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May 2014 Technology News

This month, we highlight companies who will be exhibiting at the 62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics (ASMS 2014), which will take place June 15-19, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This dynamic scientific conference features a variety of sessions and short courses and will close with an event at the National Aquarium. Please note that the products shown here may not be at the show, but their manufacturers will be.

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Multi-Detector Bio-SEC Solution

1260 Infinity

  • Features advanced light-scattering detection capabilities, fully bio-inert instrumentation, high-resolution columns and intuitive software
  • Provides biopharmaceutical researchers with previously unattainable robust measurement capabilities with excellent reproducibility
  • Also provides maximum sensitivity and accuracy through advanced detection capabilities
  • Can significantly simplify and speed up workflow, reducing the valuable time and expense associated with bringing biopharmaceuticals to market


High-Resolution Array ICP OES

PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000

  • Developed to master the most complicated analytical challenges in emission spectrometry
  • Offers a clever bench-top design and innovative high-end technology
  • Provides a high degree of precision, method flexibility and operating comfort
  • Technological advances in the product include the optical resolution, the plasma torch design and the generation and observation of the plasma

Analytik Jena 

Micro Gas Chromatograph


  • Provides users with the durability, utility, reliability and economy it takes to be applied in-lab, online, at-line and in the field with universal success
  • Sturdy, 1/8” gauge aluminum housing makes the unit tough enough for demanding applications
  • Features a light weight of only 25 lbs. and small footprint of just over 1 sq. ft.
  • Cycles 10 to 50 times faster than traditional GCs

Falcon Analytical 

ICP-OES Spectrometer


  • Combines ease of use, a unique plasma torch design, comprehensive tools, high resolution, low detection limits and full wavelength coverage optics for the most challenging applications
  • Designed with a unique plasma torch that offers a radial viewing mode
  • More tolerant to difficult matrices and offers the benefits of robust operation with minimal maintenance


Raman Microscope


  • Incorporates unique and powerful research functions in an impressively compact analytical bench footprint
  • Is a fully confocal and high performance Raman microscope
  • Offers an unmatched and enhanced range of options such as multiple laser wavelengths, complete automation, EMCCD detection, Raman polarization and even AFM coupling
  • The system’s SWIFT™ Fast Raman imaging is typically 10x faster than conventional mapping methods


MALDI TOF/TOF System Updates


  • Resolving power specification has now been increased to 75,000
  • JEOL now offers MSVision software from PREMIER Biosoft for processing the large data sets from MALDI imaging of ultra-high resolution MS data
  • Unique ion optics with a 17-meter flight tube in a compact package give high MALDI-TOF resolving power and monoisotopic precursor selection for high-energy CID to probe chemical structure



Maya LSL

  • Delivers excellent stray light performance with high sensitivity
  • Provides high-sensitivity, high-throughput performance for applications ranging from chemical catalysis to Raman analysis
  • Features rapid response and excellent accuracy
  • Optimizes the unavoidable trade-offs among measurement time, dynamic range and signal-to-noise considerations, for process monitoring measurements

Ocean Optics 

Core-Shell Biphenyl HPLC/UHPLC Columns

BOOTH 116 

  • Give researchers excellent orthogonal selectivity to traditional C18 phases
  • Suited for a broad range of complex-mixture analyses in clinical research and forensic toxicology, food and environmental testing, and pharmaceutical, bioanalytical, and DMPK studies
  • Deliver all the benefits inherent with Phenomenex’s Core-Shell Technology including better resolution, higher efficiency, sharper peaks, and greater sensitivity than traditional HPLC/UHPLC media


Method Scouting System


  • Capable of automatically investigating up to 96 combinations of mobile phases, gradients and columns
  • Improves HPLC method development productivity in both R&D and QA/QC environments
  • Equipped with two pumps, each with a quaternary valve, which allows analysts to run binary gradients with 16 different solvent pairs
  • Transfer program allows ultra-high-speed conditions to be transferred to conventional conditions


Microscope for Correlative Raman-SEM Imaging


  • Combines confocal Raman imaging and scanning electron (RISE) microscopy within one integrated microscope system
  • Can also generate 2D- and 3D-images and depth profiles
  • Enables for the first time the acquisition of SEM and Raman images from the same sample area and the correlation of ultra-structural and chemical information with one microscope system


