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Platform Combines High-accuracy Imaging, High X-ray Dose Rate

March 26, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Precision X-Ray’s X-RAD SmART is an advanced small animal image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system that combines high-accuracy imaging with a high X-ray dose rate in a single platform. The system enables researchers to image, plan and treat without repositioning the specimen.

Camera Quickly Detects CO2 Leaks

March 26, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

<p>FLIR Systems’ GF343 is an optical gas imaging camera that allows users to detect and...

Server Allows Easy App Distribution

March 26, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

COMSOL’s COMSOL Server was developed specifically for running applications built with the...

BSC Suited for Hazardous Drug Manipulation

March 26, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

<p>Labconco’s RXPert Filtered Balance Systems are Class I biological safety cabinets,...

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Microscope Upgrade Allows Deeper Biological Imaging

March 25, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus has added two new configurations in its FLUOVIEW FVMPE-RS multiphoton laser scanning microscope series—a Gantry microscope system and an inverted microscope system. The microscope series is used in life science research.

Systems Ensure Precise Fluid Dispensing

March 20, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD’s PRO series of automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with fast and easy programming, and are easily integrated into any manufacturing operation. These closed-loop systems ensure that the dispensing process stays in control.

Automation System Boasts Liquid Handling Versatility

March 20, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tecan’s Fluent Laboratory Automation Solution is designed to offer greater throughput and flexibility for compound management workflows. This application-oriented system introduces a number of new hardware and software options that simplify and improve the productivity of compound management and assay plate generation activities.


Metering Pumps Handle Aggressive, Corrosive Liquids

March 20, 2015 7:00 am | KNF Neuberger, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KNF Neuberger’s enhanced SIMDOS 10 line of diaphragm liquid metering pumps is available with four head material options. The line affords laboratory personnel with simple operation, thanks to a user-friendly display and adjustable transfer parameters from a touch-control knob.

Sense of Smell May Reveal Weight Bias

March 19, 2015 2:09 pm | by Rebecca Kendall, UCLA | News | Comments

Could our reaction to an image of an overweight or obese person affect how we perceive odor? A trio of researchers says yes.

Small Peristaltic Pumps Designed for Biopharma

March 18, 2015 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 120 pumps in Watson-Marlow Pumps’ new peristaltic pump range are suited for single-use systems where no contamination can be accepted. The pumps have been developed to increase the low-flow capabilities of the company’s product range for applications in the biopharm sector.

Chillers Ensure Low-temp Sample Stability

March 18, 2015 9:00 am | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s TCL-10 series is simple to operate, and keeps sample at a low temperature for long periods. Cooling causes no mess or contamination.

Hot Plate Allows Work Directly on Heater Surface

March 18, 2015 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific’s EchoTherm Model HP61A Programmable Hot Plate has a 12 x 12” milled-flat cast aluminum heater top. Applications include wafer processing and annealing, polymer engineering, baking photo resists, wax and glue heating and bonding, micro fabrication and encapsulation, surface mount soldering and heating any sample directly on the heater surface.


Pittcon President Reflects on the 2015 Conference

March 16, 2015 11:04 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor sat down with Pittcon 2015 President Charlie Holifield to get his thoughts on the conference and the overall industry. Read what he had to say about the annual expo.

Pipetter Reduces Fatigue When Using Under a Hood

March 13, 2015 6:55 am | Drummond Scientific Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Researchers are often required to perform bioassays that involve a great deal of pipetting. Much of this work needs to be performed under a biological safety hood, which requires the user to pipet using tedious arm positions and motions.

PCR System Achieves Real-time Results

March 13, 2015 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCRmax’s Eco 48 real-time PCR system provides users with quality and speed. This high-specification, real-time thermal cycler can run 40 cycles in 15 min while still using standard chemistries and plastics. In a typical run, it can complete 40 cycles in 40 min.

Disposable Bioreactors Use Airlift Technology

March 13, 2015 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

High Purity New England’s Cellexus Limited single-use disposable bioreactors use a novel airlift technology designed to simplify fermentation and cell culture bioprocesses in biotechnology research. The technology provides optimal aeration mixing as well as precise temperature and DO control for the culture of microbial, yeast, insect, algae and mammalian cell types.

