dilucup autumn

Autumn has come in Sweden and now leaves are everywhere here, even inside Dilucup® Elegance!

But don´t worry! You will not receive your cups with leaves inside ... you will receive them as always, with 9mL of your favourite sterile diluent.

We wish you a happy and colourful autumn!

On September 27, we had the first Dilugent® Shaker service training with the technicians of our distributors from different countries. Remember that the instrument has a 2-year warranty from the purchase date and that the service should be done approximately once per year depending on its use.

Contact us at support@labrobot.com for questions about the service.

Twice as many samples in the same space with Dilucup® Elegance.
The design of Dilucup® allows the blisters to be packed in a way that significantly reduces footprint. Less volume equates to less storage and transport space, resulting in less impact on the environment.
Blisters from opened bags should be stored in the fridge and consumed within 3 months.
If the bags are not open, they can be stored for up to 30 months at room temperature.
dilucup features

High speed vortexed

The design of Dilucup® allows its rotation at high speed (400-660 rpm) on Dilushaker III or Dilugent® Shaker without spilling.

Once a lab has moved to Dilucup® it doesn't move back to tubes!

Don´t you believe it?

Happy summer!

We want to wish you a happy and well-deserved summer vacation!

We also want to take the opportunity to inform you that we have already sent the LabRobot annual quality survey to our customers and partners. We would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to answer some questions about our service and products. The last day to leave your answer is August 31.

how to enumerate microorganisms

How to enumerate the microorganisms present in a sample?

  1. If the sample is solid, a first homogenisation step is required to prepare a 1/10 dilution.
  2. Once the sample is suspended or if the sample is liquid, serial dilute it with Dilucup®
  3. Plate 1 mL of the selected suspension(s) and incubate them.
  4. Count the colony-forming unit (CFUs). Remember that the plates should have between 30 and 300 CFUs to get a statistically valid result.
  5. Divide the average number of CFUs per the dilution level to get the number of microorganisms per mL or g in the original sample.
world food safety day dilucup

Today is the World Food Safety Day and what better way to celebrate it than by participating as a sponsor in the Food Safety forum of Barcelona.

The Dilucup System is largely used in the food industry for enumeration of microorganisms. Click here to see other applications.

With Dilucup® Elegance don't worry about the volume of the diluent in the dilution process!

According to EN ISO 6887-1: 2017, the volume of the diluent cannot exceed a 2,0% deviation from 9,0mL. LabRobot still wants to be more accurate and that is why the volume in Dilucup® Elegance should never exceed 9,0ml ± 1,0%.

In 2020 none of the Dilucups manually controlled in our QC laboratory exceeded a ± 1% deviation from 9,0mL:

  • 90,9% had a deviation of 9,0 mL ± 0,5%
  • 0,3% between -0,5 and -1,0%
  • 8,8% between +0,5 and +1,0%

Do you know any other serial dilution method with greater volume precision?

LabRobot was happy to participate in the Swedish movement “Håll Sverige Rent” (= Keep Sweden Tidy) and we dedicated a few minutes of our lunch break to collect plastic waste around our building.

If we all would do the same frequently, we would greatly reduce the amount of plastic materials in the nature and the oceans!

That is how Dilucup Elegance can look like during the serial dilution process.

Did you know that you can customize the colours of the LED lights of a Dilugent Shaker Pro?