GC Liquid Autosampler

TriPlus 100 LS
BOOTH 127 

  • Performs liquid injections in a completely automated and reliable manner, regardless of the matrix or the selected technique
  • With the addition of optional accessories, the system is capable of automating sample preparation steps such as standard dilution, standard and internal standard addition, and vortexing
  • Can handle almost any type of liquid samples

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Macroion Mobility Spectrometer

MacroIMS Model 3982

  • A powerful new tool for rapid, high-resolution molecular mass and size analysis of macromolecules
  • Offers proven utility in a variety of biochemical applications, including analysis of antibody aggregation analysis, lipoproteins, viruses/vaccines/VLPs, polymers, and nanoparticle colloids
  • Boasts a number of new features over previous models, including its ability to perform automated analyses by means of direct connection to LC pumps and auto samplers


Mass Spectrometry Integration Solution

ionKey/MS™ System

  • A new approach for getting exceptional sensitivity, robustness and ease-of-use out of mass spectrometry
  • Integrates UPLC separation into the source of the mass spectrometer
  • Provides a simplified user experience and the power to perform multiple analyses on limited sample volumes
  • Gives users the ability to analyze smaller sample sizes and features reduced solvent consumption


Product Spotlight

A Magic Wand for Material ID

Handheld Raman analyzer offers simplicity and confidence to users

A highlight from Pittcon 2014, in the handheld Raman instrument world, was Rigaku Raman Technologies’ release of the Progeny™. The company’s latest handheld analyzer is designed to deliver comprehensive and accurate materials identification, and improved ease of use, adaptability, and reliability.

“Today is a pretty profound day for Rigaku Raman,” said company general manager Bree Allen at Rigaku’s Pittcon press conference on Mar. 4. “Progeny will reset customer expectations in the market because when compared to other handhelds available today, it offers a level of functionality and performance that simply has not been achievable in the past.”

The instrument has an advanced miniature VPG-based 1064nm optical engine at its core, offering benchtop-quality analytical performance in a rugged, ergonomic and IP-68 sealed enclosure. Progeny’s fully customizable workflow software is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and boasts a smartphone-inspired user interface which shortens the learning curve, allows rapid implementation of material ID methods, and improves return on investment.

The handheld also features a unique angled-wand shape which is designed to be used with one hand, unlike the heavy, bulky gun-shaped designs of the past.

“The shape of the Progeny facilitates entry into closed spaces,” Allen explained, adding that this makes it much easier for incoming material inspection in the pharmaceutical world and for safety and security markets.

The handheld also uses a patent pending high-selectivity algorithm for material ID and has the ability to develop and run advanced quantitative methods, directly onboard. These features ensure accuracy, Allen said.

“When it comes down to it, it improves confidence in testing results,” he said.

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Basic Lab

Balance Series for Precision Weighing


  • Includes 15 models that deliver a full breadth of precision readabilities ranging from 0.1mg to 0.1g
  • Innovative design enables a compact footprint, so it occupies minimal space but retains a high level of performance
  • Single-piece construction offers greater stability, enabling highly repeatable results
  • Features 10 weighing units, including a customizable unit to handle a variety of everyday lab work

Adam Equipment 

Overhead Stirrer

Vortex Blend

  • Caters to scientists who need to test new formulations and blends in parallel
  • Offers scientists an efficient, space saving way of performing 3 blending experiments in parallel
  • Benefiting from a 3-way gearbox and integral heating plate—the unit economizes valuable lab space and ensures that parallel experiments have identical stirring rate and heating rate/temperature conditions, thereby improving result reliability


Centrifuge Rotor


  • Designed for applications that use common, disposable conical tubes
  • Can be used in Avanti J-26S, J-30I and J-E centrifuges
  • Capable of spinning 50, 15, 5 and 1.5 mL conical tubes, and 50, 15 and 10 mL round bottom tubes and bottles at their maximum speeds
  • Deliver a top speed of 14,000 rpm and rcf of 35,000 x g

Beckman Coulter 

High Performance Centrifuge

Avanti JXN-26

  • Offer laboratories an intuitive interface and advanced data management features
  • Can be run from an Apple iOS or Android device using MobileFuge, the only mobile application available to run and manage laboratory centrifuges
  • Provides application versatility, with wide rotor compatibility and capacities to 6 L, speeds to 26,000 rpm and rcf up to 81,700 x g

