The November issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on the importance of stopping contamination both in labs and hospitals, and raises new concerns about checks and balances in high-risk environments. Other article topics include: flooring and ductless fume hoods in lab construction, and weighing techniques that help reduce sample prep.
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PIKE Technologies’ IntegratIR integrating spheres are designed for use with a wide range of FTIR spectrometers that support an external detector option. The spheres feature 3”-diameter highly reflective gold-coated surfaces and are available in upward- and downward-looking configurations.
Covering the UV-VIS/NIR range from 650 to 1050 nm, SPECTRAL EVOLUTION’s LF-880 offers powerful spectrometer capabilities in a compact and reliable package. It is designed for fast and easy integration into OEM products or use as a lab instrument for measurement applications in remote sensing, mineral identification and general photonics.
Scientists involved in materials characterization, process validation and product failure analysis can gather more valuable data by combining two analytical techniques. The Thermo Scientific TGA-IR Module provides users of Thermo Scientific FTIR spectrometers with enhanced performance when combining thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and FTIR spectroscopy.
Ocean Optics’ Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) substrates are highly sensitive, stable and reliable, delivering precise trace-level Raman spectroscopy measurement in applications ranging from chemical and explosive agent detection to authentication, contaminant screening and quality control in production environments and the laboratory. Using precisely controlled gold nanoparticles, the substrates amplify weak Raman signals by many orders of magnitude.
JEOL’s JSX-1000S ElementEye is an easy-to-use, smart solution for high-sensitivity elemental analysis in a benchtop EDXRF spectrometer. It analyzes major to trace components on most sample types—solids, powders and liquids—with little or no sample preparation.
Extrel’s MAX300-EGA delivers precision, stability, speed and flexibility for the analysis of off-gas from a thermal analyzer (TGA) or other continuous flow system. It combines the company’s 19-mm quadrupole with a sample interface that connects to any TGA or reaction vessel for the rapid sampling of off-gas.
PerkinElmer’s LabChip GX Touch and GXII Touch automated electrophoresis systems eliminate the need for manual sample preparation. They benefit customers by reducing hands-on time and simplifying data generation via a user-friendly operator touchscreen.
The VIAFLO II pipettes and VIAFLO ASSIST from INTEGRA can be used to improve consistency and efficiency of assays in early-stage drug discovery and development. By mounting the electronic pipette on the ASSIST tool, the pipette’s protocols can be carried out automatically.
Hamilton’s Precision Syringe Drive 6 (PSD/6) is a compact, full-height pump for precision dispensing of small to large volumes. It can perform all standard liquid handling functions, including dispensing, serial dispensing and diluting.
During purification of biotherapeutics, Protein A can leach from the chromatography support and co-elute with the therapeutic antibody product. The contamination complicates subsequent analysis using immunoassays. In addition, Protein A can elicit an immune response.
FEI’s Helios NanoLab G3 DualBeam boasts an easy-to-use interface with advanced image contrast and resolution. The system comes in two different workflow-specific configurations for materials science research.
BrandTech Scientific’s inertGrade microplates are suited for the cultivation of non-adherent cell lines, spheroids and stem cells in a 96-well plate format. Rather than the more common treatments to enhance the natural hydrophobic characteristics of polystyrene, these microplates are treated with a proprietary hydrogel.
Agilent Technologies’ 5100 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP/OES) enables customers to run samples faster, using less gas and without compromising performance on even the toughest samples. The instrument is ideal for labs doing food, environmental and pharmaceuticals testing, as well as mining and industrial applications.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ ICPE-9800 Series simultaneous ICP atomic emission spectrometers represents advanced spectrometry for chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical, food, metal and electronics analysis. The series includes the ICPE-9810 (Axial) and ICPE-9820 spectrometers (Dual View).
Micronic has announced a new version 2.2.6 of its Tracxer storage tube code reading software. Fully compatible with all proprietary tube scanners as well as most other brands of 2-D data-matrix coded tubes, the user-friendly software is easy to install, gives reliable code readings and can be smoothly integrated into any laboratory sample database.
FLIR Systems’ superframing technique has been developed to extend the effective scene brightness of a thermal image, while maintaining its thermal contrast. Although most thermal cameras can produce high-contrast images showing small temperature differences, they can only do so within a defined temperature range.
CRAIC Technologies’ FilmPro film thickness measurement software is designed to plug into proprietary microspectrophotometers and their controlling Lambdafire software. The software package allows the user to measure the thickness of thin films rapidly and non-destructively.
Researchers using microscopy for cell and tissue imaging can now obtain optical resolution of up to 120 nm thanks to a software upgrade from Olympus. With Olympus FV-OSR software, the FluoView FV1200 confocal laser scanning microscope can be transformed into a powerful system for super resolution microscopy.
Thermo Fisher Scientific’s QuantStudio 3-D Rare Mutation Analysis Solution combines a panel of wet-lab validated assays with an enhanced software tool that enables researchers to detect and quantify 40 of the most common mutations in cancer genes at a prevalence as low as 0.1%.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s BIOSTAT A is a compact bioreactor/fermenter designed specifically as an entry-level model for fermentation and cell culture, as well as educational purposes. The system’s control tower features a complete array of measurement and control functions like easy-load peristaltic pumps, an aeration module and accessible probe ports and supply connections.
NanoFacture’s DNA Recovery System is an ideal solution for small-volume (1 to 10 µL) DNA extraction. By eliminating microporous filtration and centrifugation, the system not only simplifies DNA collection, but also enables retrieval of nucleic acid targets with the full spectrum of sizes.
Eppendorf’s Mastercycler nexus X2 is ideal for researchers looking to carry out two PCR reactions simultaneously, without any compromise on the number of samples. The instrument comprises two asymmetric blocks, consisting of 64 and 32 wells, which can be programmed and run completely independently, enabling two separate PCR protocols to be run in parallel.
Empirical Bioscience’s FlashTaq Hot-Start Taq DNA Polymerase is a chemically modified Taq polymerase designed to reduce non-specific amplification in PCR. The enzyme offers fewer contamination issues and fast activation time.
Dolomite Microfluidics has developed a range of Micro Droplet Systems for automatic, seamless production of monodispersed droplets. Built around the company’s pulseless pressure pumps, connectors and chips, the Micro Droplet Systems benefit a range of applications, including compartmentalized chemistry, high-throughput experiments, polymeric microspheres and the production of emulsions.
Bio-Rad Laboratories has extended its line of wet-lab validated assays with the PrimePCR Rat Genome Assays for quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). These assays are wet-lab validated for specificity, efficiency and sensitivity, and help researchers adhere to industry best practices known as MIQE (minimum information for publication of quantitative real-time PCR experiments).
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