Some Pointers from Nature

A couple days ago Nature published an article by Elie Dolgin with some ideas on getting a lab started on a budget. The article covers utilizing and bartering with core research facilities, sharing with other labs, 3D Printing, and bidding for 2nd hand items and being willing to repair them if they are defective as possible […]

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Biotech Hand Me Downs

This Thursday I’ll be helping move a confocal Leica microscope that a research lab acquired for $5000. How could anyone sell something so cheap? It’s very old and it takes up a lot of precious lab space. But it brings up a valuable lesson. If you are living in or near a city with a vibrant […]

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Miniscope

The Miniscope uses wide-field fluorescence imaging to record neural activity in awake, freely moving mice. It has a mass of 3 grams and uses a single, flexible coaxial cable for power, control signals, and imaging data. You can buy for just under two grand as well as other parts on labmaker.org. You can read a […]

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