Beckman Coulter 

Precision Measurement Instruments


  • Line includes an infrared thermometer, thermocouple thermometer, humidity meter, and light meter
  • Additional items soon to be available within the line include a pressure and flow meter, thermohygrometer, and a series of anemometers
  • Deliver accurate readings while withstanding rigorous use


Acrylic Flow Meters


  • Offered with interchangeable direct reading scales for air, water, argon, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen
  • Dual scales display flow rates in both metric and English units
  • Feature a maximum temperature of 130ºF/54ºC and a maximum pressure of 100 psi/6.89 Bar
  • Yellow-colored back plate enhances the readability of scales and minimizes eye fatigue

Dakota Instruments 

Viscometer/Rheometer on a Chip


  • Provides measurement for low viscosity industrial fluids, under conditions that reflect those that apply during end-product use
  • Features completely enclosed measurement for safe and reliable analysis of highly volatile or environmentally-sensitive samples
  • Generates accurate viscosity data using sample volumes as low as 50 μL
  • Also boasts a wide dynamic range, easy sample loading and repeatable, accurate measurement


High Capacity Gas Purifier

Model 8000A

  • Features a rated operating pressure of 1500 psig
  • ¼” NPT female side inlet and top outlet are machined directly into the purifier body, eliminating the more fragile connections of previously available units
  • Uses new, improved cartridges that can also be used with gas purifier housings already in service supplied by SGD, Matheson and all other companies offering similar purifiers


Tube Cooler Module 


  • Allows fluoropolymer and stainless steel Asia tube reactors to be used at ambient temperature or cooled to sub-ambient temperatures as low as -68ºC, depending on the cooling medium of choice
  • Can be operated for up to four hours before refilling the cooling medium
  • Unit can also be used as a standalone module or connected to an Asia heater


Wireless Handheld Thermometer


  • Designed to measure the internal temperature of food items and liquids using an insertion probe
  • A single press of the REC button allows the user to record not only the temperature, but also the time, date, operator & item ID’s and a pre-programmed measurement judgment
  • Features a measurement range of -25ºC to +235ºC


Large Capacity Centrifuge System

Sorvall RC BIOS 10

  • Offers a new 10-liter capacity for batch bioprocessing with the Thermo Scientific Fiberlite F5-10x1000 LEX rotor
  • This durable non-corrosive carbon fiber rotor reduces cycle times by spinning up to 10 1-liter Thermo Scientific Nalgene centrifuge bottles in a single run
  • Capacity and design make this unit an ideal solution for numerous applications

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Cell Culture

Removal of Dying & Dead Cells


  • Selectively initiates dead-cell removal, emulating dead-cell clearance mechanisms which operate in-vivo to keep tissues functioning optimally
  • Improves viability and quality of cell populations and their subsequent productivity
  • Has been successfully tested on many cell types, both human and mammalian
  • Provides new opportunities to optimize cell growth, culture and storage


Chemicals, Kits & Reagents

Immunoassay Kits

GyroMark™ HT

  • Designed specifically for use on Gyros’ Gyrolab™ xP workstation
  • Simple, automated, nanoliter-scale assays require as little as 1 μL of sample
  • Ready-to-use kits are fully qualified for reliable use in clinical research
  • Accuracy and precision meets or exceeds ELISA performance
  • Enable clinical researchers and drug developers to generate valuable research data much faster than typical ELISA kits

EMD Millipore 

Total Phosphate Field Kits


  • Comes in a cardboard box and contains everything needed to perform 50 tests: 50 ampoules sets, oxidizer powder, neutralizer solution, stabilizer solution, reducer powder, oxidizer powder dispenser cap, 3 mL syringe with tip, tip breaking tool, funnel, and instructions
  • Require the use of a digester block and the V-2000 photometer, or a spectrophotometer capable of accepting a 16 mm diameter round cell

Environmental Express 


Raman Spectroscopy & Imaging Software


  • Written specifically for Raman microspectrometers running Window 8®
  • Designed to collect, analyze and process both Raman microspectra™ and images from CRAIC Raman microspectrometers
  • Suited to both industrial processes and scientific research
  • Simple to use yet contains many advanced spectroscopic, imaging and data analysis features


