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October 2016 Technology News

The latest equipment, instruments, and system introductions to the laboratory market

by Lab Manager
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This month we highlight those companies that will be exhibiting at the Society for Neuroscience’s Annual Meeting (SfN 2016), the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, and the Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition (EAS 2016). SfN 2016 takes place November 12-16 at the San Diego Convention Center while the 2016 AAPS meeting runs November 13-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. EAS 2016 will be held from Nov. 14-16 in Somerset, NJ—please note that booth numbers for exhibiting companies were unavailable for EAS at press time. Also, while the companies highlighted here will be at these shows, these specific products may not be. 


Liquid Chromatography Products

Eastern Analytical Symposium 2016InfinityLab LC Series

Neuroscience 2016Booth 532 (SfN 2016)

AAPS 2016Booth 915 (AAPS 2016)

  • Includes instruments, columns, and supplies
  • Systems include the Agilent 1220 Infinity II LC
    (available in August), 1260 Infinity II LC (announced May 10th), and the current 1290 Infinity II LC
  • InfinityLab columns and supplies allow tracking of critical method information for high data confidence and offer ergonomic designs for excellent system usability


Visible Scanning Spectrophotometer

Jenway® 7200

  • Designed for simple, fast, and robust use in routine
    analysis, research, and education laboratories
  • Includes a diverse range of measurement modes
  • Leverages advanced diode array technology, which uses electrical scanning to measure the entire wavelength range simultaneously, to provide excellent wavelength reproducibility
  • Doesn’t require a traditional stepper motor to move the grating

Bibby Scientific

Visible Spectrophotometers

WPA S800+ and S1200+

  • Suited for student use in busy teaching laboratories
  • Now include a wider wavelength range of 325-1100 nm
  • Feature a CMOS detector
  • WPA S800+ is an entry level visible spectrophotometer
    for labs performing basic spectroscopy measurements
  • WPA S1200+ builds on the features of the S800+ with
    the addition of multi-wavelength measurements and life science methods


GC Headspace Unit


  • Designed for the analysis of certain oxides in fatty acids
  • Capable of quantifying these important components in the 500ppb range with excellent repeatability and linearity
  • Falcon expects to do analysis for residual monomer in polymeric products, residual solvents, and even sparging water and wastewater for contaminants or pollutants

Falcon Analytical

GC Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer

Pegasus® BT

  • Unique and powerful software and hardware features simplify quantitation, while also identifying more components with increased sensitivity
  • StayClean™ ion source eliminates the need for source cleaning, while a benchtop package saves valuable space in the laboratory
  • Will give users more uptime, and improved, richer chemical data, yielding an increase in overall laboratory productivity and efficiency


Raman Spectroscopy Substrates


  • Use a proprietary gold-silver nanosponge alloy to produce highly sensitive, trace-level Raman spectroscopy measurements
  • Amplify very weak Raman signals by many orders of magnitude
  • By combining the silver and gold on one substrate, the new SERS nanosponge substrates perform well with either 532 nm or 785 nm wavelengths
  • More robust than other options and handle the deposition of sensitive samples more effectively

Ocean Optics

1.8µm UHPLC Size Exclusion Column

Yarra® 1.8µm SEC-X300

  • Designed for the separation of high molecular weight (HMW) biomolecules on HPLC and UHPLC systems
  • Features a wide separation range of 10K to 700KDa and high efficiency
  • Complements the low molecular weight range (1K-450KDa) of the existing Yarra 1.8µm SEC-X150 column
  • Typically operates at backpressures below 3,500 psi on traditional HPLC and UHPLC systems


Filtration System


  • Manually operated system consists of a station and filter units
  • Offers a novel way for clarifying samples prior to analysis
  • Station consists of a base, a lid, and an exchangeable tray for easy and accurate positioning of sample vials and Claristep® filter units
  • Enables up to eight samples to be simultaneously filtered—without needing any power supply or a vacuum pressure source


