Point-of-care blood cell analysis using a lab on a chip is getting closer.
Endress+Hauser has introduced three versions of self-contained, compact turbidity monitoring systems including online, laboratory and a portable compact line. The units deliver accurate measurements that are suitable for use in the water industry.
Malvern Instruments has published work demonstrating how the Sysmex FPIA-3000 image analysis-based particle characterisation system provides a reference method for validating particle size measurements of the porous silica materials used in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) columns. An application note detailing this is available on the Malvern website: http://www.malvern.com/ESZ
The GS-680 is a micro rubber hardness tester that can be used to measure international rubber hardness (IRHD-M method) complying with ISO 48 or the like, regarding to the hardness of vulcanised rubbers and thermoplastics. The model is a fully automated measuring type and applicable software is also included allowing simple operation via a PC.
The bbe Modaenke AlgaeTorch allows rapid measurement of toxic algae in water used for drinking and recreation purposes. The handheld device allows a measurement of total algae and blue-green algae, the most common source of toxic blooms. There is a display on the instrument so users can instantly assess whether there is a health risk in water to be used for drinking, swilling, skiing etc, rather than needing to wait for laboratory test results.
The Mobius CellReady 3L Bioreactor is a ready-to-use three-litre bioreactor which demonstrates all the benefits typically associated with single-use processing, while incorporating standard design features familiar to customers already using benchtop, stirred-tank bioreactors.
A comprehensive rheology portfolio for the petrochemical industry that enables analyses of crude oil through refined products such as bitumen is now available. A wide range of accessories for the Thermo Scientific rheometers is offered so customers can, for example, simulate conveyance conditions in pipelines. A variety of pressure sensor systems, for pressures up to 400 bar and temperatures to 300 °C, is available, as well as a highly chemical-resistant Hastelloy.