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March 2012 (Pittcon 2012) Technology News

The latest equipment, instruments and systems being introduced at this year’s Pittcon in Orlando, Florida.


In-Situ Reaction Monitor
Booth 2559 MB-Rx

  • Plug-and-play solution provides chemists with real-time insight into chemical or biochemical reaction kinetics and key parameters
  • Collects experiment data with rugged insertion probe
  • Features intuitive software interface for on-the-fly data analysis
  • Offers analytical performance, reliability, simplicity and is maintenance free


Gas Chromatography Columns
Booth 3412 AbelBonded®

  • Provide consistent high performance
  • Complete stationary selections offered
  • Abel Industries® also supplies HPLC columns, SPE, Solvent Evaporators, Syringe Filters, Vials, Septa, Caps, etc.

Abel Industries

Compact Mass Spectrometer
Booth 1569 expression™

  • Provides high performance
  • Half the size and half the price of conventional single quadrupole systems
  • Compact size allows it to be placed in a fume hood or on the bench for direct access and immediate results for chemists in a variety of disciplines that require mass confirmation, reaction monitoring, QC and purity analysis


Portable Raman Microscope
Booth 1063 μ-BioRAMAN

  • Features a novel appearance and small, lightweight size
  • Able to obtain cofocused Raman and visual microscopic images of solids and ordinary Raman of biomolecule solutions in quartz cuvettes with high signal quality and resolution
  • Provides a wide spectral range from 200 to 3200 cm-1


Bench Top X-Ray Analyzer
Booth 1818 WDXRF Portaspec® X Series

  • Performs multi-elemental analysis in the range of Ti to U
  • Adjustable goniometer allows the user to analyze up to five elements
  • Features an easy-load, two-position sample holder
  • Includes a touchscreen notebook computer preinstalled with Windows®-based software

Cianflone Scientific Instruments

Laser Particle Size Analyzer
Booth 2635 1090LD

  • Integrates liquid and dry dispersion in a single rugged and compact instrument
  • Designed with two lasers, providing accuracy and precision from 0.04 to 500 microns
  • Optical components are permanently mounted on a cast iron base plate to ensure the system is always in alignment

Cilas Particle Size

Raman Spectrometers
Booth 926 Rapid•ID, ReporteR, Pharma•ID, and Advantage

  • Allow manufacturers to improve product quality through increased testing and reduction in laboratory costs
  • Pharma•ID is equipped with Pass/Fail capabilities, and enables users to be 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
  • Advantage bench top systems come in a variety of wavelengths and are easy to operate


Dual Light Makes it Right

Particle size analyzer combines two light scattering measurements in a single optical system

Visitors to Pittcon 2012 will have a chance to check out a breakthrough technology in Cilas Particle Size’s NanoDS dual light scattering particle size analyzer. The system is the first to combine dynamic light scattering and static light scattering measurement in one single optical system, providing repeatability and accuracy across the entire 0.3 nm to 10 μm size range.

“Traditional nano particle size analyzers use only dynamic light scattering technology, which limits the size range of the particles they can measure,” Cilas project manager Jean-Paul DuFour said. “By combining DLS and SLS in one measurement system, the Cilas NanoDS can measure and analyze a wider range of particles.”

He added that combination means labs won’t have to purchase two different instruments, saving money, space needs, and training time. The NanoDS offers a number of other advantages in addition to being able to both measure fine particles and characterize coarse ones:

“If a user is measuring a sample with a multi-modal distribution, the NanoDS is able to analyze the sample in a single measurement,” he said. “This means the user only needs to prepare one sample cuvette and only needs to learn one software to make all their measurements.”

Because the NanoDS software runs DLS and SLS in one step, less time is taken up and greater accuracy is ensured since the exact same sample cuvette is being used for both measurement types, Mr. DuFour explained.

He added the analyzer is particularly well-suited to research and development as well as quality or process control.

For more information, visit To take a look at the NanoDS, visit Cilas Particle Size at booth 2635 during Pittcon 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

Raman Spectrometers
Booth 926 Rapid•ID, ReporteR, Pharma•ID, and Advantage

  • Allow manufacturers to improve product quality through increased testing and reduction in laboratory costs
  • Pharma•ID is equipped with Pass/Fail capabilities, and enables users to be 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
  • Advantage bench top systems come in a variety of wavelengths and are easy to operate


X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer
Booth 1170 Element Xr 6000

  • Offered with a Proportional Counter Detection System, Si-PIN Detector or Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)
  • All analyzers feature a large slotted chamber and newly developed software
  • Provides results quickly and accurately for virtually all metallic coating measurement needs

Eastern Applied Research

ED-XRF Spectrometer
Booth 1170 Xenemetrix RoHS-SDD

  • Provides a wider scope of analysis than the RoHSVision system
  • Can exceed the lower limits of detection required by hazardous substance regulations
  • Supplies qualitative and quantitative analysis of elements from Sodium through Uranium

