RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

D-dimer reagent launched for haemostasis range

D-dimer reagent launched for haemostasis range

HORIBA UK Medical has launched a D-dimer parameter for its Yumizen G haemostasis range of instruments. The new Yumizen G DDi 2 (D-dimer) reagent kit offers a key measurement and reference exclusion test for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). It can also be used for monitoring the progress and effectiveness of treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
Pipette tip magnetic revolution

Pipette tip magnetic revolution

Integra Biosciences has introduction the MagneTips system. Complementing the company’s popular GripTips, the MagneTips technology eliminates the need to pick up pipette tips – simply wave the pipette over the tip box, push the button and tips will snap on automatically. This technology can be seen in action by visiting the Integra website and watching footage of the system in testing.
Rapid, simple and cost-effective carbapenemase detection

Rapid, simple and cost-effective carbapenemase detection

Mast Group has launched the MAST CARBA PAcE for rapid carbapenemase detection in Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter and Enterobacterales.
Microbiological incubators for varied applications

Microbiological incubators for varied applications

BEING Instruments has introduced its BIT/BIF series of laboratory incubators with applications that are diverse and satisfy the requirements of many different industries and protocols. BEING has designed these incubators to accommodate a wide range of applications.
Easy and quick rack filling

Easy and quick rack filling

Socorex has launched its new Qualitix tipfill system for easy and quick rack filling. It includes a reclosable cardboard box containing prefilled tip inserts.
Simplifying access to data

Simplifying access to data

With the latest models in its TR-7wb series, T&D Corporation has extended the original TR-7wf series with a Bluetooth feature to enhance connectivity between data loggers and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The ThermoApp has also been redesigned with a new look and easier-to-use interface. T&D Thermo enables the use of mobile devices for viewing recorded data, as well as direct communication between the connected devices TR-71wb, TR-72wb and TR-75wb.
Order online, save and earn points with TPP Rewards

Order online, save and earn points with TPP Rewards

Available exclusively from Helena Biosciences, the company’s TPP loyalty scheme allows members to earn reward points for each purchase, and benefit from monthly promotions and exclusive rewards ranging from extra bonus discounts to high-street vouchers.
Biological safety cabinets

Biological safety cabinets

The Purair BIO biological safety cabinet (BSC) is certified for safety and performance in accordance with NSF/ANSI Standard 49 and EN12469. This certifies that Class II, Type A2 laminar-flow cabinets are suitable for working with biosafety agents at levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Air Science 4-foot models are certified by NSF.
FISH probe range for AML and MDS

FISH probe range for AML and MDS

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) has been granted de novo classification by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for eight Cytocell Aquarius haematology fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) probes for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The probes form the largest FDA-cleared in vitro diagnostic (IVD) FISH probe range for AML (pictured) and MDS on the market and will address a substantial proportion of diagnostic laboratory haematological FISH testing.
Closed-door drying benchtop autoclaves

Closed-door drying benchtop autoclaves

Astell Scientific has launched a range of medium-capacity benchtop autoclaves which feature a closed-door drying function and chamber accessories. Available in 33, 43 and 63 litre capacities, each unit is supplied with a PED/ASME-approved stainless steel chamber, two wire shelves and one pouch rack. Using the intuitive 5.7” colour touchscreen controller, users can select from four preprogrammed cycles.
Microscopy: Are you Ready for the Future?

Microscopy: Are you Ready for the Future?

Olympus’ BX and CX microscopes have been at the forefront of research and innovation for more than 20 years and are invaluable in pathology laboratories. The company is enhancing microscope design and the new ergonomic developments and light -emitting diode (LED) illumination on the BX53 and CX43 microscopes will benefit all users.
Aspergillus monoclonal antibody

Aspergillus monoclonal antibody

Aspergillus is a genus of aerobic fungi found widespread in the environment including air, water and food. They are harmless to those with healthy immune systems but can infect patients undergoing transplantation or chemotherapy, and lead to disseminated disease (aspergillosis). If not controlled, fungal cells can infect major organs such as the lungs, heart and kidneys. Aspergillus fumigatus is the most frequently identified pathogen.
Digital hot plate/stirrers featuring multistation design

Digital hot plate/stirrers featuring multistation design

Laboratory hotplates and stirrers from Wiggens demonstrate the kind of creative design that results from practical laboratory experience coupled with ceramic-coated material to produce an almost indestructible surface. The instrument is suitable for relatively mild heating, good for small sample amounts, or relatively low temperature for large sample volume. The material also shows resistance to acid, base or organic solvents.
Wireless pH meters using smart phone and tablet technology

Wireless pH meters using smart phone and tablet technology

It is now possible to take laboratory grade pH and temperature measurements using a smart phone or tablet. Hanna has introducing new models including a HALO with a tapered tip for vials and test tubes and a microbulb HALO for use in samples of as little as 100 µL. All readings are transmitted directly to a compatible smart phone or tablet running the Hanna Lab app or edge blu.
Next-generation G:BOX imaging systems introduced

Next-generation G:BOX imaging systems introduced

Syngene has announced that its new-generation G:BOX Chemi XX6/XX9 multi-application imaging systems are now available. Featuring the latest ultrasensitive, fast capture lens, these systems ensure users can have total confidence that their gel and blot results are accurate and publication-ready.
Genetic screening for haematological cancers

Genetic screening for haematological cancers

Screening for haematological cancers is costly and time-consuming. The standard screening procedure, which looks for mutations in four specific genes, costs about $300 and can take seven to 10 days to return complete results. To allay the costs involved, many hospitals wait for a batch of samples from multiple patients before running the test. Precipio, based in New Haven, has now advanced the state of care with the commercial launch of HemeScreen, a novel proprietary test for mutations in haematological cancers.
New-look gel documentation system

New-look gel documentation system

Syngene recently announced availability of its new-look red G:BOX F3 gel documentation system. Featuring a slimline darkroom which can be fitted with ultraviolet (UV), blue and white lighting options, this automated system generates high-quality images of DNA and protein gels quickly and easily.
Stackable chilling incubators

Stackable chilling incubators

Torrey Pines Scientific has launched its new EchoTherm stackable/programmable vibration-free chilling incubators for protein crystallography and other life science uses.
Compact benchtop Raman imaging system

Compact benchtop Raman imaging system

The new Renishaw RA816 Biological Analyser is a compact benchtop Raman imaging system, designed for biological and clinical research. This easy-to-use instrument enables the rapid collection of detailed information from a range of biological samples, including tissue and biological fluids.
Centrifuges, shaker and incubators

Centrifuges, shaker and incubators

Eppendorf highlighted a range of new equipment at Lab Innovations 2018. This included two new centrifuges. Centrifuge 5425 accommodates up to 24 microcentrifuge tubes with a volume of 1.5 or 2.0 mL with a swing-out rotor for 96 PCR tubes. Centrifuge 5910 R combines a powerful state-of-the-art refrigeration system, with high capacity and performance, in a compact and ergonomic design.

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