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Laboratory Equipment: January 2014

January 6, 2014 12:26 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The January issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on easy-to-use, next-generation automation systems. Other articles discuss multi-angle light scattering spectroscopy as a biomedical research tool, as well as different sample preparation techniques for seafood. Product updates include: glove boxes, fume hoods, IR/FTIR, power supplies, pipettes and syringes, and chemicals, gases and standards. Special application sections this month are: food and beverage, biofuel technologies and lab design and furnishings.

Flow Meters Suited for Monitoring Beverage Lines

January 2, 2014 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

High-precision Oval Gear (OG) flow meters from Titan Enterprises can monitor a viscous fluid...

Compact Centrifuges Increase Capacity, Flexibility

January 2, 2014 3:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific general purpose centrifuges feature increased capacity and flexibility...

Supercritical Fluid Extractor Optimized for Natural Products

January 2, 2014 3:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ SFT-NPX-10 is a pilot scale supercritical extractor for the...

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Reader Rapidly Scans Frozen, Barcoded Tubes

January 2, 2014 3:33 pm | Micronic Europe B.V. | Product Releases | Comments

Micronic has extended its blue-white Tracxer Code Reader line with the Tracxer Code Reader RD235 CRYO. It offers a high-end solution for scanning whole racks with 2D data-matrix or TraXis coded tubes.

Laboratory Equipment: October 2013

October 3, 2013 3:32 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The October issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on environmental water analysis, including a case study on a small N.J.-based environmental laboratory. Other articles detail the sample preparation and analysis of arsenic in rice, and how manifold technology simplifies fluid handling.

Sample Preparation, Analysis of Arsenic in Rice

October 3, 2013 2:35 pm | by RETSCH Inc., Haan, Germany | Verder Scientific - Retsch Division | Articles | Comments

Arsenic in food and water has been linked to cancers and other diseases, making the sample preparation, handling and analysis even more vital for consumer safety.                                                                     

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Product Ensures Beer, Wine Stabilization

October 2, 2013 2:38 pm | Porvair Sciences Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair’s Stabifil, a polyphenol-removal product for beer and wine stabilization, uses the proprietary, patented technology of co-sintering Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPP) powder with Vyon to affect product exposure to PVPP at high flow rates with low contact time in a sanitary and highly efficient manner.

Evaporator Ideal for Difficult Samples

October 2, 2013 2:15 pm | JM Science, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

JM Science’s oil evaporator, the AQUACOUNTER EV-2000L, uses azeotropic distillation and completely separates water from sample matrices, thus eliminating any side reactions with interfering substances. 

Polymers Increase Food Safety

October 2, 2013 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Designers and operators of food production lines must adhere to strict food hygiene regulations from the FDA to ensure consumers can buy food safely. 

Titrators Have No Learning Curve

October 2, 2013 12:11 pm | Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

METTLER TOLEDO’s EasyPlus compact and simple titrator is specifically designed for basic requirements and first-time users of automatic titrators in the food and chemical industries. 

Tester Measures Lid Strength

October 2, 2013 12:07 pm | Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Brookfield Engineering’s TA-GPJ– General Peeling Jig was developed to measure the force required to peel the lid off a sealed container. 

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Digital PCR System Has Food Research Capabilities

October 2, 2013 12:04 pm | Bio-Rad Laboratories | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad Laboratories’s QX200 Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) system is the only digital PCR system that works with EvaGreen and TaqMan hydrolysis probes (reagents that are used with the instrument) to provide users more flexibility in the design of their digital PCR experiments.

Food Service Scales Provide Results Instantly

October 2, 2013 11:56 am | Ohaus Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

OHAUS’ Valor 7000 line of compact food service scales has been designed to support the efficiency, precision and cleanliness vital to the baking and food service industries. 

