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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.

Blue Light LEDs Designed for Forensic Inspection

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

The Spectroline TRITAN 450 is a powerful, multiple-LED, broad-beam blue light forensic...

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...

Forensic Lens Has Extended Magnification Range

May 30, 2013 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

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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.

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. 

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.  

Kits are Quick to Amplify Single Genomes

September 4, 2009 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PicoPlex single cell whole genome amplification (WGA) kit from Rubicon Genomics is a rapid, accurate and reproducible method for amplifying single genomes.

GC Column Targets Analytes with High-Resolution

September 4, 2009 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phenomenex Inc.’s Zebron ZB-Drug-1 column for GC analysis of drugs of abuse is 50% faster than existing technologies and delivers improved resolution of target analytes.  

Catalogue Simplifies Clinical, Forensic and Sports Drugs

September 4, 2009 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

LGC Standards have extended their product range with the catalogue "Reference Materials for Clinical, Forensic and Sports Drugs Applications".  

Simultaneous Observation with Dual View Macroscope

September 4, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering convenience, optical performance, and flexibility, the Leica FS M is a universal macroscope for high-precision firearm and toolmark examinations.  

SEMs Provide Faster Gunshot Residue Analysis

September 2, 2009 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suited for analyzing gunshot residues (GSR), the GSR S50 and GSR F50 SEMs from FEI Co. include the Magnum GSR software and specially-modified hardware to provide fully-automated analysis with dramatic improvements in speed, accuracy and affordability.

Microdissection System Rapidly Detects Cell Types

August 28, 2009 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LMD6500 microdissection system is suited for distinguishing between relevant and non-relevant cells and tissues. Forensic DNA technologists can selectively and routinely analyze microscopic regions of interest down to a single cell to obtain results and make determinations that are relevant, reproducible and specific.

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