Analytical instrumentation

Clip-on technology turns your smartphone into a microscope

20 February, 2018

Researchers have created a 3D-printable 'clip-on' that can turn any smartphone into a fully functional microscope, powerful enough to visualise specimens as small as one 200th of a millimetre.

Catching doped athletes in under 60 seconds

13 February, 2018

Canadian researchers have cut down the time required to analyse blood and urine samples from 30 minutes to 55 seconds.

Ziath DataPaq Mirage 2D barcode scanner for liquid handling systems

13 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

Ziath's 2D barcode rack scanner, the DataPaq Mirage, is a camera-based scanner with a low-profile design.

Dragonfly-inspired tools bust up bacteria

12 February, 2018

Researchers have revealed how dragonfly wings kill bacteria, with the help of very powerful microscopes. 

Bio-Rad Laboratories NGC Fraction Collector

06 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Bio-Rad Laboratories Pty Ltd

Bio-Rad Laboratories NGC Fraction Collector allows researchers to choose how to collect and when to access their fractions.

Anton Paar sets up offices in Australia, NZ

01 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Anton Paar Australia Pty Ltd

Anton Paar, a manufacturer of high-quality measuring and analysis instruments for research and industry, has launched new subsidiaries in Sydney and Auckland.

Shimadzu Corporation Nexera Mikros liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer system

31 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Oceania) Pty Ltd

The Nexera Mikros maintains the durability and operability of liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer (LC-MS) systems to date while providing greater than 10 times the sensitivity, according to Shimadzu.

'Functional fluorescent materials' to improve disease treatment

30 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Flinders University

The future of biomarkers is looking bright, with Flinders University researchers shining a light on new 'green' compounds for medical applications.

Delong LVEM5 and LVEM25 low-voltage transmission electron microscopes for life science

24 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Scientex Pty Ltd

Electron microscopy is an important tool in the world of life scientists, enabling cell biologists and neurologists to visualise tissues and cells. Low-energy electrons, as found in the LVEM5 and LVEM25, are said to interact much more strongly with the sample than high-energy electrons of classical TEM.

Print your own pharmaceuticals

24 January, 2018

Scottish researchers have created a pharmaceutical manufacturing method in which the two key ingredients are a digital code and a 3D printer.

SPECIM IQ mobile hyperspectral camera

20 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Adept Turnkey Solutions

SPECIM IQ is a mobile hyperspectral camera that allows users to analyse material samples anywhere, in seconds.

The future is frozen

15 December, 2017 by Mansi Gandhi

Cryo-electron microscopy may not yet have revolutionised the world of medicine but it has definitely transformed the field of structural biology.

Bronze Age artefacts made from meteorites

12 December, 2017

You may be impressed to hear that there are iron objects in existence today that date back to the Bronze Age, but their meteorite origin is even more astonishing.

VisiTech International VT-iSIM high-speed, super-resolution imaging system

05 December, 2017 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The VT-iSIM high-speed imaging system, from VisiTech International, produces super-resolution images in real time at up to 1000 fps.

Chromacity Lasers Spark 1040 ultrafast laser system for multiphoton microscopy

04 December, 2017 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The Spark 1040 Laser System from Chromacity Lasers is an air-cooled, compact, ultrafast ytterbium fibre-based laser providing high performance with turnkey operation. It is available in two versions, delivering either 500 mW or up to 2.5 W.

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