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UHPLC Reaches 22,000 PSI

July 15, 2014 2:41 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Vanquish UHPLC system was designed from the ground up to provide enhanced levels of performance, productivity and usability when used as a standalone system or with mass spectrometers. 

Benchtop Solutions Broaden NMR Use

June 10, 2014 4:06 pm | by Andrew Coy and Bertram Manz, Magritek, New Zealand | Articles | Comments

Smaller, more technologically advanced NMR systems have helped broaden the use of the...

Microwave Digestion System Has Quick Setup

June 10, 2014 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Jupiter microwave digestion system from Buck Scientific comes with 10 carbon fiber-...

NIR Spectrometers Boast Reliability

June 10, 2014 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SPECTRAL EVOLUTION LF-Series delivers four models in a standard bench package with fixed...

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System Overcomes Raman Sampling Challenges

June 10, 2014 10:25 am | Ocean Optics | Product Releases | Comments

The IDRaman reader from Ocean Optics is a fully integrated Raman system with Raster Orbital Scanning (ROS) technology, a sampling technique that enables more efficient Raman signal collection with lower background effects.

Gas Cells for Small FTIRs

June 10, 2014 10:23 am | International Crystal Laboratories | Product Releases | Comments

International Crystal Laboratories has created special optical interfaces for small size FTIR spectrophotometers useful for gas analysis systems. These FTIR spectrophotometers require adaptations to accommodate large accessories, such as long path gas cells.

UV Laser Designed for 24/7 Operation

June 10, 2014 10:18 am | Spectra-Physics | Product Releases | Comments

Spectra-Physics’ Talon, a family of UV and green Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers, is designed for rugged and reliable 24/7 operation for years. The laser delivers enhanced performance: >12 W UV power, >240 µJ pulse energy, wide repetition rate range of 0 to 500 kHz, and excellent beam profile and stability.


Optical Design Advances High-res Spectrometer

June 10, 2014 10:15 am | HORIBA Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

HORIBA Scientific’s ULTIMA Expert ICP/OES Spectrometer combines ease of use, a unique plasma torch design, comprehensive tools, high resolution, low detection limits and full wavelength coverage optics for the most challenging applications.

Mapping Module Allows Microscopic Spatial Resolution

June 10, 2014 10:13 am | CRAIC Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

CRAIC Technologies has introduced Spectral Surface Mapping (S2M) capabilities for its UV/Vis-NIR microspectrophotometers. The mapping technology is a plug-in software module used with the company’s Lambdafire microspectrometer software.

Helium Recovery Unit Meets Green Requirements

June 10, 2014 10:09 am | Pfeiffer Vacuum | Product Releases | Comments

Pfeiffer Vacuum’s HRU Helium Recovery Unit reclaims used helium when testing parts for leak tightness. Helium test gas is an essential part of customized leak detection systems.

Enhanced XRF Can Analyze up to 37 Elements

May 5, 2014 2:57 pm | Bruker Daltonics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker Elemental released its second generation S1 TITAN handheld XRF analyzer platform, which is based on extensive customer feedback. Enhancements include a weatherproof IP54-rated housing and optional integrated camera and small-spot collimator.

High-tech Analyzer Handles Multiple Gases

April 7, 2014 3:36 pm | Tiger Optics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The Prismatic 2 multi-species analyzer now packs its sensor and electronics—previously housed in two boxes—into a single unit that requires half the space of its predecessor. With its ability to measure parts-per-million to parts-per-trillion of multiple analytes, the instrument provides a critical tool for use in laboratory research and industrial settings where continuous gas monitoring is essential.


Zero Nitrogen Generators Offer Range of Flows, Purities

April 7, 2014 3:32 pm | Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin’s line of Zero Nitrogen Generators is designed to transform standard compressed air into a safe, regulated supply of 99.9995% pure nitrogen with <0.1 ppm hydrocarbons. Nitrogen is produced by using a combination of filtration and pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technologies.

Smooth Mirrors Enhance MS Performance

April 7, 2014 3:28 pm | Optical Surfaces Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

High precision toroidal mirrors from Optical Surfaces are helping improve the achievable performance of mass spectrometers and opening up new imaging applications in the medical field. A 1.3-m diameter spherical spectrograph mirror was a key component that helped produce the first observable evidence of the existence of black holes.

