Most labs, whether new or old, require general laboratory equipment to complete everyday experiments, update existing tools as well as manage a well-functioning laboratory.
The purpose of the incubator is to offer the fitting environment for cell growth. The incubator should be huge enough for your laboratory needs, have forced-air circulation as well as should have temperature control to within ±0.2°C. Stainless steel incubators ensure easy cleaning as well as offer corrosion protection, especially if humid air is required for incubation. Although the requirement for aseptic conditions in a cell culture incubator is not as stringent as that in a cell culture hood, frequent cleaning of the incubator is necessary to avoid contamination of cell cultures.
A cell culture laboratory should contain storage areas for liquids such as media as well as reagents, for chemicals such as drugs and antibiotics, for consumables such as disposable pipettes, culture vessels, and gloves, for glassware as media bottles as well as glass pipettes, for specialized equipment, and for tissues and cells. Glassware, plastics, and specialized equipment can be stored at ambient temperature on shelves and in drawers; however, it is significant to store all media, reagents, and chemicals according to the instructions on the label.
For small cell culture laboratories, a domestic Laboratory Prefiguration (preferably one without an auto defrost freezer) is an sufficient as well as inexpensive piece of equipment for storing reagents as well as media at 2–8°C. For larger laboratories, a cold room restricted to cell culture is more suitable. Make sure that the refrigerator or the cold room is cleaned frequently to avoid contamination.
Test Tube Holder
A test tube holder is utilized to hold test tubes. It is utilized for holding a test tube in place when the tube is hot or should not be touched. For example, a test tube holder may be utilized to hold a test tube while it is being heated. Moreover, while heating the tube with liquid or solid contained inside, the tube holder ought to firmly hold a test tube in order for the tube to be safely held while heating.
Particularly, for liquid heating, while holding a test tube holder with a test tube, hold it such that it aligns with the lab bench as well as also point the open end of the tube away from yourself or anyone close.
Additionally, while using a test tube holder, the proper distance between the test tube holder and the top of the test tube is roughly three centimetres.
A Florence Flask/Boiling Flask is a type of flask utilized as an item of laboratory glassware. It is utilized as a container to hold liquids. A Florence flask has a round body, a long neck as well as often a flat bottom. It is designed for boiling, uniform heating, distillation as well as ease of swirling; it is produced in a number of different glass thicknesses to stand different types of use. They are often made of borosilicate glass for heat as well as chemical resistance. Traditional Florence flasks classically do not have a ground glass joint on their rather longer necks, except typically have a slight lip or flange around the tip of the neck. The common volume for a Florence flask is one litre.