The Broad Use of Nanoparticles: Spectroscopy, Medicine and Whisky

March 12, 2015 2:59 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Naomi Halas honored the International Year of Light, shed light (pun intended) on plasmonic nanostructures and addressed what she called “unmet needs in energy and sustainability” in her Keynote speech at Pittcon 2015 in New Orleans.


Comprehensive Range of Onsite Gas Generators

March 11, 2015 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Independent Air Treatment Technology’s AiroGen Onsite Laboratory Gas Generators offer a safe, easy-to-use, economical and efficient technology for high purity H2, N2 and zero air analytical grade laboratory gases on demand—without the need for gas cylinders.

Digital Refractometer Ensures Accurate, Reliable Results

March 11, 2015 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hanna Instruments’ HI96800 Digital Refractometer measures refractive index and displays both temperature compensated (nD20) and non-temperature compensated (nD) readings, along with temperature on a dual-level LCD screen. With a push of a button, the meter can also convert refractive index to % Brix scale.

Storage Solution Can Manage Multiple Consumable Types

March 11, 2015 11:00 am | Brooks Automation | Product Releases | Comments

Brooks Life Science’s SampleStore II SE is an extension of its SampleStore II automated storage solutions portfolio that can manage a wide range of consumable types. The system enables laboratories to efficiently manage small to mid-size sample collections comprising a range of tubes, vials and plates with a single automated storage solution.

Thermostats Operate in -90 to 300 C Range

March 11, 2015 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Huber Kältemaschinenbau has expanded its range of heating and cooling thermostats to offer two product lines. The CC models meet the highest standards, while the MPC models stand for simple operation and affordability.

UV/Vis Spectrophotometer Ideal for Multiple Industries

March 11, 2015 10:13 am | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific’s UV-1280 multipurpose UV/Vis spectrophotometer offers wavelength scanning from 190 to 1,100 nm. This compact, high-quality instrument is ideal for applications in a variety of industries, including environmental, food quality and life science.

Cryostat Specifically Designed for Optical Spectroscopists

March 11, 2015 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oxford Instruments’ Cryofree optical cryostat—the Optistat Dry—is specifically designed for low temperature spectroscopy applications. Its design makes it versatile and flexible. The cryostat allows optical spectroscopists to cool their samples to <3 K without the need for liquid cryogens.

Platform Enables More Efficient GPC/SEC

March 11, 2015 9:59 am | Malvern Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Malvern’s OMNISEC platform integrates highly efficient sample separation via the OMNISEC RESOLVE module and high sensitivity analysis using OMNISEC REVEAL, a fully integrated multi-detector array. The system has applications wherever there is a need for detailed analysis and understanding of natural or synthetic polymers, proteins and macromolecules.

Fitting’s Design Permits Direct Connection

March 11, 2015 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

VICI Valco’s Cheminert High Pressure PEEK Fittings are rated at 5000 psi with fingertight nuts—beyond the burst strength of most PEEK tubing. The taper angle and detail design conform to the industry standard.

Manual Capper is Easy to Use

March 11, 2015 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Compatible with the complete Micronic range of 96-format tubes and racks as well as other brands, the Univo Manual Capper CM480 is designed to seal an entire rack of tubes with push caps in a single action. Compact and robust in design, the capper can repeatedly and reliably secure cap tubes (up to 1.40 mL) in all ANSI/SLAS format racks up to a maximum height of 48 mm.

Evaporation Guide Helps Simplify the Technique

March 11, 2015 9:47 am | Genevac, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Genevac has released a 24-page guide titled “Introduction to Evaporation.” It has been written to provide practical informed advice on how solvent evaporation and concentration can be made simple, safe, efficient and effective.

Tool Provides Small Volume Dissolution Testing Solution

March 11, 2015 9:43 am | Distek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Distek’s Mini HeightChek Tool for Small Volume Dissolution is a fixed 10-mm gauge that accurately sets the paddle or basket heights prior to using the small volume dissolution accessory. With the increase in utilization of small volume (<200 mL) dissolution testing in the marketplace, the company can now provide a quick and simple tool for setting the operating heights.

Color-coded Labels Provide Instant ID

March 11, 2015 9:40 am | CILS International | Product Releases | Comments

CILS has introduced a label color-coding option to help major laboratories quickly and easily identify samples. The durable labels remain stuck down to -80 C, and are uniquely shaped to create a window, allowing the contents of the vial to be easily viewed with the addition of color-coded stripes for instant sample recognition.

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