September 2010 Technology News

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

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ANALYTICAL


 

Dispersive Raman System
RamSpec™ 1064-HR

  • Features Volume Phase Grating (VPG®) as the special dispersion element and InGaAs array detector as the detection element
  • Helps reduce the likelihood of human error by eliminating sample preparation and test interpretation
  • Uses a fiber optic bundle or slit optics arrangement based on customer preferences
  • Features self-automated wavelength calibration

BaySpec
www.bayspec.com


UV-Vis Spectrophotometers
Libra Series

  • Feature a color touch screen, USB connection, optional Bluetooth for data transfer and an optional built-in printer
  • Includes application-based software for all stand-alone and PC-controlled instruments
  • Equation Editor allows users to program specific methods that include calculations based on measured data

Biochrom
www.biochrom.co.uk


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

LC Systems for any Aplication or Budget
New levels of performance in analytical HPLC and UHPLC

The 1200 Infinity Series of LC systems from Agilent Technologies includes three models that offer seamless integration of column technology, instrumentation and software for maximum productivity. The series features upgraded detectors, pumps and autosamplers for higher sensitivity and detection speeds, and is fully compatible with modern column technology.

The 1220 and 1260 models support a 600 bar pressure range and 80 Hz data acquisition rate, allowing for the use of sub-2 micron particle columns. The 1220 Infinity LC is well-suited to routine HPLC and advanced RRLC analyses, while the 1260 Infinity LC pushes RRLC performance even further. Both models are fully compatible with HPLC methods, ensuring risk-free replacement or upgrades of existing 1100 or 1200 Series instruments.

Dr. Michael Frank, Product Manager HPLC Systems & Solutions at Agilent, says the 1200 Infinity LC Series offers the highest flexibility. “The customer can decide… if he wants to continue running conventional LC methods or use new UHPLC methods, or both—on the same system,” he said. And since the 1260 Infinity LC modules are exchangeable, “it’s possible to upgrade an existing 15-year-old 1100 Series LC with a new 1260 Infinity DAD and achieve a 10-fold sensitivity gain,” he added.

The 1290 Infinity LC delivers the highest performance, with a power range up to 1200 bar pressure and a 160 Hz detection speed. The 1260 and 1290 models are compatible with all Agilent 6000 Series mass detectors.

For more information, visit www.agilent.com. Dr. Michael Frank can be reached at +49 7243 602 2252.


 

Liquid Extraction Sample Preparation Columns
ISOLUTE SLE+

  • Use a simple 3-step method: load, wait 5 minutes and elute
  • Combine clean extracts with rapid work flow and ease of use that ensure reproducibility
  • Suitable for use with sample volumes from 25 μL up to 10 μL
  • Also available in an Array format with a modular plate design for added cost savings

Biotage
www.biotage.com


Immobilized Polysaccharide CSPs
CHIRALPAK IA, IB and IC

  • Allow for the use of an extended range of solvents
  • All three models are based on high-efficiency 5-μm diameter spherical silica
  • CHIRALPAK IC’s chiral selector is based on the 3,5-dichlorophenylcarbamate of cellulose, immobilized on 5-μm silica
  • Exhibit stability to pressure drops up to 400 bar

Chiral Technologies
www.chiraltech.com


Chromatography Instruments
High Performance Countercurrent Chromatography (HPCCC)

  • For preparative scale chromatographers using normal or reversed phase HPLC or FC
  • Fits seamlessly into workflow and provides productivity improvements in many applications
  • Uses liquid stationary and mobile phases for simple and reliable scale-up

Dynamic Extractions
www.dynamicextractions.com


Automatic Distillation Tester
MINDIS ADXpert

  • Performs according to the D7344 standard for atmospheric distillation
  • Requires as little as 6 mL of sample; a distillation run on light samples takes 15 minutes
  • Features metal sample cups, which reduce consumable costs by replacing glass flasks
  • Incorporates automatic rinsing, sample introduction and automatic cleaning programs

Grabner Instruments
www.petrolab.com


2D Barcode Reader
For MICROLAB STAR

  • Provides advanced sample tracking functions on MICROLAB STAR liquid handling workstation
  • CCD camera records barcodes in less than 0.5 seconds from a wide range of sample formats
  • Supports a variety of tubes from many manufacturers, in 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well configurations
  • Ideal for high-throughput screening, sample archival and forensics

