You can safely use micropipettes with Dilucup®
| November 16, 2023
Serial dilution with tubes and a micropipette can be challenging because the risk of contaminating the inside of the tube with the pipette is high. That is why straws are often used, but how can you be sure about the accuracy of the pipetted volume?
The good thing about Dilucup is that since it is a low cup, you can safely use a micropipette and get the best possible volume accuracy.
Higly accurate volume
| October 23, 2023
The most important thing when performing serial dilutions is that the volume is accurate. Otherwise, you can forget about having a good result because the accumulated error will give you a wrong enumeration of microorganisms.
Volume statistics (based on 25.000 measurements):
- 94,4 % -> 9 mL ± 0.5 %
- 99,95 % -> 9 mL ± 1 %
- 100 % -> 9 mL ± 2 % (according to ISO standards)
Methods where filling tubes or other recipients is done in the laboratory cannot guarantee a volume as accurate as Dilucup.
| September 27, 2023
Last week we had the pleasure of meeting with most of our distributors and it was a great success!
Thank you all very much for the positive energy and for making those days an inspiration for everyone.
We look forward to seeing you next time!
Keep it simple!
| July 24, 2023
Work in the lab can be chaotic and stressful...
so why make it more difficult?
Keep it simple with the Dilucup System!
| June 27, 2023
Our facilities will remain open during the summer and you will be able to place your orders as usual.
Photo credit: Hervé took this photo a few days ago on one of his bike tours along the beautiful west coast of Sweden nearby Gothenburg. What a nice view, don’t you think?
Have a great summer! 🙂
New award from AddLife
| May 19, 2023
We are so happy to share that we received a new award for our sustained growth in the Addlife group!
This award is the result of the hard work, dedication and innovative strategies of our entire team. We could not achieve this without the support and trust of our valued customers, who are the key to our success.
Thank you for your continued partnership!
| April 5, 2023
Best wishes from the LabRobot team 😊
Latest volume accuracy analysis
| March 15, 2023
The volume of a diluent must be accurate to have reliable results and according to EN ISO 6887-1: 2017 the volume should not deviate from 9,0 mL ± 2 % (9 mL ± 0,18 mL).
We want to be better than this and that is why Dilucup® aims for a volume range of 9 mL ± 1 %.
99,95% of the 25.000 latest Dilucups analysed in our QC laboratory had a volume of 9 mL ± 1 %, with an average of 9 mL + 0,26 % mL (9,02 mL) and a SD of 0,21 %.
Pretty good volume accuracy, don’t you think?
Watch the video to learn about our latest analysis!
The ergonomic solution for serial dilutions
| February 7, 2023
Have you ever got pain in your wrist or joints?
If so, you surely know how limiting it can be, requiring sometimes even months of sick leave to recover.
When you use a vortex mixer vibrations are absorbed by your hand/wrist. With the Dilucup system, the shaker is the one that absorbs all movements, so your joints don’t suffer any damage.
Our serial dilution system protects you against repetitive strain injuries in hands or wrists.
It’s really comfortable to use. Try it and you won’t regret! Don't let a vortex ruin your well-being!
How to make multiple serial dilutions at the same time
| January 10, 2023
Making many serial dilutions can be time consuming and monotonous.
Have you never thought about making multiple serial dilutions at the same time?
This is possible with Dilugent® Shaker Pro!
You can dilute up to 7 samples at the same time without getting lost.
Watch the video to see an example!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2023!
| December 13, 2022
Thank you very much for this year!
Note that LabRobot will be closed during week 52 (26th ‐ 30th December).
So if you need a new supply of Dilucup pallets before the end of the year, we need to have your order in by December 20th. We will also be able to process small express orders (one pallet max.) for those placed up until the 28th.
Have a magical Christmas holidays! 🙂
How to enumerate microorganisms?
| July 28, 2022
How to enumerate the microorganisms in a food sample using Dilucup?
- First homogenize the sample if it is solid. This is the first 1/10 dilution.
- Once the sample is suspended or if the sample is liquid, serial dilute it using Dilucup.
- Plate 1 mL of the selected suspension(s) and incubate.
- Count the colonies (the plates should have between 30 and 300 CFUs to get a statistically valid result).
- Divide the average number of CFUs per the dilution level to get the number of microorganisms per mL or g in the original sample.
Watch the video to understand it better!
| June 30, 2022
We hope you have a good summer and you can enjoy the sun or whatever makes you happy! 😊
Improvements in Dilushaker
| May 12, 2022
Dilushaker has evolved from being a simple cup shaker to a sophisticated instrument that guides you and is very comfortable to use.
Do not miss the video to see its evolution!
| April 8, 2022
We hope that your egg is filled with chocolates and not with Dilucups like ours! 😉
We wanted to take the opportunity to inform you that our office will be closed on Friday 15th and Monday 18th of April.
Have a nice Easter break!
New user manual for Dilugent S.
| March 11, 2022
A new version of the Dilugent Shaker user manual is available with the updates included in the last firmware (1.2.6). You must be logged in to access the orange button shown in the picture on this side.
If you want to update your instrument contact your distributor so that they can help you.
| February 9, 2022
As you may know, according to EN ISO 6887-1: 2017 the volume of a diluent should not deviate from 9,0 mL ± 2 %.
99,97 % of all Dilucups analysed during 2020 and 2021 had a volume of 9,0 mL ± 1 %, with an average of 9,0 mL +0,2 %.
Each point on the diagram represents the volume of a manually controlled Dilucup® in the QC laboratory. Values are given as deviation from 9 mL.
New firmware version available
| January 27, 2022
There is a new firmware version, number 1.2.5, available for Dilugent® Shaker.
The update is included under the 2-year warranty from the date of purchase.
Book a meeting and update your Dilugent® Shaker firmware remotely!