RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Fluid technology at the cutting edge

Fluid technology at the cutting edge

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology has introduced its new 530 peristaltic cased pump for upstream and downstream bioprocessing tasks, building on a platform of precise, high-purity peristaltic technology. New features include colour HMI display and intuitive menu structures that provide visual status indication and minimal key strokes.
Environmental chambers with laminar airflow

Environmental chambers with laminar airflow

The newly CE-marked range of Thermo Scientific environmental chambers provides temperature control above and below ambient. There are two models available, the wide temperature units with humidity (available in 311 L and 821 L) and a heat?only model (available in 821 L) that is tailored for large?scale clinical applications and microbiology. For applications that require close control of a CO2 environment, there is an optional infrared CO2 package available that can be added to the wide temperature model.
Biological safety cabinets

Biological safety cabinets

Air Science has introduced its new line of biological safety cabinets. The Purair BIO is designed to protect individuals, the environment and products from various biological particulates. As a Class 2 Type A2 biosafety cabinet, the Purair BIO minimises and contains biosafety level 1–3 agents, maintaining negative pressure inside the cabinet during operation to prevent contaminants from escaping the work area.
Image sharing and discussion

Image sharing and discussion

Maximising the information captured from life and materials science samples is now possible with ease and simplicity, with the new Olympus UC90 microscope camera. The UC90 captures and documents real-life details, while a 4K UHD mode supports users in maximising the many benefits of complete on-screen operation.
Peltier-driven high-capacity dry baths

Peltier-driven high-capacity dry baths

Torrey Pines Scientific has announced its EchoTherm models IC30 and IC30XT, Peltier-driven high-capacity chilling/heating dry baths capable of handling various sized sample blocks. The IC30 (–10°C to 100°C) and IC30XT (–20°C to 100°C) can freeze, chill or heat samples in various sample blocks that can hold 0.2–50 mL centrifuge tubes, test tubes, vials, assay plates and even round-bottom flasks.
Fighting malaria with LAMP technology

Fighting malaria with LAMP technology

Meridian Bioscience has announced that it has received the CE Mark for illumigene Malaria, a test developed by the company with technical assistance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal.
New anaerobic jars introduced

New anaerobic jars introduced

Vitech Scientific has announced additional products to join the existing line up of anaerobic jars used with the Anoxomat system. The Mart Microbiology standard jars have, over the years, provided laboratories with reliable performance in a wide range of anaerobic culturing applications.

Easy removal of electrophoresis gel bands

The GeneCatcher, available from the Gel Company, provides a simple and inexpensive way of removing bands from gels in a simple two-step process.
Tips for real-time PCR research and diagnostics

Tips for real-time PCR research and diagnostics

Rainin's recently launched TerraRack pipette tip racks, available in the UK from Anachem, are already proving popular in the real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) research and diagnostics core facility at the University of California, Davis. The laboratory, part of the School of Veterinary Medicine, performs molecular diagnostic assays for veterinary practices across the USA, as well as nucleic acid extraction and qPCR for external research studies, relying on high-quality
Detailed on-screen evaluation of microscope images

Detailed on-screen evaluation of microscope images

Maximising the information captured from life and materials science samples is now possible with ease and simplicity, with the new Olympus UC90 microscope camera. Thanks to a range of innovative features, the UC90 captures and documents real-life details, while a 4K UHD mode supports users in overcoming the limitations of the oculars with the many benefits of complete on-screen operation.
Hepatitis C: confirming infection and quantifying viral load

Hepatitis C: confirming infection and quantifying viral load

Hologic has continued its expansion into the virology testing market, having earned CE?IVD certification for the Aptima hepatitis C virus (HCV) Quant Dx assay on the fully automated Panther system.
Point-of-care coagulation analysis

Point-of-care coagulation analysis

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has launched the handheld and portable Xprecia Stride coagulation analyser to deliver fast, reliable testing in any clinical environment. The analyser can be used for prothrombin time testing (PT/INR) for point-of-care (POC) monitoring and management of oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) with warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist.
Molecular STI testing

Molecular STI testing

The Panther instrument from Hologic combines full automation with the assay performance of the Aptima Combo 2 and Aptima HPV assays, allowing customers the freedom to control their molecular workflow for sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing. Hologic has now launched the Aptima HIV-1 Quant DX assay, the first assay in a viral load menu that will soon include hepatitis C and hepatitis B for the Panther instrument.
Detection of all bacteria and fungi

Detection of all bacteria and fungi

Cognitor Minus, available from Pro-Lab Diagnostics, gives a confirmed negative result, direct from blood culture, the day following sample receipt by the laboratory, with a negative predictive value (NPV) of 99.5%.
Kits for molecular biology applications

Kits for molecular biology applications

Vivantis Technologies has established a European centre to support and promote the sales and distribution of its product range. Vivantis specialises in the production of restriction enzymes, DNA extraction kits, DNA amplification reagents (including kits for molecular biology applications), recombinant enzymes, improved protein stains, markers and ladders. To mark this event, Vivantis is running a promotion for its GF-1 nucleic acid extraction kits, which provide a rapid and efficient method for purification of nucleic acid from various samples.
Fully automated tissue embedding

Fully automated tissue embedding

Sakura Finetek has launched the Tissue-Tek AutoTEC a120, a second-generation, fully automated tissue embedder that eliminates the labour-intensive need to manually orient and embed tissue specimens and form tissue or cell paraffin blocks. The AutoTEC technology, combined with the Paraform Sectionable Cassette System, ensures that the orientation of specimens is locked from grossing to microtomy for all routine tissue types, thereby eliminating the risk of orientation mistakes and tissue loss for increasing patient safety.
Clean vials, certified

Clean vials, certified

Wheaton recently introduced MicroLiter Certified Clean Vials, designed to allow more reliable transfer of samples to the autosampler. Critical physical dimensions and chemical cleanliness are fully tested to ensure that no trace residues are present, with each vial cleaned and packaged in a certified Class 10,000 cleanroom using a process developed to eliminate vial-associated errors.
Rapid diagnosis of cardiovascular disease

Rapid diagnosis of cardiovascular disease

Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s emergency department (ED), part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is the first UK site to install two Stratus CS 200 Acute Care Diagnostic cardiac analysers. The technology from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is enabling rapid diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in order to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
Gel and Western blot imaging

Gel and Western blot imaging

The Omega Lum G from Aplegen is a gel and Western blot imaging documentation system. It incorporates everything needed to capture images quickly. As with all Aplegen systems it is powered by the intelligent SmartCapture technology which simplifies imaging to the point where the user just has to pick an application and the image is automatically captured with the optimum exposure, and even takes care of filter selection and focusing.
Life science research and diagnostics update

Life science research and diagnostics update

Herolab of Wiesloch in Germany manufactures products for life science research and diagnostics, and has now opened a UK-based office in Cambridge. This will help to service the growing number of users in the UK and well as offering sales and support for a number of International dealers and customers.

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