Computing hardware/software

Data disputing Santa's existence

16 December, 2009

Without some new science, the facts in this article cause us to wonder if Santa exists.

Analysing high-resolution microscopy images

02 December, 2009 by Roy Wollman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Meyer lab, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford Medical School, Stanford University

Automated microscopy enables the acquisition of high-resolution images at rates of one image per second and total numbers in the millions. These high rates pose a new challenge in cell biology: how to analyse the vast amounts of resulting data in a reasonable time frame?

Bio-Rad Molecular Imager Gel Doc XR+ System

30 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Bio-Rad Laboratories Pty Ltd

An emerging trend in molecular biology is the move away from ethidium bromide staining and UV visualisation to the use of optimised fluorescent stains and less harmful illumination.

Cerno<0x2019>s MassWorks calibration software for Agilent GC/MSD

25 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Agilent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

Cerno Bioscience and Agilent Technologies have announced that they will jointly market Cerno’s MassWorks calibration software to Agilent gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MSD) ChemStation users.

DKSH distribution agreement with DNR Imaging

23 November, 2009 | Supplied by: DKSH Australia Pty Ltd

DKSH has announced a distribution agreement with DNR Imaging, producer of UV imaging and camera systems for interpretation of diagnostic electrophoresis gels used in research and clinical diagnosis, complementing the electrophoresis instrumentation and consumables.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments PTM Finder software

20 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Oceania) Pty Ltd

PTM Finder software uses data mining to investigate post-translational modification in complex protein samples, including data for hypothetical, novel modifications. The software is designed to integrate with the Axima range of Maldi mass spectrometers.

Online manuals, instructions, data sheets and informational documents

13 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Beckman Coulter Australia

Beckman Coulter’s Chemistry and Automation product chemistry and automation manuals, instructions, data sheets and informational documents are available online at

ChromSword Automated Method Development interface

13 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Dionex Pty Ltd

ChromSword has released the Automated Method Development interface for its ChromSwordAuto product and the Dionex Chromeleon CDS software, allowing the Dionex UltiMate 3000 liquid chromatograph to interface with method development tools from ChromSword.

Data management and e-research

10 November, 2009

Through its Super Science initiative, the federal government is recognising the importance of information technology as an innovation driver.

Convert mobile phones to data collectors for free

03 November, 2009

Mobile phones are on the verge of becoming powerful tools to collect data on many issues, ranging from global health to the environment.

NICE solution to pneumonia vaccine testing problems

22 October, 2009

An automated imaging and colony counting software system created at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is improving the efficiency of a pneumonia vaccine testing method.

Image analysis software

09 October, 2009 | Supplied by:

Image-Pro Plus version 7.0 is the ultimate image analysis software package for fluorescence imaging, quality assurance, materials imaging and various other scientific, medical and industrial applications.

3D and 4D interactive image visualisation software

01 October, 2009 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

Imaris is Biplane’s core imaging software module for image analysis, visualisation, segmentation and interpretation of 3D and 4D microscopy data sets. Combining speed, precision and ease-of-use, Imaris provides a complete image analysis system with features for image processing when working with three- and four-dimensional, multi-channel images of any size, from a few megabytes to multiple gigabytes in size.

Counting and measuring seeds and grains

17 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Next Instruments Pty Ltd

SeedCount Australasia and Weiss Enterprises have licensed their SeedCount and CornCount Image Analysis systems to Stadvis. The license transfers the worldwide rights for manufacturing, sales and marketing for SeedCount and CornCount to Stadvis Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of NIR analysers for the grains and food industries.

Protecting privacy in DNA research

25 August, 2009

A team from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Tel Aviv University and University of California, Berkeley have developed a mathematical formula to determine which SNPs can be publicly accessed without compromising information about the participation of any individual in the study.

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