Hamilton Robotics
www.hamiltonrobotics.com


MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer
JMS-S3000 SpiralTOF™

  • Delivers a resolving power of greater than 60,000 (FWHM) over a wide mass range of m/z 10-30,000
  • Features a staggered figure-8 ion trajectory of 17 meters
  • Due to refocused ion packets, divergence of ions is reduced over the flight distance
  • Available in four configurations

JEOL USA
www.jeol.com


GCxGC with Time-of-Flight MS
Pegasus® 4D

  • Features a low-maintenance, consumable-free thermal modulator
  • Offers a wide dynamic range (4 orders of magnitude)
  • Includes a secondary oven for enhanced selectivity
  • Cryo-focusing prior to release on secondary column provides up to a tenfold increase in analyte detectability

LECO Corporation
www.leco.com


Spectral Shaping Technology
Light Shaping Technique

  • Balances and smoothes uneven spectral emission from UV-Vis light sources used for spectroscopy applications
  • Measures light more evenly across a broader spectral region, improving signal-to-noise performance
  • Useful for spectral absorbance applications where strong absorbing bands coexist with bands of low signal in the unbalanced spectrum

Ocean Optics
www.oceanoptics.com


Fluorinated By-Products Analyzer
FBA 5320

  • Automatically quantifies fluorinated contaminants in process streams
  • Measures total fluoride concentrations in the low parts-per-million (ppm) range
  • Determines fluoride content every 2 to 3 minutes, rather than 3 to 4 hours
  • No computer software is required

OI Analytical
www.oico.com


Flash Point and Fire Point Analyzer
Petrotest CLA 5

  • Comes ready for testing with automatic test routines, user-definable programs and self-testing/servicing routines
  • Features a 5.7-inch color graphics display and Pmove® jog wheel control
  • Features selectable output, either oC or oF, and a measuring temperature testing range from ambient to 400oC (752oF) without requiring any additional equipment

AMETEK
www.petrolab.com


HPLC/SFC Columns
Lux®

  • Lux Cellulose-4 is a novel cellulose tris (4-chloro-3-methylephenylcarbamate) phase
  • Lux Cellulose-3 uses cellulose tris (4-methylbenzoate) as the selector
  • Deliver high loading capacity and are pressure-stable up to 300 bar
  • Offered in 3 μm and 5 μm particle sizes

Phenomenex
www.phenomenex.com


SPE Sorbent
Strata-X-A

  • Delivers maximum retention of anionic compounds
  • Features a pH-stable base polymer that resists deconditioning
  • Ideal for a variety of LC and GC applications involving acid analytes
  • Offered in 1-, 3- and 6-ml tubes, 96-well plates and 12-, 20- and 60-ml tubes for largevolume applications

Phenomenex
www.phenomenex.com


Automated Gel Electrophoresis
ScreenTape®

  • Consists of consumable tape (ScreenTape), TapeStation device and GeneTools software
  • Delivers analyzed results in around 1 minute per sample
  • System automatically distinguishes between loaded tube strips and 96-well plates
  • Each ScreenTape contains a gel matrix, running buffer and electrode and is ready to use out of the box

Lab901
www.lab901.com


MALDI TOF Mass Spectrometer
AXIMA MegaTOF™

  • Combines a Shimadzu linear MALDI TOF mass spectrometer with a CovalX high-mass detection system
  • Detects macromolecules up to 1,500 kDa
  • Detects protein interactions such as aggregation directly from formulation mixtures
  • Ideal for protein complex characterization, therapeutic protein aggregates, antibodyantigen interactions and polymer analysis

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
www.ssi.shimadzu.com


HILIC Columns
Hypersil™ Gold

  • Aids in the analysis of compounds that are usually difficult to retain using conventional C18 columns
  • Available in 1.9 μm, 3 μm and 5 μm particle sizes
  • Highly organic mobile phase contains low salt levels, making them ideal for electrospray mass spectroscopy
  • Ideal for applications within drug discovery, food testing and environmental analysis

Thermo Fisher Scientific
www.thermoscientific.com/columns


BASIC LAB


 

Vertical Laminar Flow Cabinets
Purair

  • Feature rear wall perforations which remove a small amount of air to minimize any turbulence
  • Available in 36”, 48” and 72” widths
  • Provide a nominal filter face velocity of 0-45 m/s (90 fpm), ensuring a sufficient number of air changes to maintain cleanliness within the work zone

