Gems Sensors & Controls has created a separate division to serve the specialised fluid control and handling requirements of the medical device, diagnostic, life science and biotechnology market segments, Gems Medical Sciences.
Precision, accuracy and ergonomic handling are standard features of the XPlorer pipette. In pipetting, if a significant amount of muscle strain is used, long-term, repetitive-stress injuries can occur. This is especially true for longer pipetting series. With an electronic piston stroke, low weight and intuitive user guidance, electronic pipettes like the Xplorer minimise user strain. The perfect balance and the finger rest ensure a position that is particularly easy on the joints.
Corning has introduced an LSE line that includes liquid-handling, shaker, centrifugation and constant-temperature equipment. The LSE line is an extension to the range of Corning and Axygen consumable laboratory products.
The Legato 200 series syringe pumps from KD Scientific have a high-resolution colour touch-screen user interface that enables the user to quickly create configurations and recall them for easy use.
The Nimbus iProbe features up to four independent channels that can be configured with any combination of 1 or 5 mL pipetting heads and it provides flexible pipetting choices to and from microplates or tubes in volumes from 1 to 5000 µL.
The Eclipse system, using a snapload method, can refill pipette tip racks with pipette tips easily without touching the tip or refill insert.
SGE has released a fully automated analytical syringe: eVol. Combining an analytical syringe with a digital drive and control facility has created a cutting-edge handheld analytical syringe that drives laboratory efficiency, precision and accuracy to new levels.
Kartell has released the Labofix fixed volume micropipette range which includes 10 models with a choice of volume range from 5 to 1000 µL.
The Panametrics PT878 ultrasonic flowmeter and OKS transducers allows users to non-invasively measure flow rates in pipes within the temperature range of -200 to 350°C. Users can carry out flow measurements with the ultrasonic flowmeter without cutting the pipe.
Thermo Fisher Scientific and The Automation Partnership have jointly introduced the Capit-All IS Automated Capper/Decapper. This robust, high-throughput instrument can de-cap or re-cap an entire rack of samples in less than 10 s. Secure capping is ensured as each tube is individually sealed by its own separate clutch mechanism to the optimal torque, while all 96 caps are secured simultaneously for fast, quality capping. The incorporation of an automated drip tray and a vacuum extraction port reduce any risk of contamination.
The Eppendorf Research plus pipette is designed to meet precision and accuracy requirements.
The latest version of the Eppendorf Research plus single-channel pipette weighs only 71-75 g - a real relief if users have to perform multiple dispensing operations in their daily routines. Conventional pipettes weigh up to 125 g and thus subject the muscles to unnecessary strain.
Axygen’s range of virgin, clear polystyrene Serological Pipettes, packaged in bulk or individually wrapped, is available in 1-50 mL sizes, with clear, fine graduations for accurate dispensing.
The masterpieces that spring from the talents of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and other artists often begin with the creation of a gradient of colours on a palette. In a similar manner, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created an innovative device called the ‘microfluidic palette’, which can be used to produce multiple, steady-state chemical gradients.
The Labpette Discovery Pipette is a manual pipette available in either single or multi configurations that are ergonomically designed to provide reduced pipetting forces.