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July 2015 Technology News

This month, we highlight companies exhibiting at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo (AACC 2015) and the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition (ACS 2015). AACC 2015, a leading event for laboratory medicine worldwide, runs from July 26-30 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. ACS 2015 takes place next month, running from August 16-20 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Please note that the specific products shown here may not be at these shows, but their manufacturers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.


Spectrophotometer / Fluorometer System

DS-11 FX+

  • Combines patent-pending technologies to deliver a flexible and complete system for nucleic acid and protein quantification
  • Allows rapid and accurate 1μL UV-Vis quantification over an excellent dynamic range
  • Addition of fluorescence mode now also enables researchers to measure picogram amounts of sample with increased specificity in one compact instrument


NMR Spectrometer

Booth 1201

  • Incorporates ultra-high accuracy RF circuitry utilizing the latest digital high frequency technology
  • 43% reduction in size of the JNM-ECZS series compared to previous models simplifies NMR spectrometer placement in modern laboratories
  • Performance features critical to NMR data collection such as RF phase, frequency, and amplitude control, NMR pulse shape waveform data table size, and digital receiver performance have been greatly improved



Booth 4921 (AACC 2015)
Booth 601 (ACS 2015)

  • Delivers high speed, stability, and sensitivity, and incorporates new LabSolutions RF software
  • Offers the highest sensitivity and highest signalto- noise ratio (SNR) in its class (SNR ≥1,000 RMS and ≥350 peak-peak)
  • Allows for very low limits of quantitation, easily achieving quantitation of fluorescein to concentrations of 1 × 10-13 mol/L
  • Features high-speed 3D scanning of 60,000 nm/min


HILIC Columns

TSKgel Amide-80
Booth 824 (AACC 2015)
Booth 301 (ACS 2015)

  • Now available packed with 2 μm spherical silica particles
  • Offer higher resolution and faster analysis with retention and selectivity equivalent to TSKgel Amide-80, 3 μm columns
  • Allow for a smooth method transfer from a 3 μm to a 2 μm column
  • Retain more hydrophilic compounds than the existing amide columns on the market

Tosoh Bioscience 

Basic Lab

Energy-Efficient Vacuum Pump

TwisTorr 84 FS
Booth 2435 (AACC 2015)
Booth 501 (ACS 2015)

  • Drag stage guarantees high pumping speed and compression ratios for hydrogen and helium applications
  • Ensures high throughput, high foreline pressure tolerance, low power consumption, and low operating temperature
  • This pump’s floating suspension minimizes vibration and acoustical noise while extending the operating life of the pump
  • Will be employed in Agilent’s compact turbo pumping systems and minitask benchtop pumping systems


Baffled Reactor System


  • New version of this 5000ml controlled lab reactor system is built to mix reactions more quickly and effectively
  • Features specially designed PTFE baffle blades together with a PTFE turbine stirrer
  • Can improve reproducibility of results, increase selectivity, and reduce potentially unwanted side reactions as a result of its ability to provide fast mixing and dispersion


Low-Flow Coriolis Meter/Controller

mini CORI-FLOW™ ML120

  • Designed to provide the user with highly stable, accurate, and repeatable mass flow in advanced research or production processes
  • Offers flow ranges from 50 mg/h to 200 g/h, measured with an accuracy as high as 0.2 percent of reading
  • Equipped with a microprocessor based pc-board with signal and fieldbus conversion and an integrated digital controller

Bronkhorst Cori-Tech 

Low Voltage Electron Microscope


  • Built on the same miniature and easy-to-operate platform as the widely-used LVEM5 benchtop TEM
  • Features a variable voltage of 6-25kV and high resolution imaging capabilities
  • Combines transmission TEM and STEM modes
  • Able to work with biological and polymer thin sections that are prepared by standard procedures for conventional

TEM Delong America 

Glove Boxes

Nitrogen Purge
Booth 1335

  • Allow the user to purge relative humidity or oxygen levels down to ~2%
  • Capable of protecting the process by nearly eliminating moisture or oxygen with the flow of inert gas
  • Safety of operator and process is accomplished with HEPA filtration, a one-way check valve, and the ability to connect to a house exhaust system

