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Ergonomic advances aid high-throughput microscopy

Ergonomic advances aid high-throughput microscopy

Combining user comfort with bright, uniform illumination, the CX43 and CX33 microscopes from Olympus are optimised for long periods of routine observation. In the design of the microscopes, frequently-used controls have been lowered, allowing a more natural position for the user’s arms during operation.
Cell specificity screen for safety assessment of novel immunotherapies

Cell specificity screen for safety assessment of novel immunotherapies

Biotechnology company Retrogenix has enhanced its cell microarray technology to enable specificity screening of whole chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. The advance helps to address the need for tools to assist with the safety assessment of new cancer immunotherapies.
Quick and accurate identification of microbes on chromogenic media

Quick and accurate identification of microbes on chromogenic media

Synbiosis has announced that its Chromogenic ID software for use with Synbiosis colony counters now has a validated module for automatic identification of bacteria and yeasts on ThermoFisher Scientific’s Oxoid Chromogenic media. Using this software allows microbiologists to identify microbes cultured on the world’s most commonly used media rapidly and accurately.
High-speed annealing and sterilisation without a gas flame

High-speed annealing and sterilisation without a gas flame

The SteriMax Smart steriliser from WLD-TEC is suitable for all laboratories, anaerobic environments and safety cabinets. This steriliser uses specifically focused infrared (IR) light which generates a hotspot for sterilising inoculating loops at a temperature of 750°C to 1000°C in only 5–10 seconds immediately, without preheating.
Redefining peristaltic pump performance in bioprocessing

Redefining peristaltic pump performance in bioprocessing

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has unveiled the innovative Quantum peristaltic pump with its patented ReNu single-use (SU) technology cartridge. Quantum aims to set the standard for high-pressure feed pumps in SU tangential flow filtration (TFF), virus filtration (VF) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
Highly complex flow cytometry analysis

Highly complex flow cytometry analysis

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences continues to expand the multi-parameter capabilities of its CytoFLEX flow cytometer technology. Its latest model, the CytoFLEX LX, with up to six lasers and 21 fluorescence channels, delivers more parameters with the same fluorescence sensitivity and nanoparticle detection demanded by high-end researchers. The CytoFLEX flow cytometer was introduced two years ago and now offers 47 configurations through one of three series of systems: CytoFLEX, CytoFLEX S, and now the CytoFLEX LX.
Revolution in real-time PCR testing

Revolution in real-time PCR testing

Mast Group has introduced the latest in vitro diagnostics (IVD) solutions from Seegene, a developer of multiplex IVD products. A revolution in real-time PCR, Allplex enables high-capacity multiplexing with quantitative reporting.
Automated CSF cell counting system

Automated CSF cell counting system

Advanced Instruments has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System and GloCyte Low and High Level Controls. The GloCyte is now available for the UK market from Vitech Scientific.
Chlamydia pneumoniae monoclonal antibodies

Chlamydia pneumoniae monoclonal antibodies

Chlamydia pneumoniae is a Gram-negative bacterium that infects humans, commonly causing pharyngitis, bronchitis and atypical pneumonia. It is also implicated in causing coronary artery disease. It is an obligate intracellular pathogen whose resistant elementary body (EB) form exists between human and animal hosts. As such, cell culture is required to isolate the microorganism.
Three-dimensional cell culturing

Three-dimensional cell culturing

Particle Works, the nano- and micro-structured material specialist, has developed a range of alginate and agarose hydrogel beads designed to enable three-dimensional (3D) cell culture growth. This bead-based environment more closely mimics in vivo conditions, providing greater access to nutrients and allowing better cell-cell interactions.
Software pushing microscope boundaries

Software pushing microscope boundaries

Olympus has updated its cellSens imaging software, which now provides cost-effective solutions by expanding the capabilities of manual microscopes; fast, detailed, real-time panoramic imaging is now possible without an expensive motorised or encoded stage thanks to the Instant Multiple Image Alignment (Instant MIA) function.
Filtration and contamination control

