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July 2014 Technology News

This month we highlight companies who will be exhibiting at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo (AACC 2014) and the 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition (ACS 2014). AACC 2014 will run July 27-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, while ACS 2014 takes place August 10-14 in San Francisco, California’s Moscone Center. Remember that the products shown here may not be at these shows, but the highlighted companies will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

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UHPLC Autosampler

1290 Infinity Multisampler
Booth 1400
Booth 3414

  • Provides newly optimized, scalable throughput capacity that can process several thousand samples
  • Fits within the standard Agilent LC-stack-footprint to minimize required lab space
  • Offers a short injection cycle time, low carryover, and best-in-class cooling performance
  • New software features improve workflow efficiency and enable easy data-entry of large sample sets


UV Dissolution System

Cary 8454
Booth 1400
Booth 3414

  • Incorporates new Cary 8454 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer technology
  • Enables researchers to sample the entire UV spectrum for fast, efficient diode array analysis
  • Available in several scalable solutions to support both online and offline dissolution analysis
  • Uses Agilent’s UV-ChemStation Dissolution Software, which seamlessly integrates with OpenLAB ECM


High-Resolution X-Ray Nanotomograph

SkyScan™ 2211
Booth 600 and 601
Booth 1576 (Bruker Daltonics)

  • Capable of non-destructive scanning and 3D reconstruction of internal microstructures of large objects, as well as providing submicron resolution for small samples
  • Opens unique possibilities for 3D imaging and exact modeling of materials in a number of applications, such as oil and gas exploration, composite materials, fuel cells, and electronic assemblies
  • Allows for the scanning of larger objects up to 200mm in diameter


Gas Chromatograph

Series 8100

  • Broad, flexible platform allows for custom, application-specific system configurations for research, industrial, laboratory, academic, and QA/QC environments
  • Accommodates up to two independently controlled detectors that can be operated either individually, in series, or in parallel depending on the ordered configuration
  • Features an ambient plus 5°C to 450°C operating temperature, independently programmed and controlled temperatures at multiple locations and more


Fittings for UHPLC and HPLC


  • Designed for very high pressure UHPLC and HPLC applications that require no leaks at pressures at or above 20,000psi
  • Fittings kit is designed with three separate parts that include a black carbon-PEEK ferrule, a stainless steel triangular ferrule and a stainless steel nut
  • Each kit contains all three parts, is moderately priced and comes in packages of 10 complete kits

JM Science 

2.7 Micron HPLC Columns

BOOTH 1117

  • Designed for analytical scientists who need to maximize performance on their existing LC systems
  • Run at lower pressures while delivering high efficiencies
  • Gives the scientist the flexibility to use longer column lengths to improve resolution or higher flow rates to speed instrument analysis times and increase throughput
  • Available in C18+, C18, and HILIC chemistries


Basic Lab

Tabletop Precision Balance

Alliance/Ohaus Adventurer Pro
Booth 4473 (Ohaus)

  • Features an easy to use 4-button keypad with dedicated YES, NO, BACK, and EXIT functions to simplify menu navigation and set-up
  • Also includes an integral weigh-below hook for density determination or calculating specific gravity
  • Especially suited to blending ingredients
  • Also features a bright, backlit 2-line alphanumeric LCD and accommodates multiple weighing units

Alliance Scale

Compact Pump

Masterflex L/S

  • Includes Miniflex pump head and drive for a complete system
  • Created for transferring, sampling, or filling applications in laboratories and research settings
  • Pump system delivers repeatable low flow rates with flow ranges of 1.8 to 220 mL/min (depending on the model and tubing size selected)
  • Operates with continuous tubing to save costs


Sample Holder for In Situ TEM


  • For atomic-resolution imaging at elevated temperatures and applied electrical bias
  • New solution can be integrated with FEI’s transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) to observe the effects of heating and electrical bias on nanostructured materials during in situ experiments
  • Optimized to accept a variety of sample geometries, from nanoparticles to thin FIB-prepared lamellae


