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Laboratory Equipment: April 2014

April 8, 2014 2:47 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The April issue of Laboratory Equipment features a review of the new spectrometers that debuted at Pittcon 2014 in Chicago. Particular spectroscopy trends that became relevant at the show include food testing and environmental applications, hybrid systems and the reduced use of helium. Other articles discuss surplus lab equipment, the importance of data management, using the correct instrumention and more. Special application sections include Pittcon 2014 Review, Pharmaceutical Labs, Test & Measurement and Gas Supplies.

Best Practices for Surplus Lab Equipment

April 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Tom Burton, President and EVP of Liquidity Services’ Capital Assets Group, Scottsdale, Ariz. | Articles | Comments

Managing surplus assets is a vital part of business operations that, when executed correctly,...

Are You Using the Right Viscometer?

April 8, 2014 10:26 am | by Robert McGregor, General Manager, Global Marketing, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Middleboro, Mass. | Articles | Comments

Just answer a few simple questions about your lab’s viscometer use and data management to...

Vial ID System Eliminates Labeling Errors

April 3, 2014 4:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Misidentifying and mishandling sample vials can cause lost samples, botched experiments and...

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Freezer Trays Protect, Store 2-D Bags

April 3, 2014 4:14 pm | Terracon Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Terracon’s plastic freezer trays for single-use 2-D bags were designed to meet the needs of biopharma companies requiring a high-quality system for protecting, transporting and storing these bags.

Handheld Raman Analyzer is Ease-of-Use

April 3, 2014 4:12 pm | Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Rigaku Raman Technologies’ Progeny was designed from the ground up to deliver comprehensive and accurate materials identification, and improved ease-of-use, adaptability and reliability.  At the analyzer’s core is an advanced, miniature, VPG-based, 1064-nm optical engine, offering benchtop quality analytical performance in a rugged, ergonomic and IP-68 sealed enclosure.

Homogenizers Feature Hand-free Probe Ejection

April 3, 2014 4:10 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s HMG-10 series of powerful laboratory homogenizers has a 142-W, high-torque motor with a variable speed adjustment, separate on/off switch and is manufactured from 316 stainless steel material.

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System Ensures Isolation for Fluid Transfer

April 3, 2014 4:06 pm | AdvantaPure® | Product Releases | Comments

AdvantaPure’s AdvantaPass wall pass-through technology efficiently transfers critical fluids during pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production. 

Modular Chest Freezer Rack Saves Space

April 3, 2014 4:04 pm | Micronic Europe B.V. | Product Releases | Comments

Micronic’s Modular Freezer Rack provides a flexible and low-cost solution for organizing sample storage in a chest freezer. The lightweight modular storage system fits into all chest freezers and is fully compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard footprint storage racks. 

Homogenizers Discard Less Product

April 3, 2014 4:00 pm | GEA Niro | Product Releases | Comments

GEA Niro Soavi’s full skid homogenizers meet all the fundamental requirements of hygienic design and quality. The company’s experience in pharmaceutical application enables technical support in the preparation of a full documentation package for cGMP certification and in the selection of the right component materials (FDA-approved gasket and 3A certified materials). 

Particle Size Analyzer Unit Suited for Small Measurements

April 3, 2014 3:58 pm | Cilas Particle Size | Product Releases | Comments

Cilas Particle Size’s Small Volume Unit can be used with any of the company’s high resolution laser particle size analyzers. The unit is the perfect solution for users who need to measure very small quantities of a sample.

Low-adhesion Plates Enhance 3-D Spheroid Cell Cultures

April 3, 2014 3:57 pm | AMS Biotechnology (AMSBIO) | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO’s Lipidure-coat low-adhesion plates and dishes are effective tools for state-of-the-art 3-D spheroid cell culture. These plates and dishes are available in 384-well format optimized for drug screening or other high-throughput applications.

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Software Rapidly Explores Available Chemistry Space

December 13, 2013 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cresset’s Spark V10.2 helps enhance the optimization phase of a drug discovery program by recommending new molecules to make from the immediately accessible chemistry space. It is a powerful tool for generating novel and diverse structures.

Laboratory Equipment: October 2013

October 3, 2013 3:32 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The October issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on environmental water analysis, including a case study on a small N.J.-based environmental laboratory. Other articles detail the sample preparation and analysis of arsenic in rice, and how manifold technology simplifies fluid handling.

