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June 2009 Technology News

The latest equipment, instrument and system introductions to the laboratory market.

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Torsion Testing Machines
eXpert 81T

  • Table top units feature capacities to 200 Nm (1,800 lb-in)
  • Length of test bed, servo motor and gearing accommodates varying requirements
  • Reaction torque transducer is attached to a movable tail stock mounted on a linear slide
  • The tail stock can be left free floating or clamped during testing




Flexible Liquid Chromatography System
1290 Infinity LC

  • Enhanced performance in Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC)
  • Enables users to deploy any particle type, any column dimensions or any mobile and stationary phases
  • Provides the highest separation power per time for subtwo- micron and other advanced particle columns
  • Delivers the foundations for method transferability from and to any vendor’s UHPLC and HPLC systems

Agilent Technologies



Adjustable Shelving

  • Reconfigure shelves without tools and without disassembling the entire unit
  • Four horizontal truss wires provide maximum load-bearing weight per shelf
  • Pincer-type design, with reinforcing mat wire between the two top truss wires, distributes shelf load weight evenly
  • Offered in most popular sizes and finishes




PCR system
Mastercycler® pro

  • Reduces evaporation to improve PCR results
  • Evaporation of water from the mastermix will change the specificity and efficiency of any PCR
  • vapo.protect technology found in the lid features a fluid-filled Teflon coated membrane
  • In contrast to traditional solid plates, this new lid envelopes the samples to guarantee a snug fit which in turn reduces evaporation

Eppendorf North America



Algorithm Improves Nitrogen Determination
Linear Regression Plus

  • Software algorithm improves data quality and reduces time taken to accurately determine nitrogen composition in samples
  • For use with the Model 440 Elemental Analyser
  • Enables accuracy in the determination of the nitrogen content of combustible samples
  • Available as standard on all new Model 440 Elemental Analyser
  • Available as a free-of-charge upgrade to existing users of Model 440 Windows-based software

Exeter Analytical

Microscopic Cell Culture Dish for Live Cell Analysis

  • Combines the convenience of a standard plastic cell culture dish with the high optical quality of a glass bottom
  • Embedded glass bottom enables detailed, non-invasive imaging of in-vitro cultivated cells
  • Autofluorescence-free glass bottom ensures maximum spectral transmission and prevents depolarisation of light
  • Available with a variety of surfaces, including the Advanced TC surface, which significantly improves cellular attachment

Greiner Bio-One GmbH

Active Sample Management System

  • Integrates proprietary SealTite™ technology for automatic microplate lidding and unlidding
  • Ideal for high-throughput screening labs in drug discovery research
  • Provides a complete, integrated solution for compound management and storage at temperatures from ambient to -20°C
  • Delivers secure, high-capacity storage and tracking of compounds in microplate format
  • Maintains sample integrity

Hamilton Storage Technologies

Sample Preparation Technology
Oasis® HLB Disks

  • For EPA Method 8270 and 1694 analysis for surface and drinking water contaminants
  • Water-wettable, single-use disks handle larger and dirtier samples
  • Enhance the retention of polar compounds
  • Work with compounds and extraction solvents for samples with a pH range of 1 - 14
  • Built on the Horizon Technology® Atlantic® Disk platform

Horizon Technology

GC-TOF Mass Spectrometer

  • Features the highest sensitivity of any GC time-of-flight mass spectrometer commercially available
  • Delivers exact mass measurements for both qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Software features include automatic ion source tuning, automatic drift calibration, automatic data file conversion and export
  • Tuning Assistant function optimizes ion source parameters for peak ion intensity and resolution
  • Optional EI/FI/FD combination ion source eliminates the need to exchange ion sources to switch between electron impact and field ionization or field desorption ionization


Low Cost Mercury Analyzer

  • Provides greater accuracy and sensitivity through an improved optical flow path optimization
  • Equipped with a large color touch panel screen for ease-of-use
  • Comes with a built-in printer and an expandability to communicate with a flexible sample changer
  • Four different sizes of sample solutions—5, 20, 100, and 250mL—can be accommodated by adding a few optional components to the instrument
  • Lower detection limit 0.5 ppt (sample vol 5 mL); 5ppt (sample vols 20, 100, 250 mL)

JM Science

Laboratory Chillers
FL Series

  • 20 different models with numerous features
  • Air- or water-cooled options offer a solution for any cooling application
  • Capacities up to 1.7 kW
  • Can be placed under or on top of the lab bench
  • More powerful models with up to 11 kW of cooling capacity are designed with small footprints
  • Working temperature range covers –20°C to +40°C
  • PID controller enables a temperature stability of ±0.5°C


