Taking Biotech to the Next Level – How about Automation?

Taking Biotech to the Next Level – How about Automation?

While smart and automated technologies are slowly taking over our lives, ranging from smart homes and self-driving cars to applet-generators like IFTTT, it sometimes feels like biotech is not catching up. With experiments becoming ever more complex and datasets more immense, a question that comes to mind is — can we automate life science? Compared with manufacturing […]

Keeping up with sample preparation

Keeping up with sample preparation

Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto, Canada, Questron Technologies has been providing high-end sample preparation equipment for metal analysis to analytical laboratories for over 20 years. In the early 1990’s Questron was the first to introduce computer controlled temperature and pressure microwave digestion systems. Continuing our tradition, in 2005 we were the first […]

IKEA & the Liquid Handlers: How to find the right configuration for the right application

IKEA & the Liquid Handlers: How to find the right configuration for the right application

Have you ever tried to use any of the IKEA software that help their costumer configure their own furniture? Get the optimal configuration for your application is more or less the same than buying your personalized closet from the Swedish furniture company: lots of options, modules and components, each one with different functionalities that you […]

The paperless laboratory

The paperless laboratory

The Paperless Lab Some scientists keep experimental records on sticky notes. Some groups maintain ordering information in the head of a single technician. But for researchers looking for more stable, searchable, and sharable records, digital options such as electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) and laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are readily available. Scientists can start with […]