Air Science
www.airscience.com


Repeating Pipette
HandyStep® Electronic

  • Automatically recognizes the size of encoded proprietary syringe tips
  • Features continuously adjustable volume selection from 1 μL to 50 mL
  • Compatible with standard syringe tips from various manufacturers
  • Features three operational modes: Pipette, Dispense, and Auto-Dispense, which eliminates up to 97% of repetitive motion from repeat pipetting

BrandTech Scientific
www.brandtech.com


Zero Torque Overhead Stirrers
BCD Series

  • Redesign of the BCD1850, BCD3030 and BCD6015 high-torque stirrers includes the addition of a zero torque button
  • Allows the user to zero the torque at any stage of mixing, or zero out any additional overhead torque created by the mixing paddle and chuck before mixing starts

Caframo
www.caframo.com


Particle Size Analyzer
1090LD

  • Features fully integrated liquid and dry dispersion
  • A mouse click switches dispersion modes for simple, fast operation with no need to realign or revalidate the system
  • Uses two lasers, ensuring the highest accuracy and precision from 0.04 to 500 microns
  • Optical components are permanently mounted on a cast iron base plate to ensure the system is always aligned

Cilas Particle Size
www.particle-size.com


Microspectrophotometer
20/20 Solar™

  • Features fully integrated liquid and dry dispersion
  • A mouse click switches dispersion modes for simple, fast operation with no need to realign or revalidate the system
  • Uses two lasers, ensuring the highest accuracy and precision from 0.04 to 500 microns
  • Optical components are permanently mounted on a cast iron base plate to ensure the system is always aligned

Cilas Particle Size
www.microspectra.com


Portable Pipette
Pipet-Aid® XP2

  • Features an advanced power source which can be charged while in use, enabling more convenient, uninterrupted operation
  • Includes a powerful, ultra-quiet pump, providing greater control for aspiration and dispensing
  • Each unit comes with a power supply charger, 4 extra filters and a stand>

Drummond Scientific
www.drummondsci.com


Evaporator Systems
EZ-2 Series

  • Designed specifically for solvent removal
  • Standard model (EZ-2) is suitable for water and volatile solvents
  • Plus model (EZ-2plus) is recommended for solvents with boiling points up to 165°C
  • Envi model (EZ-Envi) is recommended for concentration of volatile solvents

Genevac
www.genevac.com


Water Baths
Aqua Plus Series

  • Four models available: digital and analog controlled Unstirred Baths, digital controlled Linear Shaking Baths, and safety protected Boiling Baths
  • All models are available in a variety of sizes to meet a wide range of applications
  • Feature easy-to-clean stainless steel tanks, drain taps and non-drip polycarbonate lids and bases

Grant Instruments
www.grantsci.com


Volumetric Karl Fischer Titrator
AQUACOUNTER® AQV-300

  • Features six built-in calculation modes to accommodate solid, liquid and gas samples
  • Four files with preset conditions can be stored in memory; allows instant recall of data for up to 20 samples
  • Includes a statistics package with one-touch calculations
  • Features a built-in detector that monitors titration status; direct key access allows entry of titration parameters

JM Science
www.jmscience.com


Secondary Gas Dilution Module
FlexStream™ SD

  • Automatically adjusts split and dilution flows to create a desired output concentration
  • Features a total concentration adjustment range of 10,000:1 so that concentrations from 1ppb to 10ppm could be created using a single permeation tube
  • Allows extended calibration accuracy and linearization of flow measurements

KIN-TEK
www.kin-tek.com


Vibration-isolating Leg Stands
500AP Series

  • Available individually as modular mounts or as leg stands with braces and casters for optical tables
  • Feature internal trifilar and quadfilar pendulum systems for exceptional horizontal vibration isolation
  • Offer low natural frequencies: 1.25 Hz along horizontal axis and 1.50 Hz along vertical axis
  • Able to achieve isolation efficiencies of 98% (horizontal) and 95% (vertical) at 10 Hz and above

Kinetic Systems
www.kineticsystems.com


Lamp Measurement Sphere
LMS-3M

  • Complies with IESNA LM-79 and LM-80 standards for accurate measurements of any lamp up to 2m linear lamps and 30cm luminaries
  • Measures Total Spectral Flux, Luminous Flux, Correlated Color Temperature, Color Rendering Index and Chromaticity
  • Features Spectraflect® interior coating for uniform dispersion of light