Eastern Applied Research

Tandem Pyrolyzer for GC & GC/MS
Booth 3423 PY-3030Dx

  • Utilizes two independently controlled micro-furnaces
  • Reaction chamber allows introduction of a reagent gas to react with pyrolyzates formed in the 1st furnace; reaction products from the 2nd furnace are then analyzed by GC/MS
  • Provides a powerful and versatile tool to characterize many kinds of materials under reactive gas and catalytic conditions

Frontier Laboratories

LC/MS Purification System
Booth 3519 Gilson

  • Combines the Trilution LC platform and integrated control of the PerkinElmer FLEXAR SQ 300 MS Detector to trigger mass-based fraction collection
  • Allows for utilizing UV, DAD and/or ELSD and up to seven target masses with 1 to 3 adducts per target mass
  • Makes the collection of fractions a quick and easy process


Micro Volume Spectrophotometer
Booth 875 NanoPhotometer® P-Class

  • Includes NanoVolume (0.3ul) analysis, cuvette capability, a built-in vortexer, and standalone operation
  • Enables reliable micro volume quantification over a wide dynamic range of 2-18,750ng/ul (dsDNA) and 0.08-543mg/ ml (BSA) with spectrum scans in 3.5 seconds per reading
  • Designed with no moving parts


LC/GC/MS & Elevating UHPLC benches
Booth 3510 IonBench™

  • Mass Spec IonBench™ products integrate MS peripherals, a built-in vacuum pump noise reduction enclosure and reduce vibration by 99%
  • Vacuum pump enclosure reduces noise emissions by 75% down in perception
  • UHPLC IonBench™ tables, on caster wheels, can be easily lifted up or down by commuting a switch


Quadrupole-based PTR-MS System
Booth 3703 PTR-QMS 500 Series

  • Provides detection limits of < 1 pptv for VOCs monitoring, based on Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry
  • Features reduced size and weight, but improved maintainability
  • Includes a touchscreen display and new heating chamber layout
  • ULTRA-PURE ion source delivers a precursor ion intensity not seen before


UV-Vis/NIR Microscopic Spectrophotometer
Booth 1407 MSV-5300

  • Incorporates a double-beam scanning spectrophotometer for optimum measurements in the UV-Vis to NIR region (200-2700 nm)
  • Provides continuous transmittance/reflectance measurements for the entire spectral range desired
  • Optional automated XYZ stage also available


Macro Analyzer
Booth 2718 TruMac CNS

  • Adds sulfur analysis capabilities to the instrument’s existing carbon/nitrogen configuration
  • Quickly analyzes macro sample sizes with a low cost-per-analysis
  • Ensures the complete oxidation of macro samples
  • Large, reusable ceramic boats simplify the sample handling process


Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer
Booth 3641 Mastersizer 3000

  • Delivers precise high-resolution wet and dry sample measurement from 10 nm to 3.5 mm, with rapid operator-independent measurement
  • A range of sample dispersion accessories provides a solution for every application
  • Features intuitive software designed to lighten the analyst’s workload

Malvern Instruments

Automated VOC Analysis Instrument
Booth 1780, 1781 CIA Advantage™

  • Designed for the VOC analysis of air and gas sampled using canisters
  • Well-suited to those using US EPA Method TO-15 and other methods involving an extended range of pollutants
  • Offers additional functionality of sorbent tube analysis

Markes International

System for Protein Quantitation
Booth 2259 Direct Detect™

  • Offers fast, accurate protein quantitation with minimal sample preparation
  • Features an infrared (IR)-based spectrometry system and novel membrane technology
  • Requires only a small sample volume (2 μL) and can measure protein concentrations from 0.2 mg/mL to 5 mg/mL within minutes

EMD Millipore

Core-Shell HPLC/UHPLC Columns
Booth 1549 Aeris™

  • Specially designed for the analysis of proteins and peptides
  • Produce sub-2 micron results on any LC instrument
  • With virtually no bleed, are highly compatible with MS
  • Offered in wide- and small-pore configurations


Core-Shell HPLC/UHPLC Columns
Booth 1549 Kinetex®

  • Now with a Phenyl-Hexyl phase
  • Offer a unique selectivity for the separation of compounds that are difficult to resolve using traditional phenyl phases
  • Available in 2.6- and 1.7-micron particle sizes


UHPLC Column Protection System
Booth 1549 SecurityGuard™ ULTRA

  • Extends UHPLC column life
  • Suits virtually any manufacturer’s UHPLC, sub-2-micron or core-shell columns
  • Protects against the damaging effects of chemical contaminants and microparticulates


Low-Temperature Evaporative Light-Scattering Detector
Booth 3635 SEDEX 90LT

  • Provides Picogram Level Sensitivities, Overall Direct Linearity, Broad Dynamic Range, Excellent Efficiency and Response Consistency
  • Features a novel detection technology
  • High-performance aerosol-based detector for universal solutions


