Technology News - 2009 Pittcon Preview

The latest equipment, instrument and system introductions to the laboratory market at Pittcon 2009.

By Lab Manager


BiOptix LLC -
Microarray BioAnalyzer
Booth 737

  • Incorporates highly-sensitive and label-free technology
  • Has demonstrated sensitivity 10 times greater than competing technologies
  • Sensor array format enables simultaneous affinity measurements of a diverse array of analytes
  • Sensor array also enables identification and correction of bulk and non-specific binding effects
  • Features a small footprint, low power consumption, and user-friendly interface

Cilas Particle Size -
Cilas 1190 Laser Particle Size Analyzer
Booth 737

  • Designed with three lasers, analyzer offers accuracy and precision from 0.04 to 2,500 microns
  • Integrated liquid and dry dispersion technology allows users to switch between dispersion modes without having to switch hardware or realign system
  • An integrated, high resolution imaging system allows for analysis of particle shape
  • All optical components are permanently fixed to a cast iron base plate, ensuring the system is in alignment at all times

EDAX, AMETEK Materials Analysis Division -
Orbis Micro-XRF Inorganic Elemental Analyzer System
Booth 4855

  • Table-top spectrometer incorporates a motorized turret
  • Primary beam filters can be used with X-ray optics for tailored micro to millimeter spot elemental analyses
  • Measurements are non-destructive and require minimal sample preparation
  • System enables users to make elemental analyses on small samples such as particles, fragments and inclusions
  • Users also can conduct automated multi-point and elemental imaging analysis on larger samples

Nippon Instruments North America -
PE-1000 Mercury Analyzer
Booth 3079

  • Analyzer offers simplicity of operation and high-throughput
  • Offers detection limits as low as 0.01 ppb in hydrocarbon samples
  • Uses sealed sample vials and a liquid injection autosampler
  • Features atomic fluorescence detection

Systea Scientific LLC -
EasyChem Plus and Pro Discrete Analyzers
Booth 4775

  • Utilize the most advanced discrete technology available for environmental applications
  • Specifically designed with respect to USEPA methods, dynamic ranges, MDL’s, PQL’s, and a wide variety of sample matrices
  • Perform multiple parameters on samples without operator intervention
  • Lowest operating costs with minimal reagent usage and waste generation
  • USEPA-approved non-hazardous nitrate methodology now available for water and wastewater

Teledyne Leeman Labs -
Hydra-C Mercury Analyzer
Booth 1480

  • Provides measurement of mercury in a variety of samples, without any sample pretreatment
  • Results are achieved in less than five minutes from receipt of sample
  • Analyzer provides direct measurement of Hg in solids or liquids with no sample digestion
  • Elimination of sample digestion step eliminates liquid sample waste
  • High capacity autosampler holds up to 70 samples with easy sample additions

Thermo Scientific -
Niton XL3t Series Analyzers
Booth 1432

  • Features geometrically optimized large area drift detector (GOLDD) technology
  • Is as much as 10 times faster than conventional Si-PIN detectors
  • Is up to 3 times more precise than conventional smaller, silicon drift detectors
  • Offers light element detection of magnesium (Mg), aluminum (Al), silicon (Si), phosphorus (P) and sulfur (S) without helium or vacuum purging


Adam Equipment, Inc. -
Highland™ Balance
Booth 3486


  • Features rechargeable battery, removable draft shield, and stainless steel pan
  • Built-in HandiCal™ enables external calibration
  • ShockProtect™ provides internal overload protection
  • Built-in security slot allows the use of a standard KensingtonTM-type lock and cable
  • Includes RS-232 and USB interface for communication to computers and printers

Agilent Technologies -
7693A Automatic Liquid Sampler (ALS)
Booth 3634 

  • Minimizes operator variability by automating time-consuming sample preparation steps
  • Provides better than 1 percent RSD for samples from 50 nl to 250 μl
  • GC cycle times are up to five times shorter than other autosamplers
  • Automation Engine software allows users to create sample prep protocols without knowledge of complex programming languages

Aqua Solutions, Inc. -
Laboratory Water Purification Systems
Booth 3285

  • Type I Systems produce 2-3 LPM of 18-Megohm water directly from ordinary tap water or pre-treated water
  • Analytical, biological, and ultra-low TOC versions are available with or without built-in reverse osmosis pretreatment for operation anywhere in the world
  • Systems feature continuous recirculation to maintain maximum water purity
  • Ultrapure water is instantly available on demand up to 7 feet from the system via the included remote dispenser

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation -
800A3A RF Amplifier
Booth 3788

  • Internal impedance transformer features selectable values of 12.5, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200 and 400 ohms
  • 800 watt, 10 kHz – 3 MHz amplifier offers impedance-matching capabilities and excellent mismatch tolerance
  • 1500 and 5000 watt amplifiers in this frequency range and external impedance transformers for applications requiring an extended range from 8 to 2000 ohms are available

