Analytical instrumentation

Electronic nose sniffs out problems

14 September, 2005

An Australian-developed electronic nose, developed by former CSIRO/University of New South Wales scientists, now part of E-Nose, can instantly sniff out weak but unpleasant odours and generate an electronic fingerprint of the strength and quality of the smell.


NIR analysis on production line

14 September, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.foss.dk/

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


QC analysis of lyophilised materials

10 August, 2005 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Thermo Electron LyoCheck solution is a rugged, easy-to-use package that provides a rapid method for the analysis of lyophilised (freeze-dried) materials using the Nicolet Antaris FT-NIR (Fourier transform near-infrared) analyser.


HPLC prep column packer

10 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.alltechweb.com/

The Grace Davison Discovery Sciences Multipacker Series 2002 Instruments are designed to pack preparatory columns from 25 to 101 mm ID. The instruments are easy-to-use, high performance packing stations specifically designed for Spring Column Packing.


Mass-spectro toolbox

18 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.ceanet.com.au/

MathWorks has released the Bioinformatics Toolbox 2.0 for Matlab.


Charged aerosol detection for HPLC

18 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.biolabgroup.com/aus/

The ESA Biosciences Corona Charged Aerosol Detector for HPLC is claimed to offer all-in-one performance benefits that refractive index (RI), low wavelength (UV), evaporative light scattering (ELS) and chemiluminescence nitrogen (CLN) detector methods lack.


Hybrid spectrometer

20 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.shimadzu.com.au/

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced the LCMS-IT-TOF liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer, a novel hybrid mass spectrometer for biomarker discovery, metabolite identification and proteomics research.


CO2 in beverages

20 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.mep.net.au/

The CarboQC portable CO2 measuring instrument from Anton Paar is suitable for quality control on bottles and cans and for spot checks from tanks and the production line. It determines the CO2 content of soft drinks, beer, sparkling wine and mineral water.


Research network for fluorescence applications

25 May, 2005

A network that brings together over 60 leading Australian researchers who advance cutting-edge fluorescence technologies has been launched at Macquarie University.


Spectrosopic solutions

13 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.laseranalysis.com/

The Avantes range of products in the field of flexible and modular spectrosopic solutions and fibre optic applications includes miniature spectrometer systems for online measurements and analysis; usually consisting of a light source, fibre optic cables, probes and a spectro-meter.


Kingdom Quattro signal analyser

12 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Kingdom Pty Ltd

Kingdom has released Quattro, the latest ultra portable DSP engine for small channel count systems.


Microscope camera system

21 April, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.scitech.com.au/

Jenoptik has released the ProgRes Star digital microscope camera system. It combines a three megapixel colour CCD with sophisticated 12 bit readout circuit technology.


Quattro signal analyser

21 April, 2005 | Supplied by: Kingdom Pty Ltd

Kingdom has released Quattro, the latest ultra portable DSP engine for small channel count systems.


Microscopes at microscopic size

10 April, 2005

Traditionally if scientists wanted to look at something small they would put a sample under a microscope but now researchers have managed to shrink the microscope itself to the size of a single human cell.


Low bleed capillary GC column

16 March, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.varianinc.com/

Varian has expanded its FactorFour series of capillary gas chromatography (GC) columns with the VF-5ht for high temperature analysis, and the 0.15 mm ID columns for high-speed productivity. The entire FactorFour line, now comprised of nine phases for various environmental and industrial applications, offers a very low bleed specification.


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