5 % Phenyl GC Column Range
Booth 2459 BP5M

  • Includes BP5 for general purpose use, the highly inert BPX5, HT5 for high temperature applications and now mass spec ready BP5MS
  • Completes the SGE range of 5% Phenyl capillary columns

SGE Analytical Science

GC Ferrule System
Booth 2459 SilTite™ Fingertite

  • Now available for wide bore capillary columns
  • Delivers an easy installation for capillary columns without the use of any tools
  • Results in low dead volume fittings, allowing for optimal peak shapes
  • Achieve a perfect, reliable seal for even the most sensitive GCMS systems

SGE Analytical Science

GC Connector
Booth 2459 SilTite™ μ-union

  • Simplifies connecting GC guard columns or twodimensional GC
  • Is chemically inert and has superb operational stability
  • Also provides low dead volume, is easy to install and provides a leak free connection
  • Achieves a perfect, reliable seal even for sensitive GCMS systems

SGE Analytical Science

Complete Phospholipid & Protein Removal
Booth Booth 2040 Supelco HybridSPE® Plus

  • Phospholipid removal reduces matrix effects and improves reproducibility
  • Concurrent protein precipitation and filtration extends column lifetime
  • Generic methodology minimizes method development, increases throughput
  • Comes as a half-skirt 96-well plate


Ionic Liquid GC Column
Booth 2040 Supelco SLB™-IL111

  • Provides significant chromatographic improvements over existing columns for several applications
  • Offered in 15 m x 0.10 mm I.D., 30 m x 0.25 mm I.D., 60 m x 0.25 mm I.D., and 100 m x 0.25 mm I.D. dimensions
  • Extremely polar (270 °C maximum temperature)


UV-Vis Microvolume Spectrophotometer
Booth 2665 NanoDrop Lite

  • Complements the full-featured NanoDrop™ 2000/2000c and NanoDrop 8000 instruments
  • Small enough to fit in a drawer
  • Powerful enough to help accelerate life science workflows related to sequencing

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Hybrid SEM Microscope
Booth 1659 Aquila

  • Alows users to observe samples with an optical and electron microscope simultaneously
  • In optical mode, users can quickly and accurately target samples for the electron beam
  • Full-color optical image is independently controlled for maximum observation convenience
  • Side-by-side views of the sample make locating other targets quick and simple


Portable GC-MS
Booth 3523 TRIDION™-9

  • Allows users to collect and concentrate analytes quickly without the need for other extraction equipment or solvents
  • Weighs only 32 pounds
  • Ready for sample analysis in ~5 min from a “cold start”
  • Run-to-run cycle times are typically ~5 min

Torion Technologies

Dumas Nitrogen Analyzer
Booth 3051 NDA 701

  • Provides very high limits of detection and readability and an RSD lower than 0.5% for EDTA
  • Allows samples to be loaded in nearly 120 positions
  • Runs fully automatically for strong reproducibility and comparability of results
  • Complies with all standards in the food and feed markets

Velp Scientifica

Ultra-High Pressure UHPLC Injector
Booth 2205 Cheminert® C72

  • Features a proprietary stator coating that permits pressures up to 15,000 or 20,000 psi
  • All models are compatible with any VICI actuation option
  • Built into a compact and lightweight package, available in 4, 6, 8, and 10 port configurations with a choice of .004”, .006” or .010” bore

VICI Valco

Basic lab

Ductless Fume Hood

  • Includes AirClean® Operating System which provides constant control and monitoring of all features
  • Features AirSafe™ TOUCH automatic safety controller
  • Chemical reference library and application validation system also included
  • Combines ‘true zero’ gas measurement with multiple gas detection methods

AirClean Systems

Fume Hood
Booth 2183 Green Solution Hood

  • Features Neutrodine® Filtration Technology which saves 96% on energy without compromising usage, performance or safety
  • Ensures there are no chemical emissions to the atmosphere
  • Involves no HVAC infrastructure costs

Air Master Systems

Benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope
Booth 1282 ASPEX EXpress™

  • Designed for “out of the lab” applications emphasizing speed, reliability and low cost of ownership
  • Requires no liquid nitrogen
  • Comes equipped with the Perception software suite
  • Also includes an LN-free EDX spectrometer

ASPEX Corporation and FEI Company

Ampule Opener
Booth 1219 Scienceware® Break-Safe™

  • Allows users to easily open up to 3 ampules at a time
  • Uses the lid of the box to easily snap ampule necks while containing all glass pieces within the box
  • Copolyester plastic construction provides broad chemical resistance
  • Includes four inserts that open 1ml, 2ml, 5ml and 10ml ampules

Bel-Art Products

Test Tube Capper
Booth 1219 Scienceware®

  • Reduces finger soreness and hand stress
  • Designed for use with recessed center test tube caps and capping can be performed on glass or plastic test tubes
  • Allows users to quickly cap rows of test tubes when lined up in a rack, or single tubes can be capped while held in the opposite hand