Biosensing Instrument -
Electrochemical Flow-through SPR
Booth 2604

  • Small cell volume facilitates rapid sample exchange and fast kinetic studies and reduces consumption
  • Dual-channel allows users to easily perform control experiments and to develop new applications
  • Enables real-time monitoring of influx/efflux of ions within redox thin films

Databases of Chemical Information
Booth 3209

  • Databases cover disclosed chemistry and substance information from journals, patents, and selected web sources
  • Covers 10,000 currently published journals and patents from 57 patent authorities
  • CAS REGISTRYSM provides the most current collection of chemical substance information
  • Products and services, including SciFinder® and STN®, make this content accessible for search and analysis  

530 Series Automatic Switchover System
Booth 1845


  • Delivers continuous supply of high-pressure non-corrosive, non-oxidizing gas at flows up to 4000 SCFH
  • Allows user to select from 3000, 4500, or 6000 psig source pressures and accurately control outlet pressures in four delivery pressure ranges
  • Includes a final line pressure regulator that can be adjusted from 0-1000 psig up to 0-3000psig, depending on model
  • Can be configured with remote alarm capability that alerts user the system has depleted primary supply source and has changed over to reserve supply
  • Chrome-plated barstock brass-bodied regulators with “dynamic cartridge” and Capsule® seat assembly ensure precise pressure control and increased service life

DyChrom -
JTD-505III Automated Purge and Trap Sampler
Booth 2271

  • Curie point heating principle rapidly heats trapped organic compounds to achieve high sensitivity
  • Sampler includes large capacity quartz sample tubes to analyze a range of samples from low boiling VOC to high boiling components
  • Up to 15 quartz sample tubes can be loaded onto the auto sampler rack for unattended operation
  • Unit can process sample tubes in random order allowing one sample tube to be a blank check for contamination
  • Sampler can be installed on all commercial gas chromatographs 


Environmental Express Inc. -
AutoBlock® Automated Metals Digestions
Booth 3081

  • Self-contained system provides automatic, unattended metals digestion of up to 54 samples
  • System features a color touch-screen controller and an internal HEPA filtered air system
  • System is capable of dispensing up to 10 reagents
  • Can perform three different digestion procedures independently and simultaneously
  • System is constructed of graphite, Teflon® and other non-corrosive materials   

Expert System Solutions S.r.l. -
Optical Dilatometers MISURA®
Booth 1988

  • Carry out thermomechanical measurements with no contact
  • Determine thermal expansion or sintering behavior of several materials, even up to their complete melting
  • Using dilatometric information, viscosity and surface tension can be calculated  

FEI Company -
Magellan™ Extreme High-resolution Scanning Electron Microscope
Booth 1642

  • Enables viewing of 3D surface images at many different angles and at resolutions below one nanometer
  • Images samples at very low beam energies
  • Avoids distortions otherwise caused by the beam penetrating into the material below  

Fine Care Biosystems -
Smart™ Fully Autoclavable Micropipette
Booth 2507

  • Special design spring for piston operation reduces RSI
  • Offers five times more sensitive volume display; a micropipette with 100- 1000ul volume range has an increment of 1ul instead of 5ul
  • Counter lock mechanism prevents accidental volume change
  • Re-calibration knob is easily accessible and prevents any accidental deflection
  • Complete pipette can be disassembled for servicing and maintenance at customer end without special tools


Glass Expansion -
TruFlo Sample Monitor
Booth 1473

  • Ensures actual rate of sample uptake to the nebulizer is always known
  • Reduces the need to repeat measurements due to a blocked nebulizer, worn pump tubing or incorrect clamping of the pump tube
  • Alarm can sound if sample uptake is outside specified limits
  • Monitor is easy to install and is compatible with all ICP-OES and ICP-MS models


Hamilton Company -
VISIFERMTM Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor
booth 1442

  • Integrated microprocessor combines the functionality of a classical DO sensor with self-diagnostics
  • Less maintenance is required because the sensor lacks the mechanically sensitive membrane and corrosive electrolytes
  • Sensor is autoclavable, steam-in-place (SIP) and clean-in-place (CIP) compatible
  • Provides accurate oxygen measurement independent of flow and media type

Hirschmann, Inc. -
Opus Bottle-top MountedLiquid Handling Pump
Booth 4175

  • Available as a 20 and 50 mL model
  • Features injection-moulded piston in one piece from a ceramic compound
  • Is chemically resistant
  • Separated controller features touch-screen display
  • Can be used as a manual titrator or a programmable dispenser depending on controller used


IDEX Health & Science LLC -
Controlled Delivery Module (CDM)
Booth 2048

  • Compact pump module provides precise liquid flow control through feedback from an integrated flow sensor
  • Can be integrated into an equipment manufacturer’s instrument allowing shorter instrument development times
  • Has been applied to mass spectrometry calibration as well as in vitro diagnostics instrumentation


