Analytical instrumentation

BioSpec-mini spectrophotometer

08 March, 2006 | Supplied by: Bio-Strategy Pty Ltd

Quantum Scientific has released the Shimadzu BioSpec-mini spectrophotometer that comes standard with a spectrum mode allowing for full spectral data acquisition over the wavelength range of 190 to 1100 nm.


Surface hygiene test

08 March, 2006 | Supplied by: Biotrace Asia Pacific

Pro-tect is a rapid surface hygiene test, providing a rapid method to monitor whether food contact surfaces have been effectively cleaned.


Inhaler aerosol sizing

08 March, 2006 | Supplied by: ATA Scientific Pty Ltd

A group of pharmaceutical companies has combined to develop the next-generation impactor specifically for pharmaceutical inhalers.


Optical devices get fishy

23 February, 2006

Scientists in the US have used the DNA from fish waste to make optical components. The team, led by James Grote of the US Air Force Research Laboratory, says that the material could be used to make optical waveguides, modulators and light-emitting diodes. They also claim that fish DNA, which is abundant and environmentally friendly, could outperform other polymer-based devices.


Pitching for gas concentration

22 February, 2006

Penn State University researchers have developed a prototype sonic gas analyser that automatically and continuously tracks the concentration of a gas in an air/gas mixture based on changes in pitch.


New look for optical microscopy

21 February, 2006

Physicists in Switzerland and Germany have made a new type of optical microscope that can produce images without capturing light from the sample. The new device relies on measuring changes in the properties of a gold nanoparticle placed next to the sample. The nanoantenna could have application in sensing devices (Phys Rev Lett 95 200801).


Liver diagnostic technology

08 February, 2006

Resonance Health's non-invasive liver diagnostic technology uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to provide a scan of the liver which is subsequently analysed to quantify iron loading using FerriScan's proprietary software. It is a novel technology easily applied to anyone with an MRI machine.


Life science CCD-based imaging systems

08 February, 2006 | Supplied by: GE Healthcare Australia Pty Limited

ImageQuant high performance imagers are available in four models, each designed to meet the varied needs of researchers in the life sciences.


Semi-prep HPLC columns

08 February, 2006 | Supplied by: Phenomenex Australia

The Phenomenex Onyx C18 Semi-Prep 100 x 10 mm is the latest addition to the portfolio of monolithic silica HPLC columns. This format allows for flow rates from 5 to 35 mL/min with loading capacities typically between 10 and 20 mg. Onyx Semi-Prep is suitable for high-throughput purifications where impure samples and abusive ballistic gradients are encountered, such as in combinatorial library purifications. Also, due to the physics of the monolith, the DMSO solvent slug is well mixed, improving purification results. In addition to high-throughput purification advantages Onyx has very low backpressures and good flow characteristics, which allows for injection of very dirty and/or viscous sample.


Microscope allows the tracking of a functioning protein

08 February, 2006 by Mark Shwartz

A Stanford University research team has designed the first microscope sensitive enough to track the real-time motion of a single protein down to the level of its individual atoms


LC/MS nitrogen generators

16 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.domnickhunter.com.au/

The domnick hunter range of nitrogen generators has been designed to reduce ongoing gas costs for analytical instruments.


NMR magnets

16 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.varianinc.com/

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.


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.


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