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Laboratory Equipment: June 2014

June 10, 2014 4:50 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The June issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on sample prep, and the multitude of systems and consumables researchers use to perform the most utilized process in the lab. Other articles detail the technological expansion of NMR, and the benefits of using evidence drying cabinets in forensic applications. Products include: mixers, incubators, gas generators, pumps, valves, fittings and more, with special sections on food & bev, lab design & furnishings and forensics. 

High-speed, Multi-Component Food, Bev Analysis

June 6, 2014 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ UF-Amino Station can analyze 38 amino acids in 9 min,...

Colored Tape Differentiates Samples

June 6, 2014 12:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Whirl-Pak offers colored tap for its bags—white, blue and red for 4 oz (118 mL), 18 oz (532 mL...

Unit Ensures Accurate Bottle Serialization

June 6, 2014 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MG America’s ACE-BT300 Coding & Verification Unit is an integrated system for bottle...

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IMS range for E. coli Detection

June 6, 2014 12:38 pm | LAB M Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Lab M’s Captivate O45 is an addition to the company’s range of immunomagnetic separation (IMS) products. The product range is suited for the isolation of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains associated with foodborne infection.

DO Meter Improves Beer Taste

June 6, 2014 12:34 pm | Hamilton Company | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Co.’s Beverly is a portable dissolved oxygen (DO) meter developed in collaboration with brewers. The flow-through meter uses the company’s Optical VisiFerm DO sensor, which provides accurate and reliable measurements of DO in beer.

DO Meter Improves Beer Taste

June 6, 2014 12:34 pm | Hamilton Company | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Co.’s Beverly is a portable dissolved oxygen (DO) meter developed in collaboration with brewers. The flow-through meter uses the company’s Optical VisiFerm DO sensor, which provides accurate and reliable measurements of DO in beer.

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Handling System is Extremely Flexible

June 6, 2014 12:26 pm | Festo Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Festo’s Bionic Handling Assistant comprises three basic elements for spatial movement, along with a hand axis and a gripper with adaptive fingers. Its 11° of freedom allow a variety of task-specific travel paths, which, unlike conventional handling systems, are not purely linear.

NMR Screening Method Spots Fraudulent Juice

June 6, 2014 12:24 pm | Bruker NMR | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker’s JuiceScreener 3.0 comes with significant enhancements that enable the accurate, swift, automated screening of even more fruit juice types from just a single experiment. The expanded database of reference spectra now contains more than 16,000 samples obtained from production sites all over the world, containing more than 300,000 NMR reference values covering more than 19 different types of fruit, enabling the detection of several adulterations and the determination of fruit origin, depending on the type of fruit.

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 flow at flow rates up to 500 L/min, using stainless steel, PEEK or other body materials at up to 150 C and up to 700 bar. Beneficially, measurement accuracy improves as the liquid viscosity increases, from a nominal 1% to around 0.1% of flow rate at higher viscosities.

Compact Centrifuges Increase Capacity, Flexibility

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

The Thermo Scientific general purpose centrifuges feature increased capacity and flexibility with rotor innovations including the Thermo Scientific TX-1000 rotor, which employs a 4 L capacity in a traditional 3 L footprint.

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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 processing of natural products. The instrument is designed to simplify extraction for a variety of natural products, using safe, efficient carbon dioxide.

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.                                                                     

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.

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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. 

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. 

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.

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