High-End Tools Needed for Multiple Pesticide Analyses

September 5, 2013 2:34 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, PerkinElmer, Bruker Daltonics Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Researchers are using the best analytical tools available to evaluate hundreds of multiple pesticide residues in food products.                                                                       

Laboratory Equipment: June 2013

June 4, 2013 11:03 am | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The June issue of Laboratory Equipment continues to celebrate the magazine's 50th anniversary with a retrospective on the 1960s. Additionally, the cover story details efforts to remove sample prep as a common bottleneck in the lab. Other articles discuss ELN lessons for food and beverage companies and the efficiency gains achieved by implementing a direct-to-slide printer. Special product sections include food and beverage and forensics.

Pharma ELN Lessons for Food and Beverage

June 3, 2013 4:49 pm | by Ted Pawela, Sr. Director, Materials Science & Engineering Business, Accelrys Inc., San Diego, Calif. | Accelrys, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) have become standard fare for most pharmaceutical companies today—so much so that the “early adopter” path that pharma has taken to digitize research and development data has become a model for other industries looking to deploy similar solutions. 

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Colorimeters Are Rugged, Waterproof

May 30, 2013 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

YSI, a Xylem brand, has developed a comprehensive colorimetry line that offers single and multi-parameter colorimeters, thermal reactors and a complete line of reagents.

ICP-OES, Software Streamline Workflow

May 30, 2013 10:07 am | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s iCAP 7000 Series ICP-OES (inductively-coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer)—driven by Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data Solution (ISDS) software— is designed to streamline workflows and minimize cost per sample.

Calorimeter Provides High-Sensitivity Analysis

May 30, 2013 10:05 am | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ DSC-60Plus Series differential scanning calorimeters offer the high-sensitivity analysis and easy operation required for the development of high-functioning new materials in the food, polymer and pharmaceutical industries.

Website Guides Sample Prep for Microbiological Analysis

May 30, 2013 10:01 am | Seward Limited | Product Releases | Comments

Seward has launched a fully refreshed website designed as a readily accessible point of reference for customers seeking assistance in sample preparation for microbiological analysis in the food, life science and environmental sectors.

Benchtop NMR Has No Special Requirements

May 30, 2013 9:58 am | Oxford Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Oxford Instruments’ Pulsar, an economical benchtop, cryogen-free NMR analyzer, offers convenience without the special requirements associated with superconducting magnets.

Miniature Length Sensor are Easy-to-Use

May 30, 2013 9:55 am | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s ZMD series of miniature length sensors is compact in size and easy-to-use.

Guide Presents Options for Salt Determination

May 30, 2013 9:53 am | Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

Salt is one of the key ingredients for almost any food product. Determining the right salt content makes or breaks the quality of food products.

Tester Quickly Measures Whiteness of Powders

May 30, 2013 9:49 am | KETT | Product Releases | Comments

Kett’s C130 tester is designed for use in laboratory, near-line process and remote QA/QC applications where quick, accurate determination of whiteness and/or purity is required.

Flat Cables Meet Food Industry Requirements

May 30, 2013 9:47 am | Cicoil | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s Highly Flexible Flat Cables are designed for food manufacturing machinery applications where long-term reliability is critical and downtime is not an option.

Laboratory Equipment: January 2013

January 3, 2013 10:46 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The January issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on how advancing laboratory automation is enhancing productivity, reliability and accuracy. Emerging Fuel Technologies and Food and Beverage labs are the two special product/article sections.

New Instruments Reduce Energy, Water Usage in Food Processes

January 3, 2013 10:24 am | by Jim McMahon for Lyco Manufacturing, Columbus, Wis. | Articles | Comments

Recent developments in continuous-process cooking provide critical reductions in energy and cost savings.

Unit Uses Gentle Conditions to Extract Flavors

January 2, 2013 11:13 am | Supercritical Fluids Tech. | Product Releases | Comments

The SFT-150 Supercritical Fluid Extractor was developed to investigate the application of supercritical fluid techniques to processing applications, such as the extraction of peppermint flavor from peppermint leaves.

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