July/August 2010 Technology News

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

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ANALYTICAL

Portable FTIR Spectrometers
Exoscan and FlexScan

  • Battery-operated, handheld spectrometers for field applications
  • Identify minerals and soil components and quantify molecular compounds including oil contamination or degree of hydration in soil
  • Feature a diffuse reflectance sampling interface

A2 Technologies
www.a2technologies.com


UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
8453

  • Photodiode array (PDA) light path scans a complete spectrum from 190 to 1,100 nm in less than one second
  • Fewer moving components reduce the need for recalibration
  • Uses a deuterium discharge lamp for the full UV and visible range

Agilent Technologies
www.agilent.com


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Next-Generation Mass Spectrometers
High-quality results faster, and with less effort

The Xevo TQ-S and Xevo G2 QTof are the newest additions to Waters’ Xevo family of mass spectrometers, offering high levels of sensitivity for compound identification, quantification and screening.

Xevo TQ-S allows the user to quantify compounds at concentrations lower than previously possible. It features an innovative ion source—StepWave™—which is constructed from two stacked ring electrode devices to provide a single, off-axis ion transfer lens. The diameter of the sampling cone’s orifice is almost twice that of previous models, increasing the number of ions that enter the mass spectrometer.

“This design ensures that any neutral sample matrix contamination… is actively extracted from the system,” said Dr. David Little, senior product manager for Quadrupole MS at Waters Corporation. “Ensuring that key elements remain clean and providing long-term robust operation.”

The Xevo G2 QTof exact mass MS/MS mass spectrometer features Waters QuanTof™ technology, which can extend the dynamic range of previous generation Xevo QTof systems to greater than four orders of magnitude. It incorporates UPLC/MSE, a simple method of data acquisition that catalogs complex samples in a single analysis, providing users with a complete record of the sample, allowing him/her to bring it up again at any time.

“The latest Xevo instruments provide… performance benefits,” added Dr. Little. “Whilst maintaining the simplicity of operation associated with the Xevo family.”

For more information, visit www.waters.com. Dr. Little can be reached at david_little@waters.com.


Liquid Chromatography Systems
1200 Infinity Series

  • Available in three models: 1220, 1260 and 1290
  • 1220 and 1260 LCs are standardized on 600 bar pressure and 80 Hz data acquisition speed
  • 1260 Quaternary Bioinert LC offers highest performance in bio-analysis and bio-purification
  • 1290 LC enables users to deploy any particle type, any column dimensions and any mobile/stationary phases

Agilent Technologies
www.agilent.com


Salts-in-Crude Analyzer
Model 2100

  • Eliminates the hassle of manually reading charts and graphs
  • Measures conductance, temperature and salts concentration in crude oils, pH and pH millivolts for aqueous samples
  • Features 24K bytes of low power RAM dedicated to data storage, for later uploading to a computer through a serial interface

AMETEK Petrolab Company
www.petrolab.com


Raman Spectrometer
RamSpec™

  • Identifies commonplace and rare chemicals through glass, plastic, transparent and translucent materials
  • Features rapid automated calibration to ensure operational accuracy
  • Volume Phase Grating (VPG) provides high-speed variable processing and continuous spectrum measurements
  • Uses a fiber optic bundle or slit optics arrangement based on customer preferences

BaySpec
www.bayspec.com


Semi-Preparative HPLC Pump
CE 4150

  • Dual-piston pump has a stepping motor drive
  • Provides flow rates of 0.001 to 50 ml/minute at pressures up to 15 MPa
  • May be used isocratically or with others, to create a high-pressure gradient
  • May be used with third-party systems

Cecil Instruments
www.cecilinstruments.com


Chiral Stationary Phases (CSP)
CHIRALPAK® and CHIRALCEL® Series

  • Offer fast analysis time, while maintaining column resolving power
  • Available in 3 μm, 5 μm and 10 μm particle sizes
  • May be used in conventional HPLC units without significant loss in performance
  • May be used in reversed-phase, normal phase and supercritical fluid chromatography modes

