Analytical instrumentation

Gadonanotubes boost MRI contrast

23 December, 2005

Researchers at Rice University, the Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Houston and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland have created what they claim is a new class of magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents that are at least 40 times more effective than the best in clinical use.


LCMS sources

11 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.proteomass.com.au/

New Objective has released an LCMS source: the PicoView 500 series. Designed to fit the Finnigan series of ion trap mass spectrometers and optimised for low flow rate operation the sources provide optimum sensitivity for peptide and protein analysis.


Mystery of protein synthesis solved

05 November, 2005

Five years ago, x-ray crystallography made it possible for the first time to study ribosomes in cells, where the synthesis of proteins takes place. But it hasn't been understood just how amino acids are joined together to form proteins. Now researchers at Uppsala University have discovered the only possible mechanism and have used it to explain a number of biochemical experiments.


Mini analysis tools coming to market

14 October, 2005

Scientists at the University of York, who have developed miniaturised tools for chemical and biological analysis, have won a major injection of growth capital to produce them commercially.


Scanning fluorospectrometer

10 October, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.biolabgroup.com/aus/

The NanoDrop ND-3300 Fluorospectrometer enables accurate analyses of fluorescent samples across the wavelength range 400 to 900 nm, without filter changes. Excitation occurs from one of three LED sources: UV, blue or white. Light is emitted at a 90° angle and is then measured using a CCD detector.


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.


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.


Flame ionisation detector

14 September, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.selerity.com/

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.


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.


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.


Mass-spectro toolbox

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

MathWorks has released the Bioinformatics Toolbox 2.0 for Matlab.


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.


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.


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.


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