Varian has debuted its first shielded vertical high-resolution superconducting magnets designed to reduce stray magnetic fields by up to fivefold (in volume), allowing researchers to save space in pharmaceutical and academic laboratories and making nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) more accessible for routine applications. The 500 and 600 MHz premium shielded magnets are integrated with the company's Varian NMR System and are compatible with its suite of cold and room temperature NMR probes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.