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Laboratory Equipment: February 2014

February 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The February issue of Laboratory Equipment features the annual instrumentation outlook. The 2014 edition reveals that traditional technological evolution is continuing and economics is a key driver for laboratory research. Hundeds of Pittcon products fill the pages, as well as special sections on OEM and life science and biomedical.                                           

Antibodies Further RNA Virus Research

February 6, 2014 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hantaviruses are RNA viruses that can infect humans via rodent waste including urine and saliva...

Hot/Cold Plates Suited for Life Science Research

February 6, 2014 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for laboratory research, TECA’s high temperature versions of several cold/hot plate...

Microscope Offers Fast, Direct 3D Super-Resolution

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

Leica Microsystems extends the capabilities of confocal super-resolution with its STED (...

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Method Accurately Measures Nitric Oxide in Samples

February 6, 2014 11:09 am | Lazar Research Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Lazar Research has developed a new nitric oxide (NO) measurement system that eliminates the investment in expensive capital equipment and avoids the inaccuracies and tedious analysis time associated with the standard Griess method. This new analytical method is based on the use of unique micro ion selective electrodes for both nitrite (NO2-) and nitrate (NO3-) ions,

Compact Incubator Rapidly Cools, Heats Samples

February 6, 2014 11:05 am | Labnet International, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Labnet International has added the AccuTherm Microtube Shaking Incubator to its constant temperature equipment line. The incubator is a temperature-controlled lab vortexer that uses Peltier technology to rapidly heat and cool precious samples.

Bath Circulators Offer Large Temperature Range

February 6, 2014 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Huber’s cooling bath circulators offer a working temperature range from -50/-55 to +200 C, cooling capacities up to 3.3 kW and heating capacity of 3 kW. The powerful variable speed pump guarantees an optimum circulation of 31 L/min and 0.6 bar (max; pressure side) and 24 L/min and 0.35 bar (max; suction side).


Pressure Sensing System Designed for Life Science Researchers

February 6, 2014 10:59 am | Harvard Apparatus, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Harvard Apparatus teamed up with FISO Technologies to introduce a new option for life science researchers with their fiber optic pressure sensing systems: FISO-LS. This pressure sensing system is designed for multi-use, non-disposable applications.

Test Kit IDs At-risk Diabetic Patients

February 6, 2014 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

EKF Diagnostics has developed a test kit for soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (sTNFr1). sTNFr1 identifies diabetic patients at high risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) up to 10 years in advance.

Wipe, Spray Quickly Disinfects Surface

February 6, 2014 10:53 am | Current Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hype-Wipe Bleach towelettes and Bleach-Rite Spray are ready-to-use, EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectants containing a 1:10 dilution of bleach.

Module Adds Temperature Control to Perfusion System

February 6, 2014 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cellectricon’s Dynaflow Resolve automated perfusion system uses microfluidics for rapid and efficient solution exchange experiments, enabling the measurement of ion channel current regardless of cell type or compound.

Ready-to-Use Stable Cell Lines

February 6, 2014 10:46 am | AMS Biotechnology (AMSBIO) | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has expanded its portfolio of stable cell lines. The new cell lines express endogenous or recombinant proteins and are available in a ready-to-use format to facilitate research efforts.


Option Extends LCMS Tool for Challenging Protein Analysis

December 13, 2013 9:31 am | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Extended Mass Range (EMR) option for its Exactive Plus LCMS provides proteomics scientists with a powerful tool for challenging high resolution accurate mass (HRAM) intact protein analysis, such as investigating the structure, topology and architecture of targets.

Multiplexed Assays for Stem Cell Protein Markers

December 13, 2013 9:24 am | EMD Millipore Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore’s MILLIPLEX MAP Human Stem Cell Pluripotency Magnetic Bead Kits enable the analysis of many different pluripotency biomarkers in a single measurement. The multiplexed protein biomarker assay kits are based on the Luminex xMAP platform.

DNA Enrichment Kits Provide Reliable, Sensitive Detection

December 13, 2013 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

EKF Diagnostics’ PointMan DNA enrichment kits offer highly specific and ultra-sensitive enrichment of multiple mutations in EGFR, NRAS, KRAS and JAK2 genes associated with a variety of cancers.