Flow Sciences 

Recirculating Lab Faucet

Type 530 AquaTap™

  • Features a patented flow-through head design and patent-pending Inline Flow Diverter (IFD) technology that eliminates dead-legs and optimizes flow characteristics
  • Ensures pure water for laboratory dispensing in a variety of ultrapure water applications
  • New contemporary style handle identifies the type of liquid or gas media being dispensed using symbols and color codes in accordance to SEFA

GF Piping Systems 

Research Grade Benchtop Meters


  • Feature a large color LCD display, capacitive touch keys, and USB port for computer connectivity
  • A low profile design and ideal viewing angle mean these meters can easily fit in any size of lab
  • Adaptable user interface allows users to display various measurement modes, real-time graphing, and GLP data
  • CAL Check™ feature alerts the user of potential problems during pH calibration


Precise Flow Syringe Pump

Pump 11 Pico Plus Elite
Booth 1208

  • Now available in a single channel configuration that is compatible with syringe sizes from 0.5 μl to 60 ml
  • Easy to use through a high resolution touchscreen with intuitive icon interface
  • Can deliver flow rates down to 0.54 pl/min and is suited for small volume injections such as drug studies and low flow rate applications including microdialysis and organ-on-a-chip experiments

Harvard Apparatus 

Fume Hood

UniFlow Aire Stream SE

  • Maximizes user protection and energy savings
  • Equipped with a 36” high extended view height, exclusive slotted rear VaraFlow baffle system, aerodynamic sash lift with perforated air-sweep feature, and molded- in belled outlet collar for reduced airflow resistance
  • Shipped completely assembled and can include a wide selection of accessories that can be factory installed


Outdoor Safety Lockers

  • FM-approved
  • Proper chemical storage reduces poison hazards and accidents, and minimizes contamination of chemicals
  • Help users avoid costly fines levied for improper storage—lockers are fully compliant to meet EPA 40 CFR, NFPA 30, and NFPA 1 regulations
  • Feature a leakproof, all welded sump with removable galvanized steel grate flooring, and more


Halogen Moisture Analyzers

HE53 &HE73

  • Provide reliable moisture results within minutes, giving the user maximum control over the manufacturing processes and optimum product quality
  • Designed for simplicity for easy usage and maintenance
  • Offers sample analysis in three easy steps
  • Use modern halogen drying technology coupled with a high performance weighing unit to ensure moisture results are accurate and highly repeatable


Drive Options for Gear Pumps

Micropump EagleDrives

  • EagleDrive™ EL and MS high performance electromagnetic drives extend the potential applications for the Micropump range of leak free, pulseless magnet drive pumps
  • Can be coupled with most models in the Micropump range and can be operated at higher speeds, up to 10,000 rpm
  • Fewer moving parts ensures higher reliability and longer life

Michael Smith Engineers 

Water Quality & Electrochemistry Products

Starter Series

  • Provide accurate measurement of pH, ORP, conductivity, salinity and TDS
  • Offer either IP54 or IP67 protection rating • Feature a durable and sturdy design
  • Include automatic and manual temperature compensation
  • Give users built-in measurement memory


Autoclave Validation Systems

OM-CP-AVS140 Series

  • Complete systems used to perform autoclave validations
  • Enables compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11
  • OM-CP-AVS140-1 model includes one data logger for temperature monitoring and the OM-CP-AVS140-6 includes six data loggers, five for temperature and one for pressure monitoring
  • Suited for pharmaceutical, food processing, R&D, and lab applications


LED Illumination Source

Lumen 300-LED

  • Specifically designed to offer broad spectrum LED white light illumination for fluorescence applications
  • Fits directly to most microscopes and is simple to install and use
  • Controlled by a manual keypad controller, the system offers instant on/off operation via TTL, manual 0-100% intensity control in 1% increments, and on/off control for each LED

