Science is in demand. According to the National Science Foundation, from the fall of 2000 to the fall of 2010, “growth in first-time full-time graduate student enrollment in science and engineering programs” increased 50%, reaching a new peak. Biomedical engineering appears to be one of the hot spots, experiencing the most rapid growth through the decade. Postdoctoral students logged an equally impressive 45% increase over 2000 enrollments, especially in engineering.
For science students at any level of study, the lab is where the learning is and having a well-equipped lab keeps interest high. Innovative new instruments and enhanced favorites welcome the class of 2016 back to the lab.
Here’s a selection of some of our favorites for the best-in-class lab:
picoSpin™ -45 NMR Benchtop Spectrometer: This NMR spectrometer is 100 times smaller and 10 times less expensive than any previous NMR spectrometer, making it ideal for classroom use. It is a powerful chemical analysis tool with a resolution better than 60 parts-per-billion.
i-LAB Visible Spectrometer with 10-mm Cuvette Sample Adaptor and Chemistry Experiment Suite: This handheld instrument captures spectra and computes results for easy downloading and reporting.
Sartorius M-Power Analytical Balance:The M-Power balance comes with a variety of built-in application programs that help to simplify routine weighing tasks. Weighing applications include; percent weighing, counting, averaging, mass-unit conversion, & net-totaling/formulation.
Oakton® pH Tutor Benchtop Meter:For quick checks in the classroom or lab, the pH Tutor provides microprocessor-based technology for fast, accurate readings. The large, dual LCD shows pH measurement and temperature results simultaneously.
Zippette Dispenser: Simple and durable enough to use in the lab, field, or classroom. Redesigned twist-to-lock volume adjuster stays secure to ensure accuracy. To dispense, simply set volume, lock in adjuster, then lift piston and push down.
Fundamental Inspection Microscope with Built-In Camera: This fundamental inspection microscope with built-in digital camera extends to 14-1⁄4” (360 mm) to accommodate larger objects such as rocks, insects, and flowers with total magnification up to 40x. Unlike standard classroom microscopes, images are upright and unreversed, making it easier to manipulate specimens on stage. This microscope permits computer connection with supplied USB cable.
Disclaimer: Cole-Parmer products are not approved or intended for, and should not be used for medical, clinical, surgical or other patient-oriented applications.