June 2009 Technology News

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

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Torsion Testing Machines
eXpert 81T
 

  • Table top units feature capacities to 200 Nm (1,800 lb-in)
  • Length of test bed, servo motor and gearing accommodates varying requirements
  • Reaction torque transducer is attached to a movable tail stock mounted on a linear slide
  • The tail stock can be left free floating or clamped during testing

ADMET
www.admet.com

 


 

Flexible Liquid Chromatography System
1290 Infinity LC
 

  • Enhanced performance in Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC)
  • Enables users to deploy any particle type, any column dimensions or any mobile and stationary phases
  • Provides the highest separation power per time for subtwo- micron and other advanced particle columns
  • Delivers the foundations for method transferability from and to any vendor’s UHPLC and HPLC systems

Agilent Technologies
www.agilent.com

 


 

Adjustable Shelving
QUADADJUST™
 

  • Reconfigure shelves without tools and without disassembling the entire unit
  • Four horizontal truss wires provide maximum load-bearing weight per shelf
  • Pincer-type design, with reinforcing mat wire between the two top truss wires, distributes shelf load weight evenly
  • Offered in most popular sizes and finishes

Eagle
www.eaglegrp.com

 


 

PCR system
Mastercycler® pro
 

  • Reduces evaporation to improve PCR results
  • Evaporation of water from the mastermix will change the specificity and efficiency of any PCR
  • vapo.protect technology found in the lid features a fluid-filled Teflon coated membrane
  • In contrast to traditional solid plates, this new lid envelopes the samples to guarantee a snug fit which in turn reduces evaporation

Eppendorf North America
www.eppendorf.com/pcr

 


 

Algorithm Improves Nitrogen Determination
Linear Regression Plus
 

  • Software algorithm improves data quality and reduces time taken to accurately determine nitrogen composition in samples
  • For use with the Model 440 Elemental Analyser
  • Enables accuracy in the determination of the nitrogen content of combustible samples
  • Available as standard on all new Model 440 Elemental Analyser
  • Available as a free-of-charge upgrade to existing users of Model 440 Windows-based software

Exeter Analytical
www.exeteranalytical.co.uk


Microscopic Cell Culture Dish for Live Cell Analysis
CELLview
 

  • Combines the convenience of a standard plastic cell culture dish with the high optical quality of a glass bottom
  • Embedded glass bottom enables detailed, non-invasive imaging of in-vitro cultivated cells
  • Autofluorescence-free glass bottom ensures maximum spectral transmission and prevents depolarisation of light
  • Available with a variety of surfaces, including the Advanced TC surface, which significantly improves cellular attachment

Greiner Bio-One GmbH
www.greinerbioone.com


Active Sample Management System
asmServerST
 

  • Integrates proprietary SealTite™ technology for automatic microplate lidding and unlidding
  • Ideal for high-throughput screening labs in drug discovery research
  • Provides a complete, integrated solution for compound management and storage at temperatures from ambient to -20°C
  • Delivers secure, high-capacity storage and tracking of compounds in microplate format
  • Maintains sample integrity

Hamilton Storage Technologies
www.hamilton-storage.com


Sample Preparation Technology
Oasis® HLB Disks
 

  • For EPA Method 8270 and 1694 analysis for surface and drinking water contaminants
  • Water-wettable, single-use disks handle larger and dirtier samples
  • Enhance the retention of polar compounds
  • Work with compounds and extraction solvents for samples with a pH range of 1 - 14
  • Built on the Horizon Technology® Atlantic® Disk platform

Horizon Technology
www.horizontechinc.com


GC-TOF Mass Spectrometer
AccuTOF-GCv
 

  • Features the highest sensitivity of any GC time-of-flight mass spectrometer commercially available
  • Delivers exact mass measurements for both qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Software features include automatic ion source tuning, automatic drift calibration, automatic data file conversion and export
  • Tuning Assistant function optimizes ion source parameters for peak ion intensity and resolution
  • Optional EI/FI/FD combination ion source eliminates the need to exchange ion sources to switch between electron impact and field ionization or field desorption ionization

JEOL USA
www.jeolusa.com


Low Cost Mercury Analyzer
AQUACOUNTER® HG-400
 

  • Provides greater accuracy and sensitivity through an improved optical flow path optimization
  • Equipped with a large color touch panel screen for ease-of-use
  • Comes with a built-in printer and an expandability to communicate with a flexible sample changer
  • Four different sizes of sample solutions—5, 20, 100, and 250mL—can be accommodated by adding a few optional components to the instrument
  • Lower detection limit 0.5 ppt (sample vol 5 mL); 5ppt (sample vols 20, 100, 250 mL)

JM Science
www.jmscience.com


Laboratory Chillers
FL Series
 

  • 20 different models with numerous features
  • Air- or water-cooled options offer a solution for any cooling application
  • Capacities up to 1.7 kW
  • Can be placed under or on top of the lab bench
  • More powerful models with up to 11 kW of cooling capacity are designed with small footprints
  • Working temperature range covers –20°C to +40°C
  • PID controller enables a temperature stability of ±0.5°C

JULABO
www.julabo.com


Battery Operated Syringe Pump
EZFlow 2010
 

  • Meets the CE 0197 directive and is EC 93/42 EEC Annex II, Article 3
  • Can be used for infusions from 0.1 to 300 ml/hr with 2.5% accuracy
  • Visible from many angles and will continuously show the flow rate in ml/hr
  • The display can also be toggled to show the total volume delivered in ml.
  • Can be battery operated and AC powered
  • Works with a wide range of syringes 20/30 ml 50/60 ml and 100 ml syringes

