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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.discovery.genstat.co.uk
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.
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).
QuadraMed has completed implementation of a newborn screening laboratory information application for use with the company's Affinity Laboratory system by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, UK.
Wyatt Technology has launched the DynaPro range.
Biomicroscopy solution provider, ibidi has launched ibiTreat, a surface modification for improved cell adhesion on µ-Slides, ibidi's microscopy carriers. ibiTreat enables optimal cell adhesion and proliferation and allows high resolution microscopy under perfusion conditions.
Tissue microarrays (TMAs) considerably facilitate the immunohistochemical sample processing. Instead of incubating samples one slide at a time, hundreds of tissues can be assayed with just one slide.
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.
The Foss InfraXact Pro is a near infrared (NIR) analyser for routine analysis of food and agricultural products directly at the production line.
Selerity Technologies has developed an interface for its Aquachrom 'green machine', claimed to be the first instrument to use superheated water as the mobile phase for HPLC separations.