Bel-Art Products

Tissue Disaggregator
Booth 1219 Scienceware®

  • Reduces processing time and decreases per sample costs
  • Facilitates the production of isolated cell suspensions for flow cytometry analysis and/or cell culture
  • Features 70-micron stainless steel screens
  • Allows tissues to remain viable until they are processed

Bel-Art Products

Pipette Leak Tester
Booth 1853 BRAND PLT™

  • Provides a quick daily functional check of air displacement pipettes
  • Quantifies leakage from the entire pipette system
  • Gives a simple PASS/FAIL result for all common brands and sizes of pipettes
  • Testing takes only seconds using menu-driven software

BrandTech Scientific

-100.0 Platinum Freezer Thermometer
Booth 3529 Traceable® RTD

  • Accurately monitors temperatures in freezers, water baths, heating blocks, incubators, and refrigerators
  • Features range of –99.9 to 199.9°C with a resolution of 0.1° and an accuracy of ±2°C
  • Includes probe, carrying case, and 9-volt alkaline battery

Control Company

Environmental/Pharmaceutical Lab Control Products
Booth 3522 HD45, HD2103, HD404, TP480

  • HD45 CO2/Temperature/Humidity Wall Mounted Meter: automates lab air management
  • HD2103 Hot Wire Air Speed Meter: Provides accurate checks for laminar fume hoods
  • HD404 Differential Pressure Meter: controls and regulates clean room pressure status
  • TP480 Dew Point probe and meter: Determines best working conditions of compressed air lines


Water Purification Systems
Booth 960 PURELAB Flex 3 & 4

  • Ensure accurate, consistent results
  • Both systems deliver up to 10 liters of ultrapure water per day and up to 2 liters per minute
  • The Flex 3 delivers ultrapure water direct from potable tap water and the Flex 4 requires a pre-purified feed


CO2 Incubator
Booths 1180-1181 CelCulture

  • Features the VivoCell™ temperature, CO2, and humidity control technology
  • New model comes with suppressed O2 control
  • Includes new Voyager® Software option
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty


TOC Analyzer
Booths 1180-1181 CelCulture

  • Features the VivoCell™ temperature, CO2, and humidity control technology
  • New model comes with suppressed O2 control
  • Includes new Voyager® Software option
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty


TOC Analyzer
Booth 2610 Sievers InnovOx

  • Achieves superior TOC recoveries regardless of organic compounds and particulate impurities in the sample
  • New enhancements include faster, more intuitive navigation; additional user-managed security options; and conversion factors for reporting units like BOD or COD
  • A new repeat criteria option improves calibration or grab sample speed

GE Analytical Instruments

One-Touch Vibratory Sieve Shaker
Booth 2829 SS-10

  • Provides fast, accurate separations of materials 2mm and finer
  • Touchscreen programmable controller allows selection of vibration level, time, and pauses
  • Allows storage of 99 testing profiles in non-volatile memory
  • For 8in and 200mm sieves

Gilson Company

Digital Pulse Mixer
Booth 3728

  • Can be automated or customized for any vessel
  • Perform high or low speed orbital mixing with repeatable mixing results
  • Easily adapted for the various vials associated with the QuEChERS procedure
  • Suited to applications involving solution phase synthesis


ARC Sensors
Booth 1619 Oxyferm, Oxygold, and Conducell

  • Oxyferm FDA: for electrochemical dissolved oxygen measurement in pharmaceutical fermentation processes
  • Oxygold G and B: for low-ppb dissolved oxygen trace measurements in water & beverages
  • Conducell PWSE: delivers low conductivity (0.01 to 2,000 μS/cm) measurements in pure & ultra-pure water

Hamilton Company

Fume Hoods
Booth 2911 SE Aire-Stream

  • AUL 1805 certified and offered in 48”, 60”, 72” and 96” widths
  • Available in either constant air volume or restricted bypass models
  • Feature white, molded one-piece seamless fume chambers with coved corners for easy cleaning and light reflectivity
  • Maximize user protection and energy savings


Preparative SFC System
Booth 1407 Prep-2088

  • Back-pressure regulator allows control of system pressure regardless of solvent composition and flow rate
  • New PU-2088 pumps deliver up to 120ml/min of CO2 and up to 80 ml/min of modifier and flush solvents at pressures up to 35 MPa (5000 psi)
  • Sample injection can be manual or fully automated


Coulometric AQ-300 KF Titrator

  • Reliable and easy-to-use
  • Determines moisture quickly and accurately down to 1ppm with just a simple injection of the sample
  • Four files with preset conditions can be stored in memory
  • CE approved; has an international voltage input (100-240V)