KD Scientific
www.kdscientific.com


Combined Liquid Standard Reference Materials
Density and Refractive Index
 

  • Four standard substances are certified for both density value and refractive index
  • Can be used to certify or verify density and refractive index instruments or combined measurement systems
  • Process covers the standard measuring range of both density and refractive index measurements
  • Is certified at three different temperatures to suit the different applicable needs of a wide range of industries
  • A barcode containing all relevant required information accompanies each certificate

METTLER TOLEDO
www.mt.com


Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet
CellGard ES
 

  • Employs DC ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) technology based on a brushless DC (Direct Current) permanent magnet design
  • When properly engineered, the DC ECM motor improves performance and offers greater efficiencies than the previously used motors
  • Runs virtually silent with minimal vibration while splitting operating costs in half
  • Standard oversized HEPA filters and energy saver technology increase filter life an average of 10 to 12 years
  • TouchLink Control System features multiple laboratory timers including a customizable schedule to turn on and off your cabinet

NuAire
www.nuaire.com


Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
AAnalyst™ 50
 

  • Designed for QA/QC analysis
  • Double-beam technology saves time when analyzing numerous samples
  • Allows shorter warm up times and improved signal stability
  • Requires fewer operator adjustments than single-beam system
  • Safety interlocks system contributes to the safe operation

PerkinElmer
www.perkinelmer.com/aanalyst50


Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer Series
AA-7000
 

  • Incorporates recently developed 3-D optics for enhanced flame and furnace analysis
  • 3-D optical system is capable of producing maximum performance for both flame detection (Pb 0.015 ppm) and furnace detection (Pb 0.00005 ppm)
  • High-throughput, single-beam photometric system is automatically set for furnace measurements
  • Has the smallest footprint of any flame or furnace AA spectrophotometer on the market
  • Combines flame and furnace system mounts in the same compartment

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
www.ssi.shimadzu.com


Digital Mass Flow Meters and Controllers
Smart-Trak® 2
 

  • True linear performance provides high accuracy and great flexibility in multiple gases
  • With Dial-A-Gas® Technology, users select from up to ten pre-programmed gases or substitute their own
  • The ability to adjust calibration in the field for each of these 10 gases independently
  • Unique Pilot Module (mounted or hand-held) lets users view and change critical control functions in the field
  • Proprietary frictionless-hovering direct-acting control valve technology
  • MODBUS RTU networking capability with Sierra Compod™

Sierra Instruments
www.sierrainstruments.com


Biopharm Fittings
TS Series
 

  • Virtually eliminate fluid holdup at connection points
  • Maintain a boreline seal, coupled with a metal-to-metal stop to improve drainability and cleanability
  • Resolves problems such as gasket extrusion, both during make-up and at elevated temperatures
  • Metal-to-metal stop controls gasket compression and prevents overtightening while minimizing ferrule movement
  • Available with a 316L stainless steel ferrule and a choice of three gasket materials; PTFE, EPDM, and Fluorocarbon FKM

Swagelok
www.swagelok.com


Scientific Informatics Software for Desktop Use
Symyx Isentris®
 

  • Designed for small to mid-size R&D organizations and for individuals
  • Brings advanced scientific information management, exploration, and sharing capabilities without requiring an enterprise deployment
  • Surpasses ISIS in meeting scientists’ needs for storing, searching, viewing, and sharing personal experimental results
  • Includes Symyx Isentris, Symyx Draw and Isentris for Excel

Symyx Technologies
www.symyx.com


Real Time, in situ IR Spectroscopy System
Atlas FT-IR
 

  • For in situ reaction monitoring
  • Combines the technology of the Atlas automated reactor with Bruker Optics’ Matrix-MF
  • Available in a wide range of vessel sizes, from 50 ml to 5 L
  • Can be used to examine product yields, impurities, reaction kinetics, and end points
  • Can provide further functionality such as reaction calorimetry, pH control, gravimetric or volumetric reagent addition and crystallization control

Syrris
www.syrris.com


Variable Speed Peristaltic Pump
FH100

  • Designed for life science applications
  • Integrated three-roller pump head allows for fast tubing changes, simple setup and operation
  • Features digital control with a simple keypad user interface and three-digit LED pump speed display in 1 RPM increments
  • Provides single-channel variable flow from 0.1 ml/min to 3000 ml/ min at a variable speed range of 4-400 rpm
  • Motor provides better than 1 percent speed control accuracy and repeatability

Thermo Fisher Scientific
www.thermofisher.com


Safety Glasses for Women
Pro-Lady
 

  • Available in 2 sizes; fits smaller faces
  • One piece, wrap-around lens with a wide black temple design
  • Conform to ANSI 287.1 standards and specifications for high impact protection
  • Shatterproof one-piece, polycarbonate lens with UVA/UVB protection and scratch resistant coating

Vision USA
www.visionusasupplies.com

 

Categories: Laboratory Technology

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ReThinking Laboratory Safety Magazine Issue Cover
ReThinking Laboratory Safety

Published: June 1, 2009

Cover Story

Lab Safety Revisited

This month's cover story invites you to take a walk through your lab and look at everything as though seeing it for the first time, through unbiased eyes. Is there unnecessary clutter? Have your labcoats outlived their usefulness? What is the condition of your lab's extension cords? This simple exercise can help you develop a keener eye towards lab safety.