Chiral Technologies
www.chiraltech.com


UHPLC Columns
1.7 μm

  • Operate at high pH, as well as low and mid pH
  • For use with Jasco X-LC™, Agilent 1290® or Waters Acquity UPLC® systems
  • Small particles will not lose efficiency even at higher linear velocity
  • Fully scalable with proprietary C18 analytical 3 μm, 5 μm and 10 μm particles

Fortis Technologies
www.fortis-technologies.com


Reagentless Chlorine Analyzers
CLF10 sc and CLT10 sc

  • Eliminates the need for routine reagent replacement and waste stream management
  • Notifies user if instrument needs servicing due to a pH or chlorine calibration deviation
  • Provides continuous readings that indicate when treatment conditions have changed
  • Do not require complicated wiring or setup procedures

Hach Company
www.hach.com


ARC Sensor
pHeasy®

  • ChekRef device provides feedback on accuracy of pH measurement and delivers an alert when an electrode needs replacement
  • Features direct communication with process logic controller (PLC) without transmitters
  • One calibration at the start is sufficient; the need for recalibration is eliminated

Hamilton Company
www.hamiltoncompany.com


Raman Analyzer
RAMANRXN2™ 1000

  • Provides the fluorescence rejection of a FT-Raman spectrometer and ease of fibre-optic interfacing of a dispersive Raman analyzer
  • Provides an effective route for in situ monitoring
  • Offered with either iC Raman™ 4.1 for reaction development and understand, or synTQLite for process monitoring and control

Kaiser Optical Systems
www.kosi.com


Diffuse Reflectance Targets
PTFE-based Alucore Targets

  • Available in five different reflectance values
  • Provide constant high reflectivity over the wavelength range from 250 to 2,500 nm
  • Thermally stable over the range of -50°C to 250°C, chemically inert and resistant to water and most solvents
  • Maintain diffuse and lambertian characteristics regardless of environment

Labsphere
www.labsphere.com


X-Ray Powder Diffractometer
CubiX3

  • Features high-intensity data collection and flexibility in sample handling for automated environments
  • Supports full analytical X-ray powder analysis methodology from classical data analysis up to full pattern cluster analysis for statistical data interpretation and pass/fail determination

PANalytical
www.panalytical.com


Single-Quad LC/MS Detection System
Flexar™ SQ 300

  • Provides a rugged ion source design and wide molecular weight detection range for HPLC and UHPLC applications
  • Collision Induced Dissociation (CID) technology enables fragmentation for further confirmation of molecular structure
  • Offers ease of switching between the Ultraspray ESI and Field-free APCI ion sources
  • Features a grounded ion source for quick and safe probe installation

PerkinElmer
www.perkinelmer.com


Drivers
Symbion-DX and RX

  • Designed for Kaiser Optical Systems’ suite of RAMANRXN analyzers
  • Integrate all the functions of the Kaiser analyzers into Symbion-DX and RX analytical instrument software suites
  • Provide standardized platforms for controlling spectrometers and other analytical instruments
  • Features extensive data manipulation and application development capabilities

Symbion Systems
www.gosymbion.com


Column Oven for Liquid Chromatography
200 and 300

  • Column Oven 200 can accommodate up to 4 analytical HPLC columns with lengths up to 150 mm
  • Column Oven 300 can accommodate up to 4 analytical HPLC columns with lengths up to 250 mm
  • Either configuration can be mounted on a CTC autosampler or Thermo Scientific MS ion sources

Thermo Scientific
www.thermofisher.com


Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
FasTOF™

  • Provides tunable resolution of 4,000 to 7,000 at FWHM at m/z 281 Th and full range mass spectra up to 500 Hz (100 Hz typical)
  • Mass analyzer is a classical reflectron with a 1.2 meter ion flight path
  • Ion Source provides adjustable 0 eV to 100 eV electron impact ionization

Zoex Corporation
www.zoex.com


BASIC LAB

Containment Solution for Powder Milling
L1A Fitzmill Enclosure

  • Features acrylic sidewalls and sash to maximize transmission of natural light and millprocess viewing
  • Made of ¾” Polypropylene; also available in stainless steel framing with safety glass sidewalls and sash
  • Top-mount fan filter housing is equipped standard with a 4” HEPA filter media, which is 99.7% efficient