Spectroscopy Light Source Ideal for QC Apps

April 7, 2014 3:26 pm | Ocean Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Ocean Optics’ DH-mini light source, a compact, high-intensity source for spectroscopy, combines deuterium and tungsten halogen sources in a single optical path, producing stable output across the UV-Vis-NIR from 200 to 2500 nm. The versatility of the light is ideal for demanding applications in the quality control and life science industries, especially fiber probe-based measurements where light throughput is a challenge and absorbance measurements of high optical density solutions.

High-tech Analyzer Handles Multiple Gases

April 4, 2014 12:34 pm | Tiger Optics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The Prismatic 2 multi-species analyzer now packs its sensor and electronics—previously housed in two boxes—into a single unit that requires half the space of its predecessor. 

Spectrometer Designed for Life Sciences, Process Monitoring

April 4, 2014 12:18 pm | Ocean Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Ocean Optics’ Maya LSL spectrometer is a combination of a back-thinned CCD array detector and low stray light optical design resulting in high-sensitivity, high-throughput performance for applications ranging from chemical catalysis to Raman analysis.


Sample Automation System Delivers Increased Productivity, Efficiency

April 4, 2014 12:02 pm | Bruker Daltonics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker’s sample automation system for its minispec mq and mq-one series is an easy-to-use, cost-effective system that brings sample automation to routine Time-Domain (TD)-NMR applications. 

Raman Imaging Microscope Has No Learning Curve

March 7, 2014 5:01 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Materials scientists, engineers and academic researchers can now accelerate their research and increase productivity using the Thermo Scientific DXRxi, a powerful Raman imaging microscope that doesn’t require Raman expertise to master. 

Technology Overcomes Raman Sampling Challenges

March 7, 2014 4:59 pm | Ocean Optics | Product Releases | Comments

The Raster Orbital Scanning (ROS) feature on Ocean Optics’ IDRaman family of products overcomes common sampling challenges. 

UV Laser Offers High Pulse Energies

March 7, 2014 4:58 pm | Ionicon Analytic GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

Spectra-Physics’ Quasar 355-60 is an UV laser that offers >60 W with high, more than 300 µJ pulse energies.

Rugged Mass Spectrometry with Direct Sample Analysis

March 7, 2014 4:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IonSense’s DART-QS Source provides a protective environment for the company’s Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) mass spectrometry of a range of materials from drugs of abuse to adulterated products, and also supports the analysis of total unknowns.

Spectrometers Deliver Performance Across Periodic Table

March 7, 2014 4:51 pm | PANalytical | Product Releases | Comments

PANalytical’s upgraded Epsilon 3X benchtop X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometers are powered by the latest advances in excitation and detection technology. 

Spectrometers Boast High-throughput for Many Applications

March 7, 2014 4:49 pm | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific’s EDX-7000/8000 spectrometers offer enhanced sensitivity, resolution and throughput for an array of applications, from general screening analysis to advanced materials research. 

UHPLC System for Nano- to Micro-scale Separations

March 7, 2014 4:44 pm | Waters Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Waters’ ACQUITY UPLC M-Class System is a nano- to microscale UltraPerformance LC (UPLC) system rated for 15,000 psi operation. Coupled to proprietary mass spectrometers, the system delivers the sensitivity to quantify and identify very small concentrations of key molecules.

Columns Enables Higher Loads for Pharma Lab-Scale Purification

March 7, 2014 4:41 pm | Phenomenex Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Phenomenex has released a 30 mm I.D. Kinetex core-shell 5-micron column in Axia hardware for preparative HPLC and SFC in pharmaceutical lab-scale purification.

HPLC Columns Designed for Analysis of Vitamins

March 7, 2014 4:39 pm | JM Science, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

JM Science offers a complete line of Shiseido HPLC Columns used for the analysis of vitamins. It is well known that the separation efficiency increases in response to a decrease in the particle size, but it is also accompanied by a marked increase in back pressure. 

PDA Offers Improved Chromatographic Information

March 7, 2014 4:36 pm | PerkinElmer | Product Releases | Comments

With PerkinElmer’s Flexar PDA Plus, scientists analyzing environmental, food, pharmaceutical and chemical samples can now better meet industry regulations and higher throughput demand. 

Nickel-clad Tubing for HPLC, UHPLC

March 7, 2014 4:32 pm | VICI Valco Instruments Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

VICI Valco’s nickel-clad tubing is available with fused silica (FS) tubing, PEEK tubing and polyimide-coated fused silica tubing. 

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