RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

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
Convenient and versatile storage of fastidious microorganisms

Convenient and versatile storage of fastidious microorganisms

Mast Group has announced its new CRYOBANK, which is based on a cryovial system that comprises chemically treated beads covered with a special cryogenic preserving solution. CRYOBANK offers a reliable, convenient and versatile system for storing and preserving fastidious bacteria for long periods. CRYOBANK permits the easy establishment of a culture collection for laboratory accreditation or research purposes.
Quick and easy chemiluminescent blot imaging

Quick and easy chemiluminescent blot imaging

Syngene has introduced its new GeneGnome XRQ, a dedicated chemiluminescence imaging system designed to image chemiluminescent Western blots rapidly and accurately. The new blue GeneGnome XRQ houses a high-quality F/0.95 fixed focus, cooled camera with on chip integration and GeneSys software, all packed into a light-tight darkroom.
Next-generation collagen, a new dimension

Next-generation collagen, a new dimension

Next-generation collagen producer Jellagen has developed a new kit for cell culture and tissue engineering researchers to enable them to easily create 3D cell scaffolds. The new Jellagen 3D Hydrogel kit includes everything required to make 3D scaffolds and other matrices for a wide range of cell lines.
Tabletop peristaltic liquid filling machine

Tabletop peristaltic liquid filling machine

New from the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the Flexicon PF7 peristaltic tabletop aseptic liquid filling machine optimised for operation in GMP-regulated areas such as biotechnology and diagnostics. Engineered with Flexicon’s trademark precision performance, the PF7 adds a more intuitive, validation-friendly operator interface to reduce the risk of costly filling errors.
Herpes virus monoclonal antibodies

Herpes virus monoclonal antibodies

Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) types 1 and 2 cause both oral and genital infections. The resulting skin blisters are painful and can last two or more weeks before healing. These viruses lay dormant in nerve cells and can reactivate, causing a return of blisters. Infection lasts a lifetime and currently there is no cure.
Data management solution for POC haemoglobin analysis

Data management solution for POC haemoglobin analysis

EKF Diagnostics has launched POC Connect, a data management smartphone application for its DiaSpect Tm haemoglobin analyser. Lightweight and palm-sized, the DiaSpect Tm delivers laboratory quality haemoglobin results within two seconds at the point of care (POC). With the availability of POC Connect, this makes it ideal for mobile health checks and anaemia screening in a range of locations, environments and climatic conditions.
Thawing technology to support cryopreserved sample recovery

Thawing technology to support cryopreserved sample recovery

GE Healthcare has introduced the first in its VIA Thaw series, the VIA Thaw CB1000 for thawing large volumes of cell therapies cryopreserved in cryo-bags. This range of automated dry thawing units provides users with control over the thawing of sensitive therapies, and addresses key challenges faced by cell therapy companies.
Compact gel and blot imaging

Compact gel and blot imaging

Syngene has introduced the G:BOX mini, a compact, upgradable, multi-application system for all types of gel and Western blot imaging. Featuring a motorised stage, high-performance camera and the option to add high-intensity light-emitting diode (HI-LED) lighting, this system offers the ideal solution for laboratories that need application flexibility without compromising on accuracy.
Semi-automated instrument from the Max Generation

Semi-automated instrument from the Max Generation

Stago UK continues to expand the range and functionality of its Max Generation series of haemostasis analysers with the STart Max, its latest semi-automated instrument. The redesigned system takes the robustness of its predecessor, the STart 4, and delivers greater functionality and practicality alongside a new, streamlined design in line with the current Max Generation family.
Improved haemolysis, icterus and lipaemia detection

Improved haemolysis, icterus and lipaemia detection

Stago has introduced the latest member of the Max Generation, the STA R Max2. This high-throughput system incorporates the Expert Pre-analytical Check (EPC), a special module to help detect haemolysis, icterus and lipaemia (HIL) interferences. The STA R Max2 also incorporates new single resolution pipettors (PSR) which improve precision and reduce hands-on maintenance time.
Double staining streamlines Immunofluorescence Workflow

Double staining streamlines Immunofluorescence Workflow

Vector Laboratories has introduced the VectaFluor Duet kit, which offers convenient, ready-to-use immunofluorescence double labelling. This new kit is ideal for use on a wide range of frozen and formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples, combining primary and secondary antibodies to streamline workflow. VectaFluor Duet includes a secondary reagent to detect mouse and rat primary antibodies with green and red DyLight fluorescent dyes and a normal blocking serum. With the kit, one protocol replaces several and reduces preparation time, in some cases by as much as a day or more.
Yellow fever viral protein antibodies

Yellow fever viral protein antibodies

ViroStat has just released a new set of monoclonal antibodies to the NS1 protein of the yellow fever virus. This protein appears early during the infection in the serum of those infected. These antibodies do not cross react with related flaviviruses.
Advances in instrumentation

Advances in instrumentation

At the upcoming Congress event, Vitech Scientific will be showing some of the osmometers from the Advanced Instruments range, which will include the all-new multi-sample model, the OsmoPRO, launched earlier this year.
Information management solutions

Information management solutions

Technidata UK provides, implements and supports a comprehensive portfolio of laboratory information management solutions (LIMS). The product range includes blood sciences, microbiology/serology, blood bank, histopathology/cytology, POCT, transplant, bio-bank and genetics modules.

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14 May 2020

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3-4 June 2020

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