Steelco LAB680 Laboratory Glassware Washer
Booth 2686

  • HEPA filtered hot air guarantees complete in- and outside drying results
  • Includes four levels of spindle racks with five different positions
  • Features 316L SS chamber, two liquid dosing pumps with level control, computer interface and a triple water filtering system
  • Flow-meter for detergent and water minimizes utility consumption
  • Conductivity probes and built-in printer for validation are available


Keur Industries, Inc. -
Discovery Bench System
Booth 4374

  • System can incorporate the storage required
  • Lends itself well to supply data, plumbing, and electrical systems through the super structure and chase components


KIN-TEK Laboratories, Inc. -
FlexStream™ Automated Gas Standards Generator
Booth 2057

  • Offers total flexibility for creating precision gas mixtures
  • Mixtures are produced by diluting the emission from permeation tubes, or diffusion tubes with an inert diluent, typically nitrogen or zero air
  • Suited for creating trace concentration – ppm, ppb, and pptr – mixtures
  • An internal microprocessor sets the operating mode and adjusts dilution flows to achieve desired concentrations


KNF Neuberger, Inc. -
Wireless SC920 Series Vacuum Pump System
Booth 870

  • Brings fast and precise processing, extremely quiet operation and easy regulation of all vacuums
  • Wireless touch screen remote provides full operation of different operating modes and functions
  • Supports: vessel evacuation; constant pressure control; automatic detection of the sample’s vapor pressure; and intelligent regulation of process pressure
  • Diaphragm stabilization system provides high suction speeds even at low pressures
  • Pump can also be controlled via a PC using Windows-based software


Labtronics Inc. -
Nexxis ELN
Booth 1155

  • Web-based Electronic Laboratory Notebook replaces paper documents and notebooks with electronic forms
  • ReDI™ (Rapid eForm Development and Implementation) technology transfers paper documents into electronic forms
  • Drag and drop interface requires no programming or custom code


LAUDA-Brinkmann, LP -
LAUDA Integral XT 1590 W
Booth 1971

  • First of the Integral XT Thermostats with a temperature range that spans down to -90oC
  • Top end temperatures reach 200oC for high temperature reactions
  • Features outstanding cooling capacity at ultra low temperatures
  • Suited for applications requiring rapid temperature changes and reliable heating and cooling
  • Water-cooled to eliminate heat and noise emissions into the laboratory


Leister -
MEMS-based Mid-Infrared Sources
Booth 2036

  • IR sources are micro-machined, electrically modulated thermal infrared emitters
  • Feature true black body radiation characteristics, low power consumption, high emissivity and a long lifetime
  • Sources are packaged in compact TO-39 cans and are available with protective cap or with reflector
  • Sources can be fitted either with Sapphire, CaF2 or BaF2 windows


Malvern Instruments -
Zetasizer μV Light Scattering System
Booth 2027

  • Specifically intended for the characterization of proteins and other biomolecules
  • Requires just two microliters of sample
  • Enables measurement of as little as 40 nanograms of BSA (bovine serum albumin), for example
  • Supports improved understanding and management of a wide range of biomolecule applications.


Metrohm USA -
888 Titrando® and 890 Titrando®
Booth 1448

  • The 888 Titrando is for potentiometric titration; 890 Titrando for Karl Fischer titration
  • Both instruments are designed for routine analysis in titration laboratories
  • Standard application methods can be modified according to user requirements
  • Method and calculation equation templates are provided for method development
  • Both systems connect to balances, printers, PCs, PC keyboards, barcode readers and sample changers

Miele -
G 7893 Washer
Booth 4085

  • Compact washer combines capabilities of undercounter washers with true HEPA-filtered forced-air drying
  • 24-inch wide glassware washer is capable of complete drying in 15-30 minutes
  • Drying times and temperatures are fully adjustable up to 115C
  • Cool down step also is offered so glassware can be safely handled after drying cycle


Mott Manufacturing Ltd. -
Optima™ Fume Hood
Booth 2403

  • Interior work space of the hood is optimized by slender 2” side posts
  • Work surface is height adjustable from 30” to 36” through a motorized electro-hydraulic mechanism
  • Automatic self-lowering sash system, service fixture controls and receptacles are located in recessed apron pockets below the work surface
  • Self-supporting structure allows for mobile or slide-in cabinetry beneath to be relocated from hood to hood or throughout the lab
  • A range of standard widths and interior liners are available


optek-Danulat, Inc. -
Benchtop Turbidity Meter
Booth 2505

  • Triple-beam, optical design measures forward scatter (11°), side scatter (90°), and direct (0°) light
  • Drift-free, factory zero point assures sensitivity and precision
  • Inline UV-VIS-NIR, scattered (turbidity) light and pH and conductivity sensors and probes provide real-time, repeatable measurements
  • Modular design and durable construction for high temperature, high pressure, and CIP applications


