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Kits Produce High DNA Purities

December 17, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Isohelix’s GeneFiX range of DNA saliva collection and purification products includes a storage component and three kits. The GeneFiX Collector is designed to quickly and easily store DNA long-term from saliva using an integrated stabilization buffer.

Vacuum Controller Boasts Two-point Control

December 9, 2014 5:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BrandTech’s CVC3000 detect combines the CVC3000 vacuum controller with a solenoid valve to...

Maintenance-Free Cartridges Replace Multistage Pumps

December 9, 2014 5:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vaccon Co.’s RTM series of maintenance-free venturi cartridges replace failed or clogged multi-...

Robust Transducer Suited for Harsh Processes

December 9, 2014 5:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MKS Instruments’ 902B Absolute Piezo vacuum transducer integrates a MEMS-based Piezo sensor with...

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Centrifuge Enables Rapid Processing

December 9, 2014 5:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EKF Diagnostics’ PlasmaPrep-12 centrifuge is suited for use in both the hospital and laboratory. It is designed for STAT serum/plasma separation and is ideal for coagulation studies.

Ultracentrifuge Designed for Multiple Users

December 9, 2014 5:31 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Sorvall WX+ ultracentrifuge combines speed with safety and ergonomics, allowing researchers to easily protect samples while achieving reliable and consistent results. It features an intuitive color LCD touchscreen to keep programming simple and easy to navigate.

Centrifuge Designed for Chemical, Pharma Industries

December 9, 2014 5:27 pm | The Western States Machine Company | Product Releases | Comments

Western States’ CLC-5000 is an economical lab filtering centrifuge. With advanced engineering and an enhanced design, the centrifuge services a niche market within the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.


Sonicator Bath Designed for Difficult Samples

December 9, 2014 5:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering a powerful 300 W of ultrasonic energy in a specially configured stainless steel tank, the 37 kHz Elma S375EL sample sonicator bath from iUltrasonic makes short work of dissolving, homogenizing, dispersing, mixing and emulsifying the most difficult laboratory samples.

Particle Counter Displays in 3 Seconds

December 9, 2014 5:19 pm | New Star Environmental, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New Star Environmental’s Model 804 Four Channel Handheld Particle Counter counts particles 0.3 to 10.0 um, offering portability and reliability for a cost-effective price. The unit is completely self-contained with its own internal battery and sample pump.

LED Endures Uniformity in Vibration-sensitive Imaging

December 9, 2014 5:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The X-Cite 110LED from Excelitas Technologies Corp. is a compact white light LED source for fluorescence imaging applications. Using liquid light guide coupling, the LED delivers broad-spectrum optical power with enhanced field uniformity at the specimen level via manual, personal computer (PC) and TTL control.

Bioreactor is Versatile, Portable

December 9, 2014 5:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bose Corp.’s 3DCulturePro system is a multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor designed for biologists, biomedical researchers and scientists who require reproducible and reliable tissue growth. The system supports cell growth and 3-D tissue culture in an easy-to-use, scalable configuration.

Automated Plate Reader Speeds Protein Analysis

December 9, 2014 4:18 pm | Wyatt Technology | Product Releases | Comments

The DynaPro Plate Reader II from Wyatt Technology is an automated Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) instrument that may be used with industry-standard 96, 384 or 1536 wellplates for the unattended and rapid analysis of protein solutions, promiscuous inhibitors, quantum dots, nanoparticles or other samples in solution. The instrument includes an on-board camera that photographs each well so that sample purity, bubble formation, crystallization or other phenomenon can be examined visually.


DNA Sizing Platform Shortens Run Times

December 9, 2014 4:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sage Science’s PippinHT is a high-throughput version of its Pippin line of automated DNA size selection instruments for use with next-generation sequencers. The instrument is particularly useful for scientists conducting large-scale genomic or transcriptomic studies.

Pathology Imaging System Speeds Workflow

December 9, 2014 4:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PerkinElmer’s Mantra Quantitative Pathology Workstation with inForm Image Analysis Software is an easy-to-use, compact, quantitative pathology imaging solution for quantifying biomarkers and protein expression in situ. It enables the development of multiplexed immune cell and protein expression profiling assays for cellular phenotyping in the tumor and tumor microenvironment of standard formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections.

IHC System Minimizes Slide Handling

December 9, 2014 4:08 pm | EMD Millipore Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore’s SNAP i.d. 2.0 Protein Detection System for Immunohistochemistry (IHC) represents a needed advancement in the IHC workflow. The system addresses manual and process variability challenges in traditional IHC methods by decreasing slide handling time and enabling parallel processing of up to 24 slides at once, reducing slide-to-slide process variation without incurring the costs of automation.

Balance Designed for Stability, Accuracy, Speed

November 7, 2014 3:32 pm | Ohaus Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

OHAUS’ Adventurer line of analytical and precision balances combines its many functional features with ease-of-use to provide accurate weighing and measurement results for standard laboratory weighing needs. Stability, accuracy and fast operation are hallmarks of the new line.