Filtration and contamination control

Air Science's new Purair FLOW series laminar-flow cabinets are designed to protect the work surface, products and materials from particulate contamination. Room air first passes through a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter then uniformly through the cabinet interior by laminar flow to protect work from unfiltered air. Airflow is oriented to exhaust airborne particulates introduced by the user.
Preparation of DNA from blood

Preparation of DNA from blood

Arcis Biotechnology, the nucleic acid sample preparation solution provider, has launched its Arcis DNA Blood Kit (IVD) for preparation of DNA from blood using a three-minute, two-step system, designed for in vitro diagnostic use. The new kit is sold in a ready-to-use format, and enables users to stabilise and extract nucleic acid from fresh or frozen whole blood samples in just three minutes, without the need for prior sample preparation steps.
Fluorescence in situ hybridisation probes

Fluorescence in situ hybridisation probes

Oxford Gene Technology has expanded its range of Cytocell Aquarius fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) probes for pathology. OGT has introduced three new probes, FUS Breakapart and FOXO1 Breakapart, both carrying the CE-IVD label, and TFE3 Breakapart, for research use only. This expansion reinforces OGT’s commitment to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date range available, facilitating cancer research and diagnosis.
Discover intelligent imaging

Discover intelligent imaging

Helping to save time and increase comfort at the microscope, Olympus’ new DP74 camera for brightfield and fluorescence delivers intelligent imaging with a range of innovative features designed to facilitate workflow. Features include a Position Navigator to automatically track the position on the sample, a time-saving anti-whiteout function, and noise reduction for low-light fluorescence signals. These capabilities help to push the boundaries of any microscope, making the DP74 a truly enabling camera, highly suited both for research and routine use.
Beckman Coulter announces significant investment in UK microbiology market

Beckman Coulter announces significant investment in UK microbiology market

Beckman Coulter announces significant investment in UK microbiology market with DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics and MicroScan Microbiology Systems. Automated, walkaway solutions standardise and streamline the path to accurate therapeutic diagnoses, benefitting both laboratories and patients
Leukaemia and lymphoma analysis by flow cytometry

Leukaemia and lymphoma analysis by flow cytometry

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has launched ClearLLab LS Lymphoid Screen Reagent, Europe’s first CE-marked 10-colour, 12-antibody reagent combination for leukaemia and lymphoma analysis. The ClearLLab LS Lymphoid Screen eliminates 14 manual workflow steps, while streamlining five others; and is available through a dry unitised, ready-to-use formulation. ClearLLab has been designed specifically for the fast and accurate identification of haematolymphoid cell populations on the company’s Navios flow cytometer.
Molecular testing for sexually transmitted diseases

Molecular testing for sexually transmitted diseases

Hologic’s Panther system consolidates a broad menu on a single, fully automated, random-access platform. It offers tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), hepatitis C virus (HCV) hepatitis B virus (HBV) and sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia, gonorrhoea (pictured, immunofluorescence), human papillomavirus (HPV), Mycoplasma genitalium or trichomoniasis, in parallel.
Partnership simplifies sample storage

Partnership simplifies sample storage

For the first time, users can cap and decap Thermo Scientific Matrix and Nunc automation tubes without using multiple pieces of equipment. Historically, users have stored biological samples in multiple tube types, requiring them to buy multiple decappers. The new decapper system does the work of multiple systems and features Quick Switch technology that seamlessly transitions between different tube and rack types.
Legionella testing kit simplifies water temperature testing

Legionella testing kit simplifies water temperature testing

Now available from Martindale Electric is the new Legionella testing thermometer kit, which quickly and reliably tests and monitors water temperature and conditions that can favour the growth of Legionella and other harmful bacteria. Carrying a risk of infection, such as Legionnaires’ disease, Legionella bacteria are found commonly in installations such as cooling towers and air conditioning and industrial cooling systems in larger buildings such as hospitals.

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