JM Science

3D Laser Scanning Microscope
Booth 1006 VK-X200

  • Performs profile, roughness and thickness measurements with 0.5 nm z-resolution
  • Microscope captures fully-focused 2D images and acquires 3D data on surfaces with angles approaching 90 degrees
  • Newly-designed automation function allows users to scan and measure a target with the touch of a button


Vacuum Pump System
Booth 2080 SC950

  • Features a high 50 l/min pumping capacity and a deep 1.5 Torr end vacuum
  • Wireless remote control enables the system to be operated within a fume hood with the sash closed
  • Conserves valuable laboratory space
  • Includes four operating modes

KNF Neuberger

Digital Economy Polarimeter
Booth 2325 P3000

  • High-speed measurement reduces measuring time to just 1 second irrespective of the angle of the sample
  • Includes an intuitive touch screen with basic functions
  • Well suited to industries like the sugar industry which don’t need more than 2 digits after the decimal point and perform standardized measuring

A.KRÜSS Optronic

Booth 1318 RevElution™

  • Allows samples as large as two liters to be concentrated at a rate up to 100 ml/minute
  • Recovers as many as 90 percent or more microbes
  • Operates with the press of one button
  • Measures only 6.0” wide x 14.0” deep and 11.2” tall


Automated Liquid Level Monitor
Booth 3470 aequus

  • Specifically for analytical instrumentation fluids
  • Provides a simple, low cost, non-contact answer to solvent level monitoring
  • Allows laboratory managers to easily keep track of solvents used in the everyday running of analytical equipment

TTP Labtech

Lab Refrigerator
Booth 2264 6CARFM

  • Features a new forced air evaporator system for even greater temperature control and uniformity
  • Includes three adjustable, full depth, perforated metal cantilever shelves
  • A positive close door hinging system reduces “door ajar” events
  • Fits easily under lab benches and can be fully integrated into casework

Marvel Scientific

Professional and IC Amperometric Detectors
Booth 2219 896 & 850

  • Features optimized measuring cells
  • Provides sensitive and accurate determination of concentrations down to the ng/L-range when electroactive components are to be determined
  • Offered as a detector block (850 IC Amperometric Detector) or as a stand-alone detector module (896 Professional Detector)

Metrohm USA

Compact Titrator
Booth 2219 Ti-Touch

  • Available for both Karl Fischer and potentiometric titrations
  • Allows up to 14 shortcuts to be defined for instant access to methods or routine operations
  • Features a small footprint, chemical resistant housing, rugged touchscreen, and full network integration without a PC

Metrohm USA

Air Circulation Chamber Furnaces
Booth 1522 NAC 120/65 - NAC 500/65

  • Stainless steel inner chamber protects against impurities from the insulation
  • A good fit for processes which require a clean atmosphere at the charge and on the shop floor
  • Depending on design and required clean room class, these furnaces can be upgraded for this application


Ultra-Low Upright -86C Freezers
Booth 3071 Select™ Series

  • Now available in three upright sizes
  • Features an operating temperature range of -50C to -86C
  • Includes high/low audible & visual temperature alarms, remote alarm contacts, patent pending voltage buck/boost
  • Contains 1HP low noise high-efficiency compressors

Nor-Lake Scientific

Water Activity Meter
Booth 3082 LabTouch-aw

  • Driven by the ease of use and fast menu access of a touchscreen
  • Semi-temperature-stabilized measurement chamber provides consistent and reproducible measurement results (aw-value)
  • Features the latest sensor and measurement technology coupled with re-useable humidity calibration standards


LC-MS Nitrogen Generator
Booth 3659 NitroFlow 60

  • Produces up to 60 slpm of pure LC/MS grade nitrogen at pressures of up to 110 psig
  • Suits multiple LC/MS and new LC/MS instruments requiring high flow
  • Includes integrated scroll compressor technology, a small footprint, mobility, and whisper-quiet operation

Parker Balston

Digital Scientific Camera
Booth 2070 xSCELL

  • Features 1000 frames per second (fps) at a resolution of 1024 x 1024
  • Provides readout noise of less than 2 e- rms and quantum efficiency of 65%
  • Offers flexible readout modes, in-camera processing and true pixel binning as part of its standard package


Circulating Water Baths
Booth 2759 Various Models

  • Available with temperature ranges as broad as -40° to +200°C
  • Feature temperature stabilities as precise as ±0.005°C
  • Six different temperature controllers are available, including two programmable models
  • Include a swiveling control head for 180° viewing of the temperature display


375-785nm, 1-100mW Instrument Quality Laser Module
Booth 3148 CK Series

  • Created specifically to address the needs of high-end OEM applications
  • Features an onboard microprocessor
  • Contains a precision current source and ultra-stable, active temperature control for the laser diode
  • Has a low operating voltage

