Lab equipment

Vacuum controller

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Varian Australia Pty Ltd

Varian has released a high-capacity vacuum gauge rack controller that provides monitoring and control of multiple roughing, high vacuum and ultra-high vacuum gauges in a standard half-rack package. The XGS-600 replaces Varian’s MultiGauge and SenTorr controllers and requires from 50 to 75% less rack space.

Brush DC motors

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: M Rutty & Co Pty Ltd

Portescap’s Athlonix high power density brush DC motors deliver high speed-to-torque performance in a compact, lightweight package with output power of up to 9 W.

Particle size and shape analysis

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Particle & Surface Sciences Pty Ltd

The EyeTech particle size and shape analyser from Ankersmid International is suitable for QA/QC, process control and R&D.

Ergonomic pipettor

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: John Morris Scientific Pty Ltd

The Gilson Pipetman Neo is an evolution of the Pipetman P that is designed to minimise repetitive strain injuries.

Digital manometers

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Technical & Scientific Equipment

Keller has released the Leo 2 digital manometer, designed to handle demanding monitoring tasks in the plant and machinery manufacturing sector.

Conductivity meter

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Practical Control Solutions

The GLF100RW conductivity meter is suitable for conductivity measurements in pure and ultra-pure water, boiler water, checking of ion exchangers, distilled water, deionised water, demineralised water and desalinated water.

XDS35i vacuum pump

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: AVT Services Pty Limited

The XDS35i vacuum pump is designed to provide a dry vacuum free of lubricants. There are no bearings, grease or oil under vacuum.

Three-scale temperature monitor

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: SDR Scientific

Warner Instruments has introduced a three-scale thermometer for accurate temperature measurement.

Programmable dispensing systems

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: STAUFF Corporation Pty Ltd

The PDS-100 from Fluid Metering Inc (FMI) is a programmable dispensing system which uses stepper motors to control a variety of valveless piston pumps.

Variable hypoxia workstation

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Don Whitley Scientific Australia

The Hypoxystation is designed for research requiring strictly maintained normoxic, hypoxic and anoxic conditions and is suitable for accurately controlling oxygen, CO2, temperature and humidity.

Environmental sample pre-treatment

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Waters Australia Pty Ltd

The Oasis HLB Disk is a solid-phase sample preparation product for the analysis of EPA Method 8270, endocrine disruptors, personal care products, pharmaceutical residues in surface water, and drinking water and other emerging contaminants.

Automated block digestion

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: ALPE Pty Ltd

The Vulcan 84 automated workstation combines sample digestion and sample work up. The system combines the advantages of block digestion with the automation capabilities of a computerised workstation.

PT250 portable weighing scale

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Hi-Weigh Aust Pty Ltd

The PT250 portable weighing scale is suitable for use in most applications.

LabServ benchtop centrifuge

01 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The LabServ Gyrospin Centrifuge (LBS7520) spins up to 12,300 x g and is capable of spinning 12 x 2 mL or 1.5 mL tubes. Adapters for 0.5 mL tubes are included.

The science of point-of-care diagnostics

08 October, 2008

Economical, fast point-of-care diagnoses are on the cusp of reality. However, before these disposable lab-on-a-chip systems become part of every doctors’ repertoire in Australia, radical changes will have to be woven into the Medicare system and pathologists are unlikely to relinquish their monopoly on performing these tests willingly. In this article, ICT Results looks at how close to reality the science of point of care is.

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