Flow Sciences
www.flowsciences.com


Gas Sensor
Carbon Dioxide

  • Measures CO2 in two ranges: 0 to 10,000 ppm and 0 to 100,000 ppm
  • Monitors changes in CO2 levels in surrounding air, respiration of organisms or reactions in a chamber
  • Accuracy is ±100 ppm with resolution 3 ppm (low range) and 30 ppm (high range)
  • Response time is 95% of full scale reading in 120 seconds

Forston Labs
www.forstonlabs.com


Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer
Sievers InnovOx On-Line

  • Supercritical Water Oxidization (SCWO) technique offers enhanced reliability, ease of use and low maintenance
  • Handles difficult samples such as brine, humic acid and cellulose
  • Features a dynamic linear working range of 0.5 to 50,000 ppm

GE Healthcare
www.geinstruments.com


Temperature-controlled Vortexer
MultiTherm™

  • Features a vigorous (2 mm) mixing motion that can reach up to 1,500 rpm
  • Temperature control system accurately maintains temperatures from 0°C up to 100°C
  • Sequential programming option can link stored programs together for multiple runs at different speeds and temperatures

MidSci
www.midsci.com


Compounding Aseptic (CAI) and Containment (CACI) Isolators
PharmaGard™

  • “Pull down and out” trays allow for independently changing sharps and waste containers as they fill
  • Locking mechanism helps create an airtight seal, maintaining a true ISO Class 5 environment
  • Improved vertical sliding counter balance inter-chamber window creates a seamless transition when entering compounding materials into the work zone

NuAire
www.nuaire.com


Portable Data Logger
RDXL120

  • Features an internal memory of 16 MB as well as capacity for external storage such as CF or SD cards and USB memory
  • Supports remote data acquisition
  • Temperature and voltage can be set independently for each channel
  • Designed for applications such as plant maintenance, environmental testing and process systems

Omega Engineering
www.omega.com


Helium Leak Detector
SmartTest

  • Wireless remote can be operated at distances of up to 300 feet
  • Data can be stored in the RC 500 or on a USB memory stick
  • Roughing pump oil level can be viewed without removing cover
  • Wireless remote is compatible with older models

Pfeiffer Vacuum
www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Variable Speed Rotor Mill
All-Purpose Mill for Medium-Hard to Soft Substances

PULVERISETTE 14 from Fritsch is an all-purpose mill for rapid crushing of medium-hard, brittle and fibrous samples. It can also be used to disperse and homogenize dry samples. Difficult samples, including polyester, PVC and styrene, can be ground to analytical fineness by process of embrittlement (adding liquid nitrogen before grinding).

The mill features impact bars for grinding temperature- sensitive materials. “This avoids shearing of the material between rotor and sieve,” said Simon Wolfgang, sales manager at Fritsch. “A special design of the disk below the rotor ensures a constant airflow to cool the rotor and the grinding material. This is especially necessary for some polymer samples.”

A large fan blows cooled air into the instrument through a foam particle filter to create positive pressure that prevents the penetration of dirt particles from the ambient air.

The mill features a top speed of 20,000 rpm and a feed size of

For more information, visit www.fritsch.de. Wolfgang Simon can be reached at simon@fritsch.de or by phone at +49 6784 70187.


Pressure Reactor
Q-Tube™

  • Features 200 psi working pressure
  • Virtually eliminates the risk of pressure explosions
  • Achieves 92% energy savings compared to using a microwave
  • Purging systems can be used with a wide range of gases including ammonia, nitrogen, argon and hydrogen

Q LABTECH
www.qlabtech.com


Radiometer/Photometer
AccuMAX™

  • Provides accurate readouts for UV irradiance, visible illuminance and luminance light readings
  • Single-wavelength sensor detectors are available in both standard range and extended range
  • Standard range provides UV readings from microwatts to milliwatts and extended range provides measurements from millwatts to watts

