Does termite damage worry you? If so, you are not alone. Every year termites cause billions of dollars in structural damage, and property owners spend over two billion dollars to treat them. This fact sheet focuses on how you, as a consumer, can identify and help protect your property from termites through effective prevention measures and appropriate use of termite treatments.
Before a company can sell or distribute any pesticide in the United States, other than certain minimum risk pesticides, EPA must review studies on the pesticide to determine that it will not pose unreasonable risks to human health or the environment. Once we have made that determination, we will license or register that pesticide for use in strict accordance with label directions. The pesticides used for the prevention or treatment of termite infestations are called termiticides and must demonstrate the ability to provide structural protection before we register them. In most cases, termiticide application can only be properly performed by a trained pest management professional.
If conducted improperly, these treatments can cause contamination of the home and surrounding drinking water wells and will not protect against termites. For that reason, it is important to hire a pest management professional who is licensed and trained to take proper precautions. The most common active ingredients found in conventional termiticides are:
Many termiticides are highly toxic, making it critical to follow label directions with added care. Pest management professionals have the knowledge, expertise, and equipment as required by the label, which minimizes risks and maximizes effectiveness.
Based on this customer experience and feedback, the Infinite 200 PRO microplate plate reader has been continuously engineered for excellence. This proven platform has now evolved into a budget-friendly reader family consisting of six application-focused configurations, delivering performance and value to every lab, every day, for every assay.
There are now six application-tailored configurations for the acclaimed and proven Infinite 200 PRO plate reader, including new options such as automated pathlength correction. This allows you to choose the perfect reader for your specific needs and budget with a fast delivery time.
Samples can be easily applied using single or eight-channel pipettes, and each micro-spot can be quickly and easily cleaned to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. For convenience and optimal data quality, the NanoQuant Plate is the only low volume plate on the market that is 100 % calibration free, maintaining reliable performance while minimizing demands on your time. This innovative tool is truly a prerequisite for sensitive, reliable and easy DNA/RNA quantification in your laboratory.
Path length correction: Well-to-well variations in path length can be a major issue for absorbance measurements in microplates, so i-control offers easy path length correction, giving you full control for comparable readouts every time.
The filter optics for top reading fluorescence measurements include a dichroic mirror which dramatically improves the limit of detection (LOD) for dyes that are excited below and emit light above 510 nm. This ensures a typical LOD of just 85 amol/well (384-well plate, 100 µl) for measurements, allowing you to perform advanced screening assays.
Automatic adjustment of z-focusing for top reading fluorescence measurements makes it easy to miniaturize your assays on the Infinite M200 PRO. This ensures high sensitivity for all plate formats, offering you near-identical performance in up to 384-well low volume plates. This feature is complemented by integrated background correction, providing automatic optimization of the signal-to-noise ratio for every assay.
The Infinite 200 PRO is adept at producing high quality luminescence measurements for glow, flash and dual-color applications. It features an optical fiber optimized for up to 384-well plates, plus optional 384-well injection capabilities, delivering great sensitivity and a large dynamic signal range for your assays. Engineered to deliver an industry-leading dynamic range and to allow you to use higher density plate formats, this sophisticated luminescence module can replace a standalone luminometer, saving you time and money. For a proven luminescence performance the Infinite 200 PRO supports all white microplates of the Tecan microplate portfolio.
For most glow luminescence-based assays (such as ATP quantification, chemiluminescent ELISAs, reporter assays, etc.) it is beneficial to miniaturize the assay, as the signal strength is not directly related to the sample. Moving to higher density plate formats therefore saves you time and money. The Infinite 200 PRO uses a luminescence fiber optimized for 384-well plates, guaranteeing minimum signal cross-talk between wells, a critical factor when working in higher density plate formats.
The attenuation filter allows the PMT to operate in its most sensitive mode while still providing maximum performance for both weak and strong signals. Combined with the Te-Inject, this ensures a very low LOD (typically 12 amol/well ATP) in a 384-well plate (ENLITEN ATP assays, Promega).
