Edwards Instrument Co manufactures 0.2 mL PCR tubes with attached, individual caps. The tubes have smooth internal walls to prevent sample hang-up. The polypropylene tubes feature thin walls with domed caps and come in strips of eight.
The Hughes Cupola decon 2 Rapid Decontamination Shelter (RDS) is an inflatable portable decontamination unit that can be deployed in minutes for mass decontamination of the public or emergency services. The unit is fully self-contained and can cope with walking or stretchered casualties requiring decontamination.
Thermoline has six models of blood storage refrigerators that comply with Australian Standard 3864-1997.
BD Diagnostic Systems has developed and incorporated a filtration process improvement to reduce the presence of artifacts when using Difco-BBL Gram Stains.
The Smart Cycler System from Cepheid is a versatile and efficient thermal cycler with precise real-time optical detection.
Microdialysis monitors the chemistry of individual tissues by mimicking a blood capillary. Using a CMA Microdialysis probe filled with perfusion fluid, chemical substances are transported to and from the tissues through a dialysis membrane attached to a catheter. Depending on the substance, this can reflect either local (eg, glycerol) or systemic (eg, glucose) metabolism.
Varian has released a sensitive quadrupole ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry) instrument designed to achieve gigahertz sensitivity (1000 million counts per second per ppm of analyte) while delivering improved performance across other criteria. Sensitivity is a key factor in detection limits, and with environmental and other regulations calling for increasingly lower detection limits, ICP-MS is becoming the analysis tool of choice in a number of industries.
The Gallay laboratory glassware washer, Lab 999, can be adapted to suit different laboratory glassware cleaning needs. The Lab 999 has 20 standard and 10 optional programs plus a specialised range of stainless steel accessories to process a wide variety of laboratory glassware.
The Nichipet Ex pipettor from Nichiryo is fully autoclavable and has enhanced UV resistance. The unit is lightweight and has fatigue-free operation with an enlarged figure rest. The convenient single hand locking lever makes for easy operation and the range of 8 sizes covers from 0.1 µL to 10 mL.
The Solaar S Series atomic absorption spectrometers offer no compromise, budget-conscious, single atomiser analysis with high levels of multi-element productivity. The footprint of the instrument is less than 0.35 m2. It is simple to use with a comprehensive Windows wizard-driven user interface and an optional quarter VGA local control. An Ebert monochromator-based optical system, with Stockdale double beam optics, provides superior detection capability.
The Q400 and Q400EM Thermal Mechanical Analyser (TMA) measures sample dimension changes as a function of temperature, time, force (stress) and atmosphere.
The Helios Mini compact meteorological data logger system from Skye Instruments contains accurate meteorological specification sensors with a data logging system in a compact weatherproof housing, sealed to IP65. The Helios Mini is a 4 channel dedicated logging system, with a choice of sensors: relative humidity, air or soil temperature, a self-emptying rain gauge or a surface wetness (dew) sensor.
Varian has released a family of ultra low bleed capillary columns that detect lower concentrations for more accurate quantification and qualification of trace compounds, boost instrument uptime, and speed instrument stabilisation.
Fibreoptic Lightguides' range of microscope ring illuminators has been expanded to include a six spot ringlight.
Leica Microsystems has developed accessory modules for its Leica DM LS2 and DM LB2 upright microscopes. Apart from a new finish, the microscopes feature user-friendliness.