Analytical instrumentation

Protein crystallisation facility

14 June, 2006

The Bio21 Collaborative Crystallisation Centre (Bio21-C3) is the first of its kind in Australia and will be opened by the Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, Matt Viney, MP.


Pressure calibrator

07 June, 2006 | Supplied by: WIKA Australia

With the CPH 6000 process calibrator, routine tasks in the field such as testing or calibrating pressure measuring instruments and pressure switches, are said to be made far easier.


Imaging system for gene therapy

07 June, 2006 | Supplied by: Total Lab Systems Ltd

The UVIchemi chemiluminescence imaging system can be used for imaging western blots which are an important method used to determine the effectiveness of gene transfer. In many cases, the images produced can be analysed (quantified) using UVIband analysis software also from UVItec.


'Before' calibrations count more than many think

08 May, 2006 by Chris Sorensen, VP, Dickson Company

Not that rigorous? Anathema though this thought may be to most pharmaceutical quality managers, it is nonetheless quite apparent to companies such as ours, which make products critical to maintaining quality in pharmaceutical and other applications


Electron microscopy specimen preparation

07 April, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.avt.net/

The Auto 306 high vacuum coating system provides the electron microscopist with a high quality vacuum system capable of performing a wide range of different preparation techniques in a single vacuum chamber.


Wine analysers

07 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Foss Pacific Pty Ltd

Foss has released a new generation of analysers for routine analysis of wine and grape-must. The analysers are: WineScan Grape for dedicated analysis of grape-must, WineScan Flex for analysis of both grape-must and wine and WineScan Auto for efficient, unattended analysis of wine.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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