Parker Hannifin -
OFS350-DRI and OFS350-OSC Step Motor Drives
Booth 4079

  • OFS350-DRI microstepping, 3.5 amps, 42 VDC offers 400 to 12,800 steps per revolution
  • OFS350-DRI drive includes an automatic feature to lower motor current by 50% whenever the motor is left at rest for more than one second
  • OFS350-OSC digital oscillator microstepping, 3.5 amps, 42 VDC offers 12,800 steps per revolution
  • OFS350-OSC drive includes five optically isolated inputs, external speed control, tach output, and internal pots for accel/decel rate along with high- and low-speed range selection
  • Both feature a step phase sequencer with MOSFET three-state switching amplifiers, and optoisolated circuits


Porvair Sciences Ltd -
24-well MiniVAP™ Sample Concentrator
Booth 3877

  • Takes just minutes to dry down a plate
  • Compact design
  • Fits into any standard fume cupboard
  • Ideal for laboratories tasked with smaller numbers of individual 24-well plates


Precise Automation, Inc. -
PreciseFlex SCARA Robo
Booth 3005

  • Robot features a vision-guided controller, kinematics for Cartesian coordinate motion, and servo motors
  • When equipped with a vertical gripper, robots can assemble parts within a 600mm radial working area
  • With a horizontal gripper, robots can service several linear or curved rows of stacked storage locations that need not be directly in-line with the robot’s base
  • Robots come fully assembled
  • Controller and harnesses are embedded within the robot’s structure, resulting in a smaller footprint


Aries Filterworks -
Gemini-Mini Basin (Gemini-MB)
Booth 3110

  • Wall-mounted, high-flow, point-of-use polisher dispenses Ultra Pure Water at a rate of 3.7-lpm
  • Flow rate is over 3 times faster than traditional polishing systems
  • Can be intuitively programmed to automatically fill and stop at precise volumes
  • Dispensing features include: ability to program four independent batch volumes; remote dispense gun with full recirculation and submicron filter; direct feed
    of equipment downstream


Supercritical Fluid Technologies Inc. -
HPR Series High Pressure Chemical Reactors
Booth 2513

  • Reactors range in size from 50 ml to 8 liters and may be operated up to 10,000 psi and 350C
  • Magnetically coupled impeller provides optimal mixing
  • High pressure components are ASME rated and protected by a rupture disc
  • Compact instruments fit easily into a fume hood
  • Modular design enables easy alteration of basic configuration to adapt to evolving application needs
  • All functions are controlled by an integrated processor with a full color touch screen


Sierra Instruments, Inc. -
Max-Trak® Model 180 Industrial Mass Flow Meters and Controllers
Booth 1315

  • Available with 316 stainless steel (ANSI or DIN) flange mounting for gas flow rates up to 1000 SLPM (pipe sizes up to 1 inch / 25mm)
  • Model 180 flanged has +/-1% of FS accuracy and +/-0.2% of FS repeatability
  • Can communicate to a user workstation via RS-232, RS-485 or one of 4 analog signals
  • NEMA 6/IP67 rated mass flow controller conforms to rigorous water-resistant requirements
  • Well-suited to handle challenges commonly found in heavy industrial applications


Silk Scientific, Inc. -
UN-SCAN-IT Graph & Gel Digitizing Software
Booth 1603

  • Windows and Mac OS X versions automatically convert scanned graphs to (x,y) data using a drag and drop interface
  • Software features colored data line follower, improved grid line filters, and a graphical (x,y) data eraser
  • Works with any scanner or image input device
  • Can be used to digitize journal graphs, strip chart output, old graphs, or any other hardcopy graph
  • Software can integrate peak areas, smooth data, take derivatives, enhance data resolution, edit and append data, re-scale graphs, and store data in ASCII format


Systat Software, Inc. -
Booth 97

  • Based on Oracle® relational database system and designed for use in R&D, production, and environmental requirements in both industry and the public sector
  • Supports the entire order-processing chain in laboratory operations
  • Holistic system offers administrative functions as well as support for laboratory management


Tecan -
OEM Liquid Handling Robots and Pumps
Booth 1386

  • Cavro® Omni Robot is easily configurable for many different applications
  • Designed for easy integration, being both simple to install and to operate
  • Cavro Centris Pump uses long-life ceramics for the fluidic path
  • Outperforms conventional pumps in precision and longevity, even with aggressive solvents
  • Offers a broad working volume range from a single syringe size


