CSIRO aims to use biostatistics to generate better information from health data, contributing to improved health outcomes for Australians.
The Nexus Copy Number Professional version 3.0 software provides complete data integration, allowing thousands of arrays along with their clinical annotations from any array platform, such as Agilent, Affymetrix, Illumina, Roche Nimblegen and Empire Genomics, to be loaded and processed in a single project.
Bio-Rad Laboratories has released seven infrared databases including: name of database number of spectra; pharmaceutical excipients 882; biochemicals 590; pollutants (IR vapour phase) 910; flavours and fragrances (IR vapour phase) 496; protective materials 772; acrylates and methacrylates 478; steroids, androgens, progestins and estrogens 305.
Pico Image is a modular atomic force microscope (AFM) imaging and analysis software package designed for AFM users working in a wide range of research applications. Pico Image analyses image data and generates dynamic, highly detailed surface analysis reports with power and ease.
The use of bar codes and suitable bar code reading systems can open up scope for the simple automation and optimisation of pathology operating processes. With the aid of a very small bar code reader, this technology can be used even in miniaturised systems and devices or wherever space is at a premium. The BCL 8 is the size of a matchbox, making it suitable for solutions under even the most cramped conditions.
Natural-products chemists may be able to decrease the amount of time it takes for the development of certain types of medicinal drugs.
An open-source tool that allows physicists and mathematicians to solve complex equations, without spending hundreds of thousands on expensive software, has won first prize in the scientific software division of Les Trophées du Libre, an international competition for free software.
International Science Grid This Week (iSGTW) celebrated its one-year anniversary this November.
The VR series range of paperless chart recorders features two models. The VR6 offers up to six analog inputs and the VR18 handles up to 18. The recorders offer high VGA screen resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The colour LCD screen is also large and highly readable, giving a 6.4" display.
Brady's IDENTILAB Laboratory Labelling Software lets you create legible, professional labels for your lab samples in minutes. Created for lab users, IdentiLab label software features a lab-friendly interface and hundreds of parts and graphics categorised by common lab applications, making creating legible, durable and accurate labels quick and easy.
The mission and goals of hospital laboratories are changing rapidly with greater emphasis on activities such as point-of-care testing and outreach testing, working in tandem with other automated systems in the hospital.
The Fields Medal, considered to be the Nobel Prize of Mathematics, was awarded to Professor Terence Tao. This is the first time an Australian has won this award.