Labsphere
www.labsphere.com


ADA Height General Purpose Lab Refrigerators
6CADM Series

  • Features MicroSentry™ Scientific control for temperature accuracy and monitoring
  • Includes a powerful compressor for faster pull-down times and quick temperature recovery
  • Features positive-close hinges to reduce door ajar occurrences
  • Front-vented for true integration into laboratory casework

Marvel Scientific
www.marvelscientific.com


Data Logger
OM-CP-PHTEMP2000 Series

  • Logs data in real time, and offers NIST Traceable Calibration
  • Features programmable engineering units, programmable start time and automatic temperature compensation
  • Works with proprietary pH probes
  • Ideal for measuring pH of storm water runoff or drainage

Omega Engineering
www.omega.com


Benchtop Dissolved Oxygen Kit
DOB21

  • Consists of a benchtop dissolved oxygen meter and an amperometric dissolved oxygen probe
  • Features RS232 output, auto calibration for all parameters, salinity and barometric pressure compensation, and data logging up to 99 points
  • Programming is done via a three-button keypad and stored in the non-volatile memory

Omega Engineering
www.omega.com


Bead Mill Homogenizer
Bead Ruptor 24

  • Designed for grinding, lysing, and homogenization of biological samples prior to molecular extraction
  • Able to process volumes ranging from 0.3 mL to 5 mL
  • Features a broad speed range of 2,000 to 5,000 rpm
  • Brushless motor requires no cool-down period between processing cycles, allowing more samples to be processed in less time

Omni International
www.omni-inc.com


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Eco-Friendly Laboratory Bath
Waterless Alternative to Contamination-Prone Water Baths

The Bead Bath waterless laboratory bath from Lab Armor™ provides excellent temperature uniformity while eliminating a major source of contamination in labs— water.

Traditional water baths must be continuously cleaned, refilled and maintained with hazardous disinfectants. Bead Bath is virtually maintenance-free, and since it’s always on, users don’t have to plan around warm-up times. Also, since there is no water to evaporate, there is no need to worry about burnout.

Bead Bath is designed for use with proprietary beads, which naturally hold items in place, so there is no need for racks, floats and bottleneck weights. Users can also safely incubate multi-well plates, Petri dishes and open-top samples. Lab Armor Beads are eco-friendly and can replace water in existing baths, aluminum blocks in dry baths, and they can even replace ice in ice buckets. They can also be used in containers placed in ovens and incubators, to replace sample racks.

Bead Bath’s thermal uniformity is ±0.5°C at 37°C and ±1.0 at 65°C, with a temperature range of 5°C above ambient to 80°C. Lab Armor Beads support a wide temperature range of -100°C to 400°C. Bead Bath’s capacity is 12 liters of beads, which are included with the device

For more information, visit www.labarmor.com.


 

Zero Grade Air Generators
Balston® UHP

  • Five models produce up to 30 lpm of hydrocarbon-free air from existing compressed air supply and will service up to 66 FIDs
  • Allow gas cylinder users to supply, control and automate their gas supplies
  • Feature an ergonomic cabinet design, visual operational status display and 1-year warranty

Parker Hannafin Corporation
www.labgasgenerators.com


Hydrogen Generator
GC Gas Station GCGS-7890NA

  • Provides carrier, fuel gas and support air for 1 - 3 Flame Ionization Detectors and 1 - 3 capillary columns
  • Hydrogen cell produces up to 500 cc/min of 99.99999+% pure hydrogen gas
  • Zero air compartment produces up to 3500 cc/min of zero grade air
  • Eliminates inconvenience and cost of helium, zero air and hydrogen cylinder gas supplies

Parker Hannafin Corporation
www.labgasgenerators.com


Temperature Control System
FTS ThermoJet ES

  • Delivers controlled temperature air from -80°C to 350°C at flow rates from 5 to 20 scfm
  • Able to cycle from 200°C to -65°C in less than 10 seconds
  • Features an enhanced nozzle design enabling device testing at pressures as high as 70 psi
  • Features a dual-stage cascade refrigeration system for high cooling capacity and heat removal

SP Scientific
www.spscientific.com


Handheld Decapping Instrument
8-Channel Decapper

  • For handheld capping and decapping of multiple tubes in a 96-well microplate footprint
  • Capable of uncapping a column of eight screw-top tubes in four seconds
  • Each screw top cap is tightened uniformly to the same torque; secure seal minimizes sample evaporation
  • Lightweight and ergonomic; can be used comfortably with either hand