Power Technology

Mixers, Rockers and Stirrers
Booth 3744 Lab Plus Series

  • Series includes the VSN-5 Nutating Mixer, the VSM-3 Vortex Mixer, the VSR-50 Variable Speed Rocker, the VSOS-4P Orbital Shaker and HPS-7 Hot Plate Stirrers
  • Features a variety of available accessories for an array of applications
  • Can be integrated into current lab procedures with ease
  • Simplifies everyday lab processes such as mixing, blending and resuspending

PRO Scientific

Gas Generator Systems
Booth 3959 NiGen LCMS & STACKABLE

  • Provide ultra-high purity gas with consistent and predictable results
  • LCMS generators feature high capacities and are suitable for analytical laboratories with multiple instruments
  • Proton OnSite’s hydrogen, nitrogen and zero air generators are available in a wide range of customizable, stackable systems

Proton OnSite

Booth 719 Centrifan PE

  • Uses no vacuum and no blow-down gas to evaporate solvents
  • Now has an optional coiled tubing insert available to implement a flowing coolant arrangement from hood plumbing or a lab circulator
  • Modular SFC now provides the Polyscience IP-60 Immersion Cooler to implement unattended chilling of the Centrifan’s cold trap

Quasar Instruments

Analytical Balance
Booth 3541 XA 82/220/2Y

  • Features intuitive operation and high operating comfort
  • Includes user-defined settings and a range of functions and applications
  • Autotest system allows automatic control of balance’s quality
  • Also lets users transfer and exchange data between balances
  • Designed and manufactured in Poland


Get Smart with Sample Storage

Automated freezer makes life easier in the lab

The SmartFreezer from RURO and Angelantoni is the only fully automated freezer that individually stores and retrieves sample vials at temperatures of -80°C, using a traditional mechanical freezer, or at -180°C using a liquid nitrogen tank (vapor phase).

RURO VP of operations Vera Terekhina said the SmartFreezer offers a number of improvements in the lab.

“The SmartFreezer allows a hands-free retrieval of the vials, and is performed by a robotic arm that is a part of the device,” she said. “Furthermore, it is integrated with an inventory system — FreezerPro — that enables a seamless integration between the SmartFreezer, the inventory software and the mechanical freezers in the facility. Hence, lab personnel always know where the inventory is located without having to open any actual freezers.”

The system is also speedy; for example, a tray of five vials can be loaded or retrieved in 30-60 seconds, Ms. Terekhina added.

She said any modern research laboratory would be a good fit for the SmartFreezer, including labs that work with cell lines, biorepositories and pharma companies.

Though the SmartFreezer is a bit more expensive than the standard mechanical freezer, Ms. Terekhina said the investment is worth it as it pays for itself in under a year.

“The SmartFreezer permits lab personnel to quickly locate their placement of their inventory without opening the device, thus providing safety and security compliance,” she said. “It also gives a “bird’s eye view” to the managing personnel.”

In addition, the freezer is independently validated and certified to be fully compliant with the FDA’s current GLP/GMP requirements.

For more information, visit or check out booth 1961 at Pittcon 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

Medium Flow Controller
Booth 2327 Smart-Trak® 50 Series

  • Increases the maximum flow range of the Smart-Trak® 50 Series from 50 slpm to 200 slpm
  • Provides a standard accuracy of +/- 1.5% of full scale that works for nearly all common semiconductor purge and carrier gases
  • Features a flexible and powerful direct-acting frictionless-hovering control valve

Sierra Instruments

High-Volume Ultrasonic Probe
Booth 1073 Vibra-CellTM

  • Can be used in conjunction with Sonics’ Vibra-Cell™ 750 & 1500 watt ultrasonic systems to process large volumes of liquid
  • Features a unique and proprietary arrangement of energy points, which promote and enhance the cavitation effect thus leading to better yields of material processing
  • Completely autoclaveable and resistant to most chemistries

Sonics & Materials

Borosilicate Glass Fiber Filter
Booth 1929 934-AH

  • Widely used to establish water quality in suspended solids content
  • The binderless borosilicate microfiber enables its use with volatile suspended solids and other samples up to 550°C
  • Features a 1.5 micron size particle retention
  • Available in a variety of diameters

Sterlitech Corporation

Vacuum Network Pumps
Booth 1851 VARIO®

  • Used as server pumps for multi-user VACUU•LAN® local vacuum networks
  • Provides only as much vacuum as needed to meet current demand
  • Gives users high performance vacuum at bench ports (as low as 1.5 Torr)
  • Can save as much as 90 percent of the energy usually needed


Chemicals, Kits & Reagents

Multicomponent Organics
Booth 910-912 FTPH-M17C, PAH-HM16C, PCB-MD7C, CSS-ME8270-M6C

  • Manufactured according to ISO Guide 34 specifications
  • FTPH-M17C: 17-component even alkane mixture
  • PAH-HM16C: 16-component polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon mixture
  • PCB-MD7C: 7-component PCB Congener mixture
  • CSS-ME8270-M6C: 6 components in Methylene Chloride