Thermcraft, Inc. -
eXPRESS-LINE 1100C Split Tube Furnace
Booth 2219

  • Features removable, replaceable and customizable vestibule blocks
  • Allows for multiple diameter process tubes to be used within the unit’s heated chamber
  • Designed in two standard sizes, 3” ID or 6” ID and in four different lengths: 12”, 18”, 24” and 36”
  • Features 16-gauge welded steel cabinet that can be mounted vertical or horizontal


UltraVolt, Inc. -
“E” Series Line Power Supplies
Booth 2540

  • Operate from 0 to ±1kV through 0 to ±15kV at 4 watts, 15/20 watts, or 30 watts
  • Offer a high-resolution, programmable, high-voltage DC output optimized for bias or power applications with reliable ppm level performance in a low micro-discharge design
  • Engineered for a variety of instruments including mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, e-beam and i-beam systems, APDs, channel electron multipliers, scintillators, PMTs, thin-film and thick-film systems, and residual gas analyzers


Universal Electric Corp. -
Starline™ Plug-In Raceway
Booth 4960

  • Provides the ability to add or relocate electrical outlet plug-in modules anywhere on the raceway quickly and easily
  • Insulated copper bus bars are preinstalled in the raceway sections
  • Optional datacom channel is available for data, video and audio applications
  • Computer and phone jacks can be placed at any location on the cable channel quickly and easily
  • System is tested to meet NEC and UL standards and carries the ETL mark


Velquest Corp. -
ePMC Platform (Electronic Process Management and Compliance Platform)
Booth 852

  • Paperless laboratory execution and batch record workflow system
  • Provides a common platform for Process/Analytical Development groups, QC/QA cGMP labs, and Plant Batch Record documentation groups
  • Contains an integral Electronic Notebook and facilitates the technology transfer tasks as a drug is developed and commercialized
  • In production, all QC testing and batch records are automated with respect to method/ SOP viewing, data capture from all instruments and integration with IT systems (CDS, LIMS and/or ERP)


Zumatrix, Inc. -
Matrix Gemini LIMS 5.2
Booth 856

  • Functionality includes direct integration with email for sending messages and built-in SPC controls to produce control charts
  • Easier control of parent-child sample relationships improves the tracking and reporting of aliquots
  • Dashboards provide “status-at-a-glance” information to management
  • Configuration tools allow screens to contain different fonts, font sizes, colors and images in different formats, producing systems that are easier to use



Alconox, Inc. -
SOLUJET® Low-Foaming Phosphate-Free Liquid Detergent
Booth 4062

  • Cleans glass, metal, plastic and ceramics in all kinds of machine washers
  • For use in labware washers, dishwashers, washer sterilizers, washer-sanitizers, cart washers and spray washers
  • Saves time and cost due to rapid penetrating power
  • Tackles demanding residues at low concentrations

Bio-Chem Fluidics -
Omnifit® T-Series Bottle Caps
Booth 2719

  • Prevent harmful chemicals and vapors from escaping
  • PTFE inner portion and an anti-twist design allow the inner body of the cap to spin freely
  • Caps require no fittings; 1/8” tubing is simply pushed through luer ports in the cap
  • Luer ports allow connection of other sizes via a range of luer adaptors
  • Optional integrated check-valves and filters are available

CPI International -
Instrument Supplies and Consumables
Booth 2461

  • Consumables include metals and organic standards, glassware, sample vials, pump tubing, cones and detectors, syringes, columns and liners for all OEM manufacturers of ICP/ ICPMS and GC/GCMS instruments
  • Offers innovative solutions in the areas of lab automation, sample preparation, sample throughput, increase detection limits and problem sample matrixes
  • Colitag™, which is an ONPG/MUG based total coliform and E.coli test, competes favorably with other available tests


Hellma USA, Inc. -
Fiber Optic Probes
Booth 1826

  • Ultra mini probes with an outer diameter of 3.2 mm and high pressure/high temperature probes with an outer diameter of 32 mm are available.
  • Probes can be tailor made for special applications
  • Measuring heads are made entirely of quartz, which is resistant to nearly all kinds of chemicals and aggressive media
  • Probes withstand very high and very low temperatures and also high pressures

High-Purity Standards -
NIST-traceable Standard
Booth 2541

  • NIST-traceable quality control check standard of Be solid from BeO on filter media is available
  • Produced at 0.2μg/Filter, 0.5μg/Filter, 1μg/Filter, and 2μg/Filter on 0.8μm pore, 37mm diameter, nitrocellulose filter media
  • Other concentrations and filter media are available

MD Scientific Glass -
Booth 717

  • Quartz and borosilicate laboratory/scientific glassware fabricated to user specification
  • Company also repairs glassware
  • Master glassblowers and craftsmen manufacture to tight tolerances
  • Markets include pharmaceutical, chemical, environmental, chromatography and laser fields

