Analytical instrumentation

First look at an enzyme target for cancer treatment

21 December, 2007

US scientists have modelled an enzyme critical to the process of DNA transcription and replication which could be a prime target for antibacterial and anticancer drugs.


Turbulent flow chromatography columns

06 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced a line of silica-based TurboFlow columns designed exclusively for use with Thermo Scientific Transcend Systems. The columns provide scientists in clinical research and pharmaceutical analysis the capability to integrate online sample preparation with LC-MS analysis. The TurboFlow XL columns enable researchers to reduce sample preparation time and minimise ion suppression, while providing faster analysis and more confident data.


Optical sectioning in real time

06 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Carl Zeiss Pty Ltd

Conventional wide field fluorescent imaging is hindered by the detection of out of focus light above and below the specimen plane being examined. This has limited traditional fluorescent microscopes to a Z-direction resolution of approximately 1 µm. This limitation has spurred the adoption of the laser scanning microscope (LSM) into examination of subcellular biology with the capability of Z-resolutions below 0.5 µm.


Spectrometer with atomic resolution

06 December, 2007

Australia has long been known for developing leading-edge scientific instrumentation and this reputation is set to continue with the development of an impedance spectrometer that is up to 1000 times more accurate than its competitors


Visually observing immune responses in living tissue

22 November, 2007

The Centenary Institute, one of Australia ’s leading medical research institutes, has unveiled a microscope more powerful than any other in the country.


Gel documentation and digital colour imaging system

07 November, 2007 | Supplied by: DKSH Australia Pty Ltd

The UVP PhotoDoc-It imaging system is suitable for basic documentation of gels and plates. The system is configured for limited laboratory space and budgets.


Wireless temperature monitoring system

07 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Ai Scientific Pty Ltd

The AES Chemunex Labguard2 is a wireless system that continuously monitors laboratory equipment and automatically alerts users to any problems. Easy to use and install, the Labguard2 provides the data required for FDA CFR21 part 11 and GLP compliance.


A new spin on old CDs

01 November, 2007

Scientists in Spain have found a way to recycle CDs, DVDs and disc players as portable substance analysers.


Clinical microscopes

05 October, 2007

VanGuard Microscopes has released a series of clinical compound microscopes.


Headspace analyser

05 October, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.alpe.net.au

The HT280T is a single unit combining static headspace analysis, liquid sample injection and SPME (solid phase microextraction).


Food and wine test kits

05 October, 2007 | Supplied by: BEST Lab Instrumentation Pty Ltd

Scil Diagnostics has released the Enzytec range of rapid test kits.


Automated solid phase extraction system and sample injector

10 September, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.alpe.net.au

The new HT400E is a fully automatic solid phase extraction system and HPLC autosampler for unattended sample preparation and HPLC analysis.


High-throughput preparative separations

10 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Phenomenex Australia

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.


Box and cardboard compression tester

10 September, 2007 | Supplied by: IDM Instruments

IDM Instruments has designed and manufactured a box compression tester that evaluates packages and material under compressive loads.


Oligonucleotide separations technology

06 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Waters Australia Pty Ltd

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.


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