Ecstasy assay

10 October, 2005 | Dade Behring Diagnostic

Dade Behring has received 510K clearance for the Emit II Plus Ecstasy Assay. The assay screens urine for the following illegal substances: methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, or Ecstasy), methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA) and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA). It complies with proposed SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and European regulations and has approved applications for use on the Olympus AU400/AU600/AU2700/AU5400 systems and the Syva 30R Analyser.

Statistical software for the developing world

10 October, 2005 | Ceanet Pty Ltd

VSN International, developer of the GenStat statistical system, has launched a free version of its commercial software available to non-commercial users and not-for-profit organisations in developing world countries. GenStat for Windows Discovery Edition is available for immediate download from

Membrane filters

10 October, 2005 | MicroAnalytix Pty Ltd

Membrane filters are specially tested for microbiology. 0.45 µm white gridded membranes are tested for coliform, faecal streptococci and serratia marcescens. All 0.65 µm white gridded membranes are tested for complete retention and optimal recovery of faecal coliform and saccharomyces cerevisieae.

Clinical diagnostics syringe pump

10 October, 2005 | In Vitro Technologies Pty Ltd

Tecan Systems has launched the Cavro XLP 6000, a versatile high performance syringe pump. The pump is designed for precision liquid handling applications in the 5 µL to 25 mL range and is suitable for clinical diagnostics, life science research and analytical applications.

Scanning fluorospectrometer

10 October, 2005 | Thermo Fisher Scientific

The NanoDrop ND-3300 Fluorospectrometer enables accurate analyses of fluorescent samples across the wavelength range 400 to 900 nm, without filter changes. Excitation occurs from one of three LED sources: UV, blue or white. Light is emitted at a 90° angle and is then measured using a CCD detector.

Live cell camera

10 October, 2005 | SciTech Pty Ltd

The Ixon DV885 is the latest addition to the Andor family of EMCCD (electron multiplying) cameras. The Ixon camera features high sensitivity, which makes it suitable for live cell imaging applications.

Vortex Wizard vortex mixer

10 October, 2005 | Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd

Based on infrared technology, the Vortex Wizard from Velp Scientifica detects whether a test tube is present and automatically activates the vortex action.

Automated tissue arrayer

10 October, 2005 | Diagnostic Technology Pty Ltd

The Beecher Instruments ATA-27 automated tissue arrayer makes construction of high-density tissue microarrays fast, accurate and reliable. The instrument can accommodate nearly all current tissue cassettes and can be easily adapted to array large or odd-shaped specimens.

Fast filtration membrane

10 October, 2005 | Interpath Services Pty Ltd

Researchers will experience fast filtration flow rates with Nalgene MF75 Filter Units and Bottle Top Filters, which incorporate the sterilisation-grade Pall Supor machV membrane. The membranes are composed of polyethersulfone (PES), the same material used for processing biological and pharmaceutical samples for drug discovery and basic research.

LIMS for contract laboratories

09 October, 2005 | OnQ Software Pty Ltd

Industry is looking more and more to outsourcing its analytical and testing needs to contract laboratories. This places on those laboratories a need for a flexible yet structured and error-free means of handling and reporting sample information and results.

Portable soil respiration system

14 September, 2005 | Anri Instruments & Controls Pty Ltd

A portable soil respiration system by ADC BioScientific, the ADC SRS-1000 has been developed to enable environmental researchers to analyse soil microbial activity, in the field, easier and more accurately. The system comprises a portable, yet accurate, CO2 and H2O gas exchange analyser combined with an integral soil respiration chamber designed to ensure precise soil CO2 flux measurements.

Nucleic acid extraction from blood

14 September, 2005 | Berthold Australia Pty Ltd

Fuji Photo Film has entered the market for nucleic acid extraction with the QuickGene-810. It consists of a compact, space-saving tabletop device (40 x 45 cm) and matching kits for extraction of DNA and RNA. Using this system, DNA can be obtained from whole blood in just six minutes (for eight samples).

Automating liner exchange

14 September, 2005 | Lasersan Australasia Pty Ltd

Matrix material from samples can contaminate a GC-liner, leading to peak broadening and loss of compounds through adsorption in the liner within a few GC runs.

LabChip System Technology electrophoresis system

14 September, 2005 | Millennium Science Pty Ltd

The emergence of genomic and proteomic research has created a need for a more effective way to generate and analyse data.

NIR analysis on production line

14 September, 2005 | Foss Pacific Pty Ltd

The Foss InfraXact Pro is a near infrared (NIR) analyser for routine analysis of food and agricultural products directly at the production line.

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