System Detects Interaction Partners for Membrane Proteins

December 13, 2013 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to detect novel interaction partners for membrane proteins, the DUALmembrane System from Dualsystems Biotech can be used to detect pairwise protein interactions, identify novel protein interactions by cDNA library screening, investigate ternary complexes and map interaction domains.

Stem Cell Factors Reduce E.Coli Contamination Risks

December 13, 2013 9:02 am | AMS Biotechnology (AMSBIO) | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has released a range of animal- and endotoxin-free growth factors and cytokines tailored to stem cell research to address the growing body of evidence suggesting accepted levels of endotoxin contamination may significantly compromise stem cell maintenance and differentiation.


Laboratory Equipment: November 2013

November 5, 2013 3:24 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The November issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on cleaning and waste management, as well as other articles on scales and balances and pipetting evolution and innovation. The last retrospective in Laboratory Equipment's 50th anniversary celebration discusses the first few years of the current decade, and the questions we're left with for the future. Special product sections include: sample prep systems, hazardous storage cabinets, pipettes and syringes, life science and biomedical, lab design and furnishings and weighing systems. 

Antibodies Help Detect Cause of Common Cold

November 4, 2013 2:17 pm | Virostat Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ViroStat has released three new monoclonal antibodies that have broad reactivity with several Rhinovirus types.

Incubators Designed for Protein Crystallography

November 4, 2013 2:15 pm | Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific’s EchoTherm Stackable/Programmable Vibration-Free Chilling Incubators are designed for protein crystallography and other life science uses.

Pretreatment Reagent for Cytogenetic Assays

November 4, 2013 2:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SciGene’s Sodium Thiocyanate Pretreatment Reagent is a convenient 1M liquid formulation of NaSCN for pre-treating tissue samples prior to application of nucleic acid probes for cytogenetic assays.

Media Dish, Filter Combo Reduces Contamination Risk

November 4, 2013 2:08 pm | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s Microsart @media agar media dishes complement the company’s Microsart @vance, a  product line for  microbiological quality control in these sectors. The media dishes are designed for Microbial Limits Testing according to USP Chapter 61 and EP (Chapter 2.6.12). 

Glass-Bottom Plates Optimize Cell Imaging

November 4, 2013 2:06 pm | Porvair Sciences Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair Sciences’ new generation Krystal glass bottom plates are precision manufactured using a proprietary process resulting in excellent light transmission and an ultra-flat optical plane (+/-15 µm), making them ideal for imaging growing cells.

Software Module Highlights Key Activity Insights

November 4, 2013 2:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cresset has released the Activity Miner module for Torch and Forge. Activity Miner is an intuitive SAR interpretation tool that identifies the key 3D structural and electrostatic changes impacting biological activity. 

Video-Based Software Designed for Fear Conditioning

November 4, 2013 1:59 pm | Coulbourn Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Coulbourn’s FreezeFrame software is designed for fear conditioning, tail suspension and porsolt swim testing. 

Amino Acid Line Ensures QA, Compliance

November 4, 2013 1:57 pm | Avantor Performance Material, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avantor Performance Materials has added three amino acids to its portfolio of J.T.Baker brand amino acids, used in cell cultures, drug formulations and nutritional products. 

Drug Discovery Software Expands Access to Data

November 4, 2013 1:53 pm | Accelrys, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Accelrys, Inc.’s Accelrys Insight and Accelrys Insight for Excel provide an interactive, collaborative environment for rapid and effective decision-making in drug discovery. 

Laboratory Equipment: May 2013

May 6, 2013 4:46 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The May 2013 issue of Laboratory Equipment marks the magazine's 50th anniversary. Inside this anniversary issue, you will find a cover story on the increasing integration and collaboration of laboratories. Other feature articles detail HVAC options and big data chemistry software. Special product sections include life science and lab design.

Microarray Suited for Cancer Research

May 6, 2013 1:07 pm | Oxford gene Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Oxford Gene Technology’s CytoSure Cancer +SNP array (4x180k) combines long oligo array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) probes with fully validated single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) content.

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