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.
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.
Resolve Optics’ Cartridge Electrostatic Recovery and Analysis (CERA) system extracts fingerprints from discharged cartridge cases, not visible by any other means.
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.
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.
The Mobile EDU from Air Science is suited for classroom demonstrations and industrial training. It is completely self-contained and provides all around visibility.
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.
Thermo Fisher Scientific's triple quadrupole gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS/MS) system offers selectivity, analytical performance and productivity.
FoxFury's Rook Alternate Light Source (ALS) LED kit makes it easier to find forensic evidence and finally settles the debate over best wavelengths.
Using a mixer mill to pulverize samples before forensic analysis provides better drug extraction recovery.
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.
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.
by Paula Pou, Life Sciences WriterThe Federal Aviation Administration’s forensic toxicology lab employed a pipette calibration system to enhance quality and compliance.
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.
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.
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.
The PicoPlex single cell whole genome amplification (WGA) kit from Rubicon Genomics is a rapid, accurate and reproducible method for amplifying single genomes.
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.
LGC Standards have extended their product range with the catalogue "Reference Materials for Clinical, Forensic and Sports Drugs Applications".
Offering convenience, optical performance, and flexibility, the Leica FS M is a universal macroscope for high-precision firearm and toolmark examinations.
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.
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.
The ExpressAr kit for the extraction of RNA from FFPE (formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded) tissues can be applied not only to PCR but also to microarray applications.
The steady climb of prescription drug abuse has become a growing threat. Deaths from accidental overdose of prescribed meds—the number one class of abused drugs in the U.S.—have become all too commonplace.