MPT Industries -
OC Lubricant-paste-sealant Products
Booth 515

  • Chemically inert lubricant-paste-sealant materials handle corrosive or oxidizing substances
  • BAM-certified products offer alternatives for compressed/liquefied gas, cryogenic and vacuum industries
  • OC Three PTFE Paste joint and thread sealer is an aqueous based PTFE particle formulation for instrumentation system fine threads, cylinder valves
    and oxygen distribution systems

Pawling Scientific Products -
Cepure 5000 Natural Rubber Septa
Booth 736

  • Improved natural rubber vial septum for chromatography
  • Delivers lower bleed and permeability than those made of silicone
  • Lower bleed reduces the potential for producing chromatograms with interfering peaks
  • Significantly lower permeability when exposed to typical organic solvents used in GC and HPLC analyses
  • Better compatibility with common laboratory solvents such as ketones and alcohols

Photron Pty. Ltd. -
Light Sources
Booth 4151

  • Hollow cathode lamps offer fast warm-up times and extended shelf life
  • Super lamps provide a simple, efficient equivalent to EDLS with a wider range of elements
  • Deuterium arc lamps and coded lamps for some instruments also are available

Saint-Gobain-High Performance Seals -
OmniFlexTM Air Actuated Valves
Booth 1932

  • Low temperature performance 70F (-57C)
  • Low compression set (12%)
  • Excellent chemical compatibility
  • Lower costs than perfluoroelastomers

Sepax Technologies, Inc. -
Antibodix Special Phase for Monoclonal Antibody Separation
Booth 3615

  • Non-porous PS/DVB-based weak cation exchange materials are designed for high resolution separation of MAbs
  • Offers a range of particle size selections: 10, 5, 3 and 1.7 μm, while the decreasing particle size leads to higher separation efficiency and resolution
  • High degree of hydrophilicity of the surface eliminates non-specific protein interactions, improving separation resolution
  • Proprietary chemistry creates optimized high capacity for non-porous particles, resulting in high loading capacity and high resolution

VICI Valco Instruments -
Booth 3117

  • Push-button operation--green to open, red to close--provides safe, user-friendly operations
  • Valve bodies are PTFE with a stainless steel stem
  • Add leak-tight 250 psi sample storage capability to a standard Pressure-Lok® or Luer hub syringe, allowing sample to be pressurized just prior to injection
  • Provide leak-tight closure with syringe access to screw-cap and crimp-top vials, test tubes, flasks, and reaction chambers
  • Models are available with tapers or with 1/4-28 or pipe threads

Wheaton Science Products -
Crimpenstein Electric Crimper/Decapper
Booth 4460

  • For laboratories that crimp or decap large volumes of aluminum seals
  • Ergonomically designed to reduce hand fatigue and improve overall efficiencies with semiautomatic operation
  • Available with quick change jaw-sets in 8, 11, 13 and 20 mm sizes
  • Adjustable jaw intensity with memory allows the user to regulate jaw action as required to achieve the perfect crimp



Aurora Instruments Ltd. -
Lumina 3300 Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometer
Booth 4578

  • Provides elemental analysis solutions for sub trace detection of mercury and all hydrideforming elements
  • Offers continuous flow or sequential injection sample introduction methods
  • Vapor generator provides enhanced sensitivities and reduced interferences for parts per trilliion detection of numerous elements
  • Light path design enables simultaneous analyses of two elements
  • An autosampler to fully automate the analysis process is available

Biosensing Instrument -
Electrochemical Flow-through SPR
Booth 2604

  • Small cell volume facilitates rapid sample exchange and fast kinetic studies and reduces consumption
  • Dual-channel allows users to easily perform control experiments and to develop new applications
  • Enables real-time monitoring of influx/efflux of ions within redox thin films

Chromsys LLC -
Evolution GC-MS/MS Triple Quad Upgrade
Booth 4145

  • Upgrade for Agilent 5973/5975 mass spec detectors is compatible with systems that feature diffusion or standard turbo pumps
  • A standalone Evolution triple quad system with any of three pump options also is available
  • The system is useful for applications involving high backgrounds or matrix effects

Eksigent Technologies -
ExpressHT™-Ultra HPLC System
Booth 1960

  • Offers cycle times as short as 60 seconds
  • Enables use of small particle stationary phases to deliver narrow peaks to mass spectrometer
  • Uses up to 95 percent less solvent per analysis than traditional systems
  • Microfluidic Flow Control (MFC) technology generates accurate and reproducible flow rates from nanoliters per minute to hundreds of microliters per minute
  • Control software includes integrated drivers for the most widely used mass spectrometry programs

Fortis Technologies -
2.5 μm Particle for HPLC
Booth 2070

  • Manufactured from a pure silica template
  • Allows analysts to move towards ultra high pressure chromatography (UHPLC) performance while operating on traditional 400bar LC systems
  • Offers speed and efficiency without compromising loadability and scalability
  • C18 stationary phase allows ability to operate from pH 1-1


