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2012/2013 Product Resource Guide

Your go-to source for technology trends and analysis, product offerings and manufacturer listing


Lab Product

Chromatography Analysis Sample Prep

Sample preparation is an essential step in many analyses and the importance of accurate sample preparation techniques cannot be overstated. The sample preparation procedure significantly impacts assay throughput, data quality, and analysis cost

HPLC Systems

HPLC is, for many scientists, an essential apparatus for the separation, identification, purification and quantification of various compounds.

Mass Spectrometry (stand alone/integrated)

Find what you need to know when buying a mass spectrometer and what our readers had to say about their MS instruments in our latest survey.

Mass Spectrometry Detectors

Integration is the main reason for the virtual disappearance of the specialist GC or MS supplier that produces chromatographs for someone else’s mass detector, and vice versa.

Mass Spectrometry - TOF

Time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) works by imparting equal energies to all fragments. Since smaller particles thereby travel faster, their masses are determined by how quickly they travel from the source to the detector.  



The technology behind visible light microscopes, the oldest true laboratory instruments, has not changed much in fundamental operation in 200 years.

Particle Size Analyzers

Get the latest on particle size analyzers all in one place.

Raman Spectrophotometers

Learn recent trends in Raman spectrophometers as well as some of the main questions you should ask before buying one.

5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a BSC

5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a BSC

Biological safety cabinets (BSCs) are enclosures that protect users and the environment from biohazards by removing particulates and aerosolized pathogens from the work area through HEPA filtration, then recirculate or exhaust the purified air, hence, cleansing the workspace air.

Centrifuges: Top Questions to Ask Before Buying

Centrifuges: Top Questions to Ask Before Buying

Centrifuges separate particles and structures suspended in liquid by applying thousands of gravitational force equivalents to the sample through spinning. Laboratories use centrifuges to clarify suspensions, separate liquids, isolate suspended particles, perform density measurements and for many other applications.

Cleanroom Products

A cleanroom is a rigorously controlled environment that has a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors.

Top 6 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a CO2 Incubator

Top 6 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a CO2 Incubator

Cell culture incubators, also known as carbon dioxide (CO2) incubators, are by far the largest group in terms of sales and applications. CO2 incubators support cell culture work in basic research and in the biotechnology industry where CO2 is used


As a mature market, filtration moves forward incrementally through improvements in filter media and housings. 

Flow Cytometers

Flow cytometry is a powerful technology that allows researchers and clinicians to perform complex cellular analysis quickly and efficiently by analyzing several parameters simultaneously.

Freeze Dryers

The use of freeze dryers extends from applications in academic labs to zoos. Moreover, this technology contributes to basic research and manufacturing.

Fume Hoods

One of the primary safety devices in laboratories where chemicals are used is the laboratory fume hood.

Gas Generators

If you’ve had to lug a tank of gas to an experiment station and secure it in place, you know the hassle and danger involved.

Glove Boxes

Glove boxes are specialty enclosures that allow tight control over experimental conditions. Sizes range from less than five to several hundred cubic feet.


Turning a sample into a suspension—the essence of homogenizing— occurs in a wide range of laboratory applications.

Lab Washers

The question of limited access or general access to laboratory goods and services applies to a range of instruments, utilities, and competencies.


Best practices dictate that pipettes undergo preventive maintenance and calibration at least once per year. Calibration involves dispensing set volumes of a liquid, usually water, into the weighing pan of a calibrated balance.

Power Supplies

Power supplies provide steady, precisely controlled electrical energy to electronic equipment. Anyone who has built or worked with a desktop computer recognizes the power supply— typically the bulkiest component—sitting behind the electrical inlet socket.

2013 Guide to Refractometers

A refractometer is an optical instrument that is used to determine a concentration of a particular substance within a given solution.

Refrigerators & Freezers: Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying

Refrigerators & Freezers: Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying

Freezers and refrigerators are an integral part of any laboratory that requires temperature controlled storage. Maintaining samples at an optimal temperature while in storage is vital for many lab professionals and this makes choosing the right freezer or fridge a crucial task.

2012 Guide to Buying a Shaker

Lab shakers are available in two different mixing actions: orbital and reciprocal and are primarily used for culturing organisms in shake flasks or test tubes, and can also be used for mixing liquids.

Specialty Gases

Specialty gases have become critical components for nearly every industry, including chemicals, biotechnology, materials processing, environmental, foods, semiconductors, and medical.

Stirrers (Including Overhead)

Magnetic stirrers are a popular type of laboratory stirrer that use a rotating magnetic field to cause a stirrer bar to rotate within the solution.