Battery Operated Syringe Pump
EZFlow 2010

  • Meets the CE 0197 directive and is EC 93/42 EEC Annex II, Article 3
  • Can be used for infusions from 0.1 to 300 ml/hr with 2.5% accuracy
  • Visible from many angles and will continuously show the flow rate in ml/hr
  • The display can also be toggled to show the total volume delivered in ml.
  • Can be battery operated and AC powered
  • Works with a wide range of syringes 20/30 ml 50/60 ml and 100 ml syringes

KD Scientific

Combined Liquid Standard Reference Materials
Density and Refractive Index

  • Four standard substances are certified for both density value and refractive index
  • Can be used to certify or verify density and refractive index instruments or combined measurement systems
  • Process covers the standard measuring range of both density and refractive index measurements
  • Is certified at three different temperatures to suit the different applicable needs of a wide range of industries
  • A barcode containing all relevant required information accompanies each certificate


Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet
CellGard ES

  • Employs DC ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) technology based on a brushless DC (Direct Current) permanent magnet design
  • When properly engineered, the DC ECM motor improves performance and offers greater efficiencies than the previously used motors
  • Runs virtually silent with minimal vibration while splitting operating costs in half
  • Standard oversized HEPA filters and energy saver technology increase filter life an average of 10 to 12 years
  • TouchLink Control System features multiple laboratory timers including a customizable schedule to turn on and off your cabinet


Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
AAnalyst™ 50

  • Designed for QA/QC analysis
  • Double-beam technology saves time when analyzing numerous samples
  • Allows shorter warm up times and improved signal stability
  • Requires fewer operator adjustments than single-beam system
  • Safety interlocks system contributes to the safe operation


Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer Series

  • Incorporates recently developed 3-D optics for enhanced flame and furnace analysis
  • 3-D optical system is capable of producing maximum performance for both flame detection (Pb 0.015 ppm) and furnace detection (Pb 0.00005 ppm)
  • High-throughput, single-beam photometric system is automatically set for furnace measurements
  • Has the smallest footprint of any flame or furnace AA spectrophotometer on the market
  • Combines flame and furnace system mounts in the same compartment

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Digital Mass Flow Meters and Controllers
Smart-Trak® 2

  • True linear performance provides high accuracy and great flexibility in multiple gases
  • With Dial-A-Gas® Technology, users select from up to ten pre-programmed gases or substitute their own
  • The ability to adjust calibration in the field for each of these 10 gases independently
  • Unique Pilot Module (mounted or hand-held) lets users view and change critical control functions in the field
  • Proprietary frictionless-hovering direct-acting control valve technology
  • MODBUS RTU networking capability with Sierra Compod™

Sierra Instruments

Biopharm Fittings
TS Series

  • Virtually eliminate fluid holdup at connection points
  • Maintain a boreline seal, coupled with a metal-to-metal stop to improve drainability and cleanability
  • Resolves problems such as gasket extrusion, both during make-up and at elevated temperatures
  • Metal-to-metal stop controls gasket compression and prevents overtightening while minimizing ferrule movement
  • Available with a 316L stainless steel ferrule and a choice of three gasket materials; PTFE, EPDM, and Fluorocarbon FKM


Scientific Informatics Software for Desktop Use
Symyx Isentris®

  • Designed for small to mid-size R&D organizations and for individuals
  • Brings advanced scientific information management, exploration, and sharing capabilities without requiring an enterprise deployment
  • Surpasses ISIS in meeting scientists’ needs for storing, searching, viewing, and sharing personal experimental results
  • Includes Symyx Isentris, Symyx Draw and Isentris for Excel

Symyx Technologies

Real Time, in situ IR Spectroscopy System
Atlas FT-IR

  • For in situ reaction monitoring
  • Combines the technology of the Atlas automated reactor with Bruker Optics’ Matrix-MF
  • Available in a wide range of vessel sizes, from 50 ml to 5 L
  • Can be used to examine product yields, impurities, reaction kinetics, and end points
  • Can provide further functionality such as reaction calorimetry, pH control, gravimetric or volumetric reagent addition and crystallization control


Variable Speed Peristaltic Pump

  • Designed for life science applications
  • Integrated three-roller pump head allows for fast tubing changes, simple setup and operation
  • Features digital control with a simple keypad user interface and three-digit LED pump speed display in 1 RPM increments
  • Provides single-channel variable flow from 0.1 ml/min to 3000 ml/ min at a variable speed range of 4-400 rpm
  • Motor provides better than 1 percent speed control accuracy and repeatability

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Safety Glasses for Women

  • Available in 2 sizes; fits smaller faces
  • One piece, wrap-around lens with a wide black temple design
  • Conform to ANSI 287.1 standards and specifications for high impact protection
  • Shatterproof one-piece, polycarbonate lens with UVA/UVB protection and scratch resistant coating

Vision USA