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Mini Reflective Beam Expanders Handle Polychromatic Light

September 8, 2014 3:50 pm | Optical Surfaces Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Optical Surfaces has introduced smaller-diameter (25 to 60 mm) Reflective Beam Expanders for space-restricted applications, such as high-power lasers and multi-wavelength interferometry. Reflective beam expanders are aspheric mirror-based devices offering either beam expansion or reduction capabilities.

MS System for Targeted Quantification, Qualitative Analyses

September 8, 2014 3:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Waters’ XevoG2-XS mass spectrometer is a high-...

MS System Designed for Biotherapeutic Analysis

September 8, 2014 3:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AB SCIEX’s TripleTOF 6600 high-resolution,...

SEC-MALS detector for UHPLC

September 8, 2014 3:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The uDAWN from Wyatt Technology is a multi-angle...

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DLS, Raman Combo Suited for Protein Analysis

September 8, 2014 3:01 pm | Malvern Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Zetasizer Helix from Malvern Instruments is a powerful tool for early stage biopharmaceutical development that enables the detailed study of mechanisms of protein aggregation.

Software Has 3-D Volume Display for Raman

September 8, 2014 2:59 pm | HORIBA Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

HORIBA Scientific has released an update to its LabSpec 6 Raman spectroscopy software platform. LabSpec 6.3 features a new 3-D Surface and Volume display module, and is fully compatible with high-resolution confocal volume maps acquired with the company’s range of Raman microscopes. 

Software Quickly Processes Large Raman Data Sets

September 8, 2014 2:56 pm | WITec GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

The WITec Suite software, available for all proprietary imaging systems, was specifically developed to acquire and process large data volumes of large-area, high-resolution measurements and 3-D imaging, while providing speed, performance and usability.


Spectrum Analyzers Tackle High-performance Signals

August 6, 2014 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rigol Technologies’ DSA832 and DSA875 expand the DSA800 series spectrum analyzer family to 3.2 and 7.5 GHz respectively. These models enable direct measurements of higher performance signals and systems.

MS Consumables Enable Large Biomolecule Analysis

August 6, 2014 9:48 am | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Mass Spectrometric Immunoassay (MSIA) pipette tips provide a robust technology designed to purify target proteins, peptides and therapeutic antibodies in a simplified way for downstream mass spectrometric analysis. Scientists involved with proteomics research can achieve enhanced accuracy and speed using the family of affinity-based consumables for large molecule bioanalysis.

Micro-XRF Analyzes Large Objects Quickly

August 6, 2014 9:36 am | Bruker AXS GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker’s M6 JETSTREAM is a unique large-format scanning micro X-ray fluorescence (micro-XRF) spectrometer. Providing a scan range of up to 800 x 600 mm2 and a scanning speed of up to 100 mm/sec, the system is designed to analyze the chemical composition of very large objects on-site in a single run with spatial resolution between 50 and 1200 µm.

GCMS/MS Analyzes Over 400 Compounds in One Run

August 6, 2014 9:22 am | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has launched the GCMS-TQ8040 with Smart MRM. Featuring “smart productivity” for high-efficiency sample throughput, “smart operation” for quick and easy method development, and “smart performance” for low detection limits and scan/MRM, the GCMS provides accurate, cost-effective and user-friendly triple quadrupole GCMS/MS.

Platform Improves High-speed Mass Spectrometry

August 6, 2014 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Owlstone’s UltraFAIMS series is developed to enhance mass spectrometry (MS) by quickly simplifying complex mass spectra, separating isobaric ions and reducing background. It is a miniaturized chip-based FAIMS (field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry) platform technology.


Compact MS Achieves High Performance

August 6, 2014 8:49 am | Waters Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Waters’ Xevo TQ-S micro tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer is designed to acquire sensitive, robust and dependable data at accelerated rates of acquisition for numerous analytes at varying concentrations. Featuring new Xtended Dynamic Range technology, the compact mass spectrometer offers six orders of magnitude of linear dynamic range.

MS System is Fast, Easy

August 6, 2014 8:45 am | AB SCIEX | Product Releases | Comments

AB SCIEX’s Triple Quad 3500 System is an enhanced basic mass spectrometry system that meets the evolving demands of food and environmental testing laboratories for research use. The system was developed based on customer and industry feedback, resulting in a modernized system that delivers quantitative performance at a price point affordable by labs with limited budget or those new to mass spectrometry.

CDS Adds IC, LC Control

August 6, 2014 8:28 am | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Dionex Chromeleon 7.2 Chromatography Data System (CDS) Service Release 1 allows the support of liquid and ion chromatography control, as well as gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. The latest version of the software adds full control for the proprietary MSQ single quadrupole system, TSQ Quantiva and Endura triple quadrupole instruments, as well as the company’s benchtop Orbitrap-based high-resolution accurate mass instruments.

Scheduler Simplifies Control of Chromatography Systems

August 6, 2014 8:25 am | Agilent Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has added Sample Scheduler to its OpenLAB CDS in order to simplify sample management with LIMS. The Sample Scheduler for OpenLAB CDS EZChrom Edition effectively provides master sequence control by integrating all laboratory chromatography systems into a single user interface.

IC Systems Offer Enhanced Flexibility

August 6, 2014 8:21 am | Metrohm USA | Product Releases | Comments

Metrohm’s 940 Professional IC Vario systems provide users with the enhanced flexibility one would expect from an ion chromatograph. Enjoy faster startup time and easier detection with components that are automatically recognized and optimized by the system software.


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 measurement solution.                                                                     

Microwave Digestion System Has Quick Setup

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

The Jupiter microwave digestion system from Buck Scientific comes with 10 carbon fiber-reinforced vessels for operation up to 2250 psi and 300 C. It has easy-to-use onboard controls and state-of-the-art safety features.

NIR Spectrometers Boast Reliability

June 10, 2014 10:28 am | Spectral Evolution, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The SPECTRAL EVOLUTION LF-Series delivers four models in a standard bench package with fixed fiber optic, SMA-905 connection and a single TE-cooled InGaAs photodiode array optical system.

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.

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