High-Purity Standards

Single Element Calibration Standards
Booth 3566 A+

  • Designed for use for ICP-MS, ICP-AES, AA and other spectrometric techniques
  • Assayed in accordance with the High Performance ICP (HP-ICP-AES) method that was developed by NIST
  • Ensures the highest accuracy standards available, which translates into better analytical results

VHG Labs

Lab Automation

NAP/PCR Workstation
Booth 1704 VERSA 1100

  • Provides a large volume range (nL to mL)
  • Features a multi-channel liquid handling module
  • Maximizes accuracy, precision and throughput
  • Aurora also offers atomic absorption spectrometers, atomic fluorescence spectrometers, microwave digestions systems, and reagents

Aurora Instruments

DNA-CE System
Booth 3612 Qsep100™

  • Uses pen-shaped disposable gel-cartridges to improve efficiency
  • Designed to accommodate the standard 96- well PCR plate
  • Compact design allows users to set up and operate the instrument intuitively
  • Features disposable gel-cartridge with integrated pre-programmed test methods


High-Throughput Circular Dichroism (CD) Measurement System
Booth 1407 HDX-CD

  • Automates CD and UV/Visible absorbance measurements for large numbers of samples
  • A third detection option also allows simultaneous fluorescence measurement of the samples
  • Offers precise micro sampling and eliminates complications


Sample Changer
Booth 2219 898 XYZ

  • Automated for fast and reliable analysis of large sample series
  • High throughput and plenty of space allow for 82 samples
  • Features tiamo® control for easy operation
  • Can be operated with various sample racks
  • Application and service support included

Metrohm USA

Automated Homogenizer/ Liquid Handling System
Booth 3904 LH96

  • Combines multiple sample prep steps into one platform
  • Features multi-sample homogenizing, liquid handling, pipetting & sample weighing
  • Space-saving footprint fits inside most fume hoods
  • Offers substantial time savings over traditional manual sample prep methods

Omni International

Life Sciences

Fluorescent Western Blotting Membrane
Booth 1412 Immun-Blot®

  • Provides low autofluorescence and high signal-to-background ratio
  • Offers binding capacity of 300 μg/cm2 and improves the ability to capture more proteins
  • Precut membrane and filter paper sets — saves time and eliminates excessive membrane handling and potential contamination

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Sensor Chip
Booth 1412 ProteOn HTE™

  • Suitable for label-free analysis of protein-small molecule interactions
  • Reusable chip decreases cost per data point by 90%
  • Enables on-chip purificatio
  • Saves time, sample and money required for purification

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Flow Calorimeter
Booth 3470 chipCAL

  • Designed for thermodynamic profiling of microlitre volumes of biological sample
  • Well-suited to enzyme screening and the study of enzyme kinetics
  • With fast, real time readouts, its non-invasive approach can also be of value in the detection of microbial activity and cell metabolism

TTP Labtech

Cell Analyzer
Booth 309 Muse™

  • Software and touchscreen interface provide results in only a few steps
  • Validated assays provide rapid answers on cell concentration, viability, measurement of apoptotic status and cell cycle
  • Provides simple operation in a low cost platform

EMD Millipore

LIMS & Software

Technique-Specific Software
Booth 1174 Spectrus Workbooks

  • Provide data format support for all major instruments
  • Integrate chemical structure with analytical data so users can extract answers from their experiments
  • Include multi-technique processing and interpretation
  • Surpass traditional data storage and access


Business and Laboratory Management Software
Booth 1758 Matrix Gemini

  • Tailored to meet customer’s specific requirements
  • Suits many disciplines such as clinical trials, bio-banking, pharmaceutical and environmental industries
  • Configurable without the need for custom code or programming scripts
  • Ensures efficient, meaningful production of customer and case reports
  • Features a flexible and powerful direct-acting frictionless-hovering control valve


Semiautomated Diluter/ Dispenser Software
Booth 1619 Microlab® 600

  • Features method logging with electronic signature capability, password protection and the ability to print documentation
  • Includes a new package of compliance features for labs in regulated environments
  • Now available in ten languages

Hamilton Company

Booth 1971 BSI

  • Offers both local and internet-based systems, implemented with: a Java client; a web interface; and an API connected to a secure SQL database
  • Currently tracks over 45 million specimens from a variety of customers
  • Allows IMS to efficiently meet customized LIMS requirements
  • Tracks and reports all aspects of the specimen life cycle

Information Management Services (IMS)

Laboratory Resources Suite
Booth 1221 RICCA Resources

  • Allows users to access product CofAs and MSDS right on the RICCA website
  • Extends beyond the website with a social network where users can find TechTips, product specials, contests and events
  • Compendial Search provides a useful resource for lab tests

RICCA Chemical Company

Graph Digitizing Software for Windows & Mac
Booth 2105 UN-SCAN-IT

  • Automatically converts scanned graphs into useful (x,y) data using a simple drag and drop interface
  • Works with any scanner or image file
  • Can be used to digitize journal graphs, strip chart output, old graphs, or any other hard copy graph, among many other functions

