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Good Water, Good Results

August 7, 2014 10:25 am | by Jim Keary, Global Laboratory & Process Manager, ELGA LabWater | ELGA LabWater, LLC | Articles | Comments

Lab water purification systems play a crucial role in everyday work. Here are some pointers for selecting the perfect purification system for your lab.                                               

UHPLC Reaches 22,000 PSI

August 6, 2014 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Vanquish UHPLC system was designed from the ground up to provide...

Filling System Developed for Vaccine Facilities

August 6, 2014 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

TAP Biosystems has developed a stainless steel version of the fill-it system, designed for...

Reactor Ideal for Early Research

August 6, 2014 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ HPR-Micro Reactor is ideally suited for early, exploratory...

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Portable Flow Meters Deliver Accuracy, Validation

August 6, 2014 11:06 am | Alicat Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Alicat Scientific’s rechargeable portable gas mass flow meters feature 18 hr of continuous operation on a single charge, and +/-0.8% of reading accuracy. The handheld meters bring laboratory-class accuracy to field flow verification and validation applications in the environmental, manufacturing and metrology industries.

Sample Automation System for TD-NMR Apps

August 6, 2014 11:02 am | Bruker AXS GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker has released a sample automation system for the minispec mq and mq-one series, an easy to use and cost-effective system that brings sample automation to routine Time-Domain (TD) NMR applications.

Automated Platform Speeds Protein Characterization

August 6, 2014 10:57 am | PerkinElmer | Product Releases | Comments

PerkinElmer’s LabChip GX Touch and GXII Touch automated electrophoresis systems eliminate the need for manual sample preparation. They benefit customers by reducing hands-on time and simplifying data generation via a user-friendly operator touchscreen.


Gantry Handling System Speeds Automation

August 6, 2014 10:55 am | Festo Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Festo’s EXCM mini-H gantry is an innovative handling system for small parts assembly and medical laboratory automation. This X/Y planar gantry system is fast, accurate, modular and flexible. It is also plug-and-work for quick and easy start up.

Analyzer Provides Faster, More Accurate Results

August 6, 2014 10:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DRG:Hybrid-XL desktop analyzer is ideal for medium and small laboratories, providing diagnostic services to research facilities in hospitals, clinics and large medical practices. The innovative technology allows the simultaneous measurement of immunoassays and clinical chemistry parameters, including turbidimetric tests in one sample.

High-accuracy Fluid Dispensing for Cleanrooms

August 6, 2014 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK’s Spectrum II family of fluid dispensers has a small footprint of only 600-mm wide, maximizing floor space and productivity for high-volume production environments. The modular design allows for easy adaptation and upgrading to accommodate new applications and production requirements.

Diaphragm Pump Provides Twice the Flow

August 6, 2014 10:42 am | KNF Neuberger, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KNF Neuberger’s NFB 100 diaphragm liquid pump boasts two pump heads driven by one motor. In parallel connection mode, the alternating operation of the pump heads results in smooth and level flow, reducing the need for additional dampening components for systems sensitive to pulsation.

Titrator Allows Different Types of Titration

August 6, 2014 10:29 am | JM Science, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

JM Science’s Potentiometric Titrator (COM-1700) is used in research for improving the performance and reducing the cost of vanadium redox flow batteries for large-scale energy storage. The titrator can run four titrations and stirrers that easily allow the end user to do different types of titration, including potentiometric, photometric, polarization and conductometric titrations in parallel.


Pump Boasts Resonance-free, Quiet Operation

August 6, 2014 10:24 am | Fluid Metering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Intelligent Programmable Pump from Fluid Metering combines the company’s precision valveless STH Stepper Pump with integral programmable driver in a compact design ideal for integration with OEM instrumentation. The driver provides precision servo control of the STH pump’s stepper motor for resonance-free, quiet operation.

Droplet Merging at the nL Scale

August 6, 2014 10:20 am | Dolomite Microfluidics | Product Releases | Comments

Dolomite’s Mitos Dropix Droplet Merging System meets the needs of microfluidic applications that benefit from the ability to combine pairs of droplets in a controlled manner. The system creates a droplet sequence and merges successive pairs of droplets using a microfluidic Droplet Pillar Merger Chip.

Pneumatic Dosing Unit is Customizable

August 6, 2014 10:15 am | Burkert Fluid Control Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Burkert’s Pneumatic Dosing unit combines ultra precision and repeatability of fluid dosing with a flexible, customizable design, giving users precisely the results that matter. Whether a user is dosing pharma media or syrup, vaccines or coffee flavors, the wide-ranging performance of the unit meets challenging needs.