Configurable Laboratory Casework Platform


  • Available in wall, peninsula, island and table selections with the option of inset and overlay drawer and door combinations, wood or steel fronts and fixed, suspended or mobile configurations
  • Field convertible, allowing for external changes in color or materials, as well as internal reconfigurations of drawers, doors and shelves
  • Virtually eliminates reconstruction costs and expensive laboratory downtime

Hamilton Scientific 

EMCCD and Scientific CMOS Cameras

EFiS, AToR, and iRiS
Booth 1311 

  • The EFiS is a scientific frame transfer EMCCD camera with a 1004x1002 sensor size enabling optimum data resolution
  • The AToR is a scientific interline EMCCD camera with a sensor size of 658x496 pixels
  • The iRiS is a 4.2 megapixel scientific CMOS camera with a 2048x2048 sensor size that enables a large field of view and excellent image resolution

HORIBA Scientific 

Wide Format General Labeling Solution

PEARLabel® 400iXL

  • Pairs the new PEARLabel® 400iXL Energy Starcertified, wide-format thermal transfer printer with powerful new PC software for laboratory, industrial and safety labeling, wide heat shrink tube markers, custom and compliant pipe markers, tags and more
  • Can print one-, two- and four-inch wide all-weather labels and pipe markers up to 90” long plus die-cut label formats


High Performance Fume Hood

Protector XStream

  • Performs very well at low air volumes
  • Doesn’t rely on restricted sash openings, airflow sensors and electronic control, mechanical components or additional fans
  • Uses patented features that work together to significantly reduce the concentrations of contaminants in areas behind the sash opening and near the user’s breathing zone
  • Operating the Protector XStream at 60 fpm consumes only 690 CFM


Automated Sample Delivery System

Zetasizer NanoSampler
Booth 316

  • Designed for the Zetasizer Nano system for nanoparticle and colloid characterization
  • Delivers precise and reproducible automated sample loading, and accommodates up to 96 sample vials
  • Enables unattended operation of the Zetasizer Nano, to maximize analytical productivity
  • Especially suitable for laboratories where reproducibility is critical and where multivariate studies are routine

Malvern Instruments 

Centrifugal Pump


  • Suited to high-flow, liquid handling applications where magnetic drive, leak free pumping will be appreciated
  • Can be easily incorporated into the designs of many systems and provide flow rates to 25 lit/min and differential heads up to 14 meters with maximum rated system pressures of 13.8 bar (200 psi)

Michael Smith Engineers 

Research Stereo Microscopes

SMZ1270 and SMZ800N
Booth 4064

  • New systems feature an expanded zoom ratio, enhanced ease of operation, and excellent optical performance
  • Offer excellent chromatic aberration correction for brighter, sharper images across a large field of view, and best-in-class zoom ratio ideal for use across a wide range of applications
  • A variety of accessories is available

Nikon Instruments 

Product Spotlight

Pretty Pipettes

New skins give researchers a chance to bring some color to their pipetting tasks
Booth 814 & 815
Booth 1221

No, this is not one of our fake ads—Thermo Fisher Scientific has actually launched a line of pipette skins that can be customized for any Thermo Scientific F1- ClipTip or Finnpipette F1 manual pipetting system so that researchers can show off their personalities while pipetting away at the bench. The skins allow lab professionals to add style and color to their sample preparation routines and were showcased in May during the 114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston.

“From the day a scientist enters the lab, the pipette becomes their personal tool they use throughout the day, similar to the stethoscope for a doctor or a set of knives for a chef,” said Raymond Mercier, business director of liquid transfer at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

“Just as we use wallpaper and cool covers to personalize our smartphones and tablets, we can now offer these capabilities for pipettes. With our new MyPipette Skins, we are enabling researchers to personalize these daily tools with a protective skin that gives them a way to add some fun and expression to their daily work in the lab.”