Ultra-High Speed LC-MS System

Eastern Analytical Symposium 2016Nexera MX

Neuroscience 2016 Booth 532 (SfN 2016)

AAPS 2016Booth 1532 (AAPS 2016)

  • Designed for multiplex analysis
  • By enabling continuous data acquisition, this system significantly improves analytical throughput, enabling laboratories to operate more efficiently and profitably
  • High-capacity ultra-fast SIL-30ACMP autosampler enables the Nexera MX’s overlap injections, allowing a 20-second analysis cycle while achieving ultra-low carryover
  • Uses custom MX Solution software, as well as Shimadzu’s LabSolutions Insight, to simplify user operations and data processing


Elemental Spectrometers

SpectrOil 100 Series

  • Provide quick, laboratory-precise measurement of elemental concentrations in a variety of fluid types
  • Eliminate the delay and expense of off-site laboratory analyses and minimal training is needed to operate the system
  • The analysis process involves no sample preparation or use of solvents or gases, reducing cost per sample, and the spectrometers’ 30-second analysis time provides immediate, simultaneous multi-element results

Spectro Scientific

Online Elemental Analyzer

Eastern Analytical Symposium 2016CB Omni Fusion

Neuroscience 2016 Booth 501 (SfN 2016)

AAPS 2016Booth 933 (AAPS 2016)

  • Designed to meet the demands and challenges of cement plant operators and quality control personnel seeking efficient analytical methods to produce and control the quality of cement products
  • Gives users the option to choose either an electrically-driven neutron generator or an isotope, Californium (252Cf), as the analyzer’s excitation source
  • Features Omni View, a new software interface suite

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Basic Lab

Moisture Analyzer

PMB 163

  • Offers a capacity of 160g and readability of 0.01% / 0.001g
  • Automatic test-setting function enables easy recall for frequent testing of the same items without additional user programming
  • USB and RS-232 interfaces provide speedy connectivity, while a second USB port allows storage of test programs and data on a flash drive
  • Does not require additional software or a network connection for readings

Adam Equipment

Ductless Balance Hood

Purair RX

  • Protects the operator from powder and particle hazards encountered during non-sterile compounding
  • Features an optional SafeSwitch™ filter shutter system for safer bag-in/bag-out filter exchange
  • Innovative filter clamping eliminates by-pass leakage and exhaust canopy allows for thimble ducting to the facility exhaust system
  • Includes an airflow monitor with low airflow alarm built-in

Air Science USA

Moisture Analyzer

Computrac® Vapor Pro® XL

  • A chemical free, moisture specific alternative to Karl Fischer titration
  • Features an upgraded heater, which increases the upper limit for testing temperatures to 300°C and allows for improved control over testing temperatures
  • Compatible with multiple sizes of sample vials and is equipped with stepped temperature testing capabilities for enhanced method development
  • Suited for nearly any application in which Karl Fischer is used

Arizona Instrument

Thermal Imaging Cameras

X6000sc and X8000sc

  • Include lock-in, transient, and pulse capabilities for performing advanced inspections such as non-destructive testing (NDT) or stress mapping
  • Capabilities resolve temperature differences as low as 1 mK
  • Provide high resolution thermal images up to 1280 x 1024 pixels (FLIR X8400sc) that will enable users to see the small details and assure excellent measurement accuracy

FLIR Systems

Motorized Microscope Stage

H101A ProScan®

Neuroscience 2016Booth 1729

  • Delivers precise motorized movement with a step resolution of 0.01 microns, excellent repeatability (0.7 µm), and a large travel range (114 x 75 mm)
  • Adaptable to virtually any upright / stereo microscope or optical system
  • Enables users to increase their efficiency by automatically scanning specimens and storing points for later recollection and inspection with strong repeatability

Prior Scientific

Laminar Flow Box

FBS (“CleanBoy”)

  • Establishes clean room conditions at the location where they are needed
  • For installation in an acidic atmosphere, a special protective coating is offered
  • Equipped with a H 14 type filter capable of removing 99.995 % of all particles larger than 0.5 µm (EU 14)
  • Available as a standalone or tabletop device


