Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments

CRISPR-based diagnostic tool

21 April, 2017 by

Researchers have adapted an RNA-targeting CRISPR protein for use as a highly sensitive diagnostic tool.

Human heart tissue grown in spinach leaves

03 April, 2017 by

US scientists may have solved a major tissue bioengineering problem, using the vascular system of spinach leaves to support human heart cells.

MP Biomedicals FastPrep-24 5G sample preparation system

31 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: MP Biomedicals Australasia P/L

The FastPrep-24 5G is part of the FastPrep family of sample preparation systems for the isolation and purification of high molecular weight genomic DNA, functional RNA and biologically active proteins, metabolites and other small molecules.

Gilson Extractman magnetic bead platform

30 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: John Morris Scientific Pty Ltd

Gilson's Extractman magnetic bead platform offers a fast, single-step purifying method that better retains weakly bound protein complexes.

Molecular Devices SpectraMax iD3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

29 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Bio-Strategy Pty Ltd

The SpectraMax iD3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader features a large, high-resolution touch screen with embedded software, with no need for a dedicated computer workstation.

Cayman Chemical NETosis Assay Kit

22 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

Cayman Chemical's NETosis Assay Kit provides a simple and fast method for studying the process of NETosis ex vivo. The kit does not depend on the DNA component of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), as DNA release can occur independently of NETosis.

Lonza human and animal hepatocytes for ADME-Tox testing

17 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Lonza Australia Pty Ltd

Lonza now offers a comprehensive portfolio of fresh and cryopreserved human and animal hepatocytes for ADME-Tox testing.

Enzo PLAQPRO Lp-PLA2 Assay

17 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

The PLAQPRO Lp-PLA2 Assay, from Enzo Life Sciences, measures the enzyme activity of Lp-PLA2 in serum samples.

Data storage in a drop of DNA

08 March, 2017 by

US researchers have come up with a novel method of storing the world's ever-increasing amount of data, turning to a storage technology that humans would quite literally not be able to live without — DNA.

Illumina NovaSeq series of sequencing systems

01 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Illumina Australia Pty Ltd

The NovaSeq series of systems feature innovations that leverage Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. They offer users scalable throughput and flexibility for virtually any sequencing method, genome or scale of project.

Graphene transistors to detect genetic diseases

27 February, 2017 by

Japanese and Indian scientists have developed a method for using graphene-based transistors to detect disease-causing genes.

Tecan Spark multimode reader for live cell assays

22 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Tecan Australia

Tecan's updated Spark reader combines the benefits of a multimode microplate reader and a brightfield imaging system in a compact package.

Lonza IPF airway cells

21 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Lonza Australia Pty Ltd

Lonza now offers cryopreserved lung fibroblasts isolated from donors diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for use in research into this potentially fatal condition.

World Precision Instruments MemoryFlex surgical scissors

20 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Coherent Scientific Pty Ltd

World Precision Instruments (WPI) has introduced MemoryFlex surgical scissors, which are claimed to cut better, last longer and cause less trauma to tissue.

Free cell lines for NCD researchers

09 February, 2017 by

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Australia-Japan Foundation, CellBank Australia and JCRB Cell Bank are disbursing 40 Japan-derived cell line vials to Australia-based research scientists, free of charge, for non-communicable disease (NCD) research.

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