This Technical Note describes optimized test set-ups, instrument settings and the statistical equations that were used to determine the maximum instrument sensitivity of the Infinite F200 PRO filter-based microplate reader and the Infinite M200 PRO Quad4 Monochromators-based microplate reader for flash and glow luminescence.
Significantly improve the quality of your results with enhanced sensitivity in top reading fluorescence intensity mode. Automatic z-focus adjustment determines the focal point for the best signal-to-blank ratio in each microplate well, regardless of the plate type, well shape or sample volume. This unique feature makes it easy to set up your reader for optimum performance with varying assay parameters.
Get more from your microplate reader with Magellan, the universal reader control and data analysis software from Tecan. Magellan supports the complete range of Tecan microplate readers, enabling quick and easy measurement of samples for first-time and expert users alike. A versatile user interface and powerful data reduction capabilities enable the optimization of sophisticated experimental work, making routine tasks easy.
For convenience and optimal data quality, the NanoQuant Plate is the only low volume plate on the market that is 100 % calibration free. This saves time and gives you consistent and reliable performance.
Gain a new level of confidence in your laboratory equipment with this accurate, cost-effective and near-effortless solution. The MultiCheck QC package is designed to enable rapid functional checks for Tecan multimode readers, and supports all major reading modes, including FI, TRF, FP, absorbance and luminescence. It consists of the MultiCheck software package and an advanced QC plate, with IQOQ documentation also available for the Infinite 200 PRO.
Tavaborole is a novel boron-based antifungal agent that was approved by the FDA for treating onychomycosis in 201416. It penetrates the nail plate because of its small molecular weight and interferes with protein synthesis in fungal cells through its effects on cytoplasmic aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases17. Phase II and III trials have demonstrated its safety and effectiveness for treating mild to moderate onychomycosis (20 to 60% nail involvement). In two phase III randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled trials, tavaborole 5% solution was applied once daily for 48 weeks, and efficacy was evaluated at 52 weeks. Patients ranged from 18 to 88 years of age. Mycological cure rates (negative KOH and culture) with tavaborole 5% solution for studies 1 and 2 were 31.1% and 35.9%, respectively, significantly higher than vehicle (7.2% and 12.2%,P
Nails help protect the ends of our fingers and toes, and allow fingers to perform activities such as scratching or picking up things. Nails are normally present on each finger and toe. They are made up of the nail plate (the hardest part of the nail and the part that can be seen) and tissue that lies underneath the nail plate.
Nails receive blood and nutrition from the body. They are attached to the body by the nail bed which is kind of like a root and receives nutrients to keep the nails healthy and to allow new nail cells to form and grow. As they grow, the newer cells push out the older cells. The older cells are pushed forward and get flatter and harder which forms the nail plate. The nail plate does not have living cells which is why nails can be cut without pain.
Nail changes are different problems that can happen to fingernails, toenails, or both. Certain types of cancer and cancer treatments can cause changes to the nails. The changes can happen in the nail bed or in the nail plate itself. Nail changes can be temporary or may last.
Sheet cakes are one of the best forms of cake to make for a crowd because they do not require very much layering or structural support and they're easy to transport. Plus, a slice of sheet cake lends itself well to skilled piping work or other edible decorations. That being said, it can be tricky to determine which size sheet cake is best for your event. To learn about sheet cake sizes and how to calculate the number of servings per sheet cake, keep reading.
Most bakers think of orders in terms of full, half, and quarter sheet cake pans, which can actually mean a handful of different sizes. As a result, it's best to discuss the number of servings and the size of each serving instead. From there, you can determine which size pan will work best for the application.
While sheet cake pans are available in a variety of materials and styles, the most important thing to consider while shopping is the size. Sheet pans are measured Length x Width x Height, with the height or depth generally ranging between 1 and 4 inches. 2b1af7f3a8