Spectronics
www.spectroline.com


LIFE SCIENCE

qPCR Reagents
Brilliant III

  • Novel fast Taq mutant for qPCR results in under 35 minutes
  • Deliver qPCR results in about 40 minutes
  • Optimized fast cycling formulation ensures reliable and reproducible data with shorter run times
  • Convenient pre-blended formulations compatible with any sequence-specific probe detection chemistry

Agilent Technologies
www.agilent.com


Biorepository of Tissue Products
Genomic and Proteomic

  • Source tissues include human normal and diseased tissues and various genetic model organisms including mouse, rate, primate and plant species
  • Provided ready-to-use, enabling immediate study of molecules of interest in many different tissues and eliminating the need for sample preparation

AMSBIO
www.amsbio.com


Flow-Validated Antibodies for Multiparametric Signaling Cytometry
Cell Lab Signaling Cytometry

  • For the detection of phosphorylation state of signaling proteins in cells via flow cytometry
  • Can be used in combination with extracellular markers to study signaling patterns in specific cellular subpopulations

Beckman Coulter
www.beckmancoulter.com


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Single-Use Bioreactor
Moving Sparger Provides Enhanced Gas Exchange

The Integrity™ PadReactor™ from ATMI Lifesciences combines portability with simplicity to provide a bioreactor that offers features available on larger, stationary units. The scalable, efficient bioreactor can be installed in less than an hour, and its single-use technologies provide an economic benefit over stainless steel systems.

The PadReactor system incorporates key proprietary elements, including Integrity TK8 film polymer, which is animal-derived component free (ADCF), integrity tested and gamma irradiated. The system also provides enhanced gas exchange, due to a moving sparger, and low shear mixing due to the vertices of the square tank, which act as natural baffles.

“Designing a square tank affords more efficient mixing and gas transfer,” said Roman Rodriguez, global product manager, Bioreactors, ATMI Lifesciences. “The square design also means a better exchange surface area, allowing better CO2 stripping and thus a more stable process over the batch.”

With the ability to accommodate a range of volumes from 20 liters to 1,000 liters, the PadReactor boasts many cost-efficient features, such as reduced power and validation requirements. It also comes with a compact footprint; the 25-250 liter model stands at 1.17 m2 while the 500-1,000 liter size occupies 2.4 m2.

For more information, visit www.atmi-lifesciences.com. Roman Rodriguez can be reached at roman_rodriguez@atmi.com or by phone at +33 478 35 2946


PCR Starter Kits
mLINE

  • Includes three pipettes covering the standard volumes used in PCR along with sterile and certified SafetySpace Filter™ tips
  • Also includes a pipette holder, color-coded caps, microtube opener/calibration tool, cooking rack and cryo pen

Biohit
www.biohit.com


qPCR Reagents
SsoFast Probes Supermix

  • Enables researchers using fluorogenic probes to enhance the speed, reliability and sensitivity of their qPCR experiments
  • Yields fast duplex qPCR results in 30 minutes or less
  • Fully compatible with universal cycling conditions and a wide range of primer/probe concentrations without requiring additional optimization

Bio-Rad
www.bio-rad.com


Cell Migration Assay
CellPlayer™

  • Features automated data collection over a period of hours or days
  • Generates data sets that are optimal for studying pharmacological agents and gene silencing technologies
  • CellPlayer is run on the Essen IncuCyte, a compact automated microscope that resides inside a standard tissue culture incubator

Essen BioScience
www.essenbioscience.com


Cycler
FC1™

  • Provides users with the ability to double the number of microfluidic chips that can be processed in a day
  • Features a self-contained vacuum source and touch-screen interface
  • Designed to reduce thermal cycling time by a factor of three

Fluidigm
www.fluidigm.com


Bioreactor
WAVE™

  • Uses disposable bags instead of permanent stainless steel reactors, eliminating the need for cleaning and sterilization
  • A facility with the WAVE Bioreactor in use can reduce its consumption of ultra-purified water by more than 66,000 liters a year and energy use can decrease by 42%

GE Healthcare
www.ge.com


Double-Quenched Probes
ZEN™ Quencher

  • Increases the accuracy and reliability of 5’ nuclease qPCR experiments
  • Stabilizes duplex formation which allows for its use in previously validated sequences
  • Double-quenched probes maintain a consistently low background even at 40 base pairs or longe

