides etc. are to name a few laboratory disposables that are commonly used in medical industry. After being used, these disposables are disposed of, which means these are not used further for treatment.

Thermometers: To measure fever of patients, thermometers are used. Its use is not just restricted to check temperature of patients but it is used in different applications like food industry, chemical industry, and outdoor area.

Microscopes: Small objects are not visible by human eyes. To view small tiny images microscopes are used. Its use is in various areas like biological, polarizing, portable field device, stereo, surgical, industrial digital viewing device, and digital microscopes etc.

Monday, November 10, 2014

What are the roles of autoclave in medical laboratories?

The medical laboratories are a boon to the humankind. The kind of research we are able to do in a laboratory is a great help and we are able to make our lives easier.

The medical laboratories have evolved in a big way. There is availability of number of tools, which help in smooth functioning of a laboratory. Without specific tools, it is difficult to think that processes can start initially. The laboratory attendants have specific components in a specific amount; it is because of the reason, they always maintain a backup.

It helps in two ways- firstly; the components used in the process are kept for the sterilization for a specific period, so that the remaining ones can be used. Secondly, the laboratories tools, which are not able to serve accordingly due to wear and tear, there is always an option available and the remaining tools can be used and the process of research does not stop over here.

Taking the example of a specific type of a laboratory tool, ‘autoclaves’ proves to be a boon. The basic function of autoclaves is to sterilize laboratory components.

The temperature for sterilization in autoclaves can go up to 121 degrees Celsius. It is a self-locking device in which laboratory tools are kept and sterilization takes place with the help of steam. The availability of several types of autoclaves is an advantage; each type performs differently in a laboratory.

The process of sterilization is used in many processes on its own, but in a laboratory, it has its own benefits, advantage of Autoclave Sterilizer is listed below-

Steaming- There are components in a laboratory, in which air fills and it becomes a difficult task to get rid of them. The steaming is the only option, which can help in making the tools, better again.

Steam Pulsing-
A series of steam pulses is developed in which some kind of pressure is built in a chamber of autoclave. Then, de-pressurization is also done and this is an ongoing process. The pressurization and de-pressurization is done to a point of atmospheric pressure
Vacuum pumps-
There are tools in which air is used, the autoclaves help in pumping air or mixing the steam.

Other types of autoclave are used in the chemical industry to cure coatings, vulcanize rubber and for hydrothermal synthesis, growing crystals under high temperatures and pressures. Synthetic quartz crystals used in the electronic industry are grown in autoclaves.