RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Continuous-wave xenon light source

Continuous-wave xenon light source

The HPX-2000-HP-DUV xenon light source from Ocean Optics is a powerful 75-W short-arc lamp ideal for UV-Vis absorbance spectroscopy and other applications where a high-intensity lamp is necessary. The lamp provides continuous spectral output from 185 nm to 2000 nm and has up to 2000 hours of bulb life.
Automated thyroid and lung cancer marker assays

Automated thyroid and lung cancer marker assays

Three automated assays that will allow laboratories to provide information to aid the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer patients have been added to the extensive Roche assay menu.
Micafungin added to fungal susceptibility card

Micafungin added to fungal susceptibility card

bioMérieux has created a new fungal susceptibility card for susceptibility testing of Candida species and Cryptococcus neoformans. The VITEK 2 ASTYS07 card includes a sixth antifungal agent, micafungin, providing a valuable enhancement to antifungal susceptibility testing.
Innovation in cell culture

Innovation in cell culture

Corning has introduced the FloWell 2W plate, a multiple-well plate designed with continuous fluid perfusion technology for the controlled, directional feeding of cells for up to 72 hours. This latest innovation is an ideal automatic cell-feeding device for culturing cells that require frequent medium changes and weekend feedings.
Automated immunoassay system

Automated immunoassay system

bioMérieux has launched the VIDAS 3 automated immunoassay system, which is designed to help healthcare professionals meet the new challenges of a rapidly changing regulatory and economic environment.
Filtration and contamination control equipment

Filtration and contamination control equipment

The new Safestore vented chemical storage cabinets from Air Science are ideal for storage of noxious or odorous chemicals. The cabinets minimise health and environmental risks in handling chemical vapours and residues, and general laboratory functions.
Review rates, processes and classification in haematology

Review rates, processes and classification in haematology

Delivering on its commitment to advance and optimise clinical diagnostic laboratories, Beckman Coulter has launched a new benchtop haematology analyser for mid- to high-volume laboratories. Building on the company’s proven cellular analysis technology, Beckman Coulter’s UniCel DxH 600 Coulter cellular analysis system provides laboratories with exceptional quality results, improved first-pass accuracy and automatic rerun and reflex testing, thereby reducing overall manual review rates and processes.
Identification and label verification software

Identification and label verification software

Cognex has announced a new version of the In-Sight Track & Trace identification and data verification solution for healthcare serialisation. A follow-up to successful deployments of In-Sight Track & Trace 1.0, this version includes enhancements that address additional requirements to achieve unit-level product traceability.
In vitro molecular diagnostic test for CT/NG

In vitro molecular diagnostic test for CT/NG

Molecular diagnostics company Cepheid helped to bring together prominent scientists and clinicians from across the UK at the recent British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Spring Meeting, where the latest healthcare trends and scientific breakthroughs in this important field were discussed.
Automated and programmable microtomy

Automated and programmable microtomy

Building on the success and principles of SMART Automation, Sakura Finetek has introduced the next step in total laboratory automation to the histopathology laboratories with the launch of the Tissue-Tek AutoSection Automated Microtome.

Combating multidrug-resistent bacteria

BioCote, the antimicrobial solutions provider, has demonstrated that its antimicrobial technology can eliminate over 99.9% of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP). Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is a family of bacteria that, over the past decade, have caused increasing problems in healthcare environments. Most commonly, CRE-related infections occur among individuals who are hospitalised, critically ill or who require invasive devices such as ventilators as part of their healthcare. They are dangerous because they are resistant to the carbapenem antibiotics, which are recognised as being among the most powerful antibiotics available.
Point-of-care HbA1c testing

Point-of-care HbA1c testing

Menarini Diagnostics has been a market leader in HbA1c analysis in the UK for over 25 years, and has now announced the latest addition to its family of analysers, the B-analyst, a point-of-care (POC) analyser. B-analyst uses a special cartridge and the latest state-of-the-art technology to give high accuracy and excellent precision, providing laboratory standard results in the POC setting.
Introducing a miniature spectrometer

Introducing a miniature spectrometer

Ocean Optics has expanded its range of customised products for optical sensing with the EMBED miniature spectrometer, a small-footprint optical bench with minimal electronics Designed around a next-generation optical bench, EMBED provides excellent thermal stability and measurement reliability, yet contains only essential electronics to reduce footprint and simplify integration.
Dual-channel wireless temperature monitoring

Dual-channel wireless temperature monitoring

Signatrol has launched a new dual-temperature transmitter to its wireless SpYdaq temperature and humidity monitoring system that enables users to monitor temperature at two locations in close proximity (eg refrigerators), reducing costs and making it particularly suitable for blood storage applications.
Mitragynine ELISA: detecting the designer drug Kratom

Mitragynine ELISA: detecting the designer drug Kratom

Kratom is a designer drug originating from Mitragyna speciosa, an uncontrolled plant found in South East Asia. The designer drug has gained significant popularity in recent years due to its widespread availability on the internet and in head shops. It is marketed as a way to combat fatigue, pain and depression. The new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), developed by Randox Toxicology, is the first immunoassay drug test for Kratom, providing a rapid solution for the detection of mitragynine and its metabolites.
Ultraviolet workstations: view, analyse and photograph

Ultraviolet workstations: view, analyse and photograph

The Spectroline CL-150 series ultraviolet (UV) enable laboratory personnel to view, analyse and photograph fluorescent samples with epi-illumination and transillumination light sources. A removable bottom panel allows either unit to be placed directly over the transilluminator. The 25-W white light bulb in the cabinet provides visible illumination for easy sample preparation.
Light-guide increases LED functionality

Light-guide increases LED functionality

CoolLED’s single-wavelength pE-100 is now available in several different configurations so that the user can select the optimal light delivery to the sample. The pE-100 can be configured with a fixed 3-mm liquid light-guide, and also one metre and three metre long light-guides can be specified.
Customised solid-phase extraction

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

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

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.

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