Integrated DNA Technologies
www.idtdna.com


Rapid Microplate Solvent Removal
MiniVap™

  • Designed to remove traditional laboratory ‘bottleneck’ of solvent evaporation from microplates prior to analysis or reconstitution in buffer
  • Installation just requires connection to a gas supply and standard mains socket
  • Designed to accommodate any SBS/ANSI 96- well microplate

Porvair Sciences
www.porvair-sciences.com


Microplate
3+D Microplate-96 Screening Plate

  • Combines Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART®) mass spectrometry with standard laboratory automation
  • Provides an independent desorption ionization region for each of the 96 locations on the standard microtiter plate
  • Can function as a high-throughput screening system in rapid analysis mode, or provide quantitative results using longer exposure periods

IonSense
www.ionsense.com


Web Portal for Assays and Reagents
GeneGlobe®

  • Enables users to explore and order gene and pathway products for a range of applications
  • More than 400 pathways are available for a wide variety of organisms
  • New products include miScript Target Protector for miRNA research, FlexiTube siRNA premix for gene silencing, and PyroMark™ CpG for DNA-metyhylation

QIAGEN
www.qiagen.com


LIMS & SOFTWARE

Excel-based Software Tool
ATL XL BOD Master™

  • Automatically calculates and reports the BOD/CBOD results based upon Standard Methods criteria in seconds
  • Features a user-friendly drop-down menu for adding samples, dilutions, or replicates
  • Can be integrated into proprietary LIMS for automated data management

Accelerated Technology
www.atlab.com


Informatics Platform
Pipeline Pilot™ 8.0

  • Supports a greater number of users working individually or as collaborative teams across the enterprise
  • Component Collections contain numerous components that allow users to perform sciencespecific and generic data-processing functions
  • Features role-based authorization and remote server monitoring

Accelrys
www.accelrys.com


Automation Control Software
VWorks

  • Enables research enterprises to integrate various devices such as liquid handlers, readers and microplate handlers
  • Intuitive graphical interface makes it easier for users to create new protocols, connect and configure devices and monitor progress
  • Offers full 21CFR Part11 compliance support

Agilent Automation Solutions
www.chem.agilent.com


MVA and DoE Software
The Unscrambler® X

  • Provides a flexible and adaptable approach to Multivariate Data Analysis (MVA) and Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Features an interactive design setup with full descriptions and beginner/expert modes
  • Features enhanced mixture designs including Axial, Simplex Lattice and Simplex Centroid
  • Interacts with third-party software platforms and instrumentation

CAMO
www.camo.com


HCP Quantitation and Characterization Software
DeCyder 2D 7.1 SPN

  • Designed to support 2-D DIGE for the characterization and quantitation of Host Cell Proteins
  • Offers an antibody-independent procedure to enable direct comparisons of individual target protein/HCP profiles between samples taken from distinctly different steps of a process

GE Healthcare
www.gehealthcare.com


LIMS for Drug Metabolism Studies
Debra 5.7.7

  • Compound received data can be displayed in micrograms and milligrams in dosing data report
  • Treatment concentrations are displayed to four decimal places on all screens
  • Dilutions can be created in the protein binding module from the designed stage of a stock without having to analyze the existing stock/dilution first

LabLogic Systems
www.lablogic.com


DNA Research and Analysis Software
QuickGene

  • Features a digitized catalog of all commercially available restriction enzymes with additional information, including methylation sensitivity
  • Database is updated automatically, with optimal reaction conditions included for each enzyme
  • All search results, including enzymes, genetic sequences and translations, are organized into tabs

Micronic North America
www.micronicna.com


Data Analysis Software
Omics Explorer 2.1

  • Log function lets users keep a step-by-step record of what they have done in an experiment by storing points in a detailed log file, allowing them to revert back to an earlier stage in the process
  • Each log point contains information needed to “snap back” to the stage when the point was created, with all plots and settings reset accordingly