Balance Ensures High Performance, Compliance

November 7, 2014 3:29 pm | Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

METTLER TOLEDO’s line of XPE balances includes micro-analytical, analytical and precision balances, as well as automated dosing with the Quantos powder and liquid dispensing modules. Users can carry out daily weighing tasks worry free, safe in the knowledge that the balances deliver consistently reliable and compliant results, thanks to technologies such as StaticDetect, SmartPan and StatusLight.


Enclosures Designed for Lab Automation Processes

November 7, 2014 3:25 pm | HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

HEMCO EnviroMax Enclosures are engineered to isolate lab automation instrumentation and processes that include liquid handling, powder and sample weighing and high throughput screening. They are available in standard sizes or can be fabricated to meet exact size or design specifications.

Analyzer Automates, Speeds Wet Chemistry Procedures

November 7, 2014 10:47 am | Xylem Analytics | Product Releases | Comments

Xylem’s OI Analytical brand has released the Flow Solution 3700 Automated Chemistry Analyzer for wastewater and environmental lab markets. The analyzer ideal for daily compliance monitoring and measuring a vast assortment of parameters.

Multi-position Stirring Hot Plates

November 7, 2014 10:41 am | Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific’s line of multi-position analog stirring hot plates and stirrers features five or nine stirring positions. The large 12”-square ceramic heater tops have a temperature range to 450 C.

Cryocooler Eliminates Hassle of Liquid Nitrogen

November 7, 2014 10:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sunpower’s CryoTel Cube cryogenic cooling system provides a maintenance-free, high-performance, high-reliability solution for cryogenic applications. Users can turn on the system and have instant cryogenic cooling that eliminates the hassle of handling liquid nitrogen.

Filter Units Minimize Contamination, Exposure

November 7, 2014 10:35 am | Pope Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Solids, crystals, high-purity chemicals, pharmaceutical intermediates and more are efficiently filtered, washed, reslurried and dried in Pope Scientific’s portable nutsche filter units. The units minimize contamination and exposure, and are a logical leap forward from laboratory Buchner funnels.

All-in-One Systems Easily Processes Multiple Samples

November 7, 2014 10:31 am | Labconco Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Labconco’s all-in-one CentriVap Complete houses every component needed to begin processing multiple samples: vacuum concentrator, cold trap and diaphragm vacuum pump. The concentrator uses a combination of centrifugal force, vacuum and optional heat to speed evaporation, and is used in molecular biology, proteomics, genomics, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, drug discovery and analytical chemistry.

Radial Transfer Arm for Vacuum Applications

November 7, 2014 10:28 am | Kurt J. Lesker Company | Product Releases | Comments

The Kurt J. Lesker Company is the exclusive North American Distributor for the Radial Telescopic Transfer Arm (RTTA) from UHV Design. Designed for space efficiency, it provides a sample reach of 760 mm beyond the chamber connection flange. When the arm is fully retracted, it will fit in a chamber with an internal diameter of 630 mm and can hold samples up to 138 mm in diameter.

TEM Meets Advanced Materials Development Needs

November 7, 2014 10:25 am | JEOL USA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

JEOL’s JEM-ARM300F Transmission Electron Microscope exceeds atomic resolution boundaries, increasing S/TEM resolution to 63 picometers. Designed to meet the most advanced materials development requirements for atom-by-atom characterization and chemical mapping, the 300 kV microscope offers a high level of performance.

Redesigned Circulators Boast Better Temp Indication

November 7, 2014 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Huber has redesigned its MPC circulators with a new front and RS232 interface as standard. The improved temperature indication of the models provides a continuous resolution of 0.1 C over the entire temperature range.

HD Camera Suited for Fluorescence Applications

November 7, 2014 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

ACCU-SCOPE and UNITRON teamed to produce the Excelis HD digital microscopy camera, which offers fast 60 fps video preview with enhanced color fidelity, built-in mouse control software for HDMI viewing without a computer and onboard image-capturing capability. The camera offers simultaneous live image output to an HD monitor and to computer via USB 2.0.

Automated Viscometer Improves Data Quality

November 7, 2014 10:15 am | CANNON Instrument Company | Product Releases | Comments

CANNON Instrument Co. has released the automated CAV 4.2 dual-bath kinematic viscometer for ASTM D445. Medium to high throughput laboratories requiring D445 precision will find that the instrument combines quality and reliability with modern design and unique features to enhance productivity, reduce costs and improve data quality.

System Simplifies Fluorescence Microscopy

November 7, 2014 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad Laboratories’ ZOE Fluorescent Cell Imager can deliver the power of microscopy in a system that is as easy to use as a tablet. The system includes three fluorescent channels and brightfield to simplify fluorescence imaging for cell culture applications.

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