Automated sample preparation is a key component of any biomarker discovery system. Bruker Daltonics is introducing a magnetic bead based system for the selective capture and enrichment of certain classes of peptides and proteins directly from serum, or from other biological samples.
Interpath Services has a range of accurately calibrated nickel-chrome (NiChrome) wire loops for performing quantitative specimen cultures.
The µFill Microplate Reagent Dispenser offers an economical, compact and reliable alternative to existing microplate dispensers. Accurate and precise dispensing are guaranteed without recalibration, cassette replacement, and maintenance commonly associated with other dispensers. An autoclavable model is also available for those applications requiring a sterile fluid bath.
Leica Microsystems has released a series of digital microscopes that simplify microscopy. The series includes the Leica DM4000 B and DM5000 B for routine and research biological applications, diagnostics, cancer research, cell biology and biotechnology.
The MassTech Atmospheric Pressure Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation (AP/MALDI) source is now available in Australia and New Zealand.
LVEM5 manufactured by Delong America is a novel solution for imaging in life sciences and macromolecular chemistry. The conception of the instrument offers imaging in TEM, STEM, SEM (BSE) or diffractionmodes.
Agilent Technologies has introduced an ion trap mass spectrometer that is claimed to be approximately 10 times more sensitive than its predecessor. The increased sensitivity, resolution and scan speed of the Agilent 1100 Series LC/MSD Trap XCT promise improved performance for many applications such as the identification and characterisation of biologically significant, low-abundance proteins for disease research.
Samples for ion chromatography need to be clear, clinically pure, with no bacteria or particles. Apart from the ions to be determined, however, most samples still contain large amounts of aggressive substances that make an analysis difficult. With 'MISP', the Metrohom inline sample preparation system, Metrohm now provides a range of possibilities and methods that allow users to automate sample preparation and make it considerably more efficient than was previously possible.
Polytec's portable multi-purpose non-contact vibration system, the PDV-100 combines optics and digital signal processing to measure surface vibration velocity without contact, utilising Laser Doppler Vibrometry (LDV) technology. The system yields good measurement performance, ease of use and long-term calibration stability in a portable and robust package.
Hanna Instruments 2003 General Catalogue (25th Edition) is available for distribution.
The 'HandyStep electronic' from Brand is a microprocessor-controlled, battery-operated pipette with automatic tip size recognition for the encoded Plastibrand PD-Tips. It is also compatible with most standard dispenser tips, including Combitips and Combitips Plus, by manually entering the tip size.
The Hot Tack Tester is an advanced system for monitoring the seal performance of flexible and semi-rigid plastic films and laminates.
The Raytek MX6 is a handheld infrared thermometer with integral digital camera. Temperature measurements are made instantly and easily with the full function thermometer in the range of -30 to 900°C or with SZ option from -50 to 500°C. The target is accurately indicated with a bright coaxial circular laser which is accurate at any distance. Standard optics provide 60:1 distance to target ratio, while the CF option allows targets as small as 6 mm at 300 mm. The MX6 can be programmed with up to 100 customised locations by name and with alarms.
Omnifit has developed a tubing assembly with leak-tight gripper fittings for fluid transfer in spectrophotometers. Each flow cell consists of a glass tube held in an aluminium housing. The requirement was for a PTFE tubing assembly with fittings that would seal to the glass surface of the flow cell while accommodating variations in the alignment between the cell and its housing. The dimensions of the flow cell tubing were 1.6 mm OD and 1.0 mm ID.
The LA300 is a QC instrument designed for liquid dispersion work in the range 0.1 to 600 µm, and is suitable for pharmaceutical applications. It is compact, easy to use, and able to handle difficult sample types with ease.