Dispenser Speeds Microplate Workflow

August 6, 2014 10:13 am | BioTek Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

BioTek’s MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser is now available with optional RAD (random access dispense) technology to further extend its application range and flexibility. RAD technology offers single-channel dispensing to random individual microplate wells, along with rapid reagent dispensing into large volume wells of 6- to 24-well microplates.

Digesters, Distillation Units Maximize Automation

August 6, 2014 10:01 am | VELP Scientifica s.r.l. | Product Releases | Comments

VELP Scientifica provides scientists with a complete system to perform Kjeldahl analysis and determine the nitrogen and protein content in different samples. Designed to ensure optimum accuracy and quality of results, the matching DKL Digesters and UDK Distillation Units incorporate multiple innovations.


Stage, Digital Controller Enable Real-time Imaging

August 5, 2014 5:06 pm | PI (Physic Instrumente) L.P. | Product Releases | Comments

PI’s (Physik Instrumente) P-736.ZR Large Aperture flexure-guided piezo nanopositioning stages are optimized for high resolution and very fast step and settle, such as required for real-time imaging applications. The stage has a low profile for easy integration, large aperture and travel ranged up to 220 µm with sub-nanometer closed-loop resolution for surface metrology, microscopy and imaging applications.

Microscopes Boast Large Zoom Ratio

August 5, 2014 5:02 pm | Nikon Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nikon Metrology has released the SMZ1270, a stereo microscope with large zoom ratio; the SMZ1270i, a version of SMZ1270 with intelligent features; and the SMZ800N, with enhanced optics and operability. With their newly redesigned optics and advanced features, these stereo microscopes provide enhanced optical performance and operability, enabling researchers to carry out high-magnification, large-zoom-ratio, high-definition imaging with ease.

Correlative Imaging Solution Combines OM, SEM

August 5, 2014 5:00 pm | JEOL, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

JEOL and Nikon have integrated optical microscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy in a way that enables seamless observation of the same region of interest on a sample with fast, accurate navigation. The technique, MiXcroscopy, employs the same specimen holder for both the optical microscope (OM) and the scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Mixer Responds to Users’ Requirements

July 9, 2014 10:38 am | Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Resodyn Acoustic Mixers’ LabRAM II incorporates second-generation Resonant Acoustic Mixing (RAM) technology, which introduces significant benefits for mixing and processing a variety of applications.

Viscometer Sensor Designed for Petrochemical Apps

July 9, 2014 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

PAC’s 393 flanged process viscosity sensor boasts a design that is configurable to the end user’s needs.

Automated Decapper Reduces Sample Risk

July 9, 2014 10:32 am | Micronic Europe B.V. | Product Releases | Comments

Micronic’s Automatic Screw Cap DeCapper system is an innovative, easy-to-use device that provides automated decapping/capping of screw cap storage tubes in 96-tube racks in portrait or landscape format.

Inverted Microscope Suited for Cell Culture Work

July 9, 2014 10:29 am | Leica Microsystems Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems’ DMi1 is an entry-level inverted microscope with functions specifically necessary for routine lab work.

TOC Analyzer for Ultrapure, Process Waters 

July 9, 2014 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE’s Sievers M9 Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer has been designed to measure TOC in a broad range of samples from ultrapure water to process waters.

Viscometer’s Motor Ensures Accuracy, Repeatability

July 9, 2014 10:24 am | Paul N. Gardner Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PAINTLAB+ Krebs Viscometer from Paul N. Gardner Co. offers high-accuracy viscosity measurement with advanced functionality.

Micromanipulator is Rapid, Precise and Direct

July 9, 2014 10:22 am | Eppendorf | Product Releases | Comments

Eppendorf’s TransferMan 4r is an innovative micromanipulator that combines an intuitive user interface with enhanced precision for rapid and simple microinjection. 

Pumps Have Extended Operating Range

July 8, 2014 4:54 pm | Edwards Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Edwards’ has expanded its vacuum capabilities with the ES range of single-stage, oil-sealed rotary vane pumps.

Simultaneous Cell Sorting, Particle Detection

July 8, 2014 4:51 pm | Beckman Coulter - Life Sciences | Product Releases | Comments

MoFlo Astrios EQ, a six-way jet-in-air sorter from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, delivers enhanced dual forward scatter (eFSC) technology for simultaneous sorting and detection of particles from 200 nm to 30 µm in diameter. 

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