Polysorbates Improve Stability in Biopharmacueticals

October 2, 2013 3:09 pm | Avantor Performance Material, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avantor Performance Materials’ Super Refined grade of polysorbate products improve solubilization and stability in a variety of biopharmaceutical and small-molecule drug formulations.

pH Buffer Standards Meet Strict Requirements

October 2, 2013 3:03 pm | Control Company | Product Releases | Comments

Control Co.’s Traceable pH Buffer Standards, Certified Reference Materials are 100% compatible with all instruments and probes.

Online Tool Simplifies Automation Platform Configuration

October 2, 2013 3:01 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

As a self-serve, free-to-use tool, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s iAutomate is designed to reduce the time associated with configuring and trialing an automation set-up.

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Tablet Hardness Testers Offer Flexibility

October 2, 2013 2:59 pm | Distek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Distek’s multi-parameter ezTab Tablet Hardness Tester is USP 1217 and EP 2.9.8 compliant, and offers enhanced flexibility and configurability while maintaining a user-friendly experience. 

High-Accuracy Transducer Ideal for Biopharmaceuticals

October 2, 2013 2:47 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s PX409-USBH series of high-speed pressure transducers connect directly to a computer, and feature excellent long term stability, 316 L SS wetted parts, 1000/reading/sec and is ruggedized with secondary containment. 

Instrument Helps Reduce Drug Candidate Failures

October 2, 2013 2:46 pm | Malvern Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

 The Viscosizer 200 from Malvern Instruments was primarily developed to help solve key analytical challenges at the preformulation stage of pharmaceutical, and particularly biopharmaceutical, development.

App Ensures Quality Control, Accurate Reporting

October 2, 2013 2:44 pm | Abacalab Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Quality-driven managers and workers alike gain a powerful new tool to manage procedures with today’s release of Protocol Labacus 2.0 by Abacalab improves completeness, accuracy, efficiency and mobility for users of SOPs and step-wise processes by harnessing advances in computers and tablets. 

Laboratory Equipment: April 2013

April 5, 2013 12:30 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The April issue of Laboratory Equipment showcases new spectrometers and technologies unveiled at the annual Pittcon 2013. Other articles include selecting the right workstation and selection the correct high-quality reagents. Special product sections were Pharmaceutical Labs, Lab Design and Furnishings and Gas Supplies.

Raman Microscope Offers Reliability for QA/QC Labs

April 2, 2013 11:35 am | HORIBA Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

HORIBA Scientific’s XploRA ONE Raman microscope offers simplicity, enhanced sensitivity and reliability for budget-conscious QA/QC and analytical labs in the industrial and routine analytical sectors.

PCR Workstation is Highly Flexible

April 2, 2013 11:30 am | Hamilton Company | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Robotics’ PCR setup STARlet is an automated liquid handling system flexible enough to accommodate any DNA amplification reagent kit, from simple setups and small budgets to highly demanding workflows. 

Traceable Thermometer Has High-Capacity Memory Card

April 2, 2013 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Control Co.’s Traceable Memory-Card Humidity/Temperature/Dew Point is a standalone unit with data logging capabilities. 

Drug Discovery Software Offers Virtual Library Design

April 2, 2013 11:20 am | Optibrium Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Optibrium’s StarDrop Version 5.3 introduces upgraded features focused on the design of virtual libraries, guided by the platform’s multi-parameter optimization capabilities to prioritize compounds with the best balance of properties for synthesis and testing.

CE Platform Designed for Biopharmaceutical Analysis

April 2, 2013 11:12 am | Beckman Coulter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Beckman Coulter’s PA 800 plus next-generation capillary electrophoresis (CE) platform provides automated, quantitative analysis of protein purity, charge isoform distribution and glycan structure.

Compact Particle Platform Doesn’t Compromise Quality

April 2, 2013 11:10 am | NanoSight | Product Releases | Comments

Nanosight’s NS300 uses the latest version of the company’s particle characterization technology. The instrument can visualize and measure particles in suspension in the size range 10 to 2000 nm (depending on material) and addresses the needs of a variety of applications

Pycnometers Ensure Optimization of Pharmaceutical Tableting

April 2, 2013 11:06 am | Micromeritics | Product Releases | Comments

Micromeritics’ AccuPyc II 1340 and GeoPyc 1360 Pycnometers can work in tandem to help optimize process design, manufacturing and drug product performance of pharmaceutical powders and solid dosage forms. 

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