The use of microwave energy for controlled heating of small volumes of volatile liquids under pressure has revolutionised organic synthesis reactions in traditional organic R&D as well as drug discovery. Reactions which previously took days to complete now run in minutes and give much higher recovery levels. This allows scientists to perform many more synthetic reactions in a short space of time and then optimise recovery conditions quickly and automatically.
Watson-Marlow Bredel's 620 series pump offers high levels of performance, accuracy and output. It features a choice of drives, PIN process protection and minimal down time. 620 pumps are capable of 18 L/min and pressures up to 4 bar and have a control ratio of 2650:1.
Xantos Biomedicine AG and Qiagen have announced their partnership for co-marketing Qiagen's proprietary TOM-amidite chemistry-based genome-wide RNAi products with Xantos' automated cell-based screening platform, XantoScreen. By combining the capabilities of both companies' platforms users will be able to rapidly perform gene analysis and unravel the function and role of genes that are relevant to their area of interest.
Tissue Therapies has moved a step closer to avoiding animal testing for wound care and cosmetics companies with the development of a live skin model that emulates human skin. Under its R&D contract with QUT, Tissue Therapies has successfully created a human skin model useful for simulating burns and other wounds, and potentially for testing cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.
Cambrex's FlashGel System can be used to separate DNA in 2-7 mins while monitoring migration in real time on the bench under normal laboratory light conditions (no harmful UV illumination).
Camozzi Pneumatics has released an emergency breakdown kit for pneumatic applications. It is portable to allow running repairs on most air applications at short notice.
The Gilson GX-281 Liquid Handler brings flexibility and performance to front-end automation in the laboratory. The GX-281 is specifically designed for semipreparative-to-preparative HPLC applications.
The Stain Expert is a web-based application specifically developed to assist users with the retrieval of stain and dye information.
Roche Diagnostics has launched the Roche Cardiac proBNP test, a cardiac test for heart failure diagnosis and disease management that provides quick results on the spot. It supports rapid treatment decisions.
The Morphologi G2 high sensitivity particle image analyser uses digital image analysis and automated microscopy to measure both particle size and particle shape.
Syngene has introduced the GeneFlash USB, claimed to be the first gel documentation system on the market to use USB memory device technology to accurately record gel images that are both PC and Mac compatible.
The Scientific Industries MultiMagStir Genie multi-position digital programmable magnetic stirrer has been upgraded. Identical in function to the original MagStir Genie, the lightweight and low profile four-position MultiMagStir Genie offers low- to high-speed stirring, including reverse and interval stirring. The stirrer is easily programmed for either manual or automatic use according to user preference. All parameters, including time, pause time, speed, stir direction and ramp rate, may be easily programmed in up to nine distinct steps and stored in memory for subsequent use. In addition, three power levels are available for precision stirring of various sample viscosities.
ACOHS has released Labsafe - a web-based program designed for testing the occupational health and safety knowledge of staff and students.
The Varioklav 65T Steam Steriliser from H+P has a deep square chamber so the total usable capacity is increased over the conventional round chamber design. The 65T can hold up to 18 x 1 L round laboratory flasks at one time. On top of this, the bench design allows smarter use of space.
Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC) is a separation method based on the liquid partitioning of compounds.