Prior Scientific 

Extension Tubing Kit

Calibrex 525 / 530

  • Increases dosing flexibility with the Calibrex 525 / 530 dispensers
  • Consists of a rigid Jetpen connected to dispensers with FEP spiral tubing
  • Enables quick and easy work within a 60 cm radius— ideal for any repeat dispensing into small vials
  • Offers a high chemical resistance and is autoclavable, either separately or assembled on the instrument


Piston Pumps

LS Class
Booth 4464

  • These reliable single-headed, positive displacement piston pumps provide very low pulsation and high accuracy
  • Feature micro-stepping motor technology, a proven single-piston pump mechanism, and pressure capability up to 6,000 psi
  • Suited to biocompatible separations, semi-prep liquid chromatography, numerous HPLC applications, metering, dispensing, and general laboratory use
  • 5 mL/min, 10 mL/min, and 40 mL/min versions available

Scientific Systems 

ULT Microreactor Chips

Booth 615

  • Ultra-low temperature three-input microreactor chips offer fast, reproducible mixing, rapid heat transfer, and minimized back pressure
  • Designed to complement the Asia Cryo Controller module
  • Chemically resistant, transparent, and robust
  • Especially suited for solution phase flow reactions at temperatures ranging from -100 to +250°C and pressures up to 20 bar
  • Available in two volumes—62.5 and 250 μl


Benchtop Freeze Dryers

LyoBeta Mini

  • This compact version of the LyoBeta twin-vessel pilot- scale freeze dryer is specifically designed for small scale formulation, research, and development work
  • Offers the flexibility, performance, and small footprint required in a laboratory unit
  • Features a twin-vessel configuration, with an external condenser that has a capacity of 6 Kg, separately located from the product chamber


ULT Freezer

Booth 3135 & 3564 (AACC 2015)
Booth 1114 & 1115 (ACS 2015)

  • Features natural refrigerants for lower environmental impact and higher cooling efficiency
  • Uses up to 50 percent less energy than conventional refrigerant ultra-low freezers and delivers temperature uniformity that continuously adapts to a laboratory’s environment
  • V-Drive technology maintains a uniform temperature whether conditions are stable or during frequent door openings and also helps limit sound output to 46 db(A)

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Rotary Vane Pumps


  • This magnetically-coupled, oil-sealed rotary vane pump does not leak
  • Operates cleaner than other rotary vane pumps because it has no rotary shaft seals to wear out
  • A built-in check valve at the inlet port prevents oil backflow, eliminating messy cleanups and downtime that contaminate the user’s laboratory or workspace



Mobile Version of ELN

Booth 2435 (AACC 2015)
Booth 501 (ACS 2015)

  • Now includes desktop, mobile, and cloud capabilities • Gives scientists access to laboratory data—anytime, anywhere—through the convenience of their mobile devices
  • The mobile user interface is built for speed—making it faster and easier for scientists to stay up to date on the latest results, collaborate in real time, and make changes to experiments on the fly


NGS Quality Management System


  • Allows users to lay out the metrics that are used to measure quality
  • Enables lab professionals to draw up plans that determine the standards they need to apply to an NGS project
  • Also lets users define tests that determine if their project is conforming to the quality specifications laid out in the quality management plan


Lab Automation

Microplate Washer Dispenser


  • Offers automated and reliable reagent dispensing and microplate washing for a variety of assays, including cell fixation and staining prior to imaging, and much more
  • Features up to three independent reagent dispensers and 96-, 384-, and 1,536-well washing
  • Integration to the available BioStack™ offers walkaway automation for higher throughput requirements


Cryogenic Sample Management System

BioStore™ III Cryo

  • Introduces automation to the largest segment of bio-samples being stored, which currently relies on manual cryo storage systems
  • Incorporates sample monitoring, tracking, and inventory control with the industry’s standard cryo storage vessel
  • Can access virtually any type of sample within a cryobox format and retrieve a box of samples in less than 60 seconds
  • Maintains stored samples at below -135° C