FOSS NIRSystems, Inc. -
XDS MasterLabTM NIR System
Booth 4881

  • Enables automated transmission or reflectance analysis of a tray of multiple tablets or vials
  • Integrated variable spot-size provides optimal sample illumination
  • Offers non-destructive analysis of solids and liquids in less than a minute
  • Requires no sample preparation or reagents and produces no waste
  • Network-ready analyzer facilitates centralized database management

G.A.S. mbH -
MCC-IMS Gas Analytical Sensor Systems
Booth 3516

  • Combines the high selectivity of a Gas Chromatograph (GC)
  • with the sensitivity of an Ion Mobility Spectrometer
  • Suited for special air analytical measurements like the monitoring of clean rooms, industrial process and quality control
  • Building Protection-Ion Mobility Spectrometer (BP-IMS) is an
  • ultra-fast and high sensitive gas detection system for protection
  • against terrorist attacks where Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs), Toxic
  • Industrial Chemicals (TICs) or Explosives (TATP) are involved

Harrick Scientific Products -
VariGATRTM Grazing Angle FTIR-ATR Accessory
Booth 4451

  • Designed for analysis of monolayer coatings on metal and silicon substrates
  • Features a variable incident angle of 60-65o and a germanium ATR element, providing more than 10 times the sensitivity of conventional equipment
  • Angle is variable for optimum sensitivity, and the angle that is set is the actual incident angle on the sample
  • Wavelength range is 5000 to 650 cm-1
  • Accommodates samples up to 200mm in diameter, has a built-in slip-clutch pressure applicator, and allows self-purging

Ionicon Analytik GmbH -
Booth 3308

  • Enables users to obtain a broad mass spectrum (> 10,000 amu) in a fraction of a second, with a mass resolution of up to 7000 and a single-digit pptv-range detection limit for most VOCs
  • Isobaric substances may even be identified
  • Low detection limits, low mass fragmentation and straight-forward user interface
  • Instruments does not need a gas supply, can be operated in most environments using a standard“household” power supply
  • Can be remotely operated

Preparative SFC System with Chiral Detection
Booth 4838

  • Back-pressure regulator allows control of system pressure regardless of solvent composition and flow rate
  • Pumping system can deliver up to 120ml/min of CO2 and 60 ml/min of modifier and flush solvents at pressures up to 35 MPa (5000 psi)
  • Injections can be manual or fully automated
  • Repetitive injections can be performed to overlay chromatographic runs
  • Detection choices include UV and/or CD with MS interface capability

MIDAC Corporation -
Illuminator M4500 FTIR Module
Booth 1717

  • IR source and interferometer in each module provides a collimated output beam
  • Compact (16” x 9” x 8”) module can be coupled with any sampling accessory equipped with its own IR detector to create a compact dedicated analyzer
  • Internal IR source can be replaced with a detector module for emissions work or for use with an external IR source
  • Unit can be powered by a 12 volt battery enabling use in remote or field applications
  • Data collection, post processing and report generation are provided by AutoQuant Pro real-time multi-component quantitative analysis package, or the Essential FTIR (EFTIR) general purpose spectroscopy software

Phenomenex -
Onyx™ Monolithic HPLC Columns
Booth 1960

  • 150 X 0.05 mm ID is optimized for the low flow-rate systems used for LC/MS proteomics analysis
  • Column sizes include 0.2 mm C18 column for higher flow rates, 150 X .2 mm trapping column, 150 x .1 C8 column and two ultra-highresolution
    C18 columns at 100 and 200 micron IDs
  • Permeable Onyx media separates viscous biological samples that clog traditional columns

Porvair Filtration Group -
BioVyon™ Protein Purification and Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) Microplates and Columns
Booth 3877

  • Products feature a highly purified porous polyethylene material
  • Protein A products offer a simple, rapid method for antibody purification, with no slurries to equilibrate and pour into columns
  • Protein A 96-well plates are fully compatible with robotic systems enabling rapid development of automated protocols
  • SPE products offer lower hold up volume and better well-to-well and column-to-column consistency


Rigaku Americas Corp. -
ZSX3 Wavelength Dispersive XRF Instrument
Booth 2420

  • 3.0 kW spectrometer with tube-below design is available with either a vacuum or helium environment in the sample chamber
  • Has the capacity to employ up to 10 flat or curved crystals for analysis of specific elements
  • Can be specifically configured for petrochemical, cement, or metals analysis
  • A range of available software includes SQX standardless quantitative analysis capable of automatically correcting for all matrix effects, and application-specific matching libraries

SEDEX 85 Low Temperature Evaporative Light- Scattering Detector (LT-ELSDTM)
Booth 1843

  • Enables conventional HPLC (analytical and preparative) and U-HPLC or HTLC (analytical and micro)
  • Measures peaks with sub-one second widths and data rates up to 100Hz