Automated Jacketed Reactor System

Atlas HD

  • Combines intuitive touchscreen control with a wide range of options to suit virtually any reaction setup
  • Available with a choice of easily interchangeable reaction vessels—from 50 ml to 5 l—and a selection of sensors to allow fully automated monitoring of temperature, turbidity, and pH
  • PC software offers straightforward third party device integration


5-Position Stirring Hot Plate

EchoTherm™ Model HS65

  • Can store 10 programs in memory of as many as 10 steps each where each step is a temperature, temperature ramp rate (if wanted), stirring speed, and time
  • Each program can be made to repeat itself automatically from 1 to 98 times or infinitely
  • Heater plates are 12" (30.5 cm) x 12" (30.5 cm) white, solid ceramic glass for excellent chemical resistance and quick heating

Torrey Pines Scientific

3-Contact Alarm Module

  • Designed for Vögtlin Instruments’ Red-y Compact 2 mass flow meter for gas
  • Includes remote alarm reset
  • Proven in the market for scientific gas flow measurements from 0-10 sccm up to 480 slpm, the meters can operate on one single AA battery for up to 6 months, a micro-USB power supply, or via a 12- 30 Vdc power supply

Vögtlin Instruments

Cell Culture

Organoid Progenitor Cells


  • Derived from normal, healthy mouse small intestine tissue and are continuously cultured using Reduced Growth Factor BME R1 and BME 2
  • Can be expanded using RGF BME-R1 and may be induced to express tissue specific markers under differentiating conditions
  • Ideally suited for use in common gene editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 to develop models for infectious disease and cancer, as well as to study the normal intestine


Physiological Cell Culture Workstations


  • Built to mimic the exact physiology of the user’s research target as nature intended
  • Allow researchers to conduct cell culture processes under a continuously-controlled, physiologically-relevant atmosphere, from culture through assay and harvest
  • Range includes three models
  • Removable pop-off front cover (Pop-Off™) makes set-up and cleaning easy and the modular design provides users with flexibility to expand and upgrade work spaces

Baker Ruskinn


Chemicals, Kits, and Reagents

Optimized ChIP Assay Kits

  • Enable more IPs from less material, more quickly than traditional methods
  • For use in many areas of genome research including classical qPCR, DNA sequencing, and from formaldehyde fixed paraffin embedded samples (FFPE)
  • New premium version of the Chromatrap 24 column ChIP-qPCR kit is now available that includes positive and negative control antibodies


FFPE DNA Repair Mix


  • Optimized to repair a broad range of damage in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded derived DNA
  • Delivers excellent next generation sequencing data from minimal DNA input
  • Repairs DNA damage, improving library yields, on-target rates, and mean target coverage, while removing fixation and storage artefacts and reducing the amount of starting material required
  • Increases success and accuracy of hybridization-based NGS for FFPE samples

Oxford Gene Technology



Chromatography Software

Clarity Version 7.0

  • Includes reorganized installation structure, which
    allows better access to data and a new robust
    system of custom units
  • Single Analysis now supports an injection directly
    via controlled autosamplers
  • Currently supports more than 600 instruments
  • Allows users to connect instruments from different manufacturers using the same software interface


X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer Software


  • Now included in the MESA-50 EDXRF analyzer
  • Offers a flexible layout enabling users to prioritize what windows they want to use, and allows them to analyze one set of results while performing measurements on another
  • For RoHS and ELV measurements, the ‘Auto Material Identification’ function is designed to ‘pre-measure’ a sample in 10 seconds

HORIBA Scientific

Programmable Framework Cloud Platform

Limfinity® version 6.2

  • Includes enhanced data fields—improved hyperlink configuration, electronic signatures, and dynamic forms
  • Features security enhancements—additional available rules for secure login and auto-lockout after multiple failed attempts
  • Provides improved reporting with a streamlined reporting engine, ability to utilize barcodes on forms, and custom colors on special layouts like plate maps
  • Features better performance through a new and faster reporting engine


