GeoVOC represents a new approach to near-surface geochemical petroleum prospecting. Developed in conjunction with petroleum prospecting companies, GeoVOC uses SIFT-MS to reduce sample analysis time from up to thirty minutes to less than thirty seconds
Thermo Electron Corporation has introduced the Nicolet Antaris IGS FT-IR gas analyser for multi-component gas analysis. The unit provides research-grade performance, speed and sensitivity in a package designed for industrial use.
Monash researcher Dr Jamie Rossjohn has received a Prime Minister's award for his contribution to science.
The Finnigan LTQ FT mass spectrometer combines advanced ion trap and Fourier Transform ICR technologies making high resolution, accurate mass determinations and MSn available for high throughput analysis on a single instrument. Experiments claim to have shown that the structure and comparison of compounds can be determined with ten times better mass accuracy than other available methods.
Axios is a range of PANalytical WDXRF (wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence) spectrometers with applications and capabilities tailored to meet the needs of specific industries including manufacturing, mining, research, geology and environmental technology. Axios is robust - built to work in unforgiving, on-site industrial conditions so analytical performance is unaffected by heat and dust.
The Wyatt Technology ViscoStar viscometer is an online chromatography detector for determining specific and intrinsic viscosities. The ViscoStar is claimed to have at least two times the signal-to-noise of products available on the market as well as a proprietary Transducer Protection System (TPS) that prevents accidental damage to sensitive transducer membranes.
The TEI 5805 II air analyser is a portable organic vapour meter with photo ionisation detection for broad spectrum gas detection and measurement. It can measure a wide variety of chemicals: process equipment leak detection; leaking underground storage tanks; head space measurement; and detection of contaminated soil and water.
The toxicity of trace elements in the environment is in many cases dependent on the chemical form in which they occur. Total element concentrations no longer provide sufficient information to allow risk-based toxicity assessments
The Coulter LH 500 haematology analyser is designed for mid- to high-volume clinical laboratories. It provides complete blood counts (CBC) with five-part differential analysis, including white blood cell, red blood cell, platelet and reticulocyte counts.
Using sophisticated computer algorithms running on standard desktop computers, researchers have designed and constructed a novel functional protein that is not found in nature. The achievement should enable researchers to explore larger questions about how proteins evolved and why nature 'chose' certain protein folds over others.