Supercritical Fluid Technologies Inc. -
SFT-2000 Supercritical Fluid Extractor (SFE)
Booth 2513

  • Offers the flexibility of parallel processing
  • Standard configurations allow for two vessels up to 1 liter capacity each or a single vessel as large as 2 liters
  • A custom version may be equipped with a vessel as large as five liters
  • Pressurization of carbon dioxide at flow rates up to 250 ml/min. is possible
  • Integrated pre-heater guarantees the temperature of the fluid delivered to the extraction vessel is consistent

Shodex -
ODP2 HP Restricted Access Material (RAM) Column
Booth 1069

  • Polymer-based multimode column operates in reversed phase and SEC modes
  • Ideal for small molecules, it provides good retention of polar analytes
  • Excludes proteins, simplifying analysis of APIs in biological samples and reducing the need for pretreatment procedures
  • Column is stable under alkaline conditions, tolerating a pH range (pH3 to 12)
  • Maintains excellent peak shape at salt concentrations as low as 1 mM, and is well suited for LC-MS applications

SMI-LabHut Ltd. -
HT800L HPLC Autosampler
Booth 3205

  • Handles up to 110 autosampler vials or two microplates in an ambient or cooled environment with no re-calibration
  • Up to 10 reagents can be added for derivitization, addition or dilution
  • Contents of any vial may be added to any other vial
  • Samples can be combined, mixed, and injected in microliter or full/partial loop volumes through the integral injection valve

Thermo Scientific -
Exactive Benchtop LC-MS System
Booth 1432

  • System is designed for compound screening and identification applications
  • Uses mass analyzer technology from the LTQ Orbitrap™ platform to provide precise information
  • Ease of uses makes it ideal for non-experts in routine analytical laboratories

Torion Technologies Inc. -
Booth 873

  • Lightweight, field-portable instrument is fast, reliable and easy to operate
  • The capillary GC provides rapid, high resolution separation of analytes
  • TMS supports highly sensitive mass-based detection of a variety of compounds
  • Supported with CUSTODION™ SPME syringes for sample introduction and CHROMION™-1 operating software



Chemir Analytical Services -
Investigative Analytical Chemistry
Booth 2014

  • Independent laboratory specializes in deformulation, material and contaminant identification, failure analysis, competitive product analysis and polymer testing
  • Company provides testing and expert witness testimony for legal issues
  • Facility is ISO 9001 certified, FDA registered and DEA licensed

Crawford Scientific Ltd -
EARL - the Electronic Analytical Reference Library
Booth 1218

  • An on-line resource for analytical chemists to learn about the principles and practices of techniques used in separation sciences
  • Developed by the analytical chemists and training professionals, with contributions by colleagues from industry, academia and instrument vendors
  • Library uses web-based multimedia techniques to present interactive topics in analytical chemistry, including HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS and SPE
  • Over 3000 pages of online and printable pdf information is arranged in a searchable database for easy access


LabRoots, Inc. -
Scientific Networking Site
Booths 3874 & 3774

  • Free, social networking site enables scientists, engineers, and other technical professionals to connect, collaborate with, and learn from each other
  • Enables scientists to receive highly targeted, up-to-the minute news of scientific discoveries and advancements

Pharmco-AAPER -
Class 10,000 Clean Room and Kosher White Room Operations
Booth 2418

  • Facilities are FDA registered covering the manufacture of sterile alcohol products and other medical devices
  • A green company, PHARMCO-AAPER produces ethanol from corn with a negative carbon footprint
  • All plant operations are 100% waste free

Visual Inspection Qualification (VIQ)
Booth 4148

  • Proprietary program for training and certification quality and manufacturing personnel for the determination of Visual Residue Limits (VRLs)
  • Completely customizable
  • Assists in preparing validation documentation, certified standards for training, analyst qualification test kits, web-based data reporting and management, grading of analyst performance training and record of analyst qualification certificates

Promium -
Environmental Laboratory Information Management
Booth 654

  • Element DataSystem® was designed by environmental laboratory professionals specifically for environmental laboratories
  • With over 200 installations, Promium’s staff have extensive work experience in environmental laboratories
  • Focused on providing information management solutions to laboratories in the environmental, water, construction material, microbiological and food testing disciplines

Tamshell Corporation -
Precision Plastic Machining
Booth 819

  • Provides precision machined plastic and nonmetallic components
  • Designs and manufactures a line of custom spring energized seals and rotary lip seals



Categories: Laboratory Technology

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Next-Generation Laboratories Magazine Issue Cover
Next-Generation Laboratories

Published: February 1, 2009

Cover Story

Next-Generation Laboratories

New open-plan labs are meeting the need for more customized lab settings, including the ability to modify bench setup and support areas as needs change and increase interaction among researchers–now seen as preconditions for scientific breakthroughs.