X-ray Microanalysis Software

Eastern Analytical Symposium 2016Pathfinder

Neuroscience 2016 Booth 501 (SfN 2016)

AAPS 2016 Booth 933 (AAPS 2016)

  • Designed to process incoming data from X-ray detector technology and provide a real-time statistical map of the chemical constituents within a sample
  • Users can reduce their analysis time from hours to minutes when pairing Pathfinder software with their scanning electron microscopes and transmission electron microscopes
  • Includes COMPASS phase mapping and many more benefits

Thermo Fisher Scientific


Life Science

Assay for Profiling of IgG Glycosylation

N-Glycan Assay

  • New physico-chemical assay is offered in combination with Sartorius subsidiary BioOutsource’s Antibody Dependent Cell Cytotoxicity (ADCC) assay platform
  • Combines data on the molecular structure with a key therapeutic mechanism of action
  • Allows users to generate comprehensive, highly accurate biosimilar comparability data, driving shorter drug development timelines


Benchtop Device for Protein Multiplex Analysis

Reader AR01

  • Designed for the analysis of LUNARIS™ Multiplex assays
  • Expands the technology platform to offer researchers a complete, flexible, and user-friendly system for multiprotein analysis
  • Approved for routine laboratory work use in biomedical research
  • Allows the fluorescence-based readout of a LUNARIS™ Multiplex assay with up to 384 samples on a microtiter plate format in less than one hour


Transmission/Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope

Talos™ L120C

Neuroscience 2016 Booth 1929

  • Provides the high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) imaging and analysis capabilities of an S/TEM, yet is designed to enable all users to access excellent scientific results regardless of their microscope experience
  • Extensive automation and directed workflows provide an easy adoption path and fast results with no compromise in performance
  • Ultra-stable optics and streamlined workflows for advanced 2D and 3D imaging applications deliver fast, repeatable results


Magnetic Bead Extraction Platform


  • Enables researchers to better study complex protein interactions that are critical for drug target identification and a wide variety of topics in proteomic research
  • Ideal for protein interaction studies because it can isolate weak interactors and transiently bound complexes that traditional isolation techniques leave behind
  • Can isolate up to four samples in parallel in as little as 30 seconds


Leak Test System

FlexAct® BT

  • Enables end-users to implement the ASTM F2095-01 pressure decay test for Flexboy® 2D bags at the point of use
  • Designed to detect leaks that could potentially occur during the transportation and handling of these bags
  • Features the Sartocheck 4 Plus Bag tester and a set of two plate holders that perform 100% pressure decay testing


Gel Imaging System


  • Easy-to-use system quickly generates high quality images of DNA gels and will suit laboratories looking for a sensitive, affordable routine gel imager
  • Features a high-resolution 5-million-pixel camera, UV filter, and integrated processor
  • Includes a touchscreen controlled by image capture software
  • Can be flexibly configured to image stain-free gels or those stained with any commercial fluorescent or visible dyes


Precision Medicine Research Array

Eastern Analytical Symposium 2016Axiom

Neuroscience 2016 Booth 501 (SfN 2016)

AAPS 2016 Booth 933 (AAPS 2016)

  • This powerful genotyping solution includes more than 900,000 markers of biological significance for clinical research studies
  • Available for immediate delivery for $29 per sample, with no minimum sample commitment
  • Designed to drive significant scientific insights into a variety of important health questions related to common and rare inherited diseases, genetic risk profiling, immune response, and pharmacogenomics research

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Eastern Analytical Symposium 2016Real-Time PCR Testing Solution

Neuroscience 2016 Booth 501 (SfN 2016)

AAPS 2016 Booth 933 (AAPS 2016)

  • Designed for vaginal microbiota and sexually transmitted pathogens
  • Delivers not just TaqMan assays, but a complete workflow for laboratories performing investigations into vaginal microbiota
  • Includes positive controls; a fully validated user guide testing against genomic DNA and synthetic controls; efficacy, sensitivity and specificity data; and analytical validation
  • Allows researchers to switch between four assay formats

