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Microscope Upgrade Allows Deeper Biological Imaging

March 25, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus has added two new configurations in its FLUOVIEW FVMPE-RS multiphoton laser scanning microscope series—a Gantry microscope system and an inverted microscope system. The microscope series is used in life science research.

Automation System Boasts Liquid Handling Versatility

March 20, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tecan’s Fluent Laboratory Automation Solution is designed to offer greater throughput and...

Systems Ensure Precise Fluid Dispensing

March 20, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD’s PRO series of automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with...

Metering Pumps Handle Aggressive, Corrosive Liquids

March 20, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

KNF Neuberger’s enhanced SIMDOS 10 line of diaphragm liquid metering pumps is available with...

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Small Peristaltic Pumps Designed for Biopharma

March 18, 2015 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 120 pumps in Watson-Marlow Pumps’ new peristaltic pump range are suited for single-use systems where no contamination can be accepted. The pumps have been developed to increase the low-flow capabilities of the company’s product range for applications in the biopharm sector.

Chillers Ensure Low-temp Sample Stability

March 18, 2015 9:00 am | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s TCL-10 series is simple to operate, and keeps sample at a low temperature for long periods. Cooling causes no mess or contamination.

Hot Plate Allows Work Directly on Heater Surface

March 18, 2015 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific’s EchoTherm Model HP61A Programmable Hot Plate has a 12 x 12” milled-flat cast aluminum heater top. Applications include wafer processing and annealing, polymer engineering, baking photo resists, wax and glue heating and bonding, micro fabrication and encapsulation, surface mount soldering and heating any sample directly on the heater surface.

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Comprehensive Range of Onsite Gas Generators

March 11, 2015 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Independent Air Treatment Technology’s AiroGen Onsite Laboratory Gas Generators offer a safe, easy-to-use, economical and efficient technology for high purity H2, N2 and zero air analytical grade laboratory gases on demand—without the need for gas cylinders.

Digital Refractometer Ensures Accurate, Reliable Results

March 11, 2015 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hanna Instruments’ HI96800 Digital Refractometer measures refractive index and displays both temperature compensated (nD20) and non-temperature compensated (nD) readings, along with temperature on a dual-level LCD screen. With a push of a button, the meter can also convert refractive index to % Brix scale.

Storage Solution Can Manage Multiple Consumable Types

March 11, 2015 11:00 am | Brooks Automation | Product Releases | Comments

Brooks Life Science’s SampleStore II SE is an extension of its SampleStore II automated storage solutions portfolio that can manage a wide range of consumable types. The system enables laboratories to efficiently manage small to mid-size sample collections comprising a range of tubes, vials and plates with a single automated storage solution.

Thermostats Operate in -90 to 300 C Range

March 11, 2015 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Huber Kältemaschinenbau has expanded its range of heating and cooling thermostats to offer two product lines. The CC models meet the highest standards, while the MPC models stand for simple operation and affordability.

Cryostat Specifically Designed for Optical Spectroscopists

March 11, 2015 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oxford Instruments’ Cryofree optical cryostat—the Optistat Dry—is specifically designed for low temperature spectroscopy applications. Its design makes it versatile and flexible. The cryostat allows optical spectroscopists to cool their samples to <3 K without the need for liquid cryogens.

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Platform Enables More Efficient GPC/SEC

March 11, 2015 9:59 am | Malvern Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Malvern’s OMNISEC platform integrates highly efficient sample separation via the OMNISEC RESOLVE module and high sensitivity analysis using OMNISEC REVEAL, a fully integrated multi-detector array. The system has applications wherever there is a need for detailed analysis and understanding of natural or synthetic polymers, proteins and macromolecules.

Fitting’s Design Permits Direct Connection

March 11, 2015 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

VICI Valco’s Cheminert High Pressure PEEK Fittings are rated at 5000 psi with fingertight nuts—beyond the burst strength of most PEEK tubing. The taper angle and detail design conform to the industry standard.

Manual Capper is Easy to Use

March 11, 2015 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Compatible with the complete Micronic range of 96-format tubes and racks as well as other brands, the Univo Manual Capper CM480 is designed to seal an entire rack of tubes with push caps in a single action. Compact and robust in design, the capper can repeatedly and reliably secure cap tubes (up to 1.40 mL) in all ANSI/SLAS format racks up to a maximum height of 48 mm.

Evaporation Guide Helps Simplify the Technique

March 11, 2015 9:47 am | Genevac, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Genevac has released a 24-page guide titled “Introduction to Evaporation.” It has been written to provide practical informed advice on how solvent evaporation and concentration can be made simple, safe, efficient and effective.