The UV-protected, fade-resistant skins are easy to apply, clean and remove, so if researchers get tired of their initial choice of design, they can easily change to another of the thousands available.

For more information, visit dam/tfs/LPG/LCD/LCD%20Marketing%20Material/NEW-MyPipette- Skins-Promotion-NA.pdf 

Thermocouple Probes


  • Include high temperature M12 molded connectors and are available in standard and metric sizes
  • Features type J, K, T, E thermocouple calibrations, single and dual element configurations, ungrounded junctions and a -50 to 260 degrees Celsius (-58 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit connector temperature range
  • Sensor can be used as-is or mounted into user’s process with compression fittings


Economical Immersion Circulator


  • Suited for basic liquid heating applications in baths as large as 20 liters
  • Combines simple, intuitive operation with a large digital display to deliver convenient temperature control for a variety of day-to-day laboratory applications
  • Features a temperature range of ambient +10° to 98°C and ±0.07°C temperature stability


High Precision Microscope Stages

HLD117 Series

  • Feature linear motor technology
  • Provide high repeatability of 0.15μm, scanning speeds of up to 300mm per second and low velocity ripple even at speeds down to one micron per second
  • Low profile, flat top design and ultra-quiet operation make the stage especially well-suited for high end OEM and end user applications where performance matters most

Prior Scientific 

High Energy Ball Mill


  • Unique combination of high friction and impact results in extremely fine particles within the shortest amount of time
  • Features an unrivaled speed of 2000 min-1 and the optimized jar design
  • Thanks to the mill’s cooling system with water, the high energy input is effectively used for the grinding process without overheating the sample


Lab Bench


  • Features a maximum load capacity of 1500 lbs, and a leg design that allows for greater strength and stability
  • Table is height-adjustable in one inch increments from 24.75”to 37.75”, making these tables suitable for seated or standing applications
  • Utilizes all Sovella® standard accessories and allows for easy attachment of Sovella® Drawer Units 26, 35, 38, and 45

Sovella USA 

Upright System


  • Allows for easy adjustability of an endless array of accessories, including shelves, bin rails, cabinets, etc., along the height of the upright
  • Cable channels built into the system allow for easy access to power, gas or data ports and can be easily connected to overhead service carriers
  • Chase size provides ample space for utilities without wasting table top space

Sovella USA 

Multi-Channel Temperature Recorder


  • Runs on two AA alkaline batteries and supports thermocouple types K, J, T, S, and R
  • Up to 4 units can be coupled together, making it possible to simultaneously measure and record up to 16 channels
  • Capable of 4-channel measurements and recording with a single unit
  • Features a wide measurement range: -270°C to 1760°C (Operates in °C or °F)


Refrigerated Small Benchtop Centrifuge

Sorvall™ ST 8
Booth 814 & 815
Booth 1221

  • Allows scientists to process samples at high speeds and high throughput
  • Features technologies, such as Thermo Scientific Auto-Lock rotor exchange and Thermo Scientific ClickSeal biocontainment lids, to achieve reliable, consistent results safely and efficiently
  • Refrigeration system allows for a temperature range of -10°C to -40°C
  • Allows for application flexibility with 13 rotor systems

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Range of Gas Regulators

High Purity and Instrumentation (HP&I)

  • Includes general purpose to corrosive and toxic grade 6.0 gas solutions
  • Also includes specialty, high purity and laboratory gas regulators
  • Features aesthetic and ergonomic designs, coupled with improved snap-on tamper-proof gauges
  • Engineered to meet the most stringent requirements necessary for global acceptance


Peltier Temperature-Controlled Polarimeters

Bellingham + Stanley ADP600

  • Available as single, dual and multiple wavelength derivatives covering the visible spectrum
  • Also feature measurement in the highly sensitive ultra-violet region
  • Include a full color high definition touchscreen graphical user interface and simple menu structure for easy operation
  • Have an extensive interfacing capability and may be configured to operate in secure environments