Silk Scientific

LIMS, ELN and SDMS Solutions
Booth 1859 STARLIMS

  • Provides over 20 years of LIMS experience
  • Offers web-based LIMS
  • Integrated SDMS (Scientific Data Management System) and ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) solutions also available


Data Management Software and ELN
Booth 1965 Labnotes™ and Transform

  • Labnotes – GLP compliant ELN for use in free-form or with templates; Provides full audit trail, time/date and signature stamps, and quick search functions
  • Transform – Mobile data capture and software systems for managing asset integrity and reliability whilst increasing reliability

Terrington Data Management

Paperless Lab Software
Booth 2665 CONNECTS Suite

  • Provides bridges between the islands of data generated in the lab and transforms that data into information that can be used across the enterprise
  • Delivers improved access to real-time information, regulatory compliance and data integrity
  • Saves time and money by automating processes and reducing manual data manipulation

Thermo Fisher Scientific


Analytical Instrument Service
Booth 3769 GenTech

  • Provides preventive maintenance testing, repair and refurbishment
  • Lab equipment appraisals and lab relocation & set up offered
  • Installation and warranty extension
  • Offers component level board repair
  • Also provides obsolete & hard to find parts and more

GenTech Scientific

Metal Scavenger Screening Services
Booth 1641 SiliaMetS®

  • Includes a range of products that have changed how chemists purify APIs
  • Uses an innovative and confidential process to find the optimal conditions for chemists
  • Helps simplify and speed up the screening step in metal scavenging


Supplies & Consumables

Safey Caps
Booth 907 Uni-Flex

  • Tested and quality assured following California, and U.S. FDA GMP guidelines
  • NEW Multi-Flex Safety Caps also available
  • Product line also includes: G-Tube Microcentrifuge Tubes, Bacti Cell Spreaders, the Astral Inoculation System, PCR Tubes, Capsettes and Uni-Capsettes histology cassettes, and Screw Cap Microcentrifuge Tubes

Bio Plas

Flexible Teflon Needles with Bite Protectors
Booth 1108 Cadence Science®

  • Protects tubing from bite damage through 304 stainless steel tubing, which covers the flexible Teflon tube at the hub end
  • Features soft, very flexible and translucent Teflon tube
  • Non-toxic and non-pyrogenic
  • Include plastic luer hubs and soft silicone tips


Certified Reference Solutions of Vitamins
Booth 2235 Snap-N-Spike® & Snap-N-Shoot®

  • Includes eight new certified reference solutions of vitamins B and E
  • Designed for use in preparation of matrix-based controls and calibrators for clinical applications or in dietary supplement analytical testing methods
  • Manufacturing controls for sensitive compounds minimize degradation


Analytical Reference Standards/ Custom Services
Booth 2235 Cerilliant

  • Catalog of standards offered including Drugs, Phytochemicals, Nitroglycerin & by-products, and Environmental Contaminants
  • Synthesis, analytical services, packaging & Certified Spiking Solutions® available
  • Quality system incorporates cGMP, GLP, and ISO requirements


Cryogenic Tubes
Booth 3948 CryoClear™

  • Allow for the cryogenic storage and transport of biological specimens at temperatures as low as -196oC
  • Feature caps and o-rings that are co-molded together
  • Eliminate the potential for contamination
  • Manufactured, assembled and packaged in a Class 7 cleanroom

Globe Scientific

Multipurpose Freezer Racks
Booth 3040 Models HS28621 - HS28624

  • Feature corrosion-resistant stainless steel and are equipped with handles for easy access
  • Store various styles of storage boxes, slide boxes, reverse PCR® racks and assay plates, depending on the model
  • Models include 3 x 3, 4 x 4, and 2 x 3 upright racks and a 4 x 1 chest freezer rack

Heathrow Scientific

Fitting for UHPLC
Booth 2729 Upchurch Scientific VHP-320

  • Incorporates a novel patent-pending design that allows the system to be used up-to ten assembly cycles with no impact on pressure holding ability or carryover
  • Simplifies installation (no “dropped” ferrule)
  • Improves efficiency of changeovers and reduces system downtime
  • Features PEEKTM polymer-blend ferrule

IDEX Health & Science

Solution Detector Tubes
Booth 1107 Gastec

  • Provide fast, economical, on-the-spot measurement of trace chemicals in liquids
  • Easy to use and do not require mixing, calibration, equipment, or accessories
  • Accurate results are available in 5 minutes or less


Polymeric SPE Cartridges and Well Plates
Booth 1641 SiliaPrepX™

  • Cover a broad spectrum of applications for a wide range of matrices
  • Present strong lot-to-lot reproducibility
  • Permit clean extraction, reduce ionic suppression and increase the selectivity for LC-MS/MS applications