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Programmable shaking dry bath

Programmable shaking dry bath

Torrey Pines Scientific has launched its new EchoTherm SC25XT fully programmable variable speed shaking dry bath for use with biological and other samples. The SC25XT is fully programmable with five-programme memory and a temperature range from –20°C to 100°C.
Compact refrigerators for secure and sustainable clinical storage

Compact refrigerators for secure and sustainable clinical storage

A new series of compact refrigerators has been developed to address the need of clinical laboratories and patient care facilities for cold storage equipment that enable secure and energy-efficient storage while offering quiet operation and a small footprint. The Thermo Scientific TSG series was introduced during the 70th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting held recently in Chicago.
Five new labels added to antibody labelling kits

Five new labels added to antibody labelling kits

Expedeon has introduced five new Alexa Fluor labels to its range of Lightning-Link antibody labelling kits, expanding the range of labels and offering customers increased choice and flexibility for common fluorescence detection-based applications.
Early kidney disease detection: ACR testing solutions

Early kidney disease detection: ACR testing solutions

Although anyone can have albumin in their urine, elevated levels are an early warning sign that the kidneys are not functioning properly. A simple albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) test can be used to screen for increased urinary albumin excretion.
Astrovirus monoclonal antibodies

Astrovirus monoclonal antibodies

Astrovirus is a relatively newly discovered family of non-enveloped RNA viruses that cause gastroenteritis in animals and humans. Young children and the elderly are most susceptible due to underdeveloped or waning immune systems, respectively. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhoea, which can lead to dehydration.
New solutions for single-use measurement applications

New solutions for single-use measurement applications

Hamilton has expanded its product range for single-use applications to cater for the growing demand of sophisticated sensors in single-use bag and benchtop applications. The completed line of pH sensors for single-use applications have a length of up to 425mm. Such long length is nowadays needed for single-use applications in rigid wall bioreactors. The sensors of the OneFerm product line are available with various electrical connector configurations.
Faster image analysis with improved capabilities

Faster image analysis with improved capabilities

With expanded imaging capabilities, Olympus has launched version 2.1 of its imaging platform cellSens. Enabling researchers to create clean and detailed images in less time, this latest version of cellSens delivers faster deconvolution and improved feature sets across all software levels.
Japanese encephalitis virus monoclonal antibodies

Japanese encephalitis virus monoclonal antibodies

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a Flavivirus spread by mosquitos in South-East Asia and the Western Pacific regions. Most infections cause little or no symptoms; however, occasional inflammation of the brain can occur. Mortality is highest in children but an effective vaccine is available.
Clearance for point-of-care haemoglobin analyser

Clearance for point-of-care haemoglobin analyser

EKF Diagnostics has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its hand-held, reagent-free haemoglobin analyser, the DiaSpect Tm, for use in point-of-care (POC) testing.
Comprehensive range of haemostasis solutions launched

Comprehensive range of haemostasis solutions launched

Horiba UK Medical has launched its new Yumizen G range of instruments and reagents. Marking a milestone in the company’s product development programme, the Yumizen G range extends its haematology portfolio into the complementary field of haemostasis.
Rapid, easy and accurate gene expression detection and localisation

Rapid, easy and accurate gene expression detection and localisation

Bio-Techne has expanded the automation capabilities of its Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD)-branded RNAscope in situ hybridisation (ISH) technology with the launch of several new and updated assays. The developments increase both access to, and use of, RNAscope and improve overall robustness and ease of use. The continued investment in automation builds on successful agreements with equipment providers and is driven by Bio-Techne’s desire to facilitate drug discovery and development via rapid, easy, and accurate gene expression detection and localisation.
Mycoplasma genitalium Positive Control kit gains FDA clearance

Mycoplasma genitalium Positive Control kit gains FDA clearance

SpeeDx’s ResistancePlus MG Positive Control kit has now been listed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the United States. The ResistancePlus MG Positive Control kit contains synthetic DNA to simulate Mycoplasma genitalium, as well as five mutations known to confer resistance to macrolide antibiotics.
Streamlining urine drug testing workflow

Streamlining urine drug testing workflow

Phenomenex has introduced Strata-X-Drug B Plus, a solid-phase extraction (SPE) sample preparation product for urine drug testing in clinical and forensic toxicology. An expansion of Phenomenex’s drug testing product line, the new Drug B Plus option joins the original Strata-X-Drug B, which is designated for matrices such as plasma, whole blood and serum.
Creatinine and urea added to point-of-care test menu

Creatinine and urea added to point-of-care test menu

Radiometer has announced the commercial launch of its CE-marked point-of-care tests for creatinine and urea, the latest additions to the ABL90 FLEX PLUS blood gas analyser’s test menu. The versatile ABL90 FLEX PLUS is the only compact blood gas analyser to offer such an extensive range of critical care parameters – blood gas, electrolytes, metabolites and co-oximetry.
Faster platelet aggregation in the core laboratory

Faster platelet aggregation in the core laboratory

Stago has launched a compact platelet aggregation system for the faster exploration and evaluation of platelet function in citrated platelet-rich plasma. The eight- and four-channel instruments, the TA-8V and TA-4V, bring specialist testing for potential platelet disorders closer to the patient. This helps to speed the diagnostic pathway while saving laboratory time and costs.
Improved online access to expert FISH advice

Improved online access to expert FISH advice

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) has launched a new version of its Cytocell fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) probes website, which is designed to provide information and advice, offer refined functionality, and be easy to use. Cytocell is known for its complete and comprehensive range of FISH probes, customer support, service and expertise. In order to share this expertise and knowledge, OGT has redeveloped the website to increase accessibility.
Reproducibility of biological sample preparation maximised

Reproducibility of biological sample preparation maximised

PIPETMAX is an easy-to-use, automated liquid-handling platform that increases the reproducibility and pace of experiments. With a multitude of applications at a user’s disposal, such as quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) cell-based assays, scientists can maximise their time at the bench.
Compact and cost-effective gel doc system

Compact and cost-effective gel doc system

Syngene has introduced its new red InGenius3 gel documentation system. Designed with a small darkroom for use with a choice of ultraviolet (UV), blue and white lighting, the InGenius3 is aimed at laboratories looking for a versatile, budget system to image both DNA and protein gels accurately.
Hands-free multichannel pipetting

Hands-free multichannel pipetting

Integra has launched the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot to put automated pipetting within reach of virtually every laboratory. Using any Integra electronic multichannel pipette, this compact system offers laboratory automation at an affordable price, providing reproducible and error-free processing while eliminating repetitive manual pipetting tasks.
Rabbit monoclonal antibody to group B Streptococcus

Rabbit monoclonal antibody to group B Streptococcus

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is found on the skin of many adults and does not usually cause disease. However, when passed to infants at birth, GBS can cause severe disease that can be fatal. This makes it a leading cause of infections in newborns. Fortunately, antibiotic treatment during delivery can protect the baby, and now ViroStat has released a new rabbit monoclonal antibody specific to GBS

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