Brooks Automation 

Automated SPE-LC Autosampler


  • Combines both SPE automation and HPLC autosampler capability in a single unit
  • Can fully automate all the SPE steps (including cartridge conditioning and activation, sample loading, cartridge washing, analyte elution, and cartridge drying)
  • Constant flow technology eliminates the SPE cartridge lot-to-lot reproducibility issue that is typical of systems based on constant pressure technology


Life Science

Flow Cytometer

Booth 521 & 2409

  • Recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the clinical laboratory
  • Designed specifically for the lean laboratory, operating 24/7 and requiring automated systems which improve workflow, enhance quality, and deliver a consistent turnaround time
  • Easy to operate with integrated automated sample preparation
  • Delivers first results within 20 minutes for routine applications

Beckman Coulter 

Cell Sorter

Booth 2235 (AACC 2015)
Booth 210 (ACS 2015)

  • Incorporates the fluorescence wavelengths commonly used by immunologists (488/640 nm)
  • Offers a hands-free startup sequence that automatically aligns the stream to optics and optimizes the droplet/side stream
  • Ability to prevent tubes from running dry or overfilling ensures that precious sample is never lost
  • Allows scientists to use one or two lasers and up to four detectors to sort two defined populations simultaneously


Atmospheric Control Unit Update

  • Now entirely integrated into the reader control software
  • Allows carbon dioxide and oxygen regulation to be easily managed via the intuitive and easy to understand user interface
  • Displays measurement results and gas concentrations curves together over time
  • Designed for the CLARIOstar® multimode microplate reader


Programmable Microinjection Device

Nanoject III
Booth 4460

  • Features user-friendly touchscreen operation which enables a wide range of programmed injection applications
  • Injection system is comprised of proven hydraulic technology to ensure consistent injection volumes
  • High-precision system also offers easy micropipet attachment with no O-rings required

Drummond Scientific 

Nucleic Acid & Protein Purification System

KingFisher Duo Prime
Booth 3135 & 3564 (AACC 2015)
Booth 1114 & 1115 (ACS 2015)

  • Built-in UV lamp delivers easy and effective decontamination
  • Bar-code reader allows users to track samples directly in the internal software
  • Open platform allows researchers to optimize their workflow
  • Automated magnetic bead technology is designed to enable reproducibility of each assay run from researcher to researcher and day to day
  • Includes additional language options for easier operation around the globe

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Gene Expression Research Assays

Booth 3135 & 3564 (AACC 2015)
Booth 1114 & 1115 (ACS 2015)

  • Designed to detect fusion transcripts using real-time PCR
  • Performance guaranteed for all pre-designed assays
  • Consist of a single tube, which contains a probe, forward primer, and reverse primer for each target for use in the simple, fast PCR workflow
  • Use universal cycling conditions—can run any combination of assays in parallel on a single real-time PCR instrument

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Supplies & Consumables

‘GHS’ Compliant Durable Label Range


  • Can resist solvents, chemicals, abrasion, weathering, and extreme temperatures (-196°C to +388°C)
  • Suited for laboratory applications including waste/chemical containers as well as other difficult-to-bond surfaces
  • Feature a unique pre-printed solvent-resistant coating, allowing users to add and print variable data in-house and on-demand straight from a standard laser or thermal transfer printer

CILS International 

High Grade Agarose


  • This environmentally-friendly agarose is suitable for routine analysis of nucleic acids using standard electrophoretic procedures
  • Manufactured by a process which excludes organic solvents harmful to marine life
  • In independent testing has been shown to produce a low EEO flow that minimizes diffusion so that even the smallest of nucleic acid fragments remains sharp and tightly resolved

Cleaver Scientific 

Solid Phase Extraction Products

  • Range of products enable optimized Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) of polar compounds
  • Includes a new C18 silica packed Microlute™ plate, vacuum manifolds, collection plates, and solvent evaporators
  • Designed to streamline sample preparation
  • New C18 Microlute plate offers good separation of a wide range of polar compounds which are not attracted to the C18 tail

Porvair Sciences