Thermo Fisher Scientific
www.thermo.com


LIFE SCIENCE


 

Peptide Synthesizer
Endeavor 90-III

  • Available with UV monitoring
  • Includes large-capacity solvent bottles (up to 20L) and reagent bottles (up to 5L); prepares up to 200 mmoles of peptide automatically in a single synthesis
  • Amino acid vessels are automatically washed after delivery of the amino acid making them ready to be filled with another amino acid

AAPPTec
www.aapptec.com


Homogeneous Assay Kits
AlphaScreen

  • Available in four formats: JMJD2A, JMJD2B, JMJD2C and G9a (histone methyltransferase)
  • Allow a simple “mix and read” process, without requiring lengthy, time-consuming wash steps
  • Suitable for AlphaScreen and AlphaLISA assay formats

AMSBIO
www.amsbio.com


Cell Culture System
BioLevitator 3D

  • Features the addition of online pH monitoring
  • Monitors the quality of cell culture media with noninvasive optical measurement
  • Enables media changes only when needed, rather than on an arbitrary schedule
  • Offers two pH monitoring modes: qualitative color and semiquantitative

Hamilton Company
www.hamiltoncompany.com


Test Kits for Human Kidney Damage
MILLIPLEX® Multi-Analyte Profile (MAP)

  • Allow researchers to screen for biomarkers that may indicate the kidney is undergoing toxic insult
  • Include biomarkers that are recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA)
  • Available for testing either serum or urine using Luminex® xMAP® technology
  • Available in magnetic bead and traditional (polystyrene) bead formats

Millipore
www.millipore.com


Fragment Library System
SPRIworks II

  • Automates the preparation of fragment libraries for the Roche GS FLX* DNA Sequencer
  • Can prepare up to 10 DNA libraries in 3.5 hours with high reproducibility and consistency
  • Features Solid Phase Reversible Immobilization (SPRI) paramagnetic bead-based technology, which eliminates manual library construction

Beckman Coulter
www.beckmancoulter.com


BioAFM System
NanoWizard® 3

  • Comes with a vapor barrier, encapsulated piezos and a variety of dedicated liquid cells for applications ranging from single molecules to living cells
  • Includes DirectOverlay™ software for combining AFM and optical images distortion-free
  • Features a Vortis™ digital controller with low noise levels and numerous signal channels
  • Features a tip-scanning head with flexure scanner for flexibility for a variety of samples

JPK Instruments
www.jpk.com


Microplate Blowdown Station
Ultravap™

  • Quickly and safely removes solvents from 96- or 384-well plates
  • For heat-sensitive samples, the device may be operated in two-stage mode combining rapid initial dry-down with final solvent evaporation
  • Features an innovative manifold design, which injects heated nitrogen into each well of the microplate simultaneously

Porvair Sciences
www.porvair.com


High Integrity Compound Storage Plate
2ml Square Deep Well Microplate

  • Features a raised rim and high integrity thermal sealing to eliminate well-to-well cross contamination
  • Compatible with all automated sample handling systems, microplate readers and washers
  • Can be stored at -80°C for long periods of time without deterioration of compound storage performance

Porvair Sciences
www.porvair-sciences.com


Particle Shape Classifier and Counter
SpectroLNF Q200

  • Features a fast CCD camera and an ergonomic sipper design
  • Features automatic adjustment for fluid dark¬ness; sees through black diesel lubri¬cating oils
  • Able to handle fluid viscosities up to 320 ISO grade without dilution
  • An optional Automatic Sample Processor is available that automatically runs 24 samples

Spectro Inc.
www.spectroinc.com


Automatic Liquid Handler
Freedom EVO Series

  • Liquid volumes range from 100 nl to 5ml and can be extended with DynamicFill™ Technology to 50 ml and higher
  • Pressure Monitored Pipetting (PMP™) detects errors by comparing recorded and realtime- simulated pipetting pressure signals
  • Liquid handling arm can be equipped with disposable tips and/or washable tips

Tecan
www.tecan.com


Fragment Library
Maybridge Ro3 Diversity

  • Offers experimental solubility data for every one of the 1,500 member compounds
  • Every fragment in the library has been experimentally triaged to assure solubility in DMSO (200mM) and aqueous phosphate buffer (1mM)
  • All 1,500 fragments have the physicochemical properties that increase the probability of successful “hits”
  • Broad portfolio provides access to analogues for fragment hopping