Chromatography Data System Software

OpenLAB CDS A.02.01
Booth 1400
Booth 3414

  • Features exclusive benefits for chemical, petrochemical, high-throughput and regulated laboratories
  • Provides new data acquisition, data analysis, reporting, secure storage and e-Familiarization capabilities that increase laboratory productivity and lower costs in all chromatography laboratories
  • A software maintenance agreement entitles all customers to these enhancements at no additional cost
  • Sample Scheduler now available for OpenLAB


New Scheduler Module for LIMS

Matrix Gemini

  • The new, revised Matrix Scheduler runs as a “service” so that even if a user logs off their PC the schedule is still executed
  • Allows the scheduling of user-defined tasks based on specific dates or dates built from the classifiers of years, months, weeks, days and times
  • Matrix Scheduler comprises three parts: new workflow, a separate Matrix TaskLauncher, and the actual task libraries


Cytometry Software

Kaluza for Gallios
Booth 2812

  • Helps increase efficiency and performance in the cell characterization and analysis workflow of core research laboratories
  • Easy to use so researchers at all levels of experience can learn the system quickly
  • Includes novel functionalities, such as the ability to set up experimental protocols offline and a Gallios simulator, which facilitates instrument training without running live experiments

Beckman Coulter 

Control Driver for Symbiosis™ Technology


  • Allows software to control Spark Symbiosis™ Technology Components manufactured by Spark Holland BV. Symbiosis™
  • All method parameters can be sent to the system directly from the computer, the sequence table can be planned and edited in the Clarity software, and the order of the individual cartridges is directed by Clarity


Product Spotlight

Modeling the Biosphere

New brand aims to help science-driven companies enhance R&D, manufacturing, and more

Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, recently announced the introduction of its newest brand, BIOVIA. The new brand combines Dassault’s own activities in BioIntelligence, its collaborative 3DEXPERIENCE technologies, and the leading life sciences and material sciences applications from the company’s recent acquisition of Accelrys. The newly acquired company’s solutions focus on biological, chemical and materials modeling and simulation, research and open collaborative discovery, enterprise laboratory and quality management, and process manufacturing intelligence.

BIOVIA is now the largest and deepest portfolio for the biological, chemical and material modeling, simulation and production domains. The brand will provide enterprise-wide scientific, biological, chemical and material experiences, with next-generation applications, services, and content access and delivery leveraging the 3DEXPERIENCE business platform.

The company added in a statement that its vision is “that BIOVIA will act as a disruptive catalyst to deliver virtual scientific universes capable of harmonizing products, nature and life.”

The integration of the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform with Accelrys’ suite of applications opens up an opportunity to support and develop systemic collaboration, project management, data and content reuse, traceability, and other processes, applications, and integrations that are critical to scientific industries.

“Our ambition is to provide industry and science the apps necessary to model the biosphere. BIOVIA brings an enterprise-wide, systemic collaborative approach to enable innovation for pharmaceutical, CPG and other process-based industries,” said Max Carnecchia, CEO of BIOVIA at Dassault Systèmes. “The sophisticated enterprise system of modeling, simulation, and laboratory and quality management enables innovation for almost every industry.”

For more information, visit 

Lab Automation

Automated Tube Handling Workstation

Decapping Microlab® STAR
Booth 339 

  • First fully automated tube tracking, decapping and recapping workstation to offer up to eight decapping modules for safe and secure sample preparation
  • Also transports tubes, mixes liquids in tubes, pipettes, and tracks samples
  • Although timing depends on pipetting volumes, the entire process of tube and cap handling can be accomplished within a few minutes

Hamilton Company 

Automated Vial Labeler

Sci-Print VX2

  • Labels microtubes, cryovials, and vacutainers ranging in size from 0.5 ml to 50 m
  • Increases productivity and efficiency in the lab, giving users valuable walkaway time for more important tasks
  • Can be designed to meet user’s labeling needs with custom racks to hold tubes to a 2D barcode reader