Tool Provides Small Volume Dissolution Testing Solution

March 11, 2015 9:43 am | Distek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Distek’s Mini HeightChek Tool for Small Volume Dissolution is a fixed 10-mm gauge that accurately sets the paddle or basket heights prior to using the small volume dissolution accessory. With the increase in utilization of small volume (<200 mL) dissolution testing in the marketplace, the company can now provide a quick and simple tool for setting the operating heights.

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Color-coded Labels Provide Instant ID

March 11, 2015 9:40 am | CILS International | Product Releases | Comments

CILS has introduced a label color-coding option to help major laboratories quickly and easily identify samples. The durable labels remain stuck down to -80 C, and are uniquely shaped to create a window, allowing the contents of the vial to be easily viewed with the addition of color-coded stripes for instant sample recognition.

Robot Uses Vision to Maintain Precision

March 10, 2015 6:43 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Spinnaker Smart Laboratory Robot with built-in vision, coupled with proprietary Momentum 4 software, is designed to eliminate the need for users to manually correct for drift that occurs over time by automatically compensating for positional variations. This is particularly important for systems in environmental enclosures, where gaining access to the system can be disruptive.

Cyclers Achieve Faster PCR Results

March 10, 2015 5:17 pm | LABREPCO, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Labrepco’s Biometra TAdvanced S & S Gradient Thermal Cyclers feature enhanced accuracy and reproducibility. With a high-speed ramping rate of 8.0 C/sec and a state-of-the-art 7” color touchscreen, the cycler can achieve superior PCR results.

Analyzer Speeds Membrane Protein Stability Tests

March 10, 2015 5:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avacta Analytical has extended the versatility of the Optim 2 protein stability and characterization instruments with a version featuring an additional 375-nm laser that significantly enhances the measurement of stability information for membrane proteins.

Beware of Response Time Guarantees

March 6, 2015 10:15 am | by Jennifer Daugherty, Business Development Coordinator, Remi, Charlotte, N.C. | Articles | Comments

The truth behind guarantees in equipment service agreements can frighten some lab managers.

Water Purification Systems Feature 24/7 Monitoring

March 6, 2015 7:00 am | EMD Millipore Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore’s AFS 40E, 80E, 120E and 150E water purification systems have been developed to provide clinical laboratories with an economical and reliable water purification solution for daily water volumes of up to 3000 L. The systems rely on two powerful technologies to produce water quality, meeting the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Clinical Laboratory Reagent Water standards.

Peristaltic Pumps Save Time

February 11, 2015 11:00 am | Cole-Parmer | Product Releases | Comments

Cole-Parmer’s Catalyst by Masterflex FH Series peristaltic pumps, which features three different models, reduces setup time. The integrated pump and drive systems arrive fully assembled and ready to run. Save additional time when changing tubing—30 sec is all it takes.

Hood Provides Unrestricted Access

January 23, 2015 7:00 am | Bigneat North America | Product Releases | Comments

Bigneat’s Optiflow ductless fume cabinet is based on a recirculatory filtration fume system that has consistent airflow, ensuring the integrity of the working safe zone and providing the user with unhindered accessibility. The benchtop hood protects the user from chemical vapors, fumes or particles, depending which type of filtration is chosen.

Fume Hoods Engineered for Perchloric Acid Work

January 16, 2015 7:00 am | HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Perchloric Acid Hoods from HEMCO are engineered for the safe handling of perchloric acids in laboratory procedures. The hoods come in 48, 60, and 72” widths, and include a dedicated washdown and exhaust system.

Fume Hood Design Prevents Contamination

January 16, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Purair 20 Ductless Fume Hood from Air Science has been designed to provide operator protection when using hazardous substances. A face velocity at 100 fpm ensures containment of fumes, and an alarm will alert the operator when the airflow falls to an unacceptable level.

Ductless Fume Hood Boasts Extra Capabilities

January 16, 2015 7:00 am | Labconco Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Labconco’s Protector Echo filtered fume hoods line is an energy-efficient hood solution with several features that are unavailable on other ductless filtered hood. The hoods are intended to work with a broader range of chemicals than other kinds of ductless enclosures.

SEM Ideal for High-speed Brain Research

January 6, 2015 2:35 pm | by ZEISS | Product Releases | Comments

ZEISS’ MultiSEM 505 is a scanning electron microscope (SEM) that features 61 beams working in parallel, and offers a capture speed of 1220 megapixels/sec at a pixel size of 4 nm. This high acquisition speed is ideal for imaging neural tissue in brain research where it is now possible to observe much bigger samples than before.

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