Essential Laboratory Skills Guide

Mettler-Toledo GmbH

Improve accuracy and efficiency of your day-to-day laboratory measurement tasks

Experience shows that modern, well-developed balances and analytical instruments do the most to promote ease of use, operational safety and accurate results. However, even with state-of-the-art solutions, practical know-how is still required for users to do things right and achieve reliability and consistency.

Basic measurement techniques covered in this guide include: Weighing, Pipetting, pH Measurement, Moisture Content, Titration, UV/VIS, Density & Refractive Index, Melting, Dropping, Boiling, Cloud and Slip Melting Point and Thermal Analysis.

Each section follows a similar structure

  • Measurement techniques
  • Tips gained from real-life lab experience
  • Method discussion and application examples
  • Selected solutions from our portfolio

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Essential Laboratory Skills Guide

Improve accuracy and efficiency of your day-to-day laboratory measurement tasks

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Pipetting is one of the most basic yet critical techniques in the laboratory. It enables the precise and controlled transfer of liquids, which is essential for accurate measurements and reliable results. Whether in DNA analysis, cell culture or biochemical assays, correct pipetting significantly influences the quality of the results.

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Pipetting is one of the most basic yet critical techniques in the laboratory. It enables the precise and controlled transfer of liquids, which is essential for accurate measurements and reliable results. Whether in DNA analysis, cell culture or biochemical assays, correct pipetting significantly influences the quality of the results.

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Topic world UV/Vis spectroscopy

UV/Vis spectroscopy is a powerful tool in analytics. It uses the ultraviolet and visible light spectrum to measure the absorption of molecules, providing insights into their structure and concentration. Whether determining protein concentrations, characterizing compounds or monitoring chemical reactions, UV/Vis spectroscopy provides accurate and reproducible data.

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UV/Vis spectroscopy is a powerful tool in analytics. It uses the ultraviolet and visible light spectrum to measure the absorption of molecules, providing insights into their structure and concentration. Whether determining protein concentrations, characterizing compounds or monitoring chemical reactions, UV/Vis spectroscopy provides accurate and reproducible data.

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Topic world Weighing

Precise weighing is critical in laboratory and industrial environments. From accurate dosing of chemicals for research experiments to mass production of products, precise weight determination is often the first and most critical step. Modern balances and weighing instruments are sophisticated, offer impressive precision and are resilient to external influences such as temperature and humidity.

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Precise weighing is critical in laboratory and industrial environments. From accurate dosing of chemicals for research experiments to mass production of products, precise weight determination is often the first and most critical step. Modern balances and weighing instruments are sophisticated, offer impressive precision and are resilient to external influences such as temperature and humidity.

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