Sample Processor for GC-MS Analysis

OI Analytical 4100

  • Processes soil and water samples for purge-and-trap GC-MS analysis of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in drinking water, wastewater, soils, and sediments
  • Automates the handling and processing of samples in 40mL VOA vials for purge-and-trap analysis of VOCs in accordance with U.S. EPA methods
  • Processes up to 100 samples and operates with a single or dual OI Analytical Eclipse 4660 purge-and-trap instrument


Life Science

Blood PCR Kit

Booth 1400
Booth 3414

  • Designed for amplification of DNA directly from blood and blood derivatives, without the need for nucleic acid extraction and isolation
  • Simplifies the DNA amplification workflow and decreases turn-around time by enabling PCR directly from fresh, frozen and dried blood, as well as plasma and serum from human and animal samples


Ozone Gas Generator


  • Measures just 13 x 11 x 5 inches (32 x 28 x 13 cm) and will fit in most standard laboratory cell culture incubators, air incubators, cell culture hoods, or PCR hoods
  • Completely eliminates airborne as well as surface contaminants and germs including bacteria, phage, and fungus
  • Easy and safe to use and features a novel “scrubbing” technology


Six-Way Jet-in-Air Sorter

MoFlo® Astrios EQ
Booth 2812 

  • Delivers patent pending enhanced dual forward scatter (eFSC) technology for simultaneous sorting and detection of particles from 200 nm to 30 µm in diameter
  • Provides high-speed cell sorting and micro-particle detection in a single package
  • Features detailed and precise forward scatter resolution, beadless drop sample handling and increased biosafety

Beckman Coulter 

Cell Proliferation Assays

Booth 2031

  • Provide excellent flexibility when designing a multicolor flow cytometry experiment
  • Allow researchers to easily stain and track live cells in four colors and visualize up to 10 cell divisions, without the large efflux usually seen with the most commonly used reagent, CFDA-SE
  • Suited for those interested in studying the induction and inhibition of cell division in any in vitro experiment model


Pre-Packed Protein A Columns


  • Designed for purification of biologic drugs, specifically monoclonal antibodies
  • Bring together Protein A resin and a convenient and cost effective pre-packed column format designed specifically for facilities that have moved to single-use manufacturing methodologies
  • Improve biopharmaceutical productivity by lowering the risk of contamination and accelerating time to market


Acoustic Focusing Cytometer

Attune NxT
Booth 3145  

  • Modular design that allows researchers greater flexibility in applications ranging from biomarker discovery to cancer research
  • Uses a proprietary acoustic focusing technology to increase detection sensitivity and throughput
  • Can be easily configured to run with one to four lasers, enabling it to detect up to 14 colors in a sample and scale with changing lab needs

Life Technologies 

Automated Purification/ Powderization System

Crude2Pure (C2P)
Booth 709

  • Eliminates time-consuming operations and allows researchers to focus on the crucial tasks of synthesizing and isolating target compounds
  • Designed for use with preparative liquid chromatography
  • Uses trap concentration to purify target compounds from synthetic products consisting of low molecular weight organic compounds and complicated natural substances, and recovers them as highly pure powders


Supplies & Consumables

Lip-Seal Fittings


  • Combine gas-tight leak prevention with zero dead volume
  • Fitting design creates redundant sealing surfaces to ensure a gas-tight connection
  • Maximizes instrument sensitivity, enabling trace detection and analysis
  • Eliminate false positives by creating zero dead volume connections, minimizing sample carryover


SPE Micro Elution Plates

Booth 814 & 815
Booth 1221

  • Designed to deliver robust, reproducible processing at elution volumes as low as 25 µL
  • SOLA macro-porous structure is designed for robust, reproducible results with consistent sample and solvent flow through the SPE stationary phase, which can mitigate blockages caused by viscous biological samples
  • Can provide a more efficient workflow by removing the blow-down stage of the SPE process

Thermo Fisher Scientific