Lab equipment

Portable device analyses microbes in the environment

03 February, 2020

Researchers have created a tool that can swiftly analyse microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing their health and their response to threats to their ecosystems.


Antimicrobial fibre made from crab shells and seaweed

03 February, 2020

Researchers have created a new kind of fibre from a combination of chitin nanoparticles — extracted from residual blue crab shells — and alginate, a compound found in seaweed.


Eppendorf epMotion 5070 automated liquid handling workstation

01 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Eppendorf South Pacific Pty Ltd

The epMotion 5070 is a compact automated liquid handling workstation for normalisation, PCR or qPCR set-up of 96 samples.


Eppendorf Research plus ultralight pipette

31 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Bio-Strategy Pty Ltd

The Eppendorf Research plus is a safe and ergonomic pipette, designed to protect the health of users during their daily work. It incorporates the PhysioCare Concept, which should reduce the strain on the hand and arm during pipetting.


Hamilton Microlab Prep automated liquid handler

28 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Bio-Strategy Pty Ltd

Bio-Strategy and Hamilton introduce the compact Microlab Prep automated liquid handler — a suitable entry-level solution for those transitioning away from manual pipetting in 96- and 384-well microplates and other sample vessels.


Liquid Handling 4.0: what to consider when selecting OEM robotic components

22 January, 2020 by Claudio Bui* | Supplied by: Tecan Australia

Here are some important questions to ask when selecting OEM components and robotic platforms for automated liquid handling.


Restek Resprep Quick-Replace vacuum manifolds

22 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Leco Australia Pty Ltd

Cross-contamination of samples run in series through typical SPE vacuum manifolds is a common problem for sample preparation labs. Restek's Resprep Quick-Replace vacuum manifolds are designed to eliminate this risk as they contain a disposable valve liner that can be quickly and easily replaced between samples.


'Chameleon metals' change surfaces in response to heat

21 January, 2020

Treating particles of liquid metal alloys with heat causes them to roughen their surfaces with tiny spheres or nanowires. Control the heat and you can control the surface patterns.


Polymer fibres: light, strong and tough

14 January, 2020

One individual fibre is as thin as a human hair and weighs less than a fruit fly, yet is very strong: it can lift a weight of 30 grams without tearing.


How to remove air bubbles from your nanopipettes

09 January, 2020

Completely filling a nanopipette with a solution is challenging; because of the capillary force, an 'air bubble' is nearly always present in the pipette's tip.


VEGA VEGABAR pressure sensors and VEGAPOINT level switches

08 January, 2020 | Supplied by: VEGA Australia Pty Ltd

VEGA's measurement portfolio for pharmaceuticals production now includes the VEGABAR pressure switches/sensors and VEGAPOINT level switches. The measuring instruments are tailored to standard applications that require high quality.


JRI MySirius IoT laboratory temperature monitoring solution

01 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Butler Techsense

MySirius is a cloud-based service from JRI that coordinates the collection of sensor data to the cloud and enables users to receive alarms via SMS and email, no matter where they are.


TA Instruments Nano DSC for biological thermal stability

01 January, 2020 | Supplied by: TA Instruments

The Nano DSC is a powerful thermal scanning instrument that utilises a 300 µL capillary cell design and solid-state thermoelectric temperature control.


IKA Oven 125 control dry

01 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Labtek

IKA's versatile 125 L oven is suitable for temperature regulation, drying, ageing and heating tasks for industrial laboratories, schools, universities, quality control or general scientific applications.


The ultimate non-stick coating

20 December, 2019 by Wade Hemsworth

Researchers have developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.


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