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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.

Ductless Fume Hood Boasts Extra Capabilities

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

Labconco’s Protector Echo filtered fume hoods line is an energy-efficient hood solution with...

Fume Hoods Engineered for Perchloric Acid Work

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

Perchloric Acid Hoods from HEMCO are engineered for the safe handling of perchloric acids in...

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...

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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.

Microscope Boasts Improved Visual Performance

January 6, 2015 2:31 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Scientists and investigators in research, analytical and forensic laboratories can now acquire sharper visual images while gaining rapid, in-depth information on samples through enhancements to the Thermo Scientific Nicolet iN10 FT-IR microscope. Improved visual performance and upgrades to the software enable users to quickly locate and identify targeted materials.

Laser System Suited for Optogenetic Stimulation

January 6, 2015 2:28 pm | by Scientifica Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Scientifica’s LASU, a solution for optogenetic stimulation and uncaging studies, is specifically suited to enhance the combination of electrophysiology, optogenetics and uncaging for advanced studies of neuronal processes. The system provides pinpoint positioning of laser beams for fast, accurate and repeatable experimental protocols.

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Imaging System Extended for Life Science Research

January 6, 2015 2:23 pm | Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas | Product Releases | Comments

The Olympus DSX100 opto-digital imaging system, a free-angle wide-zoom microscope that combines cutting-edge optical performance with the operational convenience of a smartphone or tablet, is now available for life science imaging. Ideal for applications such as observing, measuring, selecting or comparing three-dimensional specimens, viewing and collecting data on entire organisms, tissues or organs, documenting specimens in their natural context, and more, the system provides ease-of-use and sophistication in the research environment.

Add-ons Provide Better, Deeper Imaging

January 6, 2015 2:18 pm | by LaVison BioTec | Product Releases | Comments

LaVison BioTec has upgraded its UltraMicroscope and TriM Scope II intra-vital two-photon microscopes with multiple new developments. One is a beam multiplexer for two-photon laser scanning microscopes to generate a four foci line pattern in the specimen.

Compact SDD Provides Streamlined Operation

January 6, 2015 12:20 pm | EDAX, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EDAX’s Element Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) line delivers analytical capability in a compact package, maximizing performance and flexibility, while providing streamlined operation to guarantee fast results and easy operation. It offers high resolution and throughput, and is designed with a silicon nitride window to optimize low energy X-ray transmission for light element analysis.

Imaging Reader Gets Microscopy Upgrade

January 6, 2015 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BioTek’s Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader includes added functionality to both the automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection modes, enhancing phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data. The microscopy module provides cellular visualization up to 60x magnification in fluorescence, brightfield, H&E and phase contrast modes.

LED Endures Uniformity in Vibration-sensitive Imaging

January 6, 2015 12:12 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.

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Instrument Enables Easy Prep of Bio Materials

January 6, 2015 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

RMC Products by Boeckeler Instruments teamed up with Nikon for the development of ATUMtome, or automatic tape-collecting ultramicrotome. It opens the door to efficient sectioning and handling of thousands of sections that permit 3-D reconstruction of large volumes of biological materials.

Handheld Meters Ideal for Wastewater Analysis

January 6, 2015 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xylem’s YSI brand’s YSI Pro10 and Pro1020 handheld basic meters for the wastewater market expands the company’s meter line. They are versatile and rugged—even in the harshest environments—and they measure pH and ORP (redox). T

Bioreactor’s Modular Design Ensures Flexibility

January 6, 2015 11:31 am | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s BIOSTAT Cplus stainless steel fermenter/bioreactor is designed for the cultivation of microorganisms and cell cultures. Typical fields of application include process development for the production of biopharmaceutics, vaccines, biofuels and secondary metabolites, the optimization of batch, fed-batch, continuous and perfusion processes, as well as scale-up and scale-down experiments.

Accessory Needs Minimal Sample for Particle Size Analysis

January 6, 2015 11:27 am | Malvern Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Malvern’s Mastersizer 3000 Hydro SV small volume liquid dispersion unit delivers reliable particle size measurement using just a few milligrams of sample. By minimizing sample and dispersant use, the unit reduces the development, purchase and disposal costs associated with routine particle size analysis.

Fast, Accurate Strain Measurement

January 6, 2015 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Instron’s advanced video extensometer, the AVE 2, conforms to the most rigorous testing standards, such as ISO 527, ASTM D3039 and ASTM D638. This second-generation video extensometer is based on fast, accurate patented measurement technology.