Qlucore
www.qlucore.com


Software Tool
FTS SMART Freeze Dryer™

  • Features a feedback loop that provides detailed data on the pharmaceutical product and the freeze-drying process, including product resistance, heat flow and product thickness
  • Enables the developer to generate the right cycle on the first attempt
  • Efficiency can eliminate production bottlenecks, expand capacity and reduce production costs

SP Scientific
www.spscientific.com


LIMS
Exemplar Version 4.0

  • Improvements in performance and scalability so a single server instance can now support several hundred concurrent users
  • Includes enhancements to freezer management with support for configurable freezers and easy viewing of samples in shelves/racks/boxes
  • Features a configurable data model and user interface with zero programming required

Sapio Sciences
www.sapiosciences.com


Metabolic Screening Software
MetQuest

  • Enables researchers to routinely perform quantitative and qualitative analyses in the same run
  • Collects and stores high-resolution, accurate mass full-scan data—no information is lost from mass filtering
  • Does not require time-consuming MS/MS method development and optimization

Thermo Scientific
www.thermoscientific.com


Gas Chromatograph Software
GC Image and GC Project R2.1

  • GC Image Investigator allows users to analyze multiple chromatograms interactively
  • Features a mass calibration tool that performs local mass calibration based on chromatographic peaks
  • Batch mode for performing library searches improves performance up to ten times faster than interactive mode

Zoex Corporation
www.zoex.com


MICROSCOPY


Camera
miniVue

  • Attaches to any microscope trinocular head with C-mount threading
  • Features a 3.1-megapixel CMOS camera and two-inch LCD screen
  • Includes MicroCap 2.0 software, with a 4x digital zoom feature
  • Users can choose between snapping images via wired or wireless remote control

Aven
www.aveninc.com


Digital USB Microscope
Handheld

  • Plugs into USB port of PC or laptop; images can be viewed at up to 500x magnification
  • Active Pixel Technology produces crisp, sharp images and accurate color reproduction
  • Features six built-in lights with adjustable brightness
  • A model is available with a polarizer for reducing glare on reflective items

Cole-Parmer
www.coleparmer.com


Multidiscussion System
For Axio Scope and Axio Imager

  • Enables up to 21 individuals to view the same microscope image field at the same time
  • Every observer has the ability to see the same image with the same orientation
  • All configurations can be implemented with standard stages
  • Each tube is supported by its own column in its center of gravity

Carl Zeiss
www.zeiss.com


Imaging Technique for Transmission Electron Microscopes
Thin Film Phase Plate

  • Increases specimen contrast by orders of magnitude
  • Employs a π/2-phase plate that shifts the phase of only the scattered electrons, resulting in amplitude contrast rather than phase contrast as these electrons interfere with the unscattered electrons in the image plane

JEOL
www.jeol.com


Microscope Automation System
ProScan™ III

  • Controls up to 16 axes including a motorized stage, focus drive, three filter wheels and three shutters
  • Features a true USB with direct HID connection available; compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Interactive Control Center (ICC) provides centralized manual control of all equipment
  • Programmable TLL can control movements

Prior Scientific
www.prior.com


Motorized Microscope Stage
H117P2IX

  • For Olympus IX series of inverted microscopes
  • Maximizes access to the nosepiece for correction collar adjustment
  • Allows for scanning using various sample holders, including petri dishes and well plates
  • Miniaturized drive boxes occupy a fraction of the space of previous models

Prior Scientific
www.prior.com


Microscope Module
Axio Imager Vario

  • Adapted to object sizes up to 300 mm lateral and 250 mm vertical extension
  • Sample stages with travel distances of up to 300 mm can be used on the stable aluminum base plate
  • Available in three versions: A2 is a manual/encoded module; Z2 features a motorized turret focus; a third version is available without a focus drive

Carl Zeiss
www.zeiss.com


Laser Scanning Microscope
LSM 700 MAT

  • Allows for very precise, 3-D imaging of surfaces
  • Combination of fluorescence and reflection techniques enables examination of semiconductors, metal, glass and polymers with high information content
  • Permits precise capture of 3D topography without damaging the surface

