April 2009 Technology News

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

By Lab Manager

Drying Cabinets and Fuming Chambers
DrySafe™ and CyanoSafe™ 24” Tabletop Models

  • Mini CyanoSafe uses cyanoacrylate fuming method
  • Eliminates personnel exposure to hazardous cyanoacrylate fumes
  • Mini DrySafe protects evidence from airborne pathogens and cross-contamination
  • Eliminates personnel exposure to harmful bacteria or viruses
  • Configured to clean the incoming “drying” air through pre-filtration

AirClean Systems - www.aircleansystems.net


Pressurized Solvent Extraction

  • Up to six samples can be extracted simultaneously in 20 to 40 minutes
  • Incoming batches can be processed immediately
  • Same day analysis results
  • Temperature range: 50 – 200°C
  • Pressure range: 50 – 150 bar

Büchi - www.buchi.com

Reflectance Spectrophotometer

  • For reflectance, transmittance and absorbance applications
  • Easy measurement of color, whiteness, thin film thickness etc.
  • 190 to 1,100 nm wavelength range
  • ESEF software packages (including color measurements derived from X Y Z tristimulus value).

Cecil Instruments Limited - www.cecilinstruments.com

PC/Chromatography Software
PC/Chrom 4.5.0

  • Interfaces with any chromatographic device that outputs an analog signal
  • Uses a high-resolution 24-bit analog-to-digital converter
  • Is Windows 2000/XP/Vista compatible
  • Provides a full suite of data analysis parameters

H&A Scientific, Inc. - www.hascientific.com

Undercounter Refrigerators
i.Series® and Horizon Series™

  • Units can be placed under the counter, used free-standing, and stacked
  • Feature superior temperature uniformity with quick recovery and a bacteria-resistant
    powder coating
  • Sure-Seal door design features self-closing doors, a magnetic closure, field reversibility
    and a key lock
  • Interior volume of 5 cu ft with a standard configuration of 2 shelves
    (laboratory/pharmacy) or 2 drawers (blood bank)

HELMER - www.helmerinc.com

Magnetic Stirrers
Lab Companion

  • Three sizes: 120mm, 170mm and 220mm
  • Stirring capacities: 2, 4 and 5 liters respectively
  • Stirring speed range: from 150 to 2,500 rpm’s
  • Polypropylene tops come with two non-slip
    silicon covers to prevent sliding of the
    sample vessel
  • Wide base and rubber feet make stirrers
    stable and quiet

Jeio Tech, Inc. - www.jeiotech.com

Reflectance Standards for Equipment Calibration

  • Highly diffuse reflectance material provides reliable known reflectance values
  • Spectrophotometers, densitometers, integrating sphere systems and more can be
    calibrated to NIST traceable standards
  • Values range from 2 to 99 percent reflectance values over the 250 – 2500 nm wavelength range
  • Come both calibrated and uncalibrated and are available individually and as sets

Labsphere - www.labsphere.com

Laser Etched 2D Barcoded Storage Tubes

  • Available in a 96- and 384-well format
  • Robotics-friendly with a well volume of 35 uL
  • Supplied with permanent 2D barcodes on the
    base of each tube
  • Manufactured with high grade, clarified polypropylene
  • Compatible with any 2D barcode reader

Matrical Bioscience - www.matrical.com

Portable Refractometer for Food and Beverage

  • Quick-Brix™ 60 is for measuring the sugar content directly in the orchard, vineyard or field
  • Quick-Brix™ 90 is suited for drink and food manufacturing
  • Both can be used in challenging environments
  • Small size and weight make them fit any pocket
  • Operation and calibration are one-button operations
  • Digital measurement eliminates operator bias

METTLER TOLEDO - www.mt.com

Spectrophotometer Series
NanoDrop™ 2000 and 2000c

  • Easy-to-use, UV-Vis instruments enable a 5-second measurement
    time of DNA, RNA and proteins on a sample size as
    low as 0.5uL
  • Software provides the ability to create custom methods and
    the flexibility to design reports and export data
  • Utilizes a patented sample retention system which measures
    micro-volume samples directly on a pedestal

Thermo Fisher Scientific - www.thermofisher.com

Clean Air Scrubber
AireGard NU-112

  • Provides protection against a wide range of airborne contaminants
  • Self-contained unit is capable of filtering particulates where ISO Class 7 and
    Class 8 air quality is desired
  • Utilizes rough disposable prefilters to help prolong life cycle of main
    99.99% HEPA filter
  • Can be used to recirculate air in a defined area, or be placed between two
    distinct areas to act as a positive or negative pressure

NuAire, Inc. - www.nuaire.com

VOC Sample Prep System
The Atomx

  • Combines autosampler and purge and trap in single instrument for analysis of VOCs in soils and waters
  • Employs methanol extraction automation feature for high level soils in accordance with USEPA Method 5035
  • 'Extractasol” clean-up step reduces carryover or cross contamination
  • Standard Dosing Valve provides the ability to select variable volumes without generating waste
  • Carousel drive is capable of holding 80-vials for optimal throughput

Teledyne Tekmar - www.teledynetekmar.com

Electronic Pipettors

  • Available with eight or twelve channels
  • Alters tip spacing at the press of a button
  • Small motor moves center-to-center tip spacing quickly
  • Users can preset up to three distinct tip spacings to accommodate almost any labware vessels

Viaflo - www.viaflo.com

Analysis of Polymers
Model 350 HT-GPC

  • Characterizes polyolefins and other synthetic polymers soluble only at elevated temperatures
  • Provides absolute molecular weight without extrapolation or correction, molecular size and intrinsic viscosity
  • Provides information on branching, structure and aggregation in a single GPC/SEC experiment

Viscotek - www.viscotek.com


Categories: Laboratory Technology

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Published: April 1, 2009

Cover Story

Investment Confidence

Highlights of our 2009 Investment Confidence Survey provide a glimpse into the investment decisions being made by laboratory management in staffing, outsourcing, facility improvement and new technologies–taking the pulse of confidence in economic security in these uncertain times.