Phenomenex's AXIA is an advanced column packing and hardware design that is claimed eliminates bed collapse as a source of failure in short prep columns. Using hydraulic piston compression (HPC) technology, several fundamental problems faced daily by preparative chromatographers have been solved: collapse, voiding or channelling of the support bed after packing - causing premature column failure; variability in bed density - degrading overall reproducibility; low and/or variable efficiency - making scale-up from analytical more difficult; and peak distortion or asymmetry - reducing the return on each purification cycle.
Waters has introduced two sets of columns for the purification and analysis of oligonucleotides. The Acquity UPLC OST C18 columns have been specifically designed to work with the Waters family of Acquity UltraPerformance LC products. The XBridge OST C18 columns are designed for advanced oligonucleotide HPLC separations. Both products are suitable for purifying and analysing synthetic oligonucleotides including siRNA, primers and probes, therapeutic drugs made by oligonucleotide manufacturers, diagnostic kit makers, government and university laboratories, and biotechnology companies.
The DynaPro plate reader performs automated, high-throughput, temperature-controlled dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements with industry-standard well plates without perturbing the samples. This device is designed to achieve rapid screening of unfractionated samples and is suitable for a wide range of applications including protein crystallography, pharmaceutical formulation and antibody aggregation studies. The plate reader uses industry-standard 96, 384 or 1536 well plates and features built-in temperature control as well as compatibility with the industry's liquid handling robots.
The global market for microscopes and accessories will rise from around $2.1 billion in 2006 to $3.6 billion by 2012, according to a recent report published by BCC Research.
Scientists have made a development that could improve the detecting and sensing of objects ranging from biological cell abnormalities to explosives.
MEP Instruments is the distributor of the Acculab range of precision balances in Australia and New Zealand. The ALC line of precision balances consists of three analytical and nine top-load balances covering the most popular weighing ranges. Whether weighing precious metals, counting parts, or measuring chemicals and liquids, the Acculab ALC series will meet the application needs efficiently and accurately.
Brady Australia has extended its range of industrial printers to include the MiniMark Industrial sign and label maker, which can be used for basic facility equipment identification, wire and cable labelling and sign making.
A sensor being developed by a Sandia National Laboratories research team is claimed to be able to simultaneously detect thousands of biomolecules on a single platform.
Glass Expansion has released a range of PTFE spray chambers for ICP-OES. The design is based on the established Tracey glass cyclonic spray chamber which is known for its sensitivity and precision, and fast washout. The pure PTFE (teflon) material reduces the likelihood of contamination. It is also totally inert, enabling the new spray chamber to be used with all common ICP solutions, including those containing HF.
Japanâ€™s Shimadzu Corporation will collaborate with Waters Corporation in the US to develop software that enables the control of Shimadzuâ€™s Prominence series liquid chromatograph systems using the Waters Empower chromatography software.