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Protein A-5PW HPLC Columns


  • Specifically designed for the rapid separation and robust monoclonal antibody titer quantification during cell line selection or upstream bioprocess optimization and control
  • Packed with 20 µm hydroxylated methacrylic polymer beads coupled with a recombinant Protein A ligand
  • Can be used with high flow rates for high throughput analysis while still maintaining chromatographic efficiency, peak width, and resolution

Tosoh Bioscience

Digital Microscope Cameras

Axiocam 702 mono & Axiocam 512 color

Neuroscience 2016 Booth 1413

  • Complement the current portfolio of high-speed USB 3.0 microscope cameras
  • Axiocam 702 mono includes a scientific CMOS sensor, providing users with low read noise, excellent low light sensitivity, and high speed for live cell imaging and acquisition of fast processes
  • Axiocam 512 color allows acquisition of large sample areas in one high resolution, true color image



Online Compound Library Service

Compound Cloud

  • Promises to significantly enhance early-stage drug discovery by enabling easy online selection and ordering of a diverse collection of IP-free, high quality chemicals for screening, including an increasing number of third party collections
  • Selcia’s unique compound fragment library is now available through the service, adding to the 125,000+ compounds available through Compound Cloud

BioAscent Discovery

Eastern Analytical Symposium 2016Monthly Gas Subscription Service


  • Available initially for customers in North America and some territories in Europe
  • Gives customers a new alternative to high pressure cylinders, without the need to purchase and maintain generator equipment
  • Designed for customers with LC-MS instruments in their laboratory who are looking for a more convenient and cost-effective solution for instrument gas

Peak Scientific

24-Hour ICP Analysis Service

  • Equipped with modern ICP spectrometers and microwave digestion systems, Warwick Analytical Service can provide analysis for a wide range of analytical samples
  • Able to handle particularly demanding materials, such as metal oxides, metallic catalysts, polymers, and geochemical materials
  • Warwick Analytical Service operates under a ISO 17025 and GMP compliant environment following strict externally audited operating procedures

Warwick Analytical Service

Supplies and Consumables

Class A, USP, Certified Volumetric Glassware


  • Line includes clear and amber volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders, bulb pipettes, and volumetric pipettes
  • USP volumetric instruments comply with Class A error limits required by the United States Pharmacopeia
  • Suited for companies that are audited by the FDA or any other US authority, as well as companies that are not audited but demand high quality glassware that meets Class A error limits


Premium Disposable Fluorimetry Cuvettes


  • Precision molded with four optically-clear sides for fluorescence applications
  • Offer minimal cuvette-to-cuvette variance for optimal results
  • Available in PMMA/acrylic for the visible range, and a proprietary UV transparent polymer with virtually no autofluorescence for maximum signal/noise ratios down to 230nm
  • Packed in low-dust, non-scratching expanded polystyrene with an industry standard 10mm light path

BrandTech Scientific 

PTFE Media Isolation Valves

  • These miniature 2-way and 3-way valves utilize a flexible diaphragm to isolate the actuation mechanism from the fluid path
  • Media isolation valves are commonly used for a wide variety of applications, including those that require precise, repeatable dispensing of media as well as corrosive materials
  • Made in the USA

Clippard Instrument Laboratory 

Miniature Pinch Valves

  • Provide an excellent alternative to traditional mechanical valves when media contamination is a concern, as they interact with medical grade tubing, and never touch the material being dispensed, making them suitable for many applications
  • Feature high cycle life, zero dead volume, low power, and fast response

Clippard Instrument Laboratory 

Lab Glassware Washer Detergents

ProCare Lab

  • Specifically designed for use in Miele laboratory washers for the best cleaning results
  • This extended range of powder and liquid detergents is suitable for various applications and can conquer even the most stubborn soil types
  • The cleaning process is also gentle on loads
  • Include options for a wide variety of labs, including clinical, food, biological, chemical, pharmaceutical, and more

Miele Professional