Carl Zeiss
www.zeiss.com


Scanning Electron Microscope
Helios NanoLab™ 50 Series DualBeam™

  • Features a new, high-performance focused ion beam (FIB)
  • Features an advanced 16-bit digital pattern generator for very fine and complex patterns to be written directly with the FIB
  • Customized detectors let users access precise topographic, chemical or crystallographic information from the sample

FEI Company
www.fei.com


SUPPLIES AND CONSUMABLES

Adhesive Sealing Films
Roll-Seal™

  • For use with high-throughput automated microplate sealers
  • Currently offered in Roll-Seal format are: ThermalSeal RTS™ clear films for qPCR and sitting-drop protein crystallization; AlumaSeal® aluminum foils for PCR, HTS and cold storage, and breathable AeraSeal™ for cell and tissue culture

Excel Scientific
www.excelscientific.com


Storage Tubes
DNA-Free

  • Storage tubes are available in 0.50 ml, 0.75 ml 1.10 ml and 1.40 ml sizes
  • Unique code on the bottom of each tube provides an unambiguous means of identifying samples
  • Designed to fit 96 individual tubes into a standard footprint rack
  • Made from medical grade polypropylene, in a class 7 clean room environment

Micronic
www.micronic.com


Pipette Tips
GripTips™

  • Deliver low attachment and ejection forces, enabling comfortable pipetting even over extended periods
  • Available in five volumes: 12.5 μl, 125 μl, 300 μl, 1,250 μl and 5,000 μl
  • Feature color-coded inserts that correspond to volume ranges of proprietary pipettes
  • Made from certified virgin medical grade polymer materials

INTEGRA Biosciences
www.integra-biosciences.com


Algae Inhibitor
Clear Bath®

  • Does not contain poisonous copper compounds that can accumulate in groundwater after disposal
  • Easily rinses away, leaving no residue and does not harm lab equipment
  • Ideal for use with any circulating or static water equipment including water baths, incubators and humidifiers
  • Only 12 drops per gallon (3 drops per liter) are needed to keep water algae-free

Spectrum Labs
www.spectrumlabs.com


Traceable Photometric Linearity Reference Sets
Near Infrared

  • Offer Operational Qualification (OQ) and Performance Qualification (PQ) of the transmittance scale in the NIR using “industry standard” protocols
  • Covered wavelength range is from 1,100 to 2,850 nm, with a %T (A) range of 1.5 %T (1.82 A) to 61 %T (0.21 A)

Starna Scientific
www.starna.com


HPLC Columns
Hypersil GOLD (new phases)

  • Include options for the analysis of polar compounds by ion exchange, HILIC and normal phase chromatography
  • New additions include: C4, a low-hydrophobicity column; Amino, for the analysis of sugars and carbohydrates; AX, for the separation of proteins, peptides and polar molecules; SAX, for nucleotides and organic acids; and Silica, for the analysis of non-polar and moderately polar organic compounds

Thermo Fisher Scientific
www.thermofisher.com


Aluminum Heat Seals
For PCR, Storage and Life Science

  • Pre-cut foil sheets are marked to ensure that they are always used right side up, minimizing possible damage to the head of a thermal heat sealer when a foil is inserted incorrectly
  • Available in 20-micron pierceable foil, 38-micron pierceable and peelable foil, 70-micron non-pierceable foil, and 85-micron foil for heavy-duty foil

Porvair Sciences
www.porvair-sciences.com


Cryogenic Vials
CryoELITE™

  • Feature a permanent 2D Data Matrix bar-coded bottom insert
  • Vial sizes include 1.2, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 mL volumes
  • All vials are batch certified DNase- and RNase-free, non-pyrogenic and endotoxin-free
  • V-shaped internal bottom ensures maximum sample retrieval for automated and manual liquid handling systems

Wheaton Science Products
www.wheatonsci.com


 

Categories: Laboratory Technology

Published In

Global Management Magazine Issue Cover
Global Management

Published: July 1, 2010

Cover Story

Global Management

Forming and managing effective global research teams with members located in far-flung countries and different time zones is a major challenge for lab managers at multinational companies and at companies outsourcing lab work overseas.