Automated Liquid Handling

Automated Liquid Handling

Find out the main questions you should be asking when buying an automated liquid handling system.

PCR Reagents

Within a decade of its discovery in 1983, Real-Time PCR—also called quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)—evolved into one of the most powerful and sensitive gene analysis techniques available.

RNAi Reagents

Reagent companies sell RNAi reagents as “virtual kits” consisting of the shRNA or siRNA sequences and an appropriate transfection reagent.

Thermal Cyclers

This year marks the 25th anniversary of commercial thermal cyclers for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In brief, this technology amplifies segments of DNA. In such a device, PCR tubes go in holes in a thermal block.

White Papers and Application Notes

UPLC Screening to Preparative HPLC Using CSH Column Technology and Focused Gradients

Reaction screening and purification are essential steps in small molecule pharmaceutical discovery labs.

Smartprep SPE Cartridge System: Automatic Sample Volume Calculation

Analytical methods which extract aqueous samples require that the initial volume of the sample be determined, as it is necessary to calculate the concentration of the analytes in the sample.

Accelerating 3D Microtissue Production

Preclinical drug development relies on advanced in vitro models with a high degree of standardization to achieve maximal predictivity for an efficient compound de-risking strategy.

Products in Action

Experience Ergonomics


Welcome to a Comfortable Clean Bench

Welcome to a Comfortable Clean Bench

The AniGARD e3 animal transfer station from The Baker Company combines improved containment and enhanced ergonomics with lower energy requirements to provide you with unrivaled performance and protection. Comfortable and Versatile to Increase

New Mini Centrifuge with BIG Benefits

Labnet International is proud to introduce their new personal mini centrifuge, the PRISM MINI. Reliable and easy-to-use, the Prism Mini is compact and economical, allowing each workstation to be equipped with a “personal” centrifuge.

Thermo Scientific Liquid Temperature Control

It is a common misconception that a bath with a larger reservoir provides greater stability because the addition of heat energy results in a smaller temperature rise, iving it the appearance of better stability than a smaller reservoir. To achieve temperature stability, heat must be accurately removed at the same rate as it is added.

Contamination Prevention without Compromise

Protect your valuable samples with Thermo Scientific 100% pure copper CO2 incubators. The Thermo Scientific 100% pure copper CO2 incubators allow you to culture precious samples, without worry.

AirClean® Systems Independence™ Ductless Fume Hood

As research and laboratories evolve, AirClean® Systems continues to innovate with sophisticated, efficient fume containment solutions.

Simply Better Pipetting: NEW! Eppendorf Xplorer plus

Eppendorf presents its new electronic pipette, the Eppendorf Xplorer plus®. The intuitive operating concept and ergonomic display of our Xplorer set new standards in simplicity, precision and reproducibility.

Nor-Lake® Scientific -86ºC Select™ Ultra-Low Upright Freezers

Designed to meet the demanding requirements for scientific and laboratory research. Advanced engineered design incorporates the latest in cabinet, refrigeration, temperature control and monitoring features.

Maximizing UV light for Lab Water Systems

Conventional lab water systems use UV light by flowing water in a chamber around the bulb in a protective quartz sleeve as part of the recirculation loop. Using innovative technologies, the UV light benefits are maximized but sterilizing the water in the loop and the dispensing port as well.

PURELAB flex – Innovating Water Purity

ELGA’s new innovative Type I ultrapure water purification system ensures accurate consistent results. The PURELAB flex 3 & 4 are the latest additions to the award winning PURELAB flex range of systems.


Hamilton is a global leader of world class analytical components, medical instrumentation, temperature control systems, laboratory robotics and automated liquid handling equipment. From Clark Hamilton’s development of the Microliter Syringe in

Eppendorf epMotion 5075: Automation Made Simple

The epMotion 5075 LH is the ideal solution for advanced liquid handling demands. It offers outstanding accuracy and precision making it an excellent tool for demanding, small-volume applications such as real-time PCR set-up or magnetic bead

BRAND® Titrette® Bottletop Burette Delivers Class A Precision

The BRAND Titrette® is the world’s first bottletop burette to provide titration within ASTM and ISO error limits for Class A glass burettes.

The GX-241 Liquid Handler

The GX-241 Liquid Handler is a compact workhorse that provides the perfect balance of size, performance, and capabilities to individual labs

Buffer Creation Wizard

The Buffer Creation Wizard is a Freedom EVOware® Add-on and allows the fully automated preparation of your set of buffers e.g. for subsequent screening experiments like High Throughput Process Development.

The Array Tape™ Platform: Think Outside the Plate!

The Array Tape™ Platform is the new standard for high throughput applications.