New GC Software Functions

GC Image

  • New functions make use of JEOL’s AccuTOF GCV 4G’s high-resolution MS data
  • Allow JEOL data to be imported directly into GC Image • Exact masses and isotopic data provide elemental compositions for molecular ions as well as fragment ions
  • High-resolution selected ion chromatograms make it possible to find target compounds and families of chemical compounds in very complex mixtures


Data Analysis Software

CytoSure™ Interpret version 4.5.3

  • Provides a powerful and easy-to-use package for the analysis of aCGH data, the gold-standard for copy number variation (CNV) detection
  • Offers many advanced features, including Automatic Aberration Classification
  • Allows the choice of standardized or customized user-defined data analysis
  • Enables users to configure the software to automatically perform an initial classification of any detected CNV

Oxford Gene Technology 

Product Spotlight

Cloud-Based Collaboration

Academic research platform provides app-based approach to electronic data capture and sharing
Booth 112

Following the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, students and researchers now have a new tool for scientific collaborations. PerkinElmer released Elements, its cloud-based, expandable platform Mar. 17.

Elements is a first-of-its-kind tool for academic scientists that changes how they collect and share data and information in the lab and classroom. The platform provides a cost-efficient solution for safe, secure record-keeping that eliminates the need for investment in digital infrastructure.

“Despite the wide range of technology offerings available in the marketplace today, a recent study we conducted revealed that more than 75 percent of research academics still use a paper notebook for recording lab notes,” said Michael Elliott, CEO and chief analyst at Atrium Research & Consulting. “Electronic lab notebooks are changing this practice in how labs at major universities embrace electronic data capture, cloudbased applications and collaborative tools to modernize their research environments.”

Elements’ expandable platform delivers an application framework for deep scientific support through modular apps that can be combined into sophisticated scientific experiments. Being 100-percent cloud-based also allows users to be up and running in minutes without the need for lengthy deployment and installation steps. The new tool features electronic data capture and ChemDraw integration as well.

“The Elements tool matches workflows with the needs of each type of science and scientist,” said Daniel R. Marshak, chief scientific officer at PerkinElmer. “This technology empowers academics to work more effectively toward advancing their research in human and environmental health. We will continue to launch additional platform enhancements in response to the insights we receive from the scientific community.”

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Life Science

Multipurpose Imaging System

Amersham™ Imager 600 Series

  • Designed to enable capture and analysis of high resolution digital images of protein and DNA samples in gels and membranes
  • Delivers high performance imaging to chemiluminescence, fluorescence and colorimetric applications
  • Wide dynamic range allows weak and strong signals to be quantitated accurately at the same time
  • Full system automation means there is no need for adjustments after startup

GE Healthcare 

Image Analysis Systems

G:BOX Chemi XX6 and XX9

  • Suitable for scientists needing a versatile system capable of exceptional imaging of 1D and 2D gels, as well as chemi and fluorescent blots
  • Feature high resolution, high quantum efficiency (73% quantum efficiency at 425nm) low noise CCD cameras with the highest level (f0.95) auto-focus lens and 6 and 9 megapixel resolution respectively
  • Provide imaging areas of 32.3cm x 25.6cm


Supplies & Consumables

Single-use Waste Collection Bottles


  • Designed for the VACUSIP benchtop aspiration system
  • Allow VACUSIP users to go one step further in terms of operational safety and reducing the cost of handling / disposal of biohazardous substances
  • Shatterproof and vacuum resistant bottles eliminate risks of breakage and contamination by the biological agents during manipulation


Water Purification System Cartridges

Part #: D400377LS

  • Economical replacement water purification cartridges suited for Thermo Scientific Barnstead Mega-Pure deionizer accessories
  • Suitable for operation in the Mega-Pure single (D1) or dual (D2) cartridge deionizer systems and the MP-12A glass stills
  • Enhance the performance of Mega-Pure glass stills by reducing scale buildup and increasing distillate purity


Externally-threaded 3.00ml Tubes

  • Feature a unique 2-dimensional Data Matrix code laser encrypted on the tube bottom and large human-readable code on the tube sidewall
  • Provide easy and unambiguous identification and storage of donor and transplant samples
  • 2D code identifies the sample, its coordinates within a 24-tube storage rack, the particular rack and the location of the rack in user’s freezer