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Cover Story |  Volume 7 - Issue 7  |  August 2012

2012/2013 Product Resource Guide

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


Lab Product

HPLC Autosamplers

Chromatographers who learned their craft 20 years ago may not have been familiar with autosamplers then, but today nearly every high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instrument includes an autosampler as standard equipment.

HPLC Columns

In HPLC columns, reverse-phase and normal-phase chromatography separation methods are based on polarity. Reverse phase columns separate analytes based on their hydrophobicity, with the more hydrophobic compounds being retained longer on the column.

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.  

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.

Evaporators & Evaporation Systems

Rotary evaporators have for decades been staples in labs and industries performing chemistry, including labs in the chemical, environmental, materials, life science and forensics industries. Key applications include sample concentration, solvent


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.

Mills & Grinders

In a laboratory, most materials required for sampling are, in practice, nonhomogeneous mixtures.


Nobody gets excited about lab ovens, but they are definitely essential lab components. Ovens are found in almost every industrial, research and development laboratory.

pH Meters

The expanded features in today’s pH meters reflect the broad use of this technology.


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.


Viscometers measure viscosity, the resistance of fluids to flow or stress. In common terms, viscosity is related to a fluid’s “thickness”—a physical property of great interest to manufacturers of liquids, slurries, and pastes.

Water Purification Systems

A successful water system design begins with a clear and precise definition of user needs throughout the facility.

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.

Adam Equipment’s PMB 53 Moisture Analyzer Clearly Shines In Glass Manufacturing Applications

It has become crystal-clear to most of us that glass is something we just can’t live without. Scientists use glass beakers for measuring chemicals. We wear eyeglasses to improve our vision or to make a fashion statement.

Using the CentriVap® Micro IR for Genomic DNA Isolation

Processing DNA samples can be a time consuming and expensive process. If degradation occurs during any of the steps, the process must start over. Before you begin, make sure that the DNA is free of RNA and protein contamination.

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

New Series 3Y

Learn about the new design of the 3Y series and all the other great improvements.

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.

CentriVap® micro IR Vacuum Concentrators by Labconco

With the smallest footprint available, the new CentriVap micro IR Vacuum Concentrator fits in tight spaces and is ideal for small throughput in molecular biology, proteomics, genomics, genetics, cell biology and drug discovery labs.

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.

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 Array Tape™ Platform: Think Outside the Plate!

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

PersonalArrayer 16

Core Life Sciences has partnered with CapitalBio Corporation, a leading developer of microarray technology, to offer the PersonalArrayer 16, a new highly flexible and efficient microarrayer suitable for a wide range of applications.

Synergy™ NEO HTS Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

Synergy NEO is BioTek’s newest development in multi-mode microplate readers. Designed specifically for today’s screening and core laboratories, NEO has all the features you would expect from an HTS instrument.