RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
A new benchtop automated reading and incubation system is now available in Europe for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). The new instrument, from Thermo Scientific, provides microbiology laboratories with the accurate MIC results that clinicians need to confidently select an effective antibiotic for critically-ill patients while safeguarding future patient care through more successful antimicrobial stewardship.
ViroStat has just released two new MabyRab rabbit monoclonal antibodies that are specific for mycobacteria lipoarabinomannan (LAM). These new antibodies form a pair for the detection of LAM and are reactive with all strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis tested. They offer new tools for TB research and potential for rapid detection.
ViroStat has announced the release of its 2019 Catalogue of Infectious Disease Antibodies and Antigens. This new catalogue contains over 750 products including MONOTOPE mouse monoclonal antibodies, MabyRab rabbit monoclonal antibodies, OMNITOPE polyclonal antibodies, and recombinant antigens
Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has introduced its new generation of ambr 15 cell culture automated microbioreactor system. The Generation 2 is the successor to the well-established ambr 15 cell culture system, proven in the industry to significantly reduce cell line development timelines and increase laboratory productivity. The new system offers increased flexibility and expanded capability for clone selection, media and feed optimisation, and early process development work.
Labnet International has added two new benchtop centrifuges to its popular laboratory centrifuge product line. The C0226R Refrigerated Universal Microcentrifuge is a highly-efficient table top design intended for general laboratory use. The C0336 and C0336R High Performance Centrifuges’ high-speed operation expands their use to applications in molecular biology as well as basic research.
Integra Biosciences has expanded the EVOLVE manual pipette range with the launch of the new 16-channel EVOLVE. Ergonomically designed to increase productivity and improve user handling, the new model is available in 10, 50 and 100 µL formats. The 16-channel option features 4.5 mm tip spacing, ideal for working with 384-well plates, reducing the number of pipetting movements, improving accuracy and increasing reproducibility.
Syphillis has long been a scourge of mankind. It is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, a spirochaete that cannot be cultured in vitro. Clinical symptoms include genital sores through which the organism gains access to the bloodstream and lymphatic system. In severe cases it can affect the skeletal and nervous system.
HORIBA UK Medical has launched a D-dimer parameter for its Yumizen G haemostasis range of instruments. The new Yumizen G DDi 2 (D-dimer) reagent kit offers a key measurement and reference exclusion test for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). It can also be used for monitoring the progress and effectiveness of treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
Integra Biosciences has introduction the MagneTips system. Complementing the company’s popular GripTips, the MagneTips technology eliminates the need to pick up pipette tips – simply wave the pipette over the tip box, push the button and tips will snap on automatically. This technology can be seen in action by visiting the Integra website and watching footage of the system in testing.
Mast Group has launched the MAST CARBA PAcE for rapid carbapenemase detection in Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter and Enterobacterales.
BEING Instruments has introduced its BIT/BIF series of laboratory incubators with applications that are diverse and satisfy the requirements of many different industries and protocols. BEING has designed these incubators to accommodate a wide range of applications.
With the latest models in its TR-7wb series, T&D Corporation has extended the original TR-7wf series with a Bluetooth feature to enhance connectivity between data loggers and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The ThermoApp has also been redesigned with a new look and easier-to-use interface. T&D Thermo enables the use of mobile devices for viewing recorded data, as well as direct communication between the connected devices TR-71wb, TR-72wb and TR-75wb.
Available exclusively from Helena Biosciences, the company’s TPP loyalty scheme allows members to earn reward points for each purchase, and benefit from monthly promotions and exclusive rewards ranging from extra bonus discounts to high-street vouchers.
The Purair BIO biological safety cabinet (BSC) is certified for safety and performance in accordance with NSF/ANSI Standard 49 and EN12469. This certifies that Class II, Type A2 laminar-flow cabinets are suitable for working with biosafety agents at levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Air Science 4-foot models are certified by NSF.
Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) has been granted de novo classification by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for eight Cytocell Aquarius haematology fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) probes for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The probes form the largest FDA-cleared in vitro diagnostic (IVD) FISH probe range for AML (pictured) and MDS on the market and will address a substantial proportion of diagnostic laboratory haematological FISH testing.
Astell Scientific has launched a range of medium-capacity benchtop autoclaves which feature a closed-door drying function and chamber accessories. Available in 33, 43 and 63 litre capacities, each unit is supplied with a PED/ASME-approved stainless steel chamber, two wire shelves and one pouch rack. Using the intuitive 5.7” colour touchscreen controller, users can select from four preprogrammed cycles.
Olympus’ BX and CX microscopes have been at the forefront of research and innovation for more than 20 years and are invaluable in pathology laboratories. The company is enhancing microscope design and the new ergonomic developments and light -emitting diode (LED) illumination on the BX53 and CX43 microscopes will benefit all users.
Aspergillus is a genus of aerobic fungi found widespread in the environment including air, water and food. They are harmless to those with healthy immune systems but can infect patients undergoing transplantation or chemotherapy, and lead to disseminated disease (aspergillosis). If not controlled, fungal cells can infect major organs such as the lungs, heart and kidneys. Aspergillus fumigatus is the most frequently identified pathogen.
Laboratory hotplates and stirrers from Wiggens demonstrate the kind of creative design that results from practical laboratory experience coupled with ceramic-coated material to produce an almost indestructible surface. The instrument is suitable for relatively mild heating, good for small sample amounts, or relatively low temperature for large sample volume. The material also shows resistance to acid, base or organic solvents.