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Laboratory Equipment: November 2014

November 14, 2014 1:56 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The November issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on the importance of stopping contamination both in labs and hospitals, and raises new concerns about checks and balances in high-risk environments. Other article topics include: flooring and ductless fume hoods in lab construction, and weighing techniques that help reduce sample prep.

Combo Solution Characterizes Cancer Mutations

November 7, 2014 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s QuantStudio 3-D Rare Mutation Analysis Solution combines a panel of...

Bioreactor is Entry-level Solution to Fermentation

November 7, 2014 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s BIOSTAT A is a compact bioreactor/fermenter designed specifically as...

DNA System Designed for Small-volume Extraction

November 7, 2014 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

NanoFacture’s DNA Recovery System is an ideal solution for small-volume (1 to 10 µL) DNA...

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Device Enables Two Simultaneous PCR Runs

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

Eppendorf’s Mastercycler nexus X2 is ideal for researchers looking to carry out two PCR reactions simultaneously, without any compromise on the number of samples. The instrument comprises two asymmetric blocks, consisting of 64 and 32 wells, which can be programmed and run completely independently, enabling two separate PCR protocols to be run in parallel.

Enzyme Has Reduced Risk of Contamination

November 7, 2014 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Empirical Bioscience’s FlashTaq Hot-Start Taq DNA Polymerase is a chemically modified Taq polymerase designed to reduce non-specific amplification in PCR. The enzyme offers fewer contamination issues and fast activation time.

Systems Ideal for Droplet-based Nanoparticle Synthesis

November 7, 2014 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dolomite Microfluidics has developed a range of Micro Droplet Systems for automatic, seamless production of monodispersed droplets. Built around the company’s pulseless pressure pumps, connectors and chips, the Micro Droplet Systems benefit a range of applications, including compartmentalized chemistry, high-throughput experiments, polymeric microspheres and the production of emulsions.


Validated, Real-time PCR Assays for Rat Genome

November 7, 2014 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad Laboratories has extended its line of wet-lab validated assays with the PrimePCR Rat Genome Assays for quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). These assays are wet-lab validated for specificity, efficiency and sensitivity, and help researchers adhere to industry best practices known as MIQE (minimum information for publication of quantitative real-time PCR experiments).

Incubator Design Prevents Contamination

November 7, 2014 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Baker Co.’s Cultivo CO2 incubator is designed to prevent contamination and deliver precise, stable and user-defined control over three variables critical for optimal cell growth—temperature, CO2 concentration and relative humidity—all without noticeable condensation during normal operation. The design of the incubator protects against the threat of accidental cell culture contamination from a wide variety of sources due to everyday activities.

Prepared Media Ideal for Food Contamination

May 5, 2014 2:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lab M has launched Pinnacle, a range of ready-prepared microbiological culture media.

Cards Accelerate Blood Plasma Collection, Analysis

May 5, 2014 2:30 pm | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific’s Noviplex Next Generation Plasma Sample Collection cards allow for rapid collection of a volumetric sample of plasma from an unmeasured amount of whole blood within min.

Simplified Protocol Accelerates Purification of Proteins

May 5, 2014 2:28 pm | EMD Millipore Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore’s new recombinant protein purification protocol combines lysis and purification into a single step.


Cell Culture Surface Grows Many Cell Types

May 5, 2014 2:24 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Nunclon Sphera is a polymer-coated surface with low binding characteristics, which is designed to allow many different cell types to grow in suspension, consistently with virtually no cell attachment.

Kits Made Genome Editing Accessible to Everyone

May 5, 2014 2:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Horizon Discovery has launched a full range of GENASSIST gene editing kits, reagents and support services that enable easier, robust implementation of gene editing experiments with CRISPR and rAAV. 

Anesthesia Systems Come in Common Configurations

May 5, 2014 2:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Harvard Apparatus’ anesthesia turnkey systems arrive ready-to-use. 

Kits Offer Ultra-sensitive Cancer Gene Detection

May 5, 2014 2:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EKF Molecular’s PointMan DNA-enrichment technology enables ultra-sensitive and highly specific cancer mutation detection.

Treadmills Encourage Rapid Animal Training

May 5, 2014 2:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Coulbourn Instruments’ high-performance Small Animal Treadmills are ideal for forced exercise training and muscle fatigue studies in rodents. 


Adaptor Enables In Situ Hybridization

May 5, 2014 2:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Techne has extended its Prime range of thermal cyclers with the addition of an in situ hybridization adapter. 

Handbook Suggests Optimal 3-D Cell Culture Matrix

May 5, 2014 1:02 pm | AMS Biotechnology (AMSBIO) | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has produced a 48-page handbook for research scientists looking to culture cells in more physiologically relevant environments.

Cytometer Detects Up to 15 Parameters

May 5, 2014 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ACEA Biosciences’ NovoCyte flow cytometer system addresses a full range of multi-parameter cellular analysis research needs with high performance at a low cost, making it more attainable for researchers to have benchtop flow cytometers in their labs. 

Biochemistry Analyzers Increase Productivity

May 5, 2014 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Xylem’s YSI brand 2900 Series Biochemistry Analyzers are suited for many bioprocessing and life sciences applications because of their ability to accurately and rapidly monitor and control fermentations and cell cultures. 

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, especially when these are aerosolized.The resulting syndromes include hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).

Hot/Cold Plates Suited for Life Science Research

February 6, 2014 11:15 am | TECA Corp. (ThermoElectric Cooling America Corp.) | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for laboratory research, TECA’s high temperature versions of several cold/hot plate models now heat up to +150 C. A cascade system boasts a range of -50 to +150 C (Model AHP-1200C31).

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 (STimulated Emission Depletion) platform—Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X. The 3D STED system achieves resolutions below the diffraction limit in lateral as well as axial directions.

Method Accurately Measures Nitric Oxide in Samples

February 6, 2014 11:09 am | 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 | 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 | 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.

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