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Bringing the Power of Big Data to the Patient

October 7, 2014 11:19 am | by Sharon Benzeno, Senior Director, Business Development Bioinformatics, Elsevier | Articles | Comments

Effectively harnessing data can accelerate the development of drugs and therapeutics, thereby improving patient care and outcome.

Tablet Press Suitable for All Granules

October 1, 2014 3:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring high-speed production, easy format changeovers and minimal product loss, Romaco’s...

Speedy Capsule Polisher Occupies Minimal Floor Space

October 1, 2014 3:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Offering high-level capsule polishing and dedusting, Pharma Technology Inc.’s PTG-V Vertical...

Assay Kit for Next-generation Sequencing

October 1, 2014 2:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair Sciences has developed a ChIP sequencing assay kit, extending the benefits of its...

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Microsampler Facilitates High-throughput Biological Sampling

October 1, 2014 2:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Neoteryx’s Mitra (RUO) Microsampling Device is designed for the collection, transport, storage and analysis of biological fluids. In seconds, the research-use-only microsampler consistently collects 10 µL of fluid while eliminating the volumetric blood hematocrit bias typically associated with the dried blood spotting technique.

NMR System is Phosphorus-31-capable

October 1, 2014 2:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Magritek’s Spinsolve Phosphorus is a Phosphorus-31-capable benchtop NMR spectroscopy system designed to meet the needs of several groups of users: pharmaceutical and medicinal chemists, synthetic chemists monitoring reactions, industrial chemists measuring purity of compounds, academics focused on organic chemistry education and researchers or post graduate students doing small molecule structure elucidation.

Hoods Can Accommodate Oversized Apparatus

October 1, 2014 2:38 pm | Labconco Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Labconco’s Protector XL Floor-mounted Laboratory Hoods are bypass airflow fume hoods with chemical-resistant panel liners that offer enhanced design flexibility and resistivity. They are supplied in three depths and have a maximum visibility of 73.5”-high to meet a variety of installation and application requirements.


Sample Concentrator is Faster, Quieter

October 1, 2014 2:31 pm | Genevac, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The miVac Quattro from Genevac is a workhorse sample concentrator for biological laboratories tasked with handling large numbers of samples. The centrifugal vacuum concentrator rapidly removes a wide range of solvents, from volatile organic solvents through DMF, including water, making it the ideal system for concentrating precious samples.

High-performance Tablet Press for Large Batch Production

October 1, 2014 2:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fette Compacting America’s FE75 Tablet Press is a double-sided rotary press that can be equipped with up to 115 punch stations to produce more than 1.6 million tablets/hr. Ideal for the premium production of large batches, the unit’s four compression rollers feature a special control system for direct compression, enabling the machine to operate with two intermediate pressures.

Combo Heating, Chilling System Provides Enhanced Performance

October 1, 2014 2:19 pm | Mokon | Product Releases | Comments

Mokon’s Full Range system integrates a circulating water temperature control system with a portable chiller to provide heating and chilling from a single, compact self-supporting unit for optimal performance with a temperature range of -20 to 300 F (-29 to 149 C).

Thermistor Probes Provide Stability, Accuracy

July 8, 2014 3:54 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s series of thermistor probes feature a high temperature rating of 200 C (392 F) and M12 connections. 

Single-use Bags Effective for Entire Drug Cycle

July 8, 2014 3:51 pm | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s Flexsafe single-use bags enable the implementation of single-use bioprocessing through all steps of drug manufacture, from process development to production, in upstream and downstream—all using just the one polyethylene film. 


Close-to-Tablet Design Enables Optimal Dedusting

July 8, 2014 3:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pharma Technology’s EconoFlex Vertical Tablet Deduster features a high-pressure-molded polymer spiral composed of FDA-accepted material with a closed face surface (0.5 µm RA) that does not scratch or discolor and is resistant to heat and alcohol.

Microbioreactors Boast Reduced Footprint

July 8, 2014 3:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Applikon’s micro-Matrix offers an integrated, easy-to-use and cost-effective technology platform for the rapid handling and growth of large numbers of microbial strains, clone libraries, mutant banks and cells. 

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, can provide cost savings, create new revenue and protect the brand.                                                 

Are You Using the Right Viscometer?

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

Just answer a few simple questions about your lab’s viscometer use and data management to avoid a 21 CFR compliance headache.                                                       


Vial ID System Eliminates Labeling Errors

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

Misidentifying and mishandling sample vials can cause lost samples, botched experiments and costly product recalls. Valuable analytical resources are wasted, laboratories can lose credibility and, most importantly, false data can hinder downstream operations.

Freezer Trays Protect, Store 2-D Bags

April 3, 2014 4:14 pm | 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 | 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.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

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 | 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.

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