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Peristaltic Pump Has Integrated Weight Scale

January 6, 2015 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Harvard Apparatus’ P-1500 Peristaltic Pump with weight scale integration allows the user to dispense fluids based on units of weight. The peristaltic controller provides communication between the pump and the scale, allowing the pump to query the scale during operation for precise dispensing.

Meters Boast Benchtop Functions in Compact Design

January 6, 2015 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hanna Instruments’ new family of portable meters is designed to measure pH, ORP, ion concentration with an ISE, conductivity (EC) and dissolved oxygen (DO). The meters—HI98190 (pH/ORP), HI98191 (pH/ORP/ISE), HI98192 (EC/TDS/resistivity/salinity) and HI98193 (DO/barometric pressure/BOD) —feature a large backlit graphic LCD that is easily viewed under any lighting condition.

Storage Solution Preserves Ambient Conditions

January 6, 2015 11:13 am | by Inclined Biomedical Technologies, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Inclined Biomedical Technologies’ Dri Bank is a dry-storage solution that offers non-fixative and non-cryogenic storage and maintenance of biological samples. Using the system, unfixed tissue sections, biopsy specimens and purified biomolecules can be preserved at ambient conditions (20 C).

Microplate Readers Provide Increased Sensitivity

January 6, 2015 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

BMG LABTECH’s CLARIOstar multimode microplate reader offers filter-like performance with advanced LVF Monochromators that provide increased sensitivity over conventional monochromators. These monochromators, along with filters and an UV/Vis spectrometer, can be used for a variety of applications in up to eight different detection modes.

Automated Cell Sorter Eliminates Manual Repositioning

January 6, 2015 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad Laboratories’ S3e Cell Sorter offers walkaway automation for accurate and reliable cell sorts of one or two populations. The sorter builds on previous technology with the addition of the new AutoGimbal system.

Heating Accessory Delivers Accuracy, Efficiency

January 6, 2015 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Techne’s latest accessory assists biological laboratories tasked with heating biological or chemical laboratory samples. The Flexi-block accessory can heat almost any sample from ambient temperature up to 200 C, including those stored in 0.2, 0.5, 2.0 and 5.0 mL microtubes, as well as any diameter test tube, vial, cuvette or microplate.

Compact, Portable Droplet Splitting System

January 6, 2015 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dolomite’s Mitos Dropix Droplet Splitting System is designed for the automated creation of nanoliter and picoliter droplets. The system enables reproducible generation of nanoliter droplets, and incorporates a flow-focusing Droplet Junction Chip for subsequent splitting into picoliter droplets of varying volumes.

Hoods Reduce Energy Costs by 60%

January 6, 2015 10:53 am | Flow Sciences, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Flow Sciences’ Saf T Flow Chemical Fume Hood series is designed to reduce energy costs by 60%. Fume hoods normally run with a face velocity of 100 fpm. Using state-of-the-art technology, this fume hood safely and efficiently removes fumes and protects personnel while operating at a face velocity of 60 fpm.

Catalog Highlights Laboratory Safety Equipment

January 6, 2015 10:50 am | Mystaire®, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mystaire has released its 2014-2015 catalog that includes ductless hoods, workstations and enclosures, as well as photos, specs and overviews on a full range of products to protect the operator or process. Featured is the Aura Elite ductless fume hood with state-of-the-art EverSafe III touch screen controller.

Electric Ice Bucket is Always On

January 5, 2015 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

tecaLAB’s Electric Lab Bucket can be used in place of ice buckets and water baths for “always on” cooling. It saves time, money and energy compared to traditional water baths and ice buckets. This device is a Peltier-driven benchtop cooler filled with aluminum proprietary Thermal Beads in place of ice or water.

Kit Enhances Imaging Flow Cytometry Results

January 2, 2015 6:00 am | EMD Millipore Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore’s Amnis NFκB Translocation kit allows researchers to better study the nuclear translocation of NFκB, a transcription factor that plays a central role in regulating key mammalian cell processes, including proliferation, inflammation, immune and stress responses. The kit uses imaging flow cytometry to obtain statistically significant quantitative assessment of NFκB translocation, as well as visual identification of the translocation at a single-cell level.

Bioreactor Boasts Easy, Intuitive Operation

December 29, 2014 7:00 am | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s BIOSTAT A is a compact bioreactor/fermenter designed specifically as an entry-level model for fermentation and cell culture, as well as educational purposes. The system’s control tower features an array of measurement and control functions, like easy-load peristaltic pumps, an aeration module and conveniently accessible probe ports and supply connections.

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