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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. 

Fume Hood vs. Evidence Drying Cabinet

June 10, 2014 4:00 pm | by Kelly Williams, Product Manager, Labconco, Kansas City, Mo. | Articles | Comments

To ensure the safety and accuracy of work and personnel, it is always best to use an evidence...

Zoom Lens can Withstand Radiation

June 6, 2014 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Compact in design, the Model 192 Non Browning 6x Zoom Lens from Resolve Optics has been designed...

Microscope Covers Large Magnification Range

June 6, 2014 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Leeds Forensic Systems’ Discovery Firearms & Tool Marks Comparison Microscope is built with...

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Light System Uncovers Double the Evidence

June 6, 2014 12:55 pm | CAO Group | Product Releases | Comments

The CAO Group’s UltraLite ALS Turbo heads uncover twice the amount of forensic evidence. The forensic light system incorporates advanced “Turbo” light technology in six of the interchangeable heads used for various detection methods.

Spectroscopy Software IDs Automobile Crime Scene Samples

June 6, 2014 12:52 pm | Bio-Rad Laboratories | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad’s KnowitAll spectroscopy software can be used for the analysis of automobile paint samples acquired at crime scenes. Using the software to search multiple automobile paint layers found at a crime scene against the Paint Data Query (PDQ) database—the world’s largest international automotive paint database with nearly 20,000 samples—forensic scientists can determine the make, model, year and manufacturing origin of the samples.

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.

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Blue Light LEDs Designed for Forensic Inspection

May 30, 2013 11:00 am | Spectronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectroline TRITAN 450 is a powerful, multiple-LED, broad-beam blue light forensic inspection lamp. It is suited for a range of forensic applications, including crime scene investigation, gathering evidence and forensic laboratory work.

Software Covers Entire Fingerprint Analysis Workflow

May 30, 2013 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

From crime scene sample to final identification, Abetter Dactyloscopy from Qualitype covers the entire workflow of fingerprint analysis.

Forensic Lens Has Extended Magnification Range

May 30, 2013 10:53 am | Resolve Optics Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed specifically for forensic investigation, Resolve Optics’ Model 228 is a full-featured, high-performance UV lens.

System Designed for Human Cell Line Authentication

May 30, 2013 10:39 am | Promega Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Promega has designed the GenePrint 10 System for human cell line authentication and sample identification.

Spectroscopy, Imaging Software Designed for Windows 8

May 30, 2013 10:34 am | CRAIC Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

CRAIC Technologies’ Auriga microspectroscopy and imaging software package is designed to collect, analyze and process both microspectra and images from proprietary microspectrophotometers running Windows 8.

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Facial System Makes 2D Photo ID-Ready

May 30, 2013 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Animetrics’ ID-Ready is a subscription-based online service for smaller law enforcement departments.

Laboratory Equipment: October 2012

October 1, 2012 4:12 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The October issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on microscopy technologies that are quickly moving the industry forward. Developers are pushing the limits of existing imaging technologies to create systems with three times the measurement speed, resolution and consistency. Other articles include LIMS and ultrapure water. Special sections this month include forensic science and food & beverage laboratories.

Mass Specs Bring Ion Optics Technology

September 27, 2012 11:19 am | Waters Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

With the Xevo G2-S QTof and Xevo G2-S Tof mass spectrometers, Waters Corp. brings its StepWave ion optics technology to its benchtop quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry products. 

Lens Enhances Novel Fingerprinting Technique

September 27, 2012 11:15 am | Resolve Optics Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Resolve Optics’ Cartridge Electrostatic Recovery and Analysis (CERA) system extracts fingerprints from discharged cartridge cases, not visible by any other means. 

Evidence Drying Cabinets Reduce Odors, Contamination

September 27, 2012 11:11 am | Mystaire Misonix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mystaire Misonix’s SecureDry evidence drying cabinets are designed to provide a secure and dedicated area for drying wet evidentiary items while creating a barrier to keep out the potential threat of cross-contamination. 

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Benchtop Evidence Drying Cabinets Save Space

September 27, 2012 11:08 am | Labconco Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Protector Benchtop Evidence Drying Cabinet from Labconco provides a compact, space-saving method of securely drying evidence. At 36" wide and 28" deep, the cabinet fits atop standard laboratory cabinetry. 

Ductless Fume Hood Can Be Easily Moved

September 27, 2012 10:53 am | Air Science USA | Product Releases | Comments

The Mobile EDU from Air Science is suited for classroom demonstrations and industrial training. It is completely self-contained and provides all around visibility.

Fuming Chamber Includes Automatic Safety Controller

September 27, 2012 10:50 am | AirClean Systems | Product Releases | Comments

AirClean Systems’ CyanoSafe filtered cyanoacrylate fuming chambers provide safe, automated latent fingerprint development. The filtered cyanoacrylate fuming chamber is designed to safely and effectively process evidentiary items using the cyanoacrylate fuming method. 

GCMSMS Delivers Increased Matrix Selectivity

October 6, 2011 5:33 am | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific's triple quadrupole gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS/MS) system offers selectivity, analytical performance and productivity.

LED Kits Light Up Evidence

October 6, 2011 5:33 am | FoxFury Lighting Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

FoxFury's Rook Alternate Light Source (ALS) LED kit makes it easier to find forensic evidence and finally settles the debate over best wavelengths.

Mixer Mills are Ideal for Hairy Situations

October 3, 2011 8:58 am | by RETSCH, Haan, Germany | Articles | Comments

Using a mixer mill to pulverize samples before forensic analysis provides better drug extraction recovery.

Laboratory Equipment: October 2011

October 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the October 2011 issue of Laboratory Equipment magazine, featuring a cover story on food and beverage, a survey on liquid handling and special product sections on food and beverage, forensic science laboratories and laboratory design.

Software Raises the Bars

October 5, 2010 7:43 am | by Stephen Wilent, Laboratory Solutions Consultant, Mettler-Toledo, Inc. | Articles | Comments

by Stephen Wilent, Laboratory Solutions Consultant, Mettler-Toledo, Inc. Software developed for laboratory balances, Mettler Toledo’s LabX Balance, can establish efficacy standards regarding regulatory requirements for crime labs.  

Flying on Course

March 22, 2010 12:11 pm | by Paula Pou, Life Sciences Writer | Articles | Comments

by Paula Pou, Life Sciences WriterThe Federal Aviation Administration’s forensic toxicology lab employed a pipette calibration system to enhance quality and compliance.

Validated Forensic DNA Automation Systems

November 19, 2009 3:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The pipetting performance and monitoring/audit trail features of Hamilton’s STAR liquid handling platform have been combined with Sorenson Forensics’ expertise in method validation, thus providing validated automation systems suited for DNA analysis in casework and databasing applications. 

Drug Screening Solution Increases Sample Throughput

September 4, 2009 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s drug screening and confirmation solution for forensic toxicology is based on its Exactive benchtop LC-MS (liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry) platform.

Video Camera Synchronizes Recording Ultra-Fast

September 4, 2009 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HyperVision HPV-2 high-speed video camera from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments utilizes the high-sensitivity IS-CCD image sensor to achieve ultra-fast recording, including a multi-camera synchronized recording at speeds of 1 million frames per second.  

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