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Customised solid-phase extraction
Phenomenex has announced a new program to replace traditional method development posters that adorn laboratory walls. Distributed as a helpful tool by many manufacturers, these posters offered a starting point for researchers but added to laboratory clutter.
Mid-volume clinical chemistry testing
Providing high-quality testing on a compact and easy-to-use clinical chemistry analyser, the RX daytona plus from Randox ensures superior performance in the laboratory. This bench-top, fully automated, random-access clinical chemistry analyser allows real cost savings through consolidation of routine and specialised testing on one platform.
Cost-effective and reliable temperature control
West Control Solutions can provide a range of exceptionally durable temperature controllers that deliver long service even in the most demanding applications. The CAL range of controllers has been designed as an easy-to-use, low-cost option for regulating temperature in a variety of applications.
Improved lower-volume POC critical care testing
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has released the RAPIDLab 348EX blood gas system, the latest solution in its blood gas testing portfolio in the UK. The RAPIDLab 348EX builds on Siemens proven technology and offers enhanced features to deliver reliable critical care testing that is economical, especially for lower-volume testing sites.
Point-of-care troponin T testing
Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been able to reduce lengths of stay and ward admissions for patients presenting with chest pain, as well as ensuring rapid referral for patients with positive findings, through the introduction of a Chest Pain Assessment Unit (CPAU). This offers streamlined patient care and rapid access to diagnostic testing, including troponin T testing, using the Roche cobas h 232point- of-care (POC) cardiac marker system.
Fixed correlated colour temperature with LEDs
CoolLED’s light-emitting diode (LED) technology now offers an attractive alternative to the halogen lamps previously used for broad-spectrum illumination through the diascopic (transmitted) port of a microscope.
Infinite reader applications
Tecan has developed an AlphaScreen module for its popular Infinite F200 PRO ultimode reader, providing customers with a cost-effective solution for AlphaScreen and AlphaLISA assays.
Live-cell incubator system
Warner Instruments has introduced the Okolab Bold Line stage-top incubator system for live-cell imaging. Features include longitudinal studies of cell cultures, easy-to-use touchscreen interface, and superior performance with operational flexibility.
Eppendorf has launched Combitips advanced, which offer safe, accurate dispensing of liquids by positive displacement. Features include colour coding for easy size recognition, elongated tips to empty all standard laboratory tubes completely, a dispenser box with chute, and an additional purity grade – Eppendorf PCR clean.
Vibrio enrichment medium meets ISO standards
With the introduction of its new Alkaline Saline Peptone Water (ISO), Lab M now provides a complete media offering for the enrichment and detection of Vibrio spp. from food and water samples.
Instantaneous imaging without a computer
Olympus has released a new standalone controller for the 5 megapixel DP26 camera. Using the controller, it is possible to view samples and capture images directly on a monitor screen with no need for a dedicated computer.
Filtration and contamination control equipment
The new Air Science Vent-Box ductless filtration system is designed to protect laboratory personnel from chemical vapours found inside standalone chemical safety cabinets.
Innovative spectroscopy solutions
BioDrop has launched a family of innovative micro-volume spectroscopy solutions with the introduction of BioDrop CUVETTE and BioDrop UV/Vis spectrophotometers. BioDrop uLite offers a special inbuilt sampling port for quick and accurate measurements down to a 0.5 uL sample volume. With no moving parts, this technology delivers exceptional path-length accuracy and therefore measurement accuracy.
Disposable dialysis plates
Ideal for analysis of free or unbound analytes such as free T4, free cortisol, free testosterone, or for protein-ligand binding studies, Harvard apparatus offers patented 96-well DispoEquilibrium Dialyzers that are US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) listed and compliant for in vitro diagnostic protocols.
Acute kidney injury POC testing
Argutus Medical, a developer of specialised organ injury tests, and a subsidiary of EKF Diagnostics, has introduced RenaStat, its new point-of-care (POC) test.RenaStat was specifically developed to detect the early onset of severe acute kidney injury (AKI) in critical care settings.
Interlaboratory data management program
Randox has launched a web-based inter-laboratory data management program, Acusera 24.7 Live Online, designed specifically to complement the Acusera range of third-party quality controls. It aims to improve the effectiveness of quality control processes within the clinical laboratory while also helping to interpret QC results. With Acusera 24.7, users have the ability to monitor analytical performance extensively and access peer group reports quickly and easily online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Multiphoton optics for deeper tissue imaging
The new Olympus SCALEVIEW multiphoton microscope objectives, which allow researchers to see deeper into tissue than previously possible, have earned three prestigious life science product awards. The prizes include the 2012 R&D 100 Award and the Gold Edison Award in the Science/Medical category. The SCALEVIEW lenses were also judged to be among the 10 best microscopy innovations of 2012, according to this year’s Microscopy Today Innovation Award competition.
Cutting-edge POC technology
EKF Diagnostics, a manufacturer of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tools, recently exhibited its range of products for diabetes and ketosis testing at Arab Health 2013. On display were the Quo-Test and Quo-Lab glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) analysers for near-patient measurement and monitoring of diabetes.
High molecular weight cytokeratins
The antibody 34bE12, available from A Menarini Diagnostics, recognises cytokeratin 1, 5, 10 and 14. It reacts with squamous and adenosquamous cell carcinomas, while adenocarcinoma is negative. In normal tissue, 34bE12 stains stratified epithelia, myoepithelial cells and basal cells in the prostate gland and bronchus. Thus, it is useful as a differential marker for squamous carcinoma and adenocarcinoma as well as for benign and malignant tumours of the prostate gland.
Three-channel data logger
The new TR-76Ui-H data logger from TandD is a three-channel recorder designed to measure and record CO2 concentration, temperature and humidity. The new model achieves a temperature measurement accuracy of ±0.3°C between 10° and 40°C. The accuracy is ±0.5°C at all other temperatures. The overall range is –30° to 80°C. Automatic atmospheric pressure adjustment for the measurement location ensures more stable and accurate CO2 measurements.
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