Thermo Fisher Scientific
www.thermo.com


LIMS & SOFTWARE


Software for Materials Properties
Materials Studio Collection for Pipeline Pilot™

  • Enables complex properties to be determined easily by constructing protocols
  • Includes visualization and reporting tools for periodic structures, based on open-source Java viewer Jmol
  • Accelerates calculations with new parallel processing options
  • Enables the user to create web portals to deploy key functions enterprise-wide

Accelrys
www.accelrys.com


Spectroscopy Software
KnowItAll version 8.2

  • Users can link to additional reference information for each functional group in the Sadtler Handbook of Reference Spectra – IR
  • Includes a series of new report templates for more efficient output and a function to preview spectra and chromatograms to be used for searching, interpretation, or database creation before the file is actually opened

Bio-Rad
www.bio-rad.com


Image Acquisition and Analysis Software
OmniMet® 9.5

  • Features new functions: manual measurement options, grid overlays, redesigned bitplane manipulators and the ability to flip/rotate images
  • Database stores multimedia files; uses a PC-style folder structure with preview pane for browsing archived images
  • Includes optional modules for industrial microstructural analysis

Buehler
www.buehler.ca


Chromatography Software
Clarity 3.0

  • Features more than 100 enhancements, including new calibration and sequence options and electronic signatures for PDF reports
  • Able to control more than 270 different instruments (from more than 30 vendors)
  • Existing Clarity users can upgrade to version 3.0 for free from the DataApex website

DataApex
www.dataapex.com


Multilingual Microplate Photometer Software
SkanIt® Software version 3.0

  • Features eight inbuilt languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Russian
  • User-friendly interface facilitates simple assay set-up for instrument control and data handling
  • Features several inbuilt calculations, including blank subtraction, curve fits and basic statistics (Avg, CV%, SD)

Thermo Fisher Scientific
www.thermo.com


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Upgraded Data Cartridge
Bridge the Gap Between Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics

The Symyx Direct 7.0 data cartridge aims to improve R&D efficiency, project team collaboration and IP management by enabling project teams to visualize and compare macromolecular sequences and chemical structures stored in a fully searchable corporate registry system.

The software features a new storage format for chemically modified biological sequences that combines the compactness of a traditional sequence with the precision of a traditional chemical structure format.

Symyx Direct 7.0 supports natural post-translational modifications (PTM) and custom modifications, and allows both small molecule entities and biological sequences to be stored and accessed using the same applications, reducing the need for user training.

“Biologics constitute a large and growing component of the pipelines of drug companies,” said Keith Taylor, Product Manager, Cheminformatics, at Symyx. “The simplicity of one repository ensures that information is not missed.”

Symyx Direct 7.0 allows scientists to determine the uniqueness of a substance quickly and precisely. “This… allows the activities of chemically modified sequences to be directly compared with the properties imparted by the modifications,” added Taylor.

The software’s hybrid representation combines the best features of bioinformatics and cheminformatics notations and enables scientists to register and retrieve molecules, reactions and biomolecular sequences, as well as develop structure-activity correlations in sequences.

For more information, visit www.symyx.com. Keith Taylor can be reached at keith.taylor@symyx.com.


SUPPLIES & CONSUMABLES


 

Filter Tips
SafetySpace™

  • Features more space between the sample and the filter than conventional filter tips, to keep the sample from touching the filter
  • Suitable for reverse pipetting as well as multiple dispensing with electronic pipettes
  • Provided DNase-, RNase- and endotoxin-free certified per lot number
  • Available in volumes ranging from 0.1 μl to 1,200 μl

Biohit
www.biohit.com


Assay Kits
Oxidative Stress Kits

  • For analyzing biomarkers of DNA, lipid and protein oxidative modification in biological samples
  • Supplied with multiple plates for high-throughput use
  • For 8-oxo dG (8-OHDG), Nitrotyrosine, Protein Carbonyl, Malondialdehyde, 8-isoprostane, and Superoxide Dismutase
  • Delivered ready-to-use

AMSBIO
www.amsbio.com


Single-use Bioprocess Vessels
Integrity™ BPVs

  • Available in both 2-D and 3-D bag formats in a range of sizes up to 3,000 liters
  • Compatible with proprietary single-use mixing and bioreactor technologies
  • Manufactured from proprietary Integrity TK8 bioprocess polymer film, which is compatible with bioprocess materials and significantly reduces risk to product integrity

ATMI Lifesciences
www.atmi-lifesciences.com


Certified Spiking Solutions
Snap-N-Spike™

  • For 25-Hydroxyvitamin D2 and 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3
  • Shelf stable format allows laboratories to eliminate weighing operations and provides the ability to spike a known concentration of analyte into matrix of choice just before use
  • Gravimetrically prepared for minimal uncertainty using precision balances and flame sealed under argon into ampoules for long shelf life

Cerilliant
www.cerilliant.com


Laboratory Labels
CIL8000/9000

  • Can be printed in the lab using a standard office laser printer or thermal transfer printer
  • Resistant to multiple freeze-thaw cycles, water-baths, solvents and temperature extremes of -196ºC to over 388ºC
  • Can be supplied computer printable and pre-printed or plain in any size, shape and color
  • Suitable for identifying tubes, vials, microplates, slides and all laboratory plastic/glassware

CILS
www.cils-international.com


Absorbent Wipes
BIO-HAZARD

  • One wipe can replace a handful of gauze or paper towels
  • Features a plastic barrier backing, which prevents soak-through to the user’s gloves
  • Useful for cleaning up spills, wiping pipettes and probes and popping caps
  • Available in three absorbencies: standard, heavy and sponge-plus

Current Technologies


 

Multi-way Fluidic Connector
Mitos In-line Connector System

  • Provides in-line sealing and highly accurate alignment between tubes, for uninterrupted liquid flow
  • Available in three standard sizes: 4-, 8- and 12-way
  • Features a wide temperature range (-15°C to 250°C) and pressure range (up to 10 bar)
  • Compatible with a variety of polymeric tubes including PTFE, FEP and PEEK

Dolomite
www.dolomite-microfluidics.com


Reaction Tubes for CHN Microanalysis
Quartz

  • Manufactured from high-quality, low-hydroxyl materials
  • Enable laboratories to achieve consistent low-level blanks, improving the precision and accuracy of CHN microanalysis results
  • For most makes of CHN microanalyzer

Exeter Analytical
www.exeteranalytical.co.uk


Eco-friendly Packaged Pipette Tips
GREEN PACK™

  • Packaging is made of 100% recyclable materials, imprinted with soy-based inks
  • Houses five inserts of non-sterile GripTips™ but without the tip boxes; customers simply reuse their current tip boxes, reducing non-renewable plastic waste by 65%
  • Available in five volumes: 12.5 μl, 125 μl, 300 μl, 1,250 μl and 5,000 μl

INTEGRA Biosciences
www.integra-biosciences.com


TLC Aluminum Sheets
ALUGRAM® Xtra

  • Features a high separation efficiency and reproducibility from lot to lot
  • Binder is a highly polymeric product, stable in almost all organic solvents and resistant towards aggressive visualization reagents
  • Binder system is completely stable in purely aqueous eluents

Macherey-Nagel
www.mn-net.com


Sample Storage Caps
Capcluster

  • Manufactured from USP Class VI certificated Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
  • Each hydrophobic cap is multi-pierceable; can be used up to 12 times without losing its seal integrity
  • Feature high solvent resistance, eliminating the possibility of sample contamination from the tube cap

Micronic Europe
www.micronic.com


Plastic Moulding Technology
Sintered Porous Plastic Components

  • Allows for rapid prototyping, thereby reducing project time and time to market
  • Available in sheet, tube, and almost any 3D shape in a range of pore sizes (10-100 micron)
  • Feature a long life expectancy and high resistance to chemicals
  • Strong, rigid and self-supporting materials are FDAand WRAS-approved

Porvair Filtration Group
www.porvairfiltration.com


Pipette Tip Alternative
Simplette Straws

  • Designed for use with fixed or variable-volume pipette handsets
  • Provide an inexpensive alternative to graduated pipettes for sample handling applications
  • Packaged irradiated sterile and available in two lengths: 170 mm and 250 mm
  • Feature increased wall thickness and extended length

Seward Limited
www.seward.co.uk


Categories: Laboratory Technology

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Published: September 1, 2010

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Science & The Public Trust

Scientific communication researchers see a change in the prevailing mode of scientific communicationthe top